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Boys golf: Cards runners-up, Mottinger, Kallevig qualify for state

SAUK CENTRE — Tony Kallevig and Hunter Mottinger,  both seniors, qualified for the state tournament as the Willmar Cardinals finished runner-up to the Buffalo Bison on Wednesday.

Behind the red-hot Bison (299-300-599) was a three-team pack led by the Cardinals (305-303-608), and then Moorhead (306-303-309) and Brainerd (309-301-310). Kallevig finished in a three-way tie for second at 75-72-147. Mottinger tied for fifth with at 76-72-148.

The Bisons’ Hunter Bruhn shot one over par 74-71-145 to lead all scorers.

Willmar took home the runner-up trophy for its best finish since a second-place in Section 2AA in 2006.

Kallevig was co-medalist last year in this tournament when Willmar took third place.

Also scoring for the Cardinals on Day 2 were Riley Grabow 78, Levi Hauser 81 (who qualified for state last year as an eighth-grader) and Zach Berget and Brady Damhof, both 170.

Team scoring

 Buffalo 299-300-599, Willmar 305-303-608, Moorhead 306-303-309, Brainerd 309-301-610, Sartell 618, Alexandria 636

Individual Qualifiers

 Tony Kallevig, Willmar 147; Rowan McDonnell, Sartell 147; Hunter Mottinger, Willmar 148; Tom Stoxen, Brainerd 148; Lukas Bigger, Alexandria 150.

Willmar results

 Kallevig 75-72-147, Levi Hauser 76-81-157, Mottinger 76-72-148, Zach Berget 78-83-161, Brady Damhof 87-83-170, Riley Grabow 89-78-167