Boys golf: Irish prepping for section 3AA meet
Even while the Rosemount boys golf team has struggled in recent weeks, Irish coach Kyle Frederickson has tried to keep perspective.
Frederickson believes his golfers can make their mark on the section tournament. It all comes down to two days.
"In golf it's all about peaking at the right time," Frederickson said. "I've said it before, but the thing about golf is you can play poorly all year, but if you play well at sections you have a chance to go to state. It all depends on the first and second days at sections. Those two days are big ones."
Rosemount has been inconsistent this season, but it will all become moot if the Irish can be steady next week. The Class 2A, Section 3 tournament begins Tuesday, May 31 at Keller Golf Course. The second round of competition, after cuts are made, is Friday, June 3 at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
The inconsistent ways continued for Rosemount during the past week.
The Irish shot a combined 346 to finish10th of 10 teams at Inverwood Golf Course last week and came back Monday to shoot a 330 at Valleywood Golf Course, placing ninth out of 10 teams in the final South Suburban Conference match.
For Frederickson, it's all about limiting mistakes and stopping the damage quickly once it starts. He knows Rosemount's golfers have the talent.
"Their games are good," Frederickson said. "They just make a big number and something goes wrong. I have a lot of faith in them. I don't want to say I was disappointed, but I feel they have so much more potential to do a lot more on the golf course."
Monday's finish at Valleywood meant the Irish finished tied for ninth in the conference standings. Sam Reber earned all-conference honors after finishing the season strong.
Reber posted the team's season-best round with a 71 at Valleywood. He finished one stroke off the lead while shooting even par for the course.
"Let's hope he can keep it going and the rest of the team can follow suit," Frederickson said.
Charlie Frahm shot an 85 at Valleywood and Josh Doyle carded an 86. John Erlandson finished with an 88. Ryan Sword (95) and Tony Warweg (96) also competed for Rosemount.
Reber came home with an 86 at Inverwood last week. Doyle led the team with an 84.
Travis Parker added a total of 86, while Frahm carded a 90.
Sword finished with a 94 and Warweg ended his round with a 101.
"We're struggling right now," Frederickson said. "We're just trying to get better every time out. It's kind of been a roller coaster of a season."