Albert Lea Boys Golf is the 2023 Big Nine Conference Champions

The Albert Lea Boys Golf team was in Red Wing on Monday taking part in the Big 9 Conference Tournament at Mississippi National Golf Course. The Tigers entered the tournament in first place in the Big 9, leading Rochester Mayo by just 2 points in the conference standings. The Tigers finished in third place behind Rochester Century and Rochester Mayo. With the third place finish and only finishing one spot behind Mayo, the Tigers claimed their first Boys Golf Big 9 title in 13 years. Along with wrestling winning a Big 9 title this year, it’s the first year Albert Lea has won the conference in any sport since 2016. Contributing to the Tigers score today were senior Drew Teeter and  sophomore Archie Nelson who put up a pair of 73’s.(+2) They were followed by sophomore Nick Belshan with an 83 (+12) and senior Tim Chalmers who shot an 84 (+13). The boys next match is the Section 1 AAA tournament at The Jewel in Lake City on May 30th and 31st. The winning team from the section tournament will go to the state tournament in mid June. The top 4 individual scores that are not on the winning team will go to the state tournament as well. Drew Teeter has made back to back trips to the state tournament but the team has gained confidence throughout the year and feels like they are considered as  one of the top teams in Section 1 AAA.

Top 5 Teams

  1. Rochester Century 309
  2. Rochester Mayo 312
  3. Albert Lea 313
  4. Northfield 321
  5. Rochester John Marshall 322