The Cambridge-Isanti boys golf team dove deeper into its 2012 season by placing 5th at the April 11 Monticello Invite. The Bluejackets totaled 322 points at the 15-team event, finishing behind Mississippi 8-partner St. Michael-Albertville and Maple Grove who tied at the top with 314 totals. M-8 team Buffalo was just ahead in 4th place at 320.
“Jared Knutson fired a solid 78 which was good for 10th place overall at the meet. Nate Cox and Austin Galligan continue to play with consistency as they fired 81’s. Jonah Poppen rounded out our scoring for the day with an improvement over his first match by 8 strokes,” noted C-I Coach Mike Hennen.
• In nasty conditions at the Monday, April 16 Blaine TPC Invite, the Bluejacket boys placed 11th out of 20 teams with a 353 as scores swelled for all teams competing. Matt Swanson placed 6th overall with an 81, followed by Knutson (89), Reggie Martin (91) and Poppen (92).
• The M-8 Conference season opened April 17 at Pebble Creek where the Bluejackets placed 4th with a 331 behind Rogers (307), Becker and Buffalo.
A big bright spot was Swanson taking medalist honors with a solid 74, compilinng 3 birdies and 13 pars. Following him for C-I were Cox (85), Galligan (86), Martin (87) and Knutson (87).
Jacket Girls 8th at Bulldog
On April 12, the Cambridge-Isanti girls finished 8th out of 19 teams with a 383 at the Bulldog Invite hosted at Becker’s Pebble Creek GC. Detroit Lakes won the invite with a 320 total, with M-8 teams Becker (358), Monticello (366) and Buffalo (372) placing ahead of C-I.
Leah Schoenecker had a 94, Alyssa Rapp shot a career-low round of 95, with Emily Sunderman and Megan Hallstrom carded 97’s for the Jackets’ total. Megan Koester and Anna Sunderman added 101 and 107 scores, respectively.
• On April 10, the C-I girls finished 6th at the Mississippi 8 opener hosted at Pebble Creek.
Said Coach Steve Hanson, “It was a cold, windy day at Pebble Creek, but the girls hung in there and posted a decent score. Leah Schoenecker shot a very nice 45 that included an eagle when she chipped in from 25-yards out. Anna Sunderman (47), Megan Hallstrom (52), and Megan Koester (53) rounded out the scoring.”