Tigers down two Big Nine foes

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 5, 2006

The potential that head coach Riley Worth sees in his Albert Lea boys’ golf team may finally be showing itself on the course.

The Tigers put together a solid performance to down both Rochester John Marshall and Faribault in a Big Nine triangular Thursday at Green Lea Golf Course.

The Tigers shot 320 as a team while John Marshall recorded a 327 and the Falcons shot 340.

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&8220;This was completely unexpected,&8221; said Worth. &8220;We beat two teams that had shot very good rounds throughout the season.

&8220;We hadn’t shot up to our potential yet this season &045;&160;and I hope we still haven’t &045;&160;but 320 was a goal of mine for us to shoot this season so we will take it.&8221;

Alex Lair finished in a three-way tie for medalist honors with a round of 75 on his home course.

&8220;Alex played with a lot of confidence and poise today,&8221; said Worth.

&8220;When he has confidence in his game he is without a doubt one of the best players in the conference.&8221;

Jordan Dickey of Faribault and John Marshall’s Jay Gorman were the other co-medalist at the triangular.

Cody Anderson added a round of 80, Tyler Brackey carded 82 and Jared Bowman shot 83 to

round out the scoring four.

The Tigers played well despite a cold wind that made conditions less than ideal.

Mike Larson would finish the day with a 90 and Drew Klick recorded a 93 for the varsity.

The Tiger junior varsity also put forth a winning effort shooting 363 to beat Rochester by a single stroke while the Falcons were third with a 370.

Albert Lea was led by Tyler Haaland who carded an 87.

The Tigers are off until May 16 when they will travel to Mankato to face West and Owatonna in Big Nine action.