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Paynesville Press - May 7, 2003

Golfers take seventh at Atwater

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs boys' golf team took seventh place out of 11 teams at an 18-hole nonconference tournament on Friday in Atwater.

Sophomore Mitchell Mackedanz led the Bulldogs with a round of 85 while senior Eric Gerding and ninth graders Justin Bork and Ross Barten all had rounds of 91.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City won their home invite, with three golfers shooting rounds of 72 and a fourth carding 74. The Falcons beat runner-up BBE by 21 strokes and beat the Bulldogs by 68 strokes.

This week, the Bulldogs played a conference meet at Long Prairie on Tuesday. They will play at Sauk Centre in an invitational on Saturday, and they will play in their last conference meet on Monday, May 12, at Albany.

Team scores
1. ACGC Black 290
2. BBE 311
3. Watertown-Mayer 320
4. Delano 327
5. St. Cloud Cathedral 332
6. Melrose 345
7. Paynesville 358
8. MACCRAY 360
9. ACGC Silver 360
10. EV-W/Kimball 380
11. Renville County West Inc.

Individual Results
Paynesville - Mitchell Mackedanz 85; Eric Gerding 91; Justin Bork 91; Ross Barten 91.

Melrose meet
The Bulldogs were sixth again at a conference meet at Melrose on Tuesday, April 29.

The Bulldogs had six players shoot 49 or better, but still trailed fifth-place Melrose by 13 strokes.

Mackedanz shot 42, Bork shot 46, and Gerding, senior Tony Savage, and Barten shot 48. Ninth grader Tom Stoneburner shot 49.

Albany won the meet with a four-golfer total of 154, averaging less than 39 strokes per player on the par-36 course at Melrose despite the cold conditions. Both second-place Sauk Centre and third-place LPGE also averaged less than 40 strokes per player among their top four scorers.

Tyler Carlson of Sauk Centre was the meet medalist with a one-under-par round of 35. In all, nine golfers carded rounds in the 30s.

Team scores
1. Albany 154
2. Sauk Centre 157
3. LPGE 159
4. St. Cloud Cathedral 166
5. Melrose 171
6. Paynesville 184

Individual Results
Paynesville - Mackedanz 42; Bork 46; Barten 48; Gerding 48; Tony Savage 48; Tom Stoneburner 49; Nick Nelson 53.

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