Golf: Whitcomb makes the cut

Princeton’s Connor Whitcomb made the All-Tournament team Monday, finishing in 10th place at the Purple Hawk Invite in Cambridge.

Whitcomb’s score of 77 tied Kyle Korva of Rogers for the last spots on the All-Tournament team.

Rogers’ Corey Muenzhuber took top honors, shooting a 69. Jordan Rykal of Rogers fired a 71, while Cambridge-Isanti’s Matt Swanson shot a 72 to round out the top three. Individual statistics for Princeton players were not available at press time.

In team play, Princeton’s 334 was good for ninth place among the 13-team field. The Tigers beat out Duluth East, Blaine, Braham and Pine City.

It was Rogers taking first-place honors with a combined score of 300. Grand Rapids was second with a 304. Hermantown’s 312 was good for third place.


Staples tournament

Brandon Carlson was Princeton’s top golfer Saturday, April 28 at the 2012 Cardinal Invitational, hosted by Staples-Motley High School.

Carlson’s 85 did not make the top cut, but was just six strokes behind making the top 10, which went to Sam Labine of St. Cloud Cathedral.

Korben Weidenboren shot an 89 for the Tigers, followed by Silas Reek (97), Hunter Bies (98) and Ben Pauley’s 101.

Staples-Motley’s Nick Forsberg took top honors, shooting a 72. Trey Dale of Bemidji’s 75 and Dan Cavanaugh of Perham’s 75 rounded out the top three.

Princeton finished 11th in the 14-team field with a score of 369. Staples-Motley won their tournament, shooting a 303. Bemidji’s 313 and Perham’s 319 rounded out the top three.


Mora meet

Princeton headed to Mora on Wednesday, April 25 to take on their Granite Ridge Conference foes at the Spring Brook Golf Course.

The Tigers shot a 352, a score that earned them fourth place among the seven Granite Ridge teams. St. Cloud Cathedral took first after shooting a 324. Zimmerman and Little Falls each turned in 340s to tie for second.

Connor Whitcomb was on his game, turning in a 78 to lead all Princeton golfers. Korben Weidenboren scored a 90 and Ben Pauley had a 91 to round out Princeton’s top three. Brendan Carlson shot a 93, followed by Silas Reek’s 94 and Hunter Bies’ 106.

The boys play Thursday at Little Falls before hosting the Princeton Invitational on May 7.

The girls were off all last week, but returned to action Tuesday at the Mora meet. They are at Milaca tonight, Thursday, May 3.