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Boys golf: Confidence is high as boys golfers continue low scores

When the Rosemount boys golf team opened its season with a team score of 308, the Irish coaches were a bit surprised.

After another week of low scoring, the coaches are wondering what's next.

"I don't know if it's the weather or what, but we're shooting much better than we did last year at this time," Rosemount coach Greg Gamache said. "We've still got quite a ways to go. As coaches, we don't know if we're peaking too early. Maybe we have to dial them back a little bit, rotate some guys.

"You have to try and find that fine line where you let them go out and shoot rounds, but keep them fresh mentally and physically."

The most pleasing round of the past week came at Bunker Hills in a 31-team event. Bunker Hills is the site of the second round of the section meet and the state meet. The Irish shot a 309 to place in a tie for sixth.

Eric Frahm led the way with a 75 at Bunker Hills. Sam Reber and John Erlandson were right behind with matching 77s.

Tony Lorence carded an 80. Alex Speer finished with an 83. and Josh Doyle had an 89.

On the same day, five players went to the Wilds golf course to participate in an event and shot a combined 355. Tony Leske led the Irish with an 85.

A day later, Rosemount was eighth in a meet for Shattuck-St. Mary's. Doyle had an 84 to lead the way.

In a Lake Conference meet on Monday at Minnesota Valley golf course, the Irish placed sixth out of 12 teams with a combined 311.

Reber shot a 75. Frahm carded a 76. Lorence finished with a 79. Speer had an 81 and Erlandson shot an 82.

"So much of golf is confidence," Gamache said. "You want guys up on the tee box truly believing if they play a good, smart, solid round they can beat an opponent. You don't want them up there thinking they need to play the round of their lives."