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Boys golf: Fighting through a busy midseason

Rosemount boys golf coach Greg Gamache talked early on this season about the importance of getting in enough rounds while also staying mentally sharp.

The past week exemplified how the Irish are still trying to develop the right mix.

"We started out hot and I told you, it doesn't matter right now," Gamache said. "We want to finish strong more than start strong. Some guys are motivated to hit the course every day even if there's rain, snow or wind. Other guys probably need a break.

"I really think it is a fine line."

It was also a tough task. The Irish played seven competitive rounds in six tournaments over a 10-day stretch culminating Saturday at the elite Tri-State Invitational at Hastings Country Club.

Rosemount finished the two-day tournament in 21st place out of 24 teams with a combined score of 681. The Irish shot a 340 on Friday and a 341 on Saturday.

"It's not good," Gamache said of his team's scoring. "I don't know if I can pin it on any one thing. The schedule is maybe part of it. We've played a lot of golf, maybe too much."

Sam Reber shot a combined 151 to place in a tie for fifth overall.

"Sam did an amazing job," Gamache said. "This stretch hasn't affected his play at all."

Tony Lorence carded a 175. Eric Frahm shot a 179. John Erlandson finished with a 183.