The Princeton boys golf team fought for a third-place tie with Milaca at a Granite Ridge Conference golf meet hosted by Zimmerman at Elk River on Thursday, April 19.
Princeton and Milaca each finished with 178 points. First-place St. Cloud Cathedral finished the day with a tourney-high 160. Zimmerman took second at its home meet with a 165.
None of the Tigers’ golfers finished among the top 10, despite the team finishing third in the seven-team field.
The Tigers’ top four golfers finished in line, one after the other in terms of point totals. Connor Whitcomb was Princeton’s top golfer after turning in a 43. Brendan Carlson scored a 44, Korben Weidenboren a 45 and Hunter Bies a 46. Ben Pauly was sixth on the team with a 49. Silas Reek finished with a score of 50.
St. Cloud Cathedral’s Garret McCormick and Peter Spethmann tied for the meet’s top finish with scores of 39. Zimmerman’s Max McNulty was a point behind with a 40 to claim control of third place.
The boys were in action yesterday, Wednesday, April 25, at Mora. They return to action Saturday at Staples-Motley
Girls fall at home
It was a tough home meet on Monday when the girls finished fourth among five teams in a Granite Ridge home meet at the Princeton Golf Course.
The girls’ team score of 244 was 69 strokes behind first-place St. Cloud Cathedral, which turned in a score of 175.
Mikayla Brooks turned in a score of 49 for the home team Tigers. Kaylee Koski was second on the team with a score of 52. Reagan Anderson’s 67 and Bri Dorr’s 76 rounded out Princeton’s top four.
Lucy Gaetz of St. Cloud Cathedral turned in the top score of the day with a 39. Cathedral’s Erin Stocker and Ann Berdan rounded out the top three with scores of 45.
The girls return to action May 1 at Mora.