Marshall boys’ golf team ties for 3rd in Hutch

“We played like the weather” was how Marshall boys’ head golf coach Allen Lucht described his team’s performance Friday at a 10-team tournament at Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson.

The Tigers battled cold and windy conditions and struggled to a 331 team score, which put them in a tie for third with Litchfield. Bloomington Jefferson won the tournament with a 309, while New London-Spicer was the runner up at 323.

No Marshall golfers broke 80 on the day, and only a handful of competitors in the field managed to accomplish the feat.

“It’s hard to keep your concentration when it’s like this,” Lucht said of the conditions. “If you hit a couple of bad shots you can lose the feel of your swing.”

Matt Bennett had the low round for Marshall with an 80. Jacob Baker and Alex Buysse each added an 83. Rounding out the top four scores was Jon Wyffels, who shot an 85. Brent Haukom and Matt Christianson, the other two Tigers to make the trip, shot rounds of 88 and 93, respectively.

Lucht said the golfers were happy to get done and get warm at the conclusion of the meet.

“It wasn’t fun at all, but experience is always good as far as when you play in Minnesota,” Lucht said.

The Tigers are back on the course today for a tournament in Fairmont. Their next home meet is Tuesday for a Southwest Conference triangular with Redwood Valley and Worthington.