ST. CLOUD -- Led by a 2-over-par 74 from Mitch Means the Brainerd Warriors finished second in the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational/Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Monday at the Territories.
Brainerd carded a 310 in the conference meet and a 314 in the Invitational. Both were good for second behind Alexandria's 294.
Tommy Boyer shot 77, Jared Hoppe 79 and Spencer Sundberg rounded out the conference score with an 80.
"We are consistently playing well," said Warrior coach Brian Wallace. "It's just hard when you have one of the top teams in the state in your conference. Alexandria is hard to beat, but I still think we can if we put one real good day together.
Mitch Means shot a 74, good for second place.
"We're coming in 310 or better in most meets and that's good enough to win a lot of conferences, but not this one."
Curt Carlson shot an 81 followed by Clinton Strother's 82.
Bjorn Hedman shot a 1-over-par 73 to lead Little Falls to a tie for fourth in the conference meet and a tie for sixth in the invitational.
Note: The Invitational was only a four player event, so the CLC teams had to declare which four players would represent their team in the invitational. The CLC meet was the usual six-player format.
Central Lakes Conference scores -- 1-Alexandria 294, 2-Brainerd 310, 3-Willmar 314, 4t-Little Falls 320, 4t-Sartell 320, 6-Sauk Rapids 321, 7-St. Cloud Tech 322, 8-Rocori 339, 9-St. Cloud Apollo 350
Invitational scores -- 1-Alexandria 294, 2t-Brainerd 314, 2t-Fergus Falls 314, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 317, 5-Willmar 319, 6t-Little Falls, 320, 6t-Startell 320, 8-Sauk Rapids 321, 9t-Blaine 322, 9t-St. Cloud Tech 322, 11-Osseo 325, 12-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 334, 13-Albany 337, 14-Champlin Park 338, 15-Maple Grove 344, 16-Rocori 345, 17-Foley 353, 18-Milaca 355, 19-Melrose 358, 20t-St. Cloud Apollo 359, 20t-Big Lake 359
Tommy Boyer shot a 77 for the Warriors.
CLC medalist -- Bryce Hansted (Alex) 71
Invitational medalist -- Hansted (A) 71
Brainerd results -- Mitch Means 74, Jared Hoppe 79, Spencer Sundberg 80, Curt Carlson 81, Clinton Strother 82, Tom Boyer 77
Little results -- Bjorn Hedman 73, Derek Clough 79, Ben Grams 84, Robin McGillis 90, Matt Baum 84, Colin Simmons 100
Conference standings -- 1-Alexandria 45, 2-Brainerd 36.5, 3-Willmar 34, 4-Sauk Raids 29, 5t-Sartell 23, 5t-St. Cloud Tech 23, 7-Little Falls 17.5, 8-Rocori 10, 9-St. Cloud Apollo 7,
Next meet -- Brainerd in Patriot/Ranger Invite at Deacon's Lodge in Breezy Point 3 p.m. Wednesday.
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