RC travels to first dual meet of season
The Rush City boys and girls golf teams were able to trek outside last week despite a wet course in its meet against Aitkin at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course.
On the boys team, the Tigers fell by seven strokes to the host team.
Junior Dylan Fessenden was the low scorer on the day with a 45, followed by freshman Eddie Johnson with a 49.
Senior Nick Schmidt shot a 50, while eighth-grader Jacob Scherer rounded out the scoring with a 54.
“It was our first dual meet, and I know Dylan disappointed with a 45 — wasn’t up to his standards, but the course was wet, hilly and tight, so that made it a challenge,” head coach Jeremy Albright said. “I thought Eddie Johnson did pretty good. For him that was his best round on that course and maybe even for varsity. Overall, we’ll take it. Cuyuna a tough course, but at least we got a meet in.”
The Tiger girls came away with a win as Aitkin recorded an incomplete score. Rush City totaled for 276.
Sophomore Brea LeMon was the top finisher for the Tigers at 59 strokes on the day, while sophomore Heather Fisher finished with a 65.
Junior Sara Johnson put up a score of 68, followed by senior Chelsea Hauner at 84.
“Brea was disappointed with a 59. Both our top girl and top boy didn’t have their best day, but they know they can shoot better and know they will improve as they go,” Albright said. “Chelsea Hauner had her first meet ever; 84 is kind of high, but she finished the meet, so something to be said about that — it was nice to see her do that. Both boys and girls struggled with the weather, and that is such a big part of golf. You know, in basketball, we talk about our opponents on the court; well here in golf, weather is your opponent.”
Weather may be a factor again this week as Rush City hopes to host a meet at Bulrush Golf Club at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, with Moose Lake and Barnum.