Monticello Country Club was the venue for the first invitational of the year for Magic boys golf. Joining coach Brian Hoffman and his team were 15 other schools from around Minnesota. For almost all of them, Wednesday’s invite was their first competition of the Spring 2017 season.
“It’s always nice to have our first competitive round at our home course,” said Monticello golfer Keith Holme. “Only having two weeks to prepare made it feel a bit rushed, but then again everyone out there was in the same boat. Seeing old friends and making new ones is always a great experience.”
Holme led the Magic with a score of 81 on the day while Alex Allen was second with a score of 85. Luke Frucci shot an 86, Alexander Shaw and Kayle Bocken both shot 87 and Tyler Anderson shot an 89. Last year, the team’s first meet was one of their best, but the Magic have improving to do, knowing they are much better than the team score of 339 they shot on April 5.
“I didn’t hit the ball overly well today,” Holme said of his round. “I’d say it was my putting that kept me in there.”
St. Michael-Albertville won the event shooting a 297 on the day. Led by Carson Wooters and Christian Labrador, the Knights had four of the top-10 scorers on the day. Maple Grove took second with a score of 316 and Rogers took third with a score of 321. The Magic finished tied for tenth on the day with Centennial.
The Magic’s next invitational is April 10th at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker. There, Monticello will face off against Becker, Little Falls, Saint Francis, Big Lake, Buffalo, Heritage Christian Academy, Delano-Rockford, Cambridge-Isanti, Mounds Park Academy, Waconia, Rogers, Albany, Legacy Christian Academy, Detroit Lakes, B.O.L.D., Hutchinson, and St. Cloud Cathedral.
“Our major goal for this year is to win one tournament as a team,” Holme exclaimed. “A loftier goal of ours is to make it to the state tournament.”
More photos of Wednesday’s event by Greg Allen can be found here!
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Final Results from April 5th Monti Invite at Monticello Country Club:
Maple Grove: 316
Chisago Lakes: 333
Spring Lake Park: 340
Big Lake: 365