Albert Lea takes part in Big Nine meet
Published 8:29 pm Monday, April 29, 2019
Tigers boys’ golf team takes seventh place in 11-team tournament
MANKATO — The Albert Lea boys’ golf team competed against 11 other teams in the Big Nine Conference tournament Monday morning at Mankato Golf Club.
The Tigers finished seventh as a team with a score of 362. The Scarlets of Mankato West ran away with the tournament victory, scoring 315 — 20 strokes better than the second-place Rochester Mayo Spartans.
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Albert Lea junior Danny Chalmers and freshman Tucker McKinney led the way for the team in scoring, each finishing with rounds of 88 — both shooting a 41 on the front and 47 on the back. The score earned them a 23rd-place finish in the 70-golfer field.
Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers were eighth-grader Drew Teeter and junior Campbell Cichosz, who each had scores of 93. Teeter shot a 42 on the front and a 51 on the back, while Cichos shot a 50 on the front and 43 on the back. The duo tied for 39th overall.
Also golfing for Albert Lea, but missing out on the team score, were juniors Logan Howe and Marty Syverson. Syverson placed 44th with a score of 96 (52-44) and Howe placed 55th with a score of 99 (52-47).
Winning the tournament was Red Wing senior Cecil Belisle with a score of 74.
“Campbell played well today,” said Albert Lea head coach Max Jeffrey. “It was his first varsity match. We started on the back nine and he shot 43. He’s going to break 90 this year. That’s his goal. He’s close.”
“We need to continue to work on our short around and on the greens. We can improve our scores there.”
The Tigers will be back in action Monday when they host the Falcons of Faribault at Green Lea Golf Course.
Albert Lea at Mankato Country Club
1. Mankato West 315
2. Northfield 326
3. Mankato East 329
4. Rochester Mayo 335
5. Winona 338
6. Red Wing 353
7. Albert Lea 362
8. Rochester Century 366
9. Owatonna 368
10. Roch. John Marshall 369
11. Austin 398
12. Faribault 408
Albert Lea individuals
23. Danny Chalmers 88
23. Tucker McKinney 88
39. Drew Teeter 93
39. Campbell Cichosz 93
44. Marty Syverson 96
55. Logan Howe 99