NB golfers earn All-Conference recognition

The North Branch boys golf team finished seventh in the North Suburban Conference Tournament on May 21 at Tournament Players Club Twin Cities Golf Course in Blaine.

The Vikings, with a score of 334, placed ahead of Irondale (337) and Fridley (367) and behind Benilde-St. Margaret’s (300), Spring Lake Park (313), Totino-Grace (321), St. Francis (322), St. Louis Park (329) and Chisago Lakes (332).

Jon Buboltz carded a 79 (40/39), Nick Kress 82 (45/37), Jared Houle 84 (43/41), Joe Fairbanks 88 (44/44), Mitch Barg 88 (43/45) and Regan Nelson 89 (45/44).

The Vikings finished fifth in the North Suburban Conference ahead of Chisago Lakes, St. Francis, Irondale, Fridley and Robbinsdale Cooper and behind Spring Lake Park, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Totino-Grace and St. Louis Park.

Fairbanks and Houle earned All-Conference Honors, while Kress and Buboltz were awarded All-Conference Honorable Mention.

If the North Branch team or any individuals qualify in the section preliminaries at Grand National Golf Course in Hinckley May 28, they will compete in the Section 7AAA Championship on Thursday, May 31.

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