Irish golfers are eager to re-build


Irish golfers kicked off the season last week. They are, from left, Joseph Stokman, Devon Lyons, Sam Zappa, Ben Weese and Jackson Gallagher. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The Maple Lake boys golf team kicked off its season on Thursday, April 20, with a new team and a new coach.
Led by professional golf instructor Patrick Groehler, the Irish finished fourth, but only nine shots out of first place at the seven-team, Central Minnesota Conference meet.
Junior Devon Lyons took home individual honors by shooting a 41 on the Pierz Golf Course to tie for second overall.
The Irish are in the re-building stage after losing the five seniors that helped them to a 2016 conference championship.
Returning with some varsity experience from last year is sophomore Joseph Stokman, and junior Ben Weese.

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