An unseasonable day of golf

Published 10:08 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tigers girls’ team braves the cold, get 1st win of the season at home


On a windy and cold April day, just days after warmth and sun, the Albert Lea girls’ golf team continued to be cursed with bad weather.

After dealing with windy and rainy conditions in Red Wing on Tuesday, the Tigers had a dual with Rochester John Marshall at Wedgewood Cove on Thursday.

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“It was a tough day to play in the cold and wind,” Tigers coach Shawn Riebe said after the dual. “(But) the girls really toughed it out and scratched out a winning score today.”

Albert Lea golfed well enough to win by 37 strokes over Rochester John Marshall.

The Tigers’ Emma Loch shot the low score of the day, 87, and was the medalist of the dual.

Natalie Nafzger (95) and Maddy Carstens (99) joined Loch to shoot under 100.Lexie Simon shot 104.

While the Tigers won the dual, Riebe said the girls weren’t fully satisfied.

“Many of the girls were still really frustrated with their play today,” he said. “I really feel we just need some more playing time to really reach our potential and rid ourselves of that frustration.”

Albert Lea will have more playing time, but not practice time, as it heads to Faribault for a 13-team meet Friday.

Tee off is scheduled for 10 a.m.