The weather didn’t exactly know what to do with itself at the Class 3A state golf meet at Bunker Hills on Wednesday.
The Alexandria boys played two holes before waiting through a rain delay early in the morning. They then played during a downpour for about 30 minutes once they got going again a little after 11.
That pushed the girls’ start time back about an hour and a half, but once they finally got going, they did so in what was relatively perfect weather for golf. The Cardinals took advantage of it on their way to a second-place finish at state. You can read more about both the boys and girls performances on our website and in Friday’s issue of the Echo Press.
In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite action shots I got from yesterday that depict the change in weather that the golfers played through.
Sophomore Cole Haugen watched his putt through the driving rain on the fourth green after the boys got going again around 11:10. Haugen said after the meet that he would rather play in wind than rain, but he hasn’t had much choice for much of this spring. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)
Senior Nick Brundell watched his ball off the fifth tee box. Brundell said the rain was nothing this team hasn’t gotten used to already this season. He blocked it out to shoot a two-day score of 152 to finish tied for 15th individually. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)
The girls had no such problems with the weather. Here, Shelby Iverson hit out of the sand on her 17th hole as the sun started to set. Iverson got up and down from there to save par and finish with a career-best 86. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)
Amanda Bigger busted out of a fairway bunker during her final hole on Wednesday. Bigger hit it to the left fringe and finished off her round with a par on her way to a 76. Her two-day total of 156 was good for ninth place overall. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)