Golf: Twenty teams take to snowy tee-off on the TPC

Chipping through snowy winds and gripping frozen clubs, golf teams from 20 Minnesota high schools competed in an invitational tournament at the TPC, Blaine, on April 16.

Dressed for the snowy, windy conditions, Blaine High School’s Frank Lundquist gets set to tee off during Monday’s invitational tournament at the TPC. Lundquist finished with 87 strokes, two strokes behind teammate Joe Manthis.  Photo courtesy of Kevin Overgaard

Dressed for the snowy, windy conditions, Blaine High School’s Frank Lundquist gets set to tee off during Monday’s invitational tournament at the TPC. Lundquist finished with 87 strokes, two strokes behind teammate Joe Manthis. Photo courtesy of Kevin Overgaard

Andover finished top of the local teams, taking home fourth place bragging rights with 340. Spring Lake Park (348), Blaine (349) and Legacy Christian Academy (351) finished eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. Anoka finished in 13th place (355); Coon Rapids 17th (372) and Champlin Park 18th (384).

Top team bid went to Hastings with 328, Forest Lake finished second with 335 and Elk River came in third with 338.

In individual results, Spring Lake Park’s Nathaniel Jones finished with 80 strokes for two rounds, putting him fifth best for the tournament. Meanwhile, Blaine’s Joe Manthis finished with 85 strokes.

Osseo’s Dalton Charbonneau and Hastings’ Matthew Radke finished tied for first with 78; Hastings’ Matt Tusa and Armstrong’s Bryan Relopez finished tied for second with 79 strokes.

Next up, the Bunker Hills invitational tournament tees-off Thursday, April 19. Shot gun start is set for 9 a.m. and features Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin Park, Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park and St. Francis teams plus 20 more high school golf teams from around the metro area.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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