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Willmar spring sports preview - Boys Golf


Dave Ellwood


Allan Welle, Reed Larson


Central Lakes Conference: 7th place

Overall: 99-65-2 (head-to-head)

Section 2AAA: 8th

Final record: 54-66-3


Season/CLC opener: April 13 at Territory Golf Course, St. Cloud

Willmar/Litchfield Invite: April 17-18 (Friday at Eagle Creek), Saturday at Litchfield Golf Club

Section 2AAA: May 21, May 26, Oakdale Golf Club, Buffalo Lake


(Returning letterwinners in bold)

SENIORS: Alex Baker, Nathan Boie, Stevin Carlson, Colin Erickson, Taylor King, Aaron Sagedahl, Isaiah Streed, Thomas Warzecha

JUNIORS: Talon Hicks, Grant Kallevig, Daniel Malam, Blake Rasmussen, Patrick Schueller

SOPHOMORES: Carl Adamek, Tyler Anderson, Dylan Bleess, Jory Bulthuis, Mackenze Eischens, Matt Hillenbrand, Morgan Hoffer, Ethan Iiams, Seth Johnson, Sawyer Lippert, Austin Minnick, Kyle Rozendaal, Grant Schow, Troy Stuelen, Torin Swanson, Jared Thomas

FRESHMEN: Dalton Blumhoefer, Matt Cordes, Mathew Eddy, Wade Fernelius, Logan Henrickson, Brandon Hinrichs, Brok Junkermeier, Jon Onnen, Jay Rasmussen, Kyle Sokulski, Matt Suedbeck, Travis Ulrich


Eight lettermen are back, seven of them seniors. The team placed seventh in the conference but had a strong finish, tying for third in the final conference meet at the Territory Golf Club, where Willmar is slated to open on April 13. "We'd like to pick up where we left off," said coach Dave Ellwood. "We've got a lot of experience and some juniors who played JV last year that look ready to contribute.'' Isaiah Streed, Stevin Carlson and junior Grant Kallevig each played in 11 of 13 meets, while Colin Erickson shot some nice rounds late in the season. Alex Baker, Nathan Boie, Taylor King, Aaron Sagadahl also lettered, while Tom Warzecha is out for the first time since ninth grade. Ellwood looks for good things from juniors Talon Hicks, Blake Rassmussen and Patrick Schueller, each coming off promising JV seasons.