Previously published on April 29, 2015

ST. CROIX FALLS—Grantsburg Pirate teammates Jordan Knutson and Drew Alderman shot a 37 and a 45, respectively, but it wasn’t enough to win the West Lakeland Conference match at St. Croix Valley golf course last week.

The Pirates finished five strokes behind the Frederic/Luck team score of 201.

“Everyone played well — of course there were a few nerves with it being the first conference meet and the first time we had a full complement of players,” John Addison, Pirate coach, remarked.

Knutson earned medalist honors and Alderman earned runner-up honors.

“The biggest thing about those guys’ game is their course management,” Addison explained. “They know when to be patient and they know when to be aggressive.”

That will only help as the season wears on.

“It gives them confidence,” the coach pointed out.

Nathaniel Krause shot a 57 and Paul MacKean shot a 68

“Shane Tooze played very well,” Addison continued. “It was fun to see him step up.”

Tooze shot a 67.

Knutson toys with course record

GRANTSBURG—Grantsburg junior Jordan Knutson shot a 29 at the Grantsburg Golf Course on his way to medalist honors in Monday’s West Lakeland Conference match.

The course record of 27 is held by coach John Addison.

“Our guys did what they needed to do,” Addison said.

Nathaniel Krause was able to display the same sort of course management the coach sees in Knutson.

“That was good to see,” he praised. “All of our players are getting better.”