FARIBAULT — The Blooming Prairie boys golf team finished fourth of five teams at the tightly-packed Gopher Conference invite hosted by Faribault Bethlehem Academy on Thursday.

The Awesome Blossoms accumulated 191, just three strokes behind the third place Cardinals (188) and 10 short of second place USC (181). Maple River won the event with a 175.

Jake Ressler parred four holes and paced Blooming Prairie with a 43 while teammates Jon Herron and Nick Thompson also broke 50 on the nine-hole event.

Ross Lenort, Charles Pittman and Tory Christenson each shot an even 50 for fifth place NRHEG.

Faribault Bethlehem Academy invite

Team scores: Maple River 175, USC 181, Faribault Bethlehem Academy 188, Blooming Prairie 191, NRHEG 205.

Blooming Prairie results: Jake Ressler 43, Jon Herron 49, Nick Thompson 49, Colin Jordison 50

NRHEG results: Ross Lenort 50, Charles Pittman 50, Tory Christenson 50, Jacob Blatti 55

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