Tigers golf drops home meet

Published 9:43 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

In an attempt to beat the afternoon’s impending rain, the Albert Lea girls golf team decided to move its meet against Fairmont up a couple hours to 12:30 p.m.

Despite it being their second home meet of the season and favorable weather, the Tigers were unable to top the Cardinals, as they fell 365-376.

Albert Lea junior Charley Fleek takes a shot out of the sand Thursday afternoon at Wedgewood Cove. Fleek would shoot a career-best 92, taking second on the Tiger’s squad. – Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

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Earning the top score for the Tigers was senior Natalie Nafzger, who shot an 87.

Head coach Shawn Riebe had high praise for his leading scorer after the meet.

“She has just been fantastic this season, very steady and very confident” he said. “It is fun to watch. Her short game is very solid.”

Junior Charley Fleek turned in her career best round, shooting a 92. Riebe said Fleek is a very hard worker at practice and he was happy to see her shoot as well as she did.

Rounding out the top-four scoring for Albert Lea were seniors Maddy Carstens, who finished with a score of 98, and Lexie Simon, who finished with a 99.

“This was a decent round for us, but the first one we didn’t improve on,” Riebe said. “I think we are physically and mentally worn out a little. The weekend will do us good.”

The Tigers will be back on the course Wednesday, when they travel to Mankato for a quad meet against Mankato East, Mankato West and Rochester Century.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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