Boys golf: Red Wing second in new tiebreaker systemSHAKOPEE, Minn. - Red Wing put together its best performance of the year at Tuesday's Missota Conference meet at Stonebrooke Golf Club, but it wasn't quite enough to top Shakopee for the top spot.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Red Wing put together its best performance of the year at Tuesday's Missota Conference meet at Stonebrooke Golf Club, but it wasn't quite enough to top Shakopee for the top spot.
The Wingers and Sabers tied atop the leaderboard with a 313. However, a new tiebreaker system means the Sabers walk away with the most points in terms of conference standings.
The Missota Conference athletic directors changed the format this year to include the fifth scores to break any ties. The only other time that's used is to determine who qualifies for state. Previously, the tied teams would split the points evenly.
The coaches all resisted this change prior to its implementation, according to Red Wing coach Todd Petterson.
"I don't want to sound like sour grapes," Petterson said. "We left enough shots out there on our own."
The two top teams were followed closely by New Prague at 315. Prior Lake (329), Holy Angels (332), Northfield (335), Farmington (334) and Hutchinson (346) also competed.
Mark Giorgi earned medalist honors with a 73, but he received plenty of help. George Noesen and Jared Nelson each posted a 78.
Parker Riegelman's 84 rounded out the scoring, though Chad Hager's 87 also played a very important role in the outcome. Nate Kelly carded posted an 89.
"I'm pleased about how we played today," Petterson said. "We're going in the right direction."
Red Wing plays host today to its home invitational. The shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.