Muskie golfers place sixth

The Muskie golfers headed over to International Falls for a tournament yesterday, finishing in sixth place out of the 11 teams competing.
The black-and-gold posted a 349 total—well behind Virginia’s tournament-winning of 304 score.
“Conditions were perfect for scoring,” admitted Muskie coach Greg Ste. Croix. “I don’t think they underachieved [but[ I think they’re capable of shooting a lot better.”
The tournament’s low score was a 72 carded by Virginia’s Tyler Hill. The top Muskie golfer was Alex McDonald, who managed an 83 yesterday.
“I think that’s a great starting point for him,” Ste. Croix said of McDonald.
“I think he’s capable of shooting lower scores. Very pleased with it, though,” he added.
Ste. Croix noted that was a performance he hopes for in time as a standard for his team—one in the mid-70s to mid-80s range. “It’s still early in the spring to be firing off those scores,” he admitted.
The sixth-place finish came one day after Fort High hosted its own tournament at Heron Landing on Couchiching, where the squad posted a similar 346 team score to finish third out of seven teams.
The black-and-gold still have time to improve, however, with three events left in the season, including their next tournament May 23 in Kenora.