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East Ridge boys golf: Raptors finish sixth in final conference standings

East Ridge senior Jaik Winbush scored an 82 for the Raptors, helping them take seventh place in the 10-team Suburban East Conference championship tournament.

The East Ridge boys golf team finished in seventh place in the 10-team Suburban East Conference championship tournament, held Wednesday, May 23, at Keller Golf Course in St. Paul.

East Ridge shot a 324 to finish behind sixth-place Roseville, which scored 323. Hastings won the tournament with a 302.

Individually, junior Tyler Fitzsimmons led the way with a 79 on the par-71 course. Fellow junior Brady Hanson turned in the Raptors' second-best score with an 81 and sophomore Jack Caron and senior Jaik Winbush each shot 82 to round out the team's top four scores. Hastings' Matt Radke and Jacob Cooper and Forest Lake's Trevor Thompson tied for the individual title with matching 74 scores.

East Ridge finished in sixth place overall in the 10-team SEC for the year. Hanson earned All-Conference honors, while Winbush and Caron were each All-Conference honorable mention winners.

East Ridge hit the course for Day No. 1 of the Section 3AAA tournament, back at Keller on Tuesday, May 29, after the Bulletin went to print. The top five teams and top 10 individual golfers of the section field on day No. 1 advance to day No. 2 of the section tourney held at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids on Friday, June 1.