ALHS boys improve to 4-0 in Big Nine

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Very early, Albert Lea High School boys’ golf coach Matt Addington could see the scores were not going to be on the low side.

For his Tigers, they were plenty low enough.

The ALHS boys shot 317 on yet another windy day Monday to win a Big Nine triangular at Green Lea Golf Course. Faribault, which beat the Tigers in last Friday’s New Prague Invitational, was second with 328. Rochester John Marshall had 333.

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&uot;Again it was a windy day, the greens were fast, and you could tell the scores were not going to be great,&uot; said Addington. &uot;Our kids went out and played pretty resilient today. We didn’t play real smart, but we recovered from our mistakes. We didn’t let a hole or two sabotage the whole round.&uot;

The Tigers’ Dan Breuer was the medalist with a 76, finishing one stroke ahead of Faribault’s defending conference champion and University of Minnesota-bound Mike Fiedler.

Following for the Tigers were Josh Jones, 79; Ross Stadheim, 80; Ben Jones, 82; Adam Elseth, 83; Matt Bennett, 83.

&uot;Against a great player like Fiedler, Dan went out and played pretty steady,&uot; said Addington. &uot;We did enough things well enough to get the win. It’s not the team score the kids think they’re capable of, but at this point the scores are not the most important thing. There are two big tournaments at the end of the year in which the scores matter most. Until that point, we’ll take the wins.&uot;

The Albert Lea junior varsity continued its winning ways with an impressive 325 Monday &045; better than Fari-bault or JM’s varsity. Scoring for the Tigers’ JV were Alex Lair, 77; Beau Larson, 82;

Troy Farnes, 82; and Jon Breuer, 84.

The Tigers improved to 4-0 in the Big Nine. The conference championship is determined by a combination of regular-season results and the one-day Big Nine tournament.

The Tigers have a long break before resuming Big Nine play Tuesday, May 6 at Mankato.