Buc golfers tee it up
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys golf team fell just four strokes short in their first meet of the 2016 season.
The Bucs hosted the Maple River Eagles on the Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore on Monday afternoon, April 4. BEA lost 175-179 to Maple River.
Coach Travis Armstrong said he was actually pleased with the team’s performance.
“That 179 is kind of what I was expecting early in the season,” the Buc mentor said. “I would say that was not bad considering the temperature and point in the season.”
The Bucs were paced by seventh graders Manning Lane and Austin Thielfoldt who both shot 43 for the nine-hole match.
Eighth grader Gaven Bruellman added a 45 and seventh grader Braden Gudahl shot a 48 for the Bucs 179 tally.
“The young kids paced us this time, but I expect good things from everybody in the near future. We just need to work on limiting the double bogeys and worse from our cards. If we are able to do that, I see our total starting to approach 170 rather than 180.”
The Bucs other two varsity golfers, Jared Mensing and Hunter Spencer, both shot 50 for the round.
The Eagles Brandon Sohre was the medalist for the meet, coming in with a 38. Mason Sohre shot a 44, Andrew Hoppe a 46 and Evan Klein a 47 to round out Maple River’s scoring.
The Buccaneer JV squad won 192 to 253 over the Eagles.
The Bucs were led by Tannor Wolf who came in with a 42. Adam Legred added a 48, Tyler Hannaman a 50 and Tanner Wickersham a 52, to come up with the 192.
Other BEA golfers were Zaine Stewart who carded a 53 and Kohl Jacobsen who had a 54.
The Bucs next meet is not until Friday, April 15, when they host Martin County West at the Riverside Town & Country Club Golf Course.
“Hopefully, the weather turns in our favor and we can get outside to work on our games before our next meet,” coach Armstrong said.