The Rush City golf teams had a busy last few weeks of regular season meets before competing in the Great River Conference Championships, where Brea LeMon was All-Conference and Dylan Fessenden was not only All-Conference, but named Most Valuable Player as well.
On May 7 the boys and girls teams competed in a triangular at Grand National in Hinckley with both teams placing second.
The boys team finished with 211 behind Mille Lacs (Isle/Onamia) with 156 and Hinckley-Finlayson with 195.
Fessenden led the team with 38 and was co-medalist.
The girls carded 245 as a team ahead of Hinckley-Finlayson which was incomplete and behind Mille Laces with 195.
Sara Johnson led the girls coming in with 51.
“We traveled up to Hinckley for our only away regular season meet of this abbreviated season,” said coach Jeremy Albright. “We have such a young team, but everyone is making strides in improving their game. Both Mille Lacs and Hinckley-Finlayson have some experience on their teams, so I’m hoping our kids learned from playing with them. Trenton Miller shot his best score of the year so far with a 55.”
The boys totaled 223 to place behind Aitkin with 176 and Braham with 194 in the meet hosted at Bulrush May 9. Fessenden was co-medalist with 43.
The girls carded 258, while Aitkin had 226 and Braham 235. Brea LeMon led the girls coming in with 53.
“More experience for our young team,” commented Albright. “We are trying to squeeze what’s supposed to be an entire golf season into about three weeks due to the weather. Our kids are taking it in stride and doing the best they can.”
In the meet at Bulrush May 13 the boys scored 227, while Moose Lake-Willow Rivers carded 177. Fesseden medaled with 40.
The girls carded 277, while Moose Lake-Willow River scored 208. LeMon came in with 51.
“This was our last tune-up for the GRC 18 hole meet,” said Albright. “One highlight of the meet was Dylan Fessenden holing out from about 100 yards out for an eagle. Our youngsters continue to improve. We’ve made a lot of progress this season.”
At the Great River Conference Championships hosted at Bulrush last Thursday, the boys team placed seventh and the girls sixth.
Leading the teams were Fessenden tying for fifth with 83, and LeMon tying for 11th with 107.
For the boys team Nick Schmidt carded 106, Eddie Johnson 112, Trenton Miller 113, Jake Scherer 119 and Brandon Henrichs 122.
Girls team members Johnson came in with 115, Toni Toering 124 and Desi Lindell 138.
“Both Brea LeMon and Dylan Fessenden were named to the GRC All-Conference team,” said Albright. “Congratulations to those two. Dylan Fessenden was also selected as the Most Valuable Player for the GRC this year. What an accomplishment for a sophomore. I am very proud of him and of all of our golfers.”