Golfers try to stay on par with busy schedule

Brainerd Invite a bright spot in tough week

A demanding early-season schedule has had the boys’ golf team on the links often this spring. The team took part in three events last week and one on Monday.

Three of the meets were non-conference invitationals. The lone Suburban East Conference meet took place at North Oaks Golf Club last Tuesday. Forest Lake battled to fifth place. Junior Trevor Thompson led the team with a round of 78. Junior Max Kelly and sophomore Daniel Massey each fired 79, while sophomore Jake Moryn rounded out the scoring with 85.

The team struggled Thursday at the 27-hole Bunker Hills Invite. Forest Lake shot 500 to place 15th out of 28 teams.

Scores improved on Friday at The Preserve, a highly acclaimed course in Nisswa. The Rangers scored 312 to place sixth out of 32 teams. Moryn paced the squad with a round of 76. Massey and Thompson scored 78 and Kelly and Zach Dickenson finished with 80 strokes. The second day of golf was over halfway complete when rain forced play to be suspended. The first-day results were made final.

This week opened with the White Bear Lake Invitational at Dellwood Hills Country Club. Dickenson was the leading scorer with 81. Coach John Buck rested Kelly, Moryn and Thompson because a schedule change put the team back in action Tuesday for a SEC meet at the White Bear Lake Yacht Club. This weekend will see Forest Lake compete in the Tri-State Invitational held at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park.

SEC play continues at Midland Hills Country Club in Shoreview next Monday and at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury next Tuesday.