The Albert Lea Boys Golf team played in its final regular season match on Tuesday when they hosted a three Big 9 Conference opponents. Visiting the Tigers was Winona, Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Mayo who before the match was one point behind the Tigers for first place in the conference. The Tigers started out shaky, trailing Mayo by 6 strokes at one point. Eventually, the boys found their rhythm and posted a team score of 293, their second lowest score in the past 7 seasons.
Leading the Tigers was captain Drew Teeter who posted a 69 (-3). Following Drew was Sophomore Archie Nelson with a 72 (even par). Rounding out the top 4 scorers were freshmen Ben Rasmussen and Noah Teeter who both put up 76’s (+4). Nick Belshan shot a 77 and Tim Chalmers shot a 78. While their scores did not count, Coach Jeff Groth was extremely proud of the whole team.
“This is the first time all 6 players had shot under 80 in the last 6 years. These boys have worked so hard and have put in many hours to continue to improve their game. They deserve this and I am so proud to be their coach.”
The Tigers still unbeaten in the Big Nine, and will compete in the Big Nine meet on Monday in Red Wing.