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Boys Golf: Tough first outing for boys golfers

Rosemount's boys golf team opened its season at River Oaks Golf Course for the Park Invitational on Tuesday. It was the first trip of the season to a Minnesota course the Irish don't call home.

Unfamiliar surroundings tested the Irish.

Against a strong group of teams, Rosemount placed 13th out of 20 teams with a team score of 336. Eastview won the meet by shooting a 310.

"We're going to talk about adjustments," Irish coach Greg Gamache said. "It was a learning experience. You hope it gives the guys a little motivation to stick around the greens and work on chipping and putting. I didn't see a lot of teams out-driving us. Guys were smart, and we weren't making reckless shots. But within 30 yards of the hole, it was a rough day."

Eric Frahm led the Irish, shooting an 80, six shots back of the individual winners.

Collin Anderson shot an 83, while Kevin Kearney finished with an 85.

Christian Kittleson carded an 88. Sam Reber shot a 92, and Tony Leske had a score of 95.

"I don't know if it was just the fact that it was our first time out of our comfort zone, on a new course," Gamache said. "The thing we kept hearing over and over were the greens were really hard."

And now the test will be how the Irish adjust.