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|Paynesville Press - April 28, 2004|
Bulldog golfers victorious at Melrose Invite
The Bulldogs boys' golf team won their first invitational in years last week, beating host Melrose to claim the title at the Melrose Invite, a nonconference meet on Thursday.|
Junior Mitchell Mackedanz and sophomore Justin Bork led the Dogs with two-over-par rounds of 38, tying for medalist honors with a golfer from Melrose.
Sophomore Justin Bork fired round of 38 at Melrose and 39 at Wapicada last week to lead the Bulldogs boys' golf team.
"It has been a long time coming, but the boys' team won an invita-tional," said coach Todd Knudsvig. This is believed to be the Dogs' first invitational victory in at least ten years.
On Thursday, the Dogs edged Melrose by four strokes, 162-166. In addition to Bork and Mackedanz, seventh grader Zach Fuchs shot a 41, and sophomore Ross Barten shot a 45 to complete the Dogs' team score.
This week, the Bulldogs hosted a home conference meet at Koronis Hills on Tuesday. They do not play again until next week. They will play at Melrose again on Tuesday, May 4, in a conference meet.
Seven strokes separated five teams at the WCC North meet in St. Cloud on Monday, April 19, with Cathedral winning with a four-man total of 161. Albany was next with 164, beating Sauk Centre for second on the third tie-breaker (using all seven scorers). LPGE took fourth at 166, and Paynesville ended up in fifth with 168.
Sophomore Justin Bork led the Dogs with a round of 39, finishing tied for fourth in the meet, two shots behind the medalist.
Junior Mitchell Mackedanz carded a round of 40, the eighth-best round of the day.
Seventh grader Zach Fuchs (44) and junior Cody Flanders (45) completed the Dogs' team score.
"The boys scored pretty well yesterday, but we fell a few strokes off of what we needed for a higher place," said coach Todd Knudsvig.
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