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Boys Golf: Boys set themselves up for strong finish

There was one more goal remaining for the Rosemount boys golf team -- make it to the second round of the section tournament.

Three of the four goals the Irish outlined at the beginning of the season were completed earlier.

On Tuesday, Rosemount knocked off No. 4.

Rosemount shot a 303 and is in second place after the first round of the Class 3A, Section 3 tournament.

Each of the top five teams advance to the second round, which will be played May 26 at Bunker Hills.

"That was our last goal of the year; we're 4-of-4," Irish coach Greg Gamache said. "The boys, as a team, have done what they needed to do. They have put themselves in position to go to state. They did a great job today. When you shoot your season-low at the first round of sections, you can't get much better than that."

Rosemount's Sam Reber tied for second individually during the first round with a score of 71. He was just two shots off the leader.

Eric Frahm added a 75 for the Irish. Collin Anderson carded a 76 and Tony Lorence finished the scoring with an 81.

Grant Weierke shot an 85 and Kevin Kearney added an 86.

"Guys were surprisingly relaxed this morning," Gamache said Tuesday. "As a coach, you get a premonition and the last three rounds they haven't felt good. They were edgy, irritated with the wind. Whatever it was, they found excuses. Today, they just really looked businesslike and went out and shot well."

It was a departure from the past week. Rosemount placed 10th out of 11 teams at a conference meet on Monday. The Irish were ninth out of 11 teams on Friday in a Lake Conference meet at Emerald Greens, Rosemount's home course.

Charlie Frahm and Josh Doyle saw their first varsity action of the year on Monday and each shot a 92.