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Boy linksters go 1-1 in duals

By Staff | May 9, 2011

Andy Aukes

Despite having their best round of the year, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys golf team came up 10 strokes short of the Fairmont Cardinals last Tuesday night at the Riverside Town and Country Golf Club.

BEA carded a team total 342, but Fairmont came in with a 332 score.

“This was the first time in an 18-hole match that we had all six varsity players shoot under 100,” Coach Travis Armstrong says. “We also had three scores below 90. It may have been a little home course advantage, but I think the hard work by the guys has been paying off.”

Andy Aukes led the Bucs with an 82 (40-42).

“Andy did not have his best day, but he battled to a team low 82 which was good for third overall,” Armstrong says.

Connor Hanson was just one stroke behind Aukes with an 83 (39-44), which was his best round in competition.

Slater Peterson overcame a rocky start to finish with an 86 (47-39).

“Slater was eight over par through the first two holes, but played the last 16 holes at just six over par,” the coach notes. “His highlight was an eagle three on the par five 18th hole to shoot 39 on the back nine.”

Trevor Zierke’s 91(47-44) also counted towards the Bucs’ team total of 342.

“This was Trevor’s third varsity meet of the year and he made the most of his opportunity,” Armstrong says.

Rounding out the scores were Derek Abel and Zach Tvedten who each shot a 93.

“I am just waiting for something positive to happen to these two guys,” the Buc golf mentor says. “It seems that neither of them can catch a break on the golf course. If they do, they are both very capable of shooting in the 80s as well.”

Fairmont was led by Mitch Pfingsten who shot a 79 (39-40) for medalist honors, followed by teammate Josh Baldus with an 80 (40-40). Carter Welchlin carded an 85 (41-44) and Cody Post 88 (47-41) to round out the Cardinals’ 332 score.

“We lost to Fairmont by only one stroke in New Ulm and only 10 strokes tonight,” Coach Armstrong notes. “If we keep working on all aspects of our game, I feel we can put a number up that can challenge them by the end of the year.”

To read more of this story, see this week’s Register.