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|Paynesville Press - May 14, 2003|
Golfers place sixth again in conference meet at LPGE
The Bulldogs boys' golf team took sixth place again at a West Central Conference North meet at Long Prairie on Tuesday, May 6.|
The Bulldogs recorded a four-man team score of 197, seven strokes behind fifth-place Melrose.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle won the meet with a total of 157, edging Albany by one stroke. Both teams averaged fewer than 40 strokes per man among their top four scorers.
Ninth grader Tom Stoneburner shot a 48 at Long Prairie last week to tie as the Bulldogs' #2 golfer.
Jeremy Zylla of LPGE and Jacob Overman of Albany tied for medalist honors with rounds of 38.
The Dogs were led by sophomore Mitchell Mackedanz, who shot 46. Senior Eric Gerding and ninth grader Tom Stoneburner shot 48s. Senior Tony Savage, ninth grader Justin Bork, and ninth grader Ross Barten shot 55s.
This week, the Dogs played their last conference meet at Albany on Tuesday. The Dogs will play next at Becker in the subsection tournament on Wednesday, May 21.
Mackedanz shot 44-41 for an 18-hole total of 85 to lead the Bulldogs. Savage shot 45-49 for a 94, Barten shot 54-45 for a 99, and Gerding shot 55-54 for a 109 to complete the Dogs' team score at the 12-team meet.
Willmar won the 34th annual event that featured all six teams from the West Central Conference North. Chase Thorvold of Willmar shot 73 for medalist honors.
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