Card boys' golf: Alexandria fourth at St. Cloud InvitationalThe Cardinals used the meet as a warm up to section playoffs
The Cardinal boys’ golf team finished fourth at the Melrose Invite last Thursday behind a team score of 337.
The meet served as a warm-up to the section meet at Greystone, but Alexandria struggled with some really wet conditions. Rain came down on players for about 12 holes before letting up. Sartell managed those conditions the best, winning with a score of 328. Bemidji was second at 332 and St. Cloud Tech rounded out the top three with a 334.
“The conditions, if handled mentally, were not that bad,” head coach Rick Larson said. “Good golfers would rather play in rain than in 20-30 mile per hour winds. Our scoring was higher than usual.
Maybe because of the conditions, but I think it was a lack of concentration by most of the players. This is Minnesota, and we have played in these conditions many times. So I’ll call it one of those days where things just did not work and hopefully the guys know what they have to do to be better prepared for sections.”
Nick Brundell finished as the top scorer for Alexandria with an 83. Brady Hafdal shot an 84 and Austin McCulloch and Lukas Bigger each shot an 85 to round out the scoring for the Cardinals.
Alexandria’s next meet will be the Central Lakes Conference championship, which is set for today, Wednesday, at the Wapicada Golf Course in St. Cloud. The Cardinals trail both Fergus Falls and Brainerd in the conference standings, but with the championship meet counting for double points, still have a shot at catching both teams for the CLC title.
“We are playing at Rocori where we played a couple of weeks ago and played well,” Larson said. “Hopefully the guys will be up for this.”
TEAM RESULTS – 1. Sartell – 328; 2. Bemidji – 332; 3. Tech – 334; 4. Alexandria – 337; 5. Rocori – 353; 6. Melrose – 356; 7. Apollo – 379; 8. Pierz – 394; 9. Sauk Centre – 402
ALEXANDRIA RESULTS – Brundell – 83; Hafdal – 84; McCulloch – 85; Bigger – 85; Nic Hanson – 85; Kyle Blank – 87