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Farmington boys' golf takes fifth at section tournament

Sophomore Hogan Reuter finished one stroke out of the playoff to go to state in a tie-for-12th with a two-day score of 156 at the Section 1AAA meet at The Jewel in Lake City May 28-29. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Junior Kyle Berg tied-for-eighth at the Section 1AAA meet at The Jewel in Lake City on May 28-29. He and two other golfers played a playoff hole to decide who would go on to state, but Berg did not advance. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Farmington Tigers boys' golf team took fifth overall at the Section 1AAA meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29, to end their 2019 season. The meet was played at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City and the Tigers shot a two-day score 637, just three strokes out of fourth-place Northfield. Lakeville South won the event and advanced to the state tournament with a score of 605.

Junior Kyle Berg tied-for-eighth as an individual with a two-day score of 155 (74 and 81) and was one of three golfers who tied for the fifth and final individual spot to go to state. The three played one playoff hole, which Berg lost out on.

One stroke out of the playoff and behind Berg was sophomore Hogan Reuter, who tied-for-12th with a 156, 79 on day one and 77 after day two. Eighth grader Kyle Schwamb came in with an 84 on the first day and a 79 on day two for a 163 and tied-for-21st along with fellow eighth grader Zach Rouleau, who went the opposite of Schwamb 79-84. Senior Reece Jacobson shot 89-99 to tie-for-40th with a 177 and senior Owen Werner finished 49th after coming in with a 196 (100-96).

Prior to the section meet, Farmington took fifth overall in the South Suburban Conference with Berg earning All-Conference honors with a fifth-place finish and Schwamb and Reuter both being All-Conference Honorable Mention. The Tigers could return four of their six varsity players from the section meet next season.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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