Kernels holding home-course advantage at stateWith the Class AA high school boys’ state golf tournament being held Monday and Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell, MHS coach Sean Moen said his squad has a huge advantage.
By: Kevin Pottebaum, The Daily Republic
With the Class AA high school boys’ state golf tournament being held Monday and Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell, MHS coach Sean Moen said his squad has a huge advantage.
“Considering the scores we shot all year, it’s about a 30-stroke advantage,” he said. “The kids are playing a lot better at home. They’re just a lot more comfortable.”
The Kernels finished their regular season Thursday at a home meet and the team scored a 326.
“We can easily be in the 310 area,” Moen said.
Mitchell’s coach believes that if his team shoots at the top of its level, the team has a shot at a top-six finish, which was a goal of the team all season.
“We’ve been in the bottom half of every tournament,” he said. “But I have a lot more confidence after Thursday.”
The Kernels’ No. 2 golfer Jacob Rice shot his best round of the season Thursday, carding a 76. Jaron Weich, the team’s top performer throughout the season, shot a 77 Thursday but has scored as low as 74 this season.
“Both of those guys could easily place in the state tournament,” Moen said.
Other golfers competing for MHS Monday and Tuesday are Aaron Sudbeck, Landon Pooley, Ryan Solberg and Tyson Allen.
Weich tees off first for the Kernels at 9:20 a.m. Monday, with Jacob Rice teeing off at 9:50 a.m. While they tee off from Hole 1, the other Mitchell golfers will begin their rounds on Hole 10. Sudbeck tees off at 10:20 a.m., Pooley at 10:30 a.m., Solberg at 10:40 a.m. and Allen at 10:50 a.m.