Woodbury boys golf: Royals finish third at Hastings invitationalThe Woodbury boys golf team played 36 holes in a pair of tournaments last Monday then traveled to Detroit Lakes for a two-day invitational this past weekend and came away with some of its better rounds of the year.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury boys golf team played 36 holes in a pair of tournaments last Monday then traveled to Detroit Lakes for a two-day invitational this past weekend and came away with some of its better rounds of the year.
Woodbury tied for third place with Roseville and Park with a 324 in the nine-team Don Saatzer Invitational on Monday at Hastings Country Club. Hastings won its own invite with a 306, edging Burnsville (313).
Individually, for the Royals, Matt Hamilton led the way with a red-hot 74, tying for third place overall individually. In addition, Mike Myers shot an 82, Nate Wareham had an 83 and Thomas Swedenborg and Anthony Mahady each carded 85s to round out the Royals’ top four scorers.
Burnsville’s Evan Munyon earned medalist honors with a 71.
Just hours after the invite, Woodbury traveled to Stillwater and competed in a Suburban East Conference tournament at Stillwater Country Club, scoring a 333 to take eighth place out of 10 teams. East Ridge won the match with a 318 – edging Cretin-Derham Hall (319) and Hastings (321).
Wareham led the way at Stillwater with a 79 on the par-72 course, followed by Hamilton and Swedenborg, who had matching 83s and Myers who rounded out the Royals’ top four with an 88.
Stillwater’s Sammy Sicard and Bennett Anderson tied for medalist honors along with Forest Lake’s Max Kelly and Mounds View’s Ryan Parise, who each shot 76.
After the double-header, Woodbury took a few days off before competing in the Detroit Lakes Invitational – turning in a two-day score of 622 and taking sixth place out of 12 teams.
Woodbury shot a 312 on day No. 1 and a 310 on the second day. Wayzata, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, shot a 600 (299, 301) to win the tournament.
Hamilton led the way for the Royals, shooting a two-day 151 (75, 76) finishing in eighth place overall and earning All-Tournament Team honors.
Myers was just back of his teammate, taking 15th overall with a 155 (76,79). Connor Brandt (157-79, 78) and Wareham (159-82, 77) rounded out the Royals’ top four finishers.
Next, Woodbury gears up for the Suburban East Conference Championship Tournament, which will be held Wednesday, May 23, at Keller Golf Course in St. Paul, by traveling to Duluth’s Northland Country Club for an invitational on Monday, May 21.