|5/25/2017 12:23:00 PM|
Overgaard shoots a 70, Wildcats moving closer to another M8C title
Coming out of a rain-soaked two weeks of delays and cancellations, the Chisago Lakes boys golf team is playing their best golf of the year right now.
They hosted a home meet on Monday, May 15, an event that was supposed to be two weeks prior but was rained out, which ended up being a good thing.
Chisago Lakes’ two sophomore sensations, Thomas Overgaard and Justin Lawry, both shot under par for the day. They both shot 37 on the front nine, but Overgaard carded a 33 on the back nine and Lawry a 34.
“Thomas and Justin have been really impressive,” Head Coach Bryon Rogers said. “They have been playing consistently low golf over the past couple of weeks for us.”
Those two scores were far and away the best on the day in the Mississippi 8 East, as Seth Kirkeide of Cambridge-Isanti was third with a 77.
Senior Andrue Trelstad backed up those two low scores with an 80, which was good enough for fourth at the meet.
Jackson Waltman then carded an 84 while Tucker Bakken and Ben Forsberg, two freshmen, both carded an 85. That meant that all six of the Chisago Lakes’ golfers finished in the top 12 of the meet, giving them a team score of 305, which was 19 strokes ahead of second place Cambridge-Isanti, who had the third, fifth and sixth place finishers in the meet.
The Wildcats then showed it wasn’t just home cooking at the Chisago Lakes Golf Course that propelled them to the victory.
Two days later, on Wednesday, May 17, the boys beat Cambridge-Isanti again, but this time it was at the Bluejackets home course, Purple Hawk Country Club.
Overgaard was again the top finisher at the meet, carding a 74 at the Hawks. He shot a 35 on the front nine and backed it up with a 39 on the back nine. He beat Kirkeide and North Branch’s Joe Fabini by three strokes for the medal finish.
Lawry and Forsberg each carded a 78, which gave the ‘Cats three sub-80 scores and a good chance to win with a strong fourth score. Trelstad came through again, shooting an 80 to give Chisago Lakes a total of 310, which was six strokes better than Cambridge-Isanti.
Waltman was waiting in the wings with an 81, and Bakken shot an 88 on the day.
“Andrue has been steady in the upper 70s and we have rotated through several guys for the sixth spot that have contributed scores as well,” Rogers said.
“If we can get them all firing on the same cylinder come sections, we stand a pretty good chance competing to make it into the state tournament.”
Rogers got a glimpse of that potential at the Princeton Invite on Monday, May 22. Chisago Lakes shot a potential school-record 290 behind a 71 from Trelstad, 72 from Bakken, 73 from Overgaard and 74 from Lawry.
For a full recap of that astounding meet, check out next week’s County Press.