June 25, 2022

Grant County Herald

Community news from the prairie to the lakes

Knight boys continue Quad County dominance

Payton Hansen on the green

The West Central Area boys golf team continued its Quad County dominance with a win at the Ashby Invite Monday. The Knight boys are also making their mark in the West Central Conference after finishing runner-up at their hosted meet Tuesday, May 2, at Tipsinah Mounds in Elbow Lake and third at Tuesday morning’s round at Pomme de Terre in Morris.

The Knights played at Ortonville Monday then will continue the West Central Conference season Wednesday, May 11, at Minnewaska and Benson.

The Knights will host another home meet Wednesday, May 18, at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course beginning at 1 p.m.

Ashby Invite

The West Central Area Knights boys golf team won the Ashby Quad County meet in a dominating performance on Monday, May 2, at Tipsinah Mounds in Elbow Lake. WCA won with a 322, followed by runner-up Underwood 359 and third-place Border West 372.

WCA took three of the six medalist spots. Trevor Swonger from Underwood won with a 73. WCA’s Mitch Dewey took second with a 76 with 10 pars and a birdie in 18 holes. Peyton Hanson had six pars and a birdie to card an 80, which was good for fourth overall. Marshall Dewey also had six pars and a birdie, carding a 91 and taking fifth place.

WCA’s Sam Hanson rounded out the scoring with an eighth place finish with an 85. He had five pars on the day. Brett Amundson finished 16th with a 93 and three holes for par on the course.

For the girls, junior Lexi Hunter finished in a tie for third with a team-low 93. She had four pars in the 18-hole round. Joelle Toso, a freshman, carded a 125.

     WCA Invite

Minnewaska won both the girls and boys meets Tuesday, May 3, at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake. The Blue Jacket girls finished with a 168 followed by BOLD at 193 and Montevideo at 235. The Laker boys recorded a 156 followed by West Central Area’s 166 and a third-place tie between Morris/C-A and Benson with a team score of 171.

Marshall Dewey finished in a tie for second place with a 39 round. He had five holes for par in the round to finish four over par.

Mitchell Dewey and Sam Hanson were two parts of a six-way tie for fifth place after carding 41. Mitchell Dewey had five holes for par while Hanson had three pars and a birdie.

Peyton Hanson (45) rounded out the team scoring while Brett Amundson (46), Blake Flint (58) and Jeremy Fisk (60) also competed for the Knights.

For the girls, Lexi Hunter shot a 47, which was good for a tie for sixth place at the meet. She had two holes for par in the nine-hole round. Aubrie Schroeder carded a 58 and Joelle Toso finished with a 64.

Morris/C-A Invite

Minnewaska claimed both the boys and girls events Tuesday, May 3, at Pomme de Terre in Morris. The Blue Jacket girls recorded a team total of 180 while the Laker boys finished with a 160.

The Tiger boys were right behind at 180, three strokes in front of a third-place tie between Benson and West Central Area.

Mitch Dewey tied for fifth overall with a 42. Peyton Hanson was right behind in seventh with a 44 round. Sam Hanson (48) and Marshall Dewey (49) rounded out the team scoring. Brett Amundson (52), Blake Flint (58) and Jeremy Fisk (73) also competed for the Knights.

For the girls, Lexi Hunter finished in eighth overall. The junior recorded a nine-hole round of 48 with one par. Aubrie Schroeder carded a 56 to tie for 16th overall. Toso shot a 64 on the day.

   Marshall Dewey

takes 6th in Benson

The Knights golfed a 9-hole meet in Benson on Wednesday, May 11.  The meet took a total of five hours with thunderstorms interrupting play three different times.    8th grader Marshall Dewey took 6th place out of 54 golfers with a 42.   Mitch Dewey shot a 44 for 12th place, Sam Hanson had a 49, Jeremy Fisk had his personal best with a 51. Brett Amundson 53 and Blake Flint 60 rounded out the scoring for the Knights. The team scoring was Minnewaska 162, Benson 170, Morris 185, WCA 186, Melrose 196, Montevideo 199, BOLD 200, and Sauk Centre 211.