Wayzata wins A.L. Invite

Published 10:25 pm Sunday, May 15, 2011

Albert Lea senior Nick Dulas putts Saturday on the ninth green at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. Golfers from 20 teams finished the Albert Lea Invitational despite heavy rain, wind and 45-degree temperature. -- Andrew Dyrdal

The Albert Lea boys’ golf team shot a stroke better than Day 1 Saturday to finish 14th at the second annual Albert Lea Invitational at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.

The Tigers shot 337 during the invite’s first round Friday at Green Lea Golf Course and shot 336 during their final round in wet conditions. With the lower score, the Tigers leapfrogged Austin in the leaderboard, who fell from 14th to 15th after shooting a Day 2 score of 348.

Brady Falk led the Tigers win an 80 at Wedgewood Cove that included a two-over par 38 on the front nine with five pars and a birdie. Falk shot 42 on the back nine. Adam Syverson shot an 81 for the Tigers, and Brent Nafzger shot an 87. Other Tigers golfer’s scorecards were incomplete as of press time.

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After sitting in third place following a first-round score of 307, Wayzata shot 300 Saturday to win the championship. Rogers, who led the 20-team field after Day 1, shot 314 on Saturday and finished tied for second with Chanhassen.

Albert Lea’s junior varsity team finished 19th after beating last-place Southland by 34 strokes. Eighth-grader Brady Loch led the team with a 90. Alex Syverson (95) and Logan Callahan also shot sub-100 scores.

The Tigers golf again at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday against Rochester Mayo at Green Lea Golf Course.

Team leaderboard

1. Wayzata 607

2. Chanhassen 613

2. Rogers 613

4. Orono 625

5, Lakeville South

6. Rochester Lourdes 629

7. Rochester Century 639

8. Chaska 640

9. Mankato West

10. Roseville Area 651

12. Stillwater 653

12. Cretin-Derham Hall 661

13. Bryon

14. Albert Lea 673

15. Austin 679

16, Fairmont 689

17. Northfield 700

18. Kingsland 726

19. Albert Lea JV 750

20. Southland 784