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Prep Golf: Fine tune-up for New London-Spicer boys

Wildcats earn team title at Willmar Invitational

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Community Christian School's Brett Reid chips toward the flag on hole No. 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during the Willmar Invite on Friday, May 21, 2021. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — In one last tune-up before next week’s section tournament, the New London-Spicer boys golf team shined at Friday’s Willmar Invitational.

With four golfers finishing in the top six at Eagle Creek Golf Club, the Wildcats won the team title with a score of 312. Community Christian School of Willmar (326), Hutchinson (335), Fergus Falls (336) and Willmar (342) rounded out the top five in the seven-team tournament.

Leading NLS’ efforts was Peyton Coahran, who finished second with a 4-over par 76. Noah Dietz (77) was third; Blake Kath (79) was fifth; and Nixon Harrier (80) was tied for sixth.

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New London-Spicer's Jake Rooney chips toward the green on hole No. 18 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during the Willmar Invite on Friday, May 21, 2021. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

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NLS, along with seventh-place Litchfield (352), competes in Section 3AA. Postseason play starts Thursday at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake.

Taking medalist honors was CCS’ Brett Reid, who carded an even-par round of 72. After shooting 1-over on the front nine, Reid bogeyed on No. 10 before scoring three straight birdies and scoring 1-under on the back.

The Eagles’ Nathan Davis placed in the top 10, finishing in a tie for ninth with an 81.

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Willmar's Joey Wisocki chips out of the rough on hole No. 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during the Willmar Invite on Friday, May 21, 2021. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

CCS, the 2019 Class A state champion, opens the Section 4A tournament Tuesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.

For the host Cardinals, Joey Wisocki led the squad with a fourth-place score of 78, followed by an 83 from Nathan Marthaler, good for a tie in 13th place.

Willmar and the rest of Section 8AAA begin the postseason on Tuesday, June 1 at Rich-Spring Golf Course in Cold Spring.

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Sam Tipka was Litchfield’s top golfer, tying for sixth with an 80.

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Litchfield's Braxton Kerstein tees off on hole No. 10 at Eagle Creek Golf Club during the Willmar Invite on Friday, May 21, 2021. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Willmar Invitational
Boys

Team scoring

(1) New London-Spicer 312 (2) Community Christian School 326 (3) Hutchinson 335 (4) Fergus Falls 336 (5) Willmar 342 (6) Glencoe-Silver Lake 344 (7) Litchfield 352

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Brett Reid, CCS, 72 (2) Peyton Coahran, NLS, 76 (3) Noah Dietz, NLS, 77 (4) Joey Wisocki, W, 78 (5) Blake Kath, NLS, 79
NLS — (2) Coahran 76 (3) Dietz 77 (5) Kath 79 (6t) Nixon Harrier 80
CCS — (1) B. Reid 72 (9t) Nathan Davis 81 (13t) Daniel Reid 83 (29t) Jonathan Reid 90 (29t) Will Chapin 90
WILLMAR — (4) Wisocki 78 (13t) Nathan Marthaler 83 (22t) Brenden Kath 88 (24t) Jordan Gorans 89

LITCHFIELD — (6t) Sam Tipka 80 (24t) Braxton Kerstein 89 (32) Tyler Jansky 91 (33t) Maison Olson 92

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