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|Paynesville Press - May 24, 2006|
Golfers record best showing of spring season
The Bulldogs boys' golf team had their best finish of the spring season, defeating 12 teams in taking 11th at a 23-team, 18-hole meet at Little Crow Country Club on Friday.|
The meet, hosted by New London-Spicer, was won by Albany (217), who edged Annandale (218) and Sauk Rapids-Rice (219).
With nearly 140 golfers in all, senior Justin Bork led the Dogs by shooting 77, finishing in a four-way tie for third. The medalist from Litchfield shot 71.
Senior Ross Barten shot rounds of 43 at Albany on Monday, May 15, and at New London-Spicer on Tueday, May 16, for the boys' golf team.
Coach Ron Fuchs called Bork's tying for third as "a great accomplishment," considering the number of schools and golfers at the meet.
As a team, added Fuchs, it was the best we shot all year.
Senior Ross Barten shot 85, ninth grader Zach Fuchs shot 86, and sophomore Jeremy Schmidt shot 88.
This week, the Dogs competed at subsections in Becker on Tuesday, May 23. The top ten individuals advance to sections, which will be held at Rich-Spring Golf Course next week on Tuesday, May 30.
Senior Justin Bork earned All Conference honors by finishing 12th in the overall conference standings. The top 14 individuals earn All Conference honors in golf. Last year, Bork missed earning All Conference honors by five strokes.
Bork shot 46 at NL-S to be the Dogs' third scorer. Senior Ross Barten led the Dogs with a 43, followed by ninth grader Zach Fuchs with a 44. Sophomore Jeremy Schmidt completed the Dogs' team score by shooting 48.
Host NL-S won the meet, averaging 38 strokes per player, but Cathedral wrapped up the overall conference title by finishing second. Final conference standings were: Cathedral (58); Minnewaska (53); NL-S (47); Albany (43); LPGE (37); Melrose (24); Sauk Centre (14); and Paynesville (12).
Albany won the meet, averaging 37 strokes for their top four players. Cathedral was second, averaging 39 strokes per man, and Minnewaska was third, averaging 39.5 strokes for its top four scorers.
Sauk Centre (174) beat the Dogs (178) for seventh, moving ahead of Paynesville in the overall conference standings. The two teams entered the meet tied.
Senior Justin Bork shot 42, senior Ross Barten shot 43, ninth grader Zach Fuchs shot 45, and sophomore Jeremy Schmidt shot 48 for the Bulldogs.
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