USC and AC golf teams compete at Triton Invitational

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Alden-Conger and United South Central boys&8217; golf teams both played in the Triton Invitational Monday at Hidden Creek Golf Course.

The Rebels finished fifth in the nine-team field and the Knights finished seventh.

USC shot 355 at the links style course and were pleased with the results when put into comparison to what the teams that finished first and second did.

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Faribault Bethlehem Academy shot a 314 and Triton finished two strokes back at 316. No other team came close to touching those kinds of scores.

Senior Alex Pederson shot a 78 for the Rebels and freshman Sam Gasckste had an 86 on the day.

&8220;We&8217;re content with the middle of the pack,&8221; head coach Randy Halverson said. &8220;Hopefully we&8217;ll start shooting lower by subsections.&8221;

The USC girls won their contest with a score of 387, winning by 33 strokes as Faribault Bethlehem Academy finished second with 420.

Senior Jessica Stensrud earned medalist honors with an 83 and looks dialed in as sections approach. Stephanie Herman shot a 96 to finish third.

&8220;Jessica is playing very well,&8221; Halverson said. &8220;She&8217;s putting great and driving the ball well.&8221;

Alden-Conger finished seventh in the boys tournament, led by senior Sam Hallman who shot 81. Sophomore Brandon McTague followed with a season-best 88 and two others finished under 100 on the day.

&8220;It was nice to have four scores under 100,&8221; head coach Matt Hallman said.