Buc linksters down Saints by 72
The weather was less than ideal on Tuesday night when the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls golf team traveled to St. Peter for a dual meet.
In fact, all of the other BEA sporting events for the evening were postponed. Only the golf meet was held.
The Bucs downed the Saints by over 70 strokes, with final team scores BEA 404, St. Peter 476.
“The 404 was an improvement over our last outing,” says Buc Coach Al Cue. “But our scores still need to come down.”
Olivia Skaare led the Bucs, shooting a 97. Right behind was Jessica Skaare, coming in with an even 100. Tessa Huber was right in there as well, carding a 101.
Finishing off the team score for the Buccaneers was Sam Hogstad with a 106.
Other varsity scores were a 111 for Mackenzie Lein and a 114 for Morgan Dickman.
“It was good to see Olivia break 100,” Cue says. “When we get everyone playing well on the same day, we’ll be a team to be reckoned with.”
This week the Bucs play at Mankato West on Tuesday, and have the South Central Conference Meet on Friday in Fairmont.
BEA seventh at Fairmont
The Buccaneer girls golf team shot a 414 at the Fairmont Invitational Golf Meet on Saturday, May 8, good for seventh place in the 13-team meet.
Taking first at the meet was Jackson County Central with a 368. Second place was host Fairmont with a 386. Windom was third with 399, Luverne fourth with 404, Waseca fifth with 406 and Worthington sixth at 412.
Three Bucs had identical scores of 103 to lead the Buccaneers – Jessica Skaare, Olivia Skaare and Sam Hogstad.
Right behind was Morgan Dickman with a 105 to round out the team scoring for the Bucs.
Other varsity scores included Allie Curtis with a 119 and Autumn Drake with 120.
“A somewhat disappointing outing for the girls,” Bucs Head Coach Al Cue says. “We shot our highest score of the year. It was a tough weather day, which could explain it somewhat, but it was the same weather for all of the teams.”
Cue says the team knows they need to keep working on improving their scores.
“I’m sure we will be ready for the upcoming tourney season,” he adds.
That tourney season starts with a conference meet on Friday, back on the same Interlaken Golf Course where this meet was held.