Rockford builds 62- stroke lead in boys golf league



Playing nine golf events in 11 school days has not slowed down the Rockford boys, who get stronger by the day.

“This may sound like a broken record, but it is the consistency of our team that is winning the conference,” said coach Bruce Koenen. “Everyone is contributing and not having any scores over 50 for the top four is a real plus. That is why we are now 62 strokes ahead of second place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the standings after just four meets.”

Last week at Maple Lake, Rockford shot its lowest nine-hole score of the season with a 160. Brody Harstad led the way as co-medalist with a score of 39. Ty Griffin shot 40, as did Ben Skinner, the usual No. 5 scorer. Alex Shaikoski shot 41 to round out the team score.

Most of the teams in the section tournament competed at the Becker Invitational. Rockford may dominate the conference but proved to be in the middle of the section pack by placing seventh out of 11 teams. Harstad shot 84, followed by Griffin, Shaikoski and Keith Propson all at 87.

Rockford won the league event at Kimball Friday by 10 strokes on a windy day. Griffin shot 39, Harstad and Propson were both at 41 and Shaikoski had a 44.

The Rocket girls also played at Kimball, led by Rachael Clem at 46, Haley Woodrich 52, Nicole Lofstedt 57 and Lexi Clark 61. After three league events, Clem ranks ninth overall.