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Paynesville Press - May 8, 2002

Golfers almost match their season-low at Sauk

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs boys' golf team played some of their best golf of the season on Friday at Sauk Centre, firing a team total of 179 that was one stroke off their season low.

The Bulldogs took seventh once again in the conference meet, but finished within three strokes of taking third, as five teams were grouped around Paynesville. Sauk Centre, which took third, and Melrose, which took fourth, tied at 177, and Albany, which took fifth, and Cathedral, which took sixth, tied at 178, with the Bulldogs at 179.

Freshman Mitchell Mackedanz led the Dogs with a round of 42, and senior Nathan Glenz fired a 43. Senior Adam Rafferty had his best competitive round of the spring, carding a 45, and junior Justin Hartfiel rounded out Paynesville's scoring with a 49.

This week, the Bulldogs hosted a conference meet at Koronis Hills on Tuesday, May 7. They will also play in a conference match at Litchfield on Thursday, at an invitation at Sauk Centre on Saturday morning, and in a conference meet at Long Prairie on Monday, May 13.

at Sauk Centre
1. Litchfield 161
2. LPGE 169
3. Sauk Centre 177
4. Melrose 177
5. Albany 178
6. Cathedral 178
7. Paynesville 179

Individual Results
Paynesville: Mitchell Mackedanz 42; Nathan Glenz 43; Adam Rafferty 45; Justin Hartfiel 49; Tony Savage 50; Eric Gerding 55; and Nick Nelson 58.

Sauk Centre meet
The Bulldogs finished seventh in a conference meet on Tuesday, April 30, at Melrose.

Glenz led the Dogs with a round of 43. Mackedanz added a round of 46. Hartfiel shot 47, and juniors Eric Gerding and Tony Savage shot 48.

None of the top four teams at the meet - LPGE, Litchfield, Albany, and Melrose - used a score above 43. LPGE, who went to state a year ago and won the meet, had three players shoot in the 30s, including medalist Ryan Steiner, who carded a 34. LPGE's four-man total was 151, averaging under 38 strokes per player.

The Bulldogs' team total was 184, an average round of 46 per player.

at Melrose
1. LPGE 151
2. Litchfield 158
3. Albany 164
4. Melrose 165
5. Sauk Centre 175
6. Cathedral 178
7. Paynesville 184

Individual Results
Paynesville: Glenz 43; Mackedanz 46; Hartfiel 47; Gerding 48; Savage 48; Rafferty 52; and David Jones 60.

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