WCA golf ends busy season in two conferences
The West Central Area golf teams ended the West Central Conference season Friday, May 20 with an 18-hole meet in Montevideo. The Knights closed out the Quad County Conference play with a home meet Monday, May 23, at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake.
The Knights golfed Ortonville Monday, May 16, at a home meet Wednesday, May 18 and wrapped up the week with the West Central Conference finale Friday, May 20, in Montevideo.
Mitchell and Marshall Dewey and Lexi Hunter were named to the all-West Central Conference teams at the completion of the West Central Conference season Friday.
The Knights compete at Section 3AA meet Wednesday, May 25 for the girls and Thursday, May 26 for the boys, at the Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake.
WCA’s Mitchell Dewey claimed first place medalist honors with a round of 79, at the Ortonville Quad County Conference meet Monday, May 16. Brother Marshall Dewey took fourth place with an 87.
WCA’s Sam Hanson just missed medaling with an 89 and Brett Amundson came in with a 97 to round out the teams scoring.
“Despite being short-handed and only bringing four golfers, WCA still came in a tie for first with Border West in the team standings,” head coach Kraig Hunter said.
WCA posted a 352 team score to tie with Border West. Ortonville was third with a 402.
No Lady Knights competed at Ortonville.
The WCA Knights boys’ golfers shot a 334 at their home Quad County Conference meet Wednesday, May 18, at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake.
“It was a very windy day,” Hunter said.
The Knights were followed by Ortonville with a 339, Border West 352, Pillager 368, Rothsay 369, Ashby 410, and Long Prairie-Browerville 431.
Individually, Underwood’s Trevor Swonger shot a 1-under 69 to take first place. Mitch Dewey tied for third with an 81 to lead the Knights.
Marshall Dewey just missed medaling with an 83, good for a seventh place tie. Peyton Hanson and Sam Hanson both carded 85s, good for a tenth place tie. Brett Amundson shot a 95 and Jeremy Fisk finished with 115 to close out all the Knight golfers on the day.
“Ortonville played well (Wednesday). We were still able to win with the depth of our team as our top four all placed in the top 10,” Hunter said.
For the Lady Knights, Lexi Hunter took sixth place with a round of 93. Aubrie Schroeder was the only other WCA golfer and she came in with a 119.
The Knights had three named all-conference at the completion of the Montevideo meet Friday. Mitch Dewey and Marshall Dewey were both named to the thirteen member WCC All-Conference boys team for the season while Lexi Hunter was the lone all-conference member for the WCA girls team.
The boys took second place in Montevideo out of eight teams. Minnewaska won the meet with a 152.
WCA’s Mitch Dewey finished in a 3-way tie for second with 37. Marshall Dewey came in 10th with a 41. Peyton Hanson 42 and Sam Hanson 44 were right behind in the top 15. Brett Amundson had a 47.
Later in the day in Minnewaska, WCA took fourth. Benson won the meet with a 172, followed by Minnewaska’s 175 and Morris/C-A’s 182.
The Knights had two boys in the top 10 as Mitch Dewey took sixth with a 43 and Marshall Dewey finished in eighth with a 44. Sam Hanson shot a 48, Peyton Hanson 49 and Brett Amundson 51 to round out the WCA golfers.
For the girls team, Lexi Hunter shot a career-best 91.
“Hunter chipped in for a birdie on the front nine and had another birdie on the back nine along with two pars on the back,” coach Hunter said.
The girls played two separate 9-hole meets in Montevideo and Hunter took 10th out of 39 girls in the first meet with a 48 and fifth with a 43 in the second meet.
The Knights Aubrie Schroeder shot a 66 and a 65.