McCabe Buege of Rogers was the champion and Chase Hahne of Elk River finished fourth in the Tri-State Invitational, the state’s biggest regular-season high school golf tournament, in miserable conditions Friday and Saturday at Edinburgh USA.
Buege, along with sixth-place Corey Muenzhuber, led Rogers to second place behind Eden Prairie.
Buege shot 79-72-151 and tied two Eden Prairie players, Austin Wilson and Dylan Baker, but won a scorecard playoff. A year ago, Buege also tied for first, and that time lost a scorecard playoff, to Orono’s Patrick Johnson.
It was tough to play.
“The wind was 20 to 30 (mph) both days, and the first four holes Saturday were played in a downpour,” said Buege. “We were all complaining. Nobody could believe they were sending kids out.”
Buege said all you could do was focus on making pars.
“Keep the ball low and hit to the middle of the green, and try to avoid bogies,” he said.
Eden Prairie shot 315-305-620, with Rogers next at 323-313-636. Wayzata was third with 316-325-341.
Jordan Rykal shot 80-80-160 and Morgan Rask 86-93-179. Phil Ballard played Saturday and shot 84.
Hahne, who was tied for the lead after Friday’s opening round, shot 74-79-153. Alex Kline shot 81-82-163, John Butler 86-78-164, and Garrett Turnacliff 88-91-179.
Muenzhuber tied for sixth with 78-77-155.