The Watertown-Mayer boys’ golf team competed in a Minnesota River Conference meet on Monday, May 6 at the Ridges at Sand Creek, where the Royals finished in sixth place with a 193.
In perhaps their strongest meet of the season, the Royals may have beaten only two teams, but weren’t far behind some of the leaders. The Royals were only eight shots behind second-place Mayer Lutheran, which shot a 185 and was part of a group of five teams that all shot between 185 and 188.
Jordan won the meet with a 168, with Jake Pieper of Jordan also taking medalist honors along with Mike Bostleman of Sibley East and Reggie Eng of Norwood Young America. They all shot a 39.
Jacob Menth led the way for Watertown by shooting a 45 at the nine-hole meet, which was good for a tie for 12th place. Jacob Grotbo wasn’t far behind, carding a 47.
Josh Lueschen was at 50 for the Royals, and Aaron Sweeney and Dan Dressel both shot 51s. Jacob Wandersee shot a 52.
“We struggled on some tough holes, but overall, the kids really hit some good shots and are improving,” Watertown-Mayer coach Tyler Finkelson said. “Jacob Menth led us with a 45, which was his best round of the year. Jacob Grotbo and Josh Lueschen are shooting some very consistent scores, but I think all of the boys think they can knock off two or three strokes so we can move up in the conference standings.”
Through four meets, the Royals are sixth place in the MRC with 786 strokes, only one stroke behind Sibley East for fifth place. Jordan leads the conference at 687.
The Royals were also in action Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, for an invitational at Jordan, and Monday, May 13, for an invitational at Belle Plaine. Results from those meets were unavailable.
The Royals will host a conference tournament at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at Timber Creek Golf Course in Watertown. They’ll also be in action Wednesday, May 22, for an invitational at Dassel-Cokato.
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