Blaze golf on hot streak going into sections
Burnsville boys win final conference tourney
The Burnsville boys golf team won the last of four South Suburban Conference tournaments at Valleywood Golf Course on Monday, finishing 10 strokes ahead of No. 1-ranked Lakeville North and eight shots ahead of Lakeville South.
Alex Uloth was the medalist with an even-par 71. Cole Borchardt shot a 73, Evan Munyon a 75 and Kyle Greiger an 81.
“Everyone just put it together,” head coach Larry Opatz said. “We played a practice round out there last week, which really helps as Valleywood can be tricky as far as where to position your tee shots and what to hit off of certain holes.”
Burnsville is the only team other than Lakeville North to win a conference tournament this season. The Panthers won the other three.
The Blaze will participate in the Section 2AAA tournament on May 31 at Oakdale Golf Club in Hutchinson. If Burnsville makes the cut, the final round will be June 4, also at Oakdale Golf Club. Burnsville is one of the favorites along with Lakeville South, Chanhassen, Chaska, Bloomington Jefferson and Eden Prairie.
“If we play like we’re capable of we should be very competitive,” Opatz said. “I can tell you this – it won’t be from lack of effort. When the guys can start seeing a little success, that can go a long way with their confidence.”