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Benson/KMS defends home course to tie Monte for WCS title

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Benson/KMS defends home course to tie Monte for WCS title
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Tribune Staff Report

BENSON -- The Benson/KMS Braves bested Montevideo by seven strokes on Monday to earn the extra point needed to tie the Thunder Hawks for the West Central South Conference championship on Monday at the Benson Golf Club.

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Benson/KMS's Jordan Burns and Sam Peterson both shot 36 to claim medalist honors and led the Braves' comeback in what had been a tight race throughout the seven-match season between the two programs.

Benson/KMS shot 153 to Monte's 160 on Monday. The Thunder Hawks and Braves shared the conference title with 45 points, and Morris/Chokio-Alberta placed third with 29 points.

Montevideo placed five golfers on the all-conference team and Benson was next with three. Montevideo's Philip Ward earned overall top individual honors by one stroke over Morris/CA Jordan Kolden.

Team scoring

(1) Benson 153 (2) Montevideo 160 (3) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 163 (4) Yellow Medicine East 168 (5) BOLD 172 (6) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 185 (7) Lac qui Parle Valley 189

Individual

TOP FIVE - (1) Jordan Burns, BKMS, and Sam Peterson, BKMS, 36 (3) Andrew Rentz, MCA, 37 (4) Charles Blue, YME, and Philip Ward, Mon, 38

Area results

ACGC - Alex Larson 48, Taylor Larson 39, Hayden Rouser 48, Andrew Gratz 50

BENSON/KMS - Burns 36, Peterson 36, Zach Maurer 41, Dan Lee 40

BOLD - Cole Mertens 39, Ethan Ryberg 45, Nick Feige 45, Scott Rauenhorst 43

LQPV - Riley Sigdahl 42, Hunter Lind 44, Joe Arnold 50, Lucas Strand 53

MONTEVIDEO - Ward 38, Mike Moritz 40, Ryan Knudson 41, Tyler Sachariason 41

MORRIS/CA - Jordan Kolden 40, Rentz 37, Jacob Zosel 42, Mickey Cotter 44

YME - Mitch McCosh 47, Jordan Zens 39, Blue 38, Spencer McCosh 44

Final conference standings

(1) Benson and Montevideo 45 (3) Morris/CA 29 (4) BOLD 26 (5) YME 24 (6) ACGC 20 (7) LQPV 7

All-Conference

(1) Philip Ward, Monte, 228 (2) Jordan Kolden, MCA, 229 (3) Jordan Burns, Ben, and Sam Peterson, Ben, 235 (5) Mitch McCosh, Y, 239 (6) Taylor Larson, A, 240 (7) Mike Moritz, Monte, 242 (8) Brody Gimberlin, Ben, 244 (9) Grant Tufto, Monte, and Ryan Knudson, Monte, 247 (11) Tyler Sachariason, Monte, 249 (12) Jacob Zosel, MCA, 250

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