PINE RIVER -- Logan Sasse led the Pine River-Backus Tigers boy's golf team to a 184-199 dual meet win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday at the Pine River Country Club.
Sasse's 40 along with Andy Bettino, Willy Devorak and Neal Winn shooting 48 was enough to prevail over Chris Neu's W-DC leading score of 45.
"I was kind of surprised with the consistency of the younger guys we have playing," said Tigers coach Mark Gonnion. "Hopefully that will be a reflection on how they will play and improve during the season. We're happy with our first meet of the season."
Team scores -- Pine River-Backus 184, Wadena-Deer Creek 199
Individual medalist -- Logan Sasse 40
Pine River results -- Andy Bettino 48, Willy Devorak 48, Neal Winn 48, Javen Swanson 49, Lee Swanson 50
Wadena-Deer Creek results -- Chris Neu 45, Matt Boline 50, Mike Grieme 52, Brody Droger 52, Andrew Martinson 53, Mike Weber 53
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FARIBAULT -- Sophomore Ricky Aulie started out the season right finishing second individually at the Shattuck Invitational at Faribault boys' golf tournament Friday.
Aulie a member of the Crosby-Ironton Rangers shot a 75 while the individual medalist Mike Fiedler of host Faribault won the tournament with a 68.
This was Aulie and the rest of the Rangers squad's first time on a course.
"A trip down south is usually our first time on the golf course," said Ranger head coach Rich Aulie. "I was really surprised with the way Ricky and Mikael Christenson played. Once we get on the course we'll be in good shape for the season."
C-I finished 16 out of 19 teams.
Team scores -- 1-Park Cottage Grove 310, 2-Minnehaha Academy 311, 16-Crosby-Ironton 359
Individual medalist -- Mike Fiedler (F) 68
Crosby-Ironton results -- 2-Ricky Aulie 75, Mikael Christenson 84, Joe Bauer 96, Justin Smith 104, Mark Severson 104, Mike Simmonds 109
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