July 28, 2021

Grant County Herald

Community news from the prairie to the lakes

WCA boys place 5th in State Golf Tournament

The 2021 West Central Area boys golf team, from left: Head Coach Kraig Hunter, Mitchell Dewey, Peyton Hanson, Tate Christenson, Grant Beuckens, Sam Hanson, Marshall Dewey, Assistant Coach Chelle Dewey.

The WCA Knights golf team came home with a fifth place finish at the Class A State tournament in Becker on June 15 and 16.

Fertile-Beltrami won the meet with a two-day total of 629, Legacy Christian was second with a 642, Sleepy Eye third with a 656, North Woods fourth with 675, WCA 691, Benson was sixth at 707, Lanesboro seventh with a 714 and Adrian eighth with a 731.

We are so proud of our boys.  Thirty-six holes of competitive golf is mentally grueling and the bad breaks in this game can beat you up mentally. Yet our boys kept positive, they persevered with resiliency and finished strong.

The whole experience is something they will never forget. There were so many people there watching which made the atmosphere great.  We won the first eleven tournaments we played in this year (nine regular season tournaments, the conference championship, and the section championship) and then finished fifth in the state tournament. To finish as the fifth best team in Minnesota is a huge accomplishment.  I’m just happy for these boys because they worked so hard for it and are so deserving.

The Knights individual 2-day totals were Grant Beuckens 168, Mitch Dewey 169, Tate Christenson 173, Peyton Hanson 183, Marshall Dewey 189, and Sam Hanson 207.  Two of the Knights finished in the top 40 as Beuckens was 34th and Mitch Dewey 38th.  Christenson finished 46th.