The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls golf team shot a 414 at the Belle Plaine Invitational Golf Meet on Tuesday night good enough to put them into fourth place out of the eight teams.
Host team Belle Plaine won the meet with a 390 team score. Watertown-Mayer was second with a 407 and Jordan was third at 412, just two strokes better than the Bucs.
USC captured fifth place with a 427, Sibley East was seventh at 517 and Norwood-Young America came in eighth with 522.
"The girls played a bit better as a team at this tournament," Buc coach Al Cue says. "There is still room for improvement, but Belle Plaine is a tricky course and it was quite windy again."
BEA was led by Autumn Drake who shot a 95 (48-47) and captured the fifth place individual medal.
Natali Fellows came in with a 99 (48-51) to help out the Bucs' team score.
Allie Curtis shot a 101 (49-52) while Aeli Olson carded a 119 (56-63) for BEA's other two scores for team total. Anna Aukes also shot a 122 (54-68).
"Overall the girls are playing well, but most of them are having a hole or two or three that really vie them trouble and drive their scores up," Cue says. "If we can get more consistent and avoid the really big numbers, our team score will drop in a hurry."
This week the Buccaneers play at Fairmont on Tuesday.
BEA 237, USC 244
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls golf team survived some windy conditions and higher-than-normal scores and defeated the United South Central Rebels on Friday, April 27.
The Bucs won the meet 237 to 244.
"The conditions were very tough," BEA coach Al Cue says. "Winds were blowing at 40 miles per hour, making it very difficult to play.
The Rebels had two players who carded lower scores than the Buccaneer's lowest score.
USC's Veronica Schindler was the medalist, coming in with a 50. She was followed by teammate Allie Wood with a 54.
BEA's lowest score was a 57, shot by Allie Curtis.
But, BEA's next three scores were all lower than USC's third player.
The Buc's Autumn Drake and Natali Fellows each carded a 58, and Emily Davids came in with a 64 to complete BEA's team total.
The Rebels had a 66 from Katelyn Loegering and a 74 from Isabel Schindler to add to their team score.
"The girls struggled some, but really kept up positive attitudes," Cue says. "The score was pretty high, but it was low enough to get a win."
The Bucs two other scores were a 65 by Aeli Olson and a 66 from Anna Aukes.