Edina wins first boys' golf state title since 1987

  • Article by: DAVID LA VAQUE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 11, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The Hornets edged Wayzata, while a senior from Rochester Century won medalist honors.

hide

Sam Foust led Edina with a two-day total of 145. That tied him for second place overall.

Photo: Bruce Bisping • bbisping@startribune.com,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

 

Edina’s Day 1 lead provided no comfort for boys’ golf coach Phil Finanger. He knew well that the team in the rear-view mirror, Wayzata, had plenty under the hood.

To Finanger’s delight, his players carried the same urgency.

“Guys would get a bogey, then come back a few holes later and get a birdie,” Finanger said. “They all knew every stroke counted and they didn’t stop playing.”

Good thing. Edina edged the Trojans by one stroke (590-591) and won its first state title on the links since 1987.

Sam Foust, the team’s No. 1 player all season, led the way with a 145 to tie for second place. Kobi Boe and Bobby Terwilliger each carded 149 and tied for ninth. Ben Olson finished one stroke behind to complete the top four scores that counted toward the total.

“We all knew it was going to be close no matter how well we played,” Foust said.

The turning point came on the 16th hole. Foust birdied and Wayzata got a bogey, giving Edina what Finanger called “the cushion that mattered.”

“Six strokes was nothing to us coming into Day 2,” Finanger said. “Wayzata is a great team and we knew what we were facing.”

Captain waits, wins

Patience helped boys’ champion Chris Captain on and off the course.

Captain, a senior from Rochester Century, took a 142 into the clubhouse, then waited more than an hour for the leaders to finish.

He took his clubs to the car. He ate a snack. Then he did math in his head and watched as final scores were posted.

“I never felt 100 percent comfortable,” Captain said.

On Wednesday, Captain carded a birdie and eight pars. The back nine included a birdie, seven pars and a round-ending bogey. He won by three strokes.

“I tried to stay consistent, be patient and give myself chances for birdies,” Captain said.

  • related content

  • Captain

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles 1
NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6
Boston 7 Top 9th Inning
Baltimore 5
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 13 FINAL
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 1
Chicago Cubs 3 Bottom 10th Inning
Cincinnati 3
Washington - LP: T. Roark 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: B. Morris 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez 12
St. Louis 3 Top 8th Inning
Milwaukee 0
Kansas City 2 Top 7th Inning
Chicago WSox 1
San Francisco 4 Bottom 6th Inning
Colorado 3
Pittsburgh 3 Bottom 3rd Inning
Arizona 0
Houston 0 Top 2nd Inning
Oakland 0
Texas 0 Top 2nd Inning
LA Angels 0
Los Angeles 0 Bottom 1st Inning
San Diego 0
Minnesota 0 Top 2nd Inning
Seattle 0
Houston 130 FINAL
Dallas 128
Toronto 85 4th Qtr 6:01
Washington 84
LA Clippers 24 2nd Qtr 6:35
San Antonio 35
Ottawa 5 FINAL
Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Rangers 2
Minnesota 1 2nd Prd
St. Louis 1
New York City 0 FINAL
Chicago 1
FC Dallas 0 1st Half 44:55
Colorado 0

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How will the Wild-Blues series end?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close