FL boys entrenched in second in SEC golf

Saturday’s home invite washed out

Saturday’s Forest Lake Invitational would go on to be cancelled due to lightning, but don’t tell Trevor Thompson that. At right, the junior reacts to a putt that narrowly avoids the hole. (Photo by Clint Riese)

If the Ranger boys’ golf team can get a little more consistent in the back end of the lineup, they could make a run at the Suburban East Conference title. For now, they sit six points back of Mounds View atop the standings.

One stroke would have made a big difference at each of the last two SEC meets. Forest Lake tied for fourth at Stillwater Country Club on Monday and took third at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury last Tuesday.

Max Kelly finished in a four-way tie for medalist honors with a round of 76 in Stillwater. Trevor Thompson and Daniel Massey shot 80, while Zach Dickenson and Nick Norling tied with 86.

The team’s score of 322 was three strokes back of Cretin-Derham Hall and one back of Hastings. Mounds View also shot 322.

“We wasted a good opportunity to pick up ground in the conference,” said coach John Buck.

Mounds View ran away  with last week’s meet by shooting 302, 17 strokes better than runner-up Roseville.

Forest Lake totaled 320, led by a round of 74 from Kelly, who was the medalist. Jake Moryn carded 80. Thompson (82) and Massey (84) also had their scores count.

The Forest Lake Invitational was cancelled on Saturday, but not before the teams tried twice to play. They got in several holes before the meet was called off during the second lightning delay.

The Rangers play in the Detroit Lakes Invitational on Friday and Saturday, then are off until May 21.