RC golfers finally step on course

The Rush City boys and girls golf teams were at long last able to get out on Bulrush Golf Course on April 30.

The teams began by hosting a meet against Pine City and East Central.

The boys team carded a total of 222, while Pine City scored 208 and East Central was incomplete as a team. Sophomore Dylan Fessenden led the boys, medaling with a 43

The girls scored 272, while Pine City scored 245. Again, East Central was incomplete as a team. Freshman Brea LeMon scored lowest for the Tiger girls with a 52.

“We finally got outside for a golf meet,” coach Jeremy Albright said. “We have been cooped up inside for practice over the past month. We only got to hit balls outside one day.

Coach continued:

“Wow are we young. Half of our team played in their first golf meet of their careers, and of those kids most had never stepped foot on a golf course before. I thought that even though we are inexperienced, we really did a good job for our first meet.

“Dylan Fessenden, who played in the state tournament last year, medaled. We look for him to lead the way throughout our abbreviated season.

“Brea LeMon led us in scoring on the girls’ side. We will be looking to her to lead us as well.

“I am really proud of all of our new golfers. They have shown a lot of improvement since we started practice. We will continue to mix the lineups up a bit and give some other golfers a chance to show what they’ve got in our short season.”

Both the boys and girls Rush City golf teams have a 1-1 Great River Conference and overall record.

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