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|Paynesville Press - May 23, 2001|
LPGE wins WCC golf title
The Bulldogs had six players score in the 40s, but couldn't avoid a last-place finish in their final West Central Conference North meet of the boys' golf season at Sauk Centre on Monday, May 14. |
In the heat of record temperatures, the Bulldogs had a four-person score of 182, ten strokes behind Sauk Centre and a dozen behind Melrose.
Senior Cory Schmitt shot a 49 for the boys' golf team last week.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle won the meet with a total of 158, beating Albany and Litchfield by two strokes and St. Cloud Cathedral by three. Cathedral had been tied with LPGE for first-place in the overall WCC North standings going into the meet, but the Thunder took the meet and season title. The Crusaders finished fourth and finished second overall. (See the complete standings below.)
Junior Nathan Glenz led the Bulldogs with a round of 43, and eighth grader Mitchell Mackedanz added a 44. Juniors Travis Atkinson and Adam Rafferty added a 47 and 48 respectively to complete a team score of 182.
Senior Corey Schmitt and junior David Jones added rounds of 49, and sophomore Eric Gerding shot a 51.
Glenz missed earning All Conference honors by half a stroke per round. In the seven conference matches, Glenz averaged a score of 40.8, ranking 12th in the conference. The top ten golfers earn All Conference honors. The last All Conference spot had an average of 40.3 strokes per round.
LPGE and Cathedral had three All Conference players. Litchfield had two, and Albany and Melrose one.
Four other Bulldogs recorded at least six rounds in conference play to be eligible for the conference honors. (Those who played seven got to throw out their highest score.) Mackedanz ranked 30th with an average of 44.0. Rafferty ranked 37th with an average of 46.33, Schmitt ranked 38th with 48.33, and Gerding 39th with 48.83.
The Bulldogs played in the subsection meet at Little Crow Country Club on Monday. The top two teams and the top ten individuals advance to the section meet on Tuesday, May 29, at Rich-Spring Golf Course between Richmond and Cold Spring. Section play begins at noon with a shotgun start.
Final WCC Standings
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