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Paynesville Press - April 26, 2006

Bulldogs shoot sixth at Minnewaska meet

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs boys' golf team took sixth place in a ten-team 18-hole nonconference meet at Minnewaska on Saturday.

Alexandria (315) won the meet by 11 strokes over St. Cloud Cathedral (326) with Minnewaska (329) and Ortonville (329) tying for third. Another large school, Detroit Lakes, finished fifth with 346, followed by the Dogs (360), who beat Albany (373) for the second time this spring. Senior Justin Bork led the Dogs by shooting 83, finishing three strokes out of the top four. Abe Donald of Ortonville was the meet medalist with a 72, with the fourth-place finisher shooting 80.

Senior Ross Barten shot 87, ninth grader Zach Fuchs shot 94, and sophomore Justin Hansen shot 96 to complete the Dogs' team score.

This week, the Dogs hosted their home conference meet on Tuesday. They will also host a home dual meet against ACGC on Friday at Koronis Hills.

Next week, the Dogs will travel to conference meets at Minnewaska on Monday, May 1, and at Melrose on Tuesday, May 2.

Team Scores Individual Results
1. Alexandria 315
2. St. Cloud Cathedral 326
3. Minnewaska (Blue) 329
Ortonville 329
5. Detroit Lakes 346
6. Paynesville 360
7. Albany 373
8. Morris 380
9. BBE 396
10. Minnewaska (Green) 409

Individual Results
Paynesville - Justin Bork 83; Ross Barten 87; Zach Fuchs 94; Justin Hansen 96; Jeremy Schmidt 103; Adam Youngs 109.

Melrose Invite
The Dogs were edged by St. Cloud Cathedral and Sauk Centre by one stroke each in taking sixth in a seven-team nonconference meet at Melrose on Thursday.

The Dogs (168) were beaten by one stroke by the Crusaders (167) and the Mainstreeters (167).

Minnewaska (153) also edged New London-Spicer (154) by one stroke for the meet team title.

Senior Justin Bork fired a round of 39, one of nine golfers to shoot in the 30s at the meet, to lead the Dogs. Minnewaska had four players shoot in the 30s, and NL-S had three. With the meet medalists shooting 37s, Bork finished in a four-way tie for fifth at the meet.

Ninth grader Zach Fuchs (40) finished in a four-way tie for tenth at the meet, just missing shooting in the 30s, and senior Ross Barten carded a 41, finishing in an eight-way tie for 14th.

Ninth graders Jeremy Schmidt and Travis Wensmann completed the Dogs' team score (only one of their scores was needed for the Dogs' top four) with 48s.

Team Scores Individual Results
1. Minnewaska 153
2. New London-Spicer 154
3. Melrose 161
4. St. Cloud Cathedral 167
Sauk Centre 167
6. Paynesville 168
7. BBE 182

Individual Results
Paynesville - Justin Bork (5) 39; Zach Fuchs (10) 40; Ross Barten 41; Jeremy Schmidt 48; Travis Wensmann 48; Justin Hansen 49; Adam Youngs 50.

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