Boys Golf: Werner continues streak of top-five finishes at Tartan
Greg Werner battled through cold, wet and windy conditions to turn in yet another high finish at Monday's Tartan Invitational golf meet at Tartan Park.
Werner came in fifth out of 96 varsity golfers, shooting a 39 on the front nine and a 42 on the back nine en route to an 18-hole score of 81.
The gap between Werner and the rest of his teammates once again led to the Tigers finishing in the middle of the pack in the team standings. They were eighth out of 16 teams as Hudson edged host Tartan, 318-320, for the team title. New Richmond rounded out the top three with a 326, 24 better than Farmington's 350.
"I took the kids to a course today that was a lot tougher than the courses we usually play. None of the kids have seen it before," Farmington coach Gerry Greupner said. "Given that, they did okay. We're still looking for a lineup."
Greupner said Vic Simones, Brady Akin and Brandon Beers are three golfers that have shown some consistency so far. Akin turned in counting scores at all three meets last week and Simones and Beers each carded varsity scores in two of three meets.
"They have all been fairly steady," Greupner said. "We just need to get those scores down."
At Tartan, Beers provided Farmington's No. 2 score with a round of 89. Akin and Simones were right behind with matching rounds of 90 and non-counting scores were provided by Shawn Rice (95) and Jacob Hanson (98).
Werner finished in a three-way tie for second place at Friday's Shattuck-St. Mary's Invite at Legacy Golf Course.
Werner fired a 37 on the front nine, then came back with a 38 on the back nine to close out his round of 75. The score was matched by Mitch Scrimgeoun of Mayer Lutheran and Ryan Lutz of Eagan.
Simones, just a freshman, joined Werner in the 70s with a round of 79. Akin was 10 strokes back with an 89 and Hanson shot a 91. Freshmen Mitch Reed (95) and Tom May (98) also competed.
The Tigers finished 11th out of 17 teams with a score of 334. Eagan's varsity and JV claimed the top two spots with rounds of 305 and 317, respectively, and Shakopee was third with a score of 319.
Despite another second-place round of 75 by Werner on Tuesday, the Tigers finished sixth out of eight teams on their home Fountain Valley Golf Course.
Akin finished eight strokes back of Werner with an 83 and senior Dan Erickson emerged to fill the No. 3 spot with a score of 86. Senior Tony May rounded out the top four with an 88.
Tom May (89) and Beers (92) also competed.
The Tigers compete again when they travel to Valleyview Golf Course for a round against Eastview.