Winning ways continue for BEA golf
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers had four varsity players crack into the top 20 scores, on their way to a second place finish at the eight-team Jordan Invitational Golf Meet last Thursday.
The Bucs came in with a team score of 321, just three strokes back of the winning 318 shot by the team from Detroit Lakes.
Buccaneers Braden Gudahl and Manning Lane both shot identical scores of 78, which put them both into a three-way tie for sixth place.
Hunter Spencer came in with an 81, good for a tie at 10th, while Gaven Bruellman carded an 84 for a tie at 19th place.
The Bucs other two varsity players, Ashton Lloyd and Caleb Beeler, came in with scores of 92 and 96, respectively.
Medalist honors went to Glavine Schugel of New Ulm, who shot a 75.
Marshall was close behind the Bucs with a 327 to claim third place, while Jordan was fourth with 332, St. Peter fifth with 341, New Ulm sixth with 348, Fairmont seventh with 349 and Belle Plaine eighth with 380.
Next up for the Buccaneers is a meet on Monday, May 21 at Waseca, with the Section Golf Tournament starting this Friday, May 25, at New Prague.
BEA 154, Waseca 170
To say the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys golf team soundly defeated the Waseca Bluejays last Tuesday evening might be an understatement.
All four of the Buccaneer boys’ scores which counted towards the team total of 154 were under the lowest player’s score for the Bluejays.
Manning Lane led the Bucs with a one-over par total of 37 on the Riverside Town & Country Golf Club’s course.
Following close behind were teammates Hunter Spencer, Gaven Bruellman and Braden Gudahl, who all three shot identical scores of 39.
The lowest score for Waseca was a 40, which was shot by Sam Obrien. Davis Korver shot a 42, and Gabe Stoesz and Brock Bye each had a 44 to round out the ‘Jays team score of 170.
BEA’s other two varsity players, Ashton Lloyd and Caleb Beeler, each had identical scores of 43 for the round.
“It was really nice to get four scores in the 30s tonight,” Buc coach Travis Armstrong said after the match. “Manning birdied his last hole to take medalist honors.”
The coach added that it was also really nice to finally get some great weather conditions in which to play. It was sunny, temperature near 80 degrees and very little wind last Tuesday.
The Buccaneer and Bluejay junior varsity teams played to a tie last Thursday, with both carding a team tally of 196.
It was Max Ehrich leading the way for BEA, coming in with a 46. Right behind him was Nate Murphy with a 48. Kohl Jacobsen and Jonah Legred each had a 51 to round out the team score.