ALHS boys 2nd at Rochester
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 30, 2002
ROCHESTER &045; The winds were up and so were the scores.
For the first time this year, the Albert Lea High School boys’ golf team went down in a Big Nine meet.
The Tigers had trouble in the wind Monday, according to coach Doug Christopherson, and finished second in a conference triangular at Rochester’s Northern Hills Golf Club.
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Faribault won with 323 strokes for 18 holes. The Tigers had 328, Rochester John Marshall 331.
&uot;The wind conditions were unbelievable,&uot; said Christopherson. &uot;As a result, the scores were up. We did narrow the gap with Faribault from 11 strokes last Friday to five today. Next time we’ll beat them.&uot;
Mike Fiedler, the defending Big Nine champ who led the Falcons to victory in Friday’s New Prague Invitational, was the medalist with a 74.
The next best round was a 78 by Albert Lea freshman Jon Breuer.
&uot;That was an outstanding round, especially in the wind,&uot; said Christopherson.
Adam Boelter and Ryan Thompson shot 83, Josh Jones 84 to round out the Tigers’ scoring. Missing the cut were Dan Breuer at 89 and Adam Elseth with a 91.
The Tigers ran their Big Nine record to 3-1.
The Albert Lea junior varsity improved to 4-0, winning with 331 strokes to 357 for John Marshall and 363 for Faribault. Scoring for the JV: Ross Stadheim 79, Ben Jones 81, Matt Bennett 84, Josh Tubbs 87.
The Tigers finally get to compete on their home course Thursday when they face Austin in a 2:30 nonconference meet at Green Lea.