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Bucs take 4th in New Ulm Invite

By Staff | Apr 27, 2015

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers boys golf team came in fourth at the New Ulm Eagle Invitational last Thursday.

The Bucs were led by Connor Thielfoldt, who shot an 18-hole total of 85 (44-41).

Hunter Spencer carded a 93 (47-46) for the second lowest score for the Buccaneers. Right behind him was Zach Curtis who fired a 94 (48-46) on the New Ulm course.

And Gaven Bruellman rounded out the team score for the Bucs by coming in with a 99 (53-49).

Other varsity players for the Bucs were Jared Mensing who shot a 102 (53-49) and Tannner Wickersham who came in with a 108 (50-58).

The New Ulm Eagles came in at first place and had two players shoot the lowest scores of the day.

Ethan Kraus fired a 74 (36-38) for medalist honors and Jonah Cooper came in with a 79 (38-41).

Jordan was in second place and Fairmont in third. SENYA was the fifth place team and Le Sueur/Henderson was in sixth.

This week the Buccaneer golfers will be back in New Ulm to face the Eagles in a conference matchup.

BEA 4th at

St. Peter Invitational

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys golf team’s Zach Curtis shot the second lowest score of the day last Tuesday in the seven team St. Peter Invite.

But, it was not enough to place the Bucs any higher than fourth in the tournament.

BEA’s team score was a 356 and put the Buccaneers in fourth place.

Waseca won the tournament with a score of 344. Coming in second was Robbinsdale Armstrong with 346 and in third was Cannon Falls at 356.

Host St. Peter was fifth behind BEA with their 366 and Bloomington Kennedy was sixth with a 374. St. Peter White team came in with a 417.

Andrew Weber of Waseca was medalist with a 78 (39-39) score for the 18-hole meet.

But, right behind him was BEA’s Curtis who came in with a 39 on the front nine, but had a seven on the 15th hole and ended with a 42 on the back nine for a total of 81.

That still landed him second place for the tourney.

Connor Thielfoldt came in at eighth place by shooting an 86 (43-43). Gaven Bruellman carded an 88 (43-45) which put him in 12th place.

Unfortunately BEA’s other three varsity players could not score in the 90s, and all three ended up over 100.

The Bucs’ fourth score for team total came from Jared Mensing who came in with a 101 (47-54). His score was good for 31st place.

BEA’s other varsity players included Hunter Spencer who shot a 103 (50-53) and Tanner Wickersham 105 (52-53).

BEA 185, St. James DNF

The Blue Earth Area boys golf team notched their first win of the season with a 185 to 205 victory over the St. James Saints last Monday afternoon.

The Saints actually came in with a DNF (did not finish) in the scorebook, as they only had three golfers complete the round.

The Buccaneers had five golfers break 50 in the nine hole meet, with the bottom four of those scores making up the team total.

Connor Thielfoldt led the way shooting a 44. Right behind him was fellow senior Zach Curtis who carded a 45. Thielfoldt carded a par on four of the nine holes.

Both seventh grader Gaven Bruellman and junior Jared Mensing came in with identical scores of 48 which added to make up the Bucs’ team total 185 score.

Other varsity players included junior Tanner Wickersham who was right behind with a 49 and Hunter Spencer, an eighth grader, who shot a 54.

The Buccaneer junior varsity had four players all shoot in the 50s.

In fact, Tyler Hannaman, Tannor Wolf and Zaine Stewart, all juniors, each shot identical scores of 55. Eighth grader Tate Thielfoldt was just one stroke behind with a 56.