BEA boys tally 10-stroke win over St. Peter
Andy Aukes fired a two-birdie, nine-par round of 74 (36-38) to claim medalist honors and lead the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers boys golf team to a ten stroke win over St. Peter.
The Bucs carded a team total 342 to the Saints 352 score. The meet was played last Tuesday under less than ideal conditions at the Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter.
“Andy really could have been right around level par for the day,” Buc golf coach Travis Armstrong says. “He had quite a few putts burn the edges of the cup, or come up one revolution short of going in on the slower greens today.”
Slater Peterson was in second place for the Bucs, and third overall best score for the meet. He shot a 40 on the front side and came in with a 45 on the back for an 85 total.
“Slater is really coming around,” Armstrong says. “I expect that he will have that meet where he is able to put two good sides together and break 80.”
Nate Glimsdal was consistent with a 44 and 46 to total an even 90. Chris Sundquist added a 93 to round out the Bucs’ team total.
The Saints were led by Chris Amsden’s 82.
This week the Bucs travel to Albert Lea on Thursday to play at the Wedgewood Cove Country Club, their final regular season golf meet for the year.
BEA 10th at Fairmont
The Buccaneer boys team shot a 367 in rough weather conditions on Saturday, May 8, at the Interlaken Golf Club in Fairmont.
The score put them in 10th place in the 16 team Fairmont Invitational Meet.
Andy Aukes was the leading scorer for the team, coming in with an 87.
Nate Glimsdal, who had the only birdie of the day for the Bucs, shot a 90 for the second lowest BEA score.
Right behind him was Slater Peterson with a 91, and Chris Sundquist rounded out the Bucs tally with a 99.
The other Buccaneer varsity score was a 121 coming from seventh grader Zach Curtis.
The Virginia, Minn., team won the meet with a score of 316, just a few strokes ahead of the host Cardinals.
“The conditions were cold and damp, with the golfers needing many layers for warmth,” Coach Travis Armstrong says. “I think many of them had trouble getting loose.
“There were only a handful of scores under 80,” Armstrong points out. “The weather affected all of the teams equally. We just need to find a way to block out the conditions and get the ball in the hole.”