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Boys golf: Tigers take fifth at final Missota meet

Even on a bad day, the Farmington boys golf team managed to get some good results.

Playing in the Missota Conference Championships May 21 at Northfield Golf Club the Tigers shot a team score of 327 to take fifth in what coach Jon Holmes called a "super competitive" block of teams that finished from third to sixth places.

"It's not what we were hoping for," Holmes said. "Up until the last couple of holes for two of our guys we were sitting in a pretty good position to grab third or fourth again, but the final two holes for each of them proved to be too much and we gave up too many strokes to recover."

Senior Tommy May led the Tigers with a 75, good enough to place seventh for the year and earn all-conference honors. Holmes hopes that will give him confidence heading into section play, which takes place May 31 and June 4 at Bellwood Oaks Golf Course.

Mitch Reed was second for the Tigers with an 82 and Ryan Kelly was third with an 83. Eighth grader Erik Holmstrom had an off day, finishing with an 88 and winding up half a point outside of all conference position.

Jake Hanson had an 89 and Tony Lalani had a 90.

Chaska won the meet with a 308. Chanhassen was second at 312, New Prague third at 314 and Red Wing fourth at 318.

Overall, Holmes is happy with the way the season has gone.

"It was a good conference run this year," he said. "We showed improvement with every match and that we had the ability to compete with the top teams."

At Chaska

Farmington had a good team round May 14 at Chaska Town Course, finishing in third with a 312. Holmstrom shot a 77 and Lalani had a 79.

The 312 was Farmington's lowest score in several years, Holmes said.

"It would be an understatement to say we played well," Holmes said.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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