Kingsland boys golf team finishes successful season at state meet

The Kingsland golf team at the state meet. From left are coach Brent Kohn, Simon Broadwater, Wyatt Pruter, Nick Wernimont, Gregg Hubka and Nathan Lund. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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The Kingsland boys golf team didn’t shoot as well as the individuals hoped they would at the state meet, but at least they got there, which is something about 150 teams in Minnesota can’t say.

The Section 1A champion golf team played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker last week.

Leading the way for the Knights was Simon Broadwater. Broadwater had a final score of 169, 86 the first day and a slightly better 83 on the second day.  He placed in a tie for 32nd individually out of 85 golfers competing in the Class A meet.  Following him were Wyatt Pruter (93 and 94 for a meet score of 187), Nick Wernimont (99 and 101 for a total of 200), Nathan Lund (105 and 110 for 215) and Gregg Hubka (125 and 103 for 228).

As a team, the Knights finished eighth with a team score of 764.  Sleepy Eye United (Sleepy Eye, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s) and Mounds Park Academy (St. Paul) tied for first, 641.  Following were North Woods (658, third; Cook, Orr), Ottertail Central (682; Henning, Battle Lake), Lac qui Parle Valley (704; Madison, Appleton, Milan, Marietta), Fertile-Beltrami (710), Murray County Central (726; Slayton, Chandler, Lake Wilson), and Kingsland.

Individually, Ben Laften (Sleepy Eye United) was the medalist with a 144.  Other top eight golfers who medaled included: Khrystjan Petersen (second, Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, 145), Brett Reid (Community Christian, Willmar, third, 148), Tate Olson (North Woods, tied for fourth, 150), Brady Raph (Pine River-Backus, tied for fourth, 150), Matt Berning (Mounds Park Academy, sixth, 151), Tyler Lund (Dawson-Boyd, tied for seventh, 153) and Kurt Lambert (Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove, tied for seventh, 153).

For the girls, Lac qui Parle Valley was the state champion.  Fillmore Central finished second.  Grace Miller (Fillmore Central) was tied for third and Madison Scheevel (FC) was sixth, individually.