Two recent Crookston High School graduates, Ben Andringa and Quinn Westlake competed in their final tournament as high school golfers in the Bell Bank High School Senior Invitational at Fargo Country Club on Monday.
Andringa shot a 96 (+24), and Westlake shot a 102 (+30). Hunter Burnside of Detroit Lakes won the Minnesota boys title with an 82 (+10).
Shelby Busker, of Detroit Lakes, won the Minnesota Girls tournament with an even-par 72.
“This was the first time they walked 18 holes since the last section tournament,” said Crookston Pirate Boys Golf Coach Steve Kofoed. “They weren’t thrilled with their scores. They haven’t had any competitive golf this spring, so it was nice for the guys to get out and play.”
The scores were a little higher for the boys. “It is the hardest golf course they have ever played, and they hadn’t played the course before, so they weren’t sure where to hit the ball, and if they could golf the course again, they would improve their scores,” said Coach Kofoed. “It was a really good event that they put together with a free entry fee. It was nice for them to put a cap on what was a weird year.”
Coach Kofoed added that the last three holes are along the river, and they had small and quick greens, so it was a challenging course.