Golf: Muenzhuber medals with 68 as Rogers ties for 2nd at Brainerd Invitational

Corey Muenzhuber was medalist with a blazing 68 as Rogers tied for second place in the Brainerd Invitational on Wednesday.

Muenzhuber, a senior ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, had a solid first nine on the Woods side, then heated up on the Marsh side with birdies on two, four, six, and seven, and just missing on eight and nine.

Corey Muenzhuber

Coach Dan Bursheim said Muenzhuber was able to hit the fairways with whatever club he needed, mostly his 3 hybrid.

Among the players he beat were Class 3A’s top-ranked Jon Dutoit of Chaska and Class A’s top-ranked Nick Forsberg of Staples-Motley and No. 2 ranked Dylan Rusk of Edina.

Minnetonka placed first among 19 schools with 304, with Rogers, Armstrong and Chaska next with 308’s. Edina was fifth with 310.

Rogers also had Morgan Rask with 77, Jordan Rykal 81, Zach Hnath 82, Andy Suedbeck 83, and Kyle Korva 84.

“The team played well to finish second against a pretty tough field on a tricky course that most had not seen before,” noted Rogers coach Dan Bursheim.

“They did leave a few shots on the course but this team is working hard to get the best scores out of their rounds.”

Next for Rogers is theĀ  Tri-State Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Wayzata.