Golf: Thunder win 3rd straight GRC meet; Faulkner leads

Derek Faulkner was meet medalist as the Zimmerman Thunder won their third consecutive conference meet on Thursday and closed the gap on first-place St. Cloud Cathedral.

Faulker shot 38, with teammate David Molinari right behind in second with 39, at Stone’s Throw Golf Club in Milaca. Tommy Hannan tied for sixth with 41 and Dovian Sayre tied for 11th with 42.

The Thunder totaled 160, followed by Cathedral 166, Little Falls 167, Milaca 172, Princeton 173, Mora 180 and Foley 195.

“Derek Faulkner and David Molinari continue their steady play with a  first and second place finish,” reflected coach Kurran Sagan.  “Dovian Sayre continues to be a key contributor, with Tommy Hannan as our anchor. It’s fun to see improvement every tournament from our guys.”

After six of eight Granite Ridge Conference meets, Cathedral, which had a big early lead, still  has a two-point edge on the Thunder. If the Thunder won next Thursday at Foley and the following Monday at Wapicada in St. Cloud they would tie Cathedral for the title if the Crusaders keep taking second. Meanwhile a Cathedral win in either meet would give them the crown.

Next is a small meet at Princeton on Monday.