A fine spring day greeted the 19 teams at the annual Purple Hawk Invite on Monday where the Cambridge-Isanti boys golf squad finished in 4th place with a 336 total. Spring Lake Park won the meet with a low 306 total, and C-I’s Mississippi 8 partner Rogers was runner-up at 308.
Bluejacket junior Matt Swanson kept up his hot Spring 2013 by claiming fourth medalist honors with a 76. Sophomore Nate Cox was three shots back at 79, just missing the cut for the All-Tourney team.
Spencer Harvey came in at 90 for the Jackets, with Erik Maltrud adding a 91. Spring Lake Park’s Pete Seinko was medalist with a 68.
• Swanson took medalist honors by tying the school record with a 4-under 68 at the Purple Hawk May 8 when the Bluejackets hosted a Mississippi 8 meet.
“Matt Swanson continues to play great golf. He started his round with three consecutive birdies on his way to fire a 34 on the front nine. He started the back nine with six pars before he earned back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 and with a final par earned a school record 68,” commented C-I Coach Mike Hennen. “Matt is playing with great confidence and striking the ball really well. He is currently ranked No. 2 in Class AAA and individuals.”
Cox fired a fantastic 75, good for 3rd place in the meet. Maltrud (88) and Evan Dunbar (91) added to the Jackets’ team total.
Purple Hawk Invite
Spring Lake Park 306, Rogers 308, Grand Rapids 315, Blaine 323, North Branch 324, St. Francis 327, St. Michael-Alb. 335, Cambridge-Isanti 336, Elk River 337, Chisago Lakes 338, Becker 342, North St. Paul 343, Centennial 344, Zimmerman 348, Irondale 355, Princeton 362, Anoka 373, Braham 393, Pine City 404.
Mississippi 8 Boys Golf
Rogers 60, St. Michael-Alb. 28, Cambridge-Isanti 27, Buffalo 24, Monticello 13, Big Lake 2.
Bomber Golf squads win GRC meets
Both Braham golf teams picked up Great River victories last week heading into the May 15 conference finals at Rush City.
On May 8, the Bomber girls posted a 220 to defeat East Central, led by Caitlin Richmond’s 44. Earlier in the week, the Moose Lake-WR girls got past the Bombers 204-210, with Aitkin (239) also competing. Richmond shot a 44 to again pace Braham.
On May 9, the Braham girls defeated host Rush City 228-258, with Richmond shooting a 42. The next day on the Purple Hawk, Mille Lacs shot a 218 total to clip Braham’s 228. Barnum (261) also was at the meet. The Bomber girls are now 5-2 in GRC duals, 6-2 overall.
• The Braham boys upped their GRC dual mark to 4-3 by defeating host Rush City 194-223 on May 9. Dylan Altendorf led his team with a 44 at Rush Meadows.
At the May 10 triangular on the Hawk, Mille Lacs placed 1st with a 171 to Braham’s 188, followed by Barnum totaling a 247. Quinn Richmond’s 44 paced the Bombers that day.
Against Hinckley-Finlayson, Altendorf carded a 41 to lead the Bombers to a 179-195 win. Also last week, Q. Richmond shot a season-low 37, but Moose Lake-WR slipped past the Bombers 171-173.
C-I Girls Golf gets in two meets
The Bluejacket girls combined for a 388 to take 4th at the May 13 conference meet/invite on Monticello CC. Jade Newman was 7th in the invite standings with an 88. Anna Sunderman (93), Jade Lamb (102) and Megan Koester filled out the team total.
The C-I girls also got a fun day in May 8 at the Mora Scramble, finishing 5th out of 10 teams. Koester & Newman parlayed their shots for a 78. Lamb & Evan Gorham were next with a 94.