Boys Golf: East Ridge takes second in conference, Park finishes fourth
It was the final golf match for the conference as the teams traveled to the University of Minnesota to play at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Tuesday.
East Ridge and Park had strong days to create some momentum heading into the section match next week.
The Raptors finished the day at second place with a team score of 317, while the Wolfpack finished in fifth place with a team score of 335.
Those team scores helped finalize the conference standings and East Ridge took second for the season with 49 points. The Raptors were five points behind Stillwater which earned the conference championship.
Park ended the season in fourth place with 31 points, which was seven points behind third place Woodbury.
On Tuesday's match, Gus Briguet led the Raptors with a 78 and Caden Pratt came right behind him with a score of 79. Aaron Beissler and Reece Hoyme each earned an 80 to round out the top four scores.
Justin Luan finished the day with an 82, while Tyler Wenshau rounded out the team with a score of 88.
It took a team effort all season long to reach that second-place finish as each match had different golfers in the top four for the Raptors. It was a big accomplishment for East Ridge, but the team is now focused on making it to day two of the section tournament and working hard to reach the state tournament.
Park will also be looking to reach day two and fight for a top spot in the section tournament as its top four conference spot will give the team some momentum.
Cooper Hein was the top finisher for the Wolfpack on Tuesday with a score of 79. Bailey Hein and Dalton Anderson completed the day with an 85 each.
Nick LeMire was right behind them with an 86, while Andy Yang and Ty Evans rounded out the team with an 89 and 93 respectively.
The two teams will prepare for the Section 3AAA section tournament on Friday, May 31 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. The first day will take place Friday, while the second day will be on Monday, June 3.
The East Ridge and Park boys golf teams started off the week at the Stillwater Country Club for a conference match on Monday.
It was a tight finish for the top four spots, but East Ridge finished in third with a team score of 312 and Park ended in fourth with a team score of 318.
Justin Luan led the Raptors with a score of 73, while Aaron Beissler finished with a score of 79. Reece Hoyme and Tyler Wenshau each ended the day with an 80.
Caden Pratt was right behind them with a score of 81, while Alex Venne rounded out the team with an 83. All the six scores were 10 strokes apart, which is always a strong aspect heading into the final conference tournament on Tuesday.
For Park, Dalton Anderson led the Wolfpack with a score of 76, while Ty Evans was right behind him with a 78. Cooper Hein concluded the day with a score of 81.
Bailey Hein finished Monday with a score of 83, while Andy Yang and Nick LeMire rounded out the team with an 84 and 86 respectively.
The two teams will return to the golf course on Tuesday, May 21 as the teams conclude the conference season at Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus.