What’s a little golf without some rain and puddles?

Athletics compete at wet Stewartville Invitational

Post-Bulletin staff

ROCHESTER — The Lyle/Austin Pacelli boys golf team competed in the Stewartville Invitational on Thursday at Willow Creek.

This was second time on the season that the Lyle/Pacelli boys have played 18 holes. Stewartville won the 11-team event, and Lake City was the runner-up. Lyle/Pacelli finished ninth with a team score of 389 on the day.

Spencer Halder of Lake City was the meet medalist with a 37-38 split for a round of 75. The runner-up spot was a tie between teammates Blake Honsey and Alex Mulleneaux of Stewartville as they both shot a round of 77.


"That was good for the kids to play another round of 18 holes, it will get them ready for the post-season meets," L/P coach Mark Buntje said. "The course was wet and there was standing water everywhere, but they get the meet completed. The kids said their feet got wet while putting on the greens, and the course played long."

Matt Buntje had the low round for the L/P Athletics. Buntje had a 45 on the front nine and then shaved a couple of stokes off his total on the back nine for a round of 88.

Ryan Fett also had a good afternoon for the Athletics as he broke 50 in nine holes for the first time, and finished as the only other golfer on his team to come in under 100 on the day.

Matt Buntje placed 24th out of 72 golfers in the meet, so he finished among the top third tier.

He had one birdie on the day and then, finished strong with a one-over par score on the last four holes.

Lyle/Pacelli boys and girls hit the road again today with a trip to Valley High for Southeast Conference dual meets against Houston.


• At Willow Creek Golf Course, par 70


Team scores

Stewartville 316, Lake City 319, Byron 328, Rushford-Peterson 339, Blooming Prairie 354, Kingsland 361, Houston 377, Lanesboro 378, Lyle/Pacelli 389, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 406, Glenville-Emmons 448.

L/P (389): Matt Buntje 45-43—88, Ryan Fett 45-51—96, Alex Brennan 50-50—100, Dylan Fett 47-58—105, Justin Hutchinson 54-52—106, Garrett Jenkins 59-57—116.

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