Boys take 3rd at Belle Plaine
The Buccaneer boys golf team recovered from a previous bad outing and took third place at the Belle Plaine Invitational last Tuesday afternoon.
BEA shot a 355 for the third place award. Waseca was first with 334, and Norwood-Young America second with 348.
Andy Aukes led the team, shooting an 80 (38-42), which was good for third place overall.
Slater Peterson also had a good day, scoring a 90 (44-46). Nate Glimsdal added a 91 (43-48).
Derek Abel had a great front nine score of 41, but ran into some trouble on the back nine and shot a 94.
Also competing were Chris Sundquist with a 94, and varsity newcomer and eighth grader Trevor Zierke who shot a 105. “I was happy with the turnaround for the team,” Coach Travis Armstrong says. “I would still like to see the guys try shaving two shots off their rounds and get the team score into the 340’s this week.”
This week the team travels to St. Peter on Tuesday, and Jackson on Friday.
USC 175, BEA 191
The Buccaneer boy golfers were unable to conquer the Oak View Golf Course in Freeborn on Friday, April 30, and lost to the USC Rebels, 175-191.
USC was led by medalist Sam Gackstetter’s stellar score of 39, followed with Nate Pederson’s 43.
The Bucs lowest score came from Bodey Bell with a ten over par tally of 46, followed closely by Slater Peterson and Derek Abel with matching 47 rounds.
Adding to the team total was one of the three 51 scores shot by Nate Glimsdal, Chris Sundquist and Jacob Black.
“We have certainly had better days,” Coach Travis Armstrong says. “But we will regroup for the stretch run of the remainder of the season.”
BEA Fifth at Shoreland
The Buccaneer boys golf team pulled out a fifth place finish in the St. Peter Invitational Meet held at the Shoreland Country Club on Thursday, April 27.
The Bucs shot a team score of 327 for the fifth place award. Chanhassen’s A-team won the meet with a 299, followed by Cretin-Durham Hall with 302 and the Chanhassen B-team with 318.
Andy Aukes led the Bucs with a round of 79 on the par 69 course. He was in 11th place overall.
Nate Glimsdal shot a 40 on the back side and a 42 on the front for an 82.
Chris Sundquist and Derek Abel shot matching 83’s to total the Bucs 327 team score.
Also competing were Slater Peterson with an 86 and Bodey Bell with a 104.
“I feel we showed improvement and little more fortitude today,” Coach Travis Armstrong says. “When bad things happened, the guys were able to not let it kill their entire round. Now we need to analyze where they are giving away the shots and work on those areas.”