The Mayer Lutheran boys’ golf team finished second last week at the first Minnesota River Conference meet of the season, competing at LeSueur-Henderson on April 30.
With 185 strokes, the Crusaders trailed meet winner Jordan (176) by nine. Norwood Young America (189) was third, followed by Belle Plaine (196), LeSueur-Henderson (196), Tri-City (199), Watertown-Mayer (201), and Sibley East (204).
Chad Anenson was Mayer Lutheran’s top golfer of the day with 44 total strokes. For comparison, Tri-City’s Justin Ruhland and Belle Plaine’s Zander Stier were the meet medalists with 42 strokes.
Joe Zittergruen was second for LHS with 45 strokes, followed by Andrew Wolf and Tim Renner at 48. Jared Scrimgeour had 50 strokes, while Anthony Gruenhagen golfed a 55.
The Crusaders also competed at the Titan Open in Montgomery on May 2. Because of previously cancelled conference meets, all the MRC teams were able to attend the Titan Open to make up two rounds of MRC play in the same afternoon.
In the first round, Jordan won with 170 strokes. Mayer Lutheran finished in a three-way tie for second at 184 strokes with Belle Plaine and NYA Central. Scrimgeour was LHS’ lowest score of the round at 43 strokes, closely followed by Wolf at 44. Renner and Cole Carns were both under 50 at 48 and 49 strokes, respectively. Anenson finished the round at 51.
In round two, Jordan again won, this time with 167 strokes. The Crusaders finished tied for fourth with Belle Plaine at 194. Scrimgeour pulled off another 43 strokes, while Carns also repeated his 49. Anenson improved to a 50, while Wolf (52), and Renner (55) also competed.
“We are hoping that as the weather improves and we can get more practice time in we will see scores drop a bit,” said LHS head coach Jerry Jensen. “It has been a very difficult season so far.”
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