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Golf roundup: NLS Wildcats are sitting pretty after Day 1 of the section tournament

Prep golf report for Thursday, May 26, 2022, in west central Minnesota. New London-Spicer shoots a 311 to out-pace Minnewaska's 317. Litchfield is in seventh, Morris/Chokio-Alberta is 10th, ACGC is in 15th place and Montevideo is in 16th place at the Section 3AA meet.

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BUFFALO LAKE — The New London-Spicer boys golf team is in first place by six strokes after the first day of the Section 3AA Tournament on Thursday at Oakdale Golf Club.

NLS shot a 311 to take a six-stroke lead over second-place Minnewaska. Marshall shot a 322 to be in third place.

The Wildcats’ Peyton Coahran and Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Charlie Hanson are tied for first place with 75s. NLS’ Noah Dietz shot a 76 to be tied for third and Minnewaska’s Riley Larson and Litchfield’s Sam Tipka each shot 77s to tie for fifth.

Day 2 of the two-day tournament begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Golf Club. At stake are berths into the state Class AA tournament in Jordan.

Team scoring


(1) New London-Spicer 311 … (2) Minnewaska 317 … (3) Marshall 322 … (4) Luverne 325 … (5) Windom 328 … (6) Fairmont 332 … (7) Litchfield 333 … (8t) Pipestone and West Central Area 349 … (10) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 355 … (11) Jackson County Central 357 … (12) Redwood Valley (358) … (13) New Ulm 360 … (14) Worthington 366 … (15) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 385 … (16) Montevideo 401.

TOP FIVE — (1t) Charlie Hanson, MCA, and Peyton Coahran, NLS, 75 … (3t) Noah Dietz, NLS, and Owen Sudenga, Luv, 76 … (5t) Braxton Thompson, Pipe, Luke Ehlers, Mar, Riley Larson, Minn, and Sam Tipka, Litch, 77.
ACGC — (39t) Sam Rouser 88 … (62t) Carson Borchert 93 … (74) Brock Denton 99 … (81t) Samuel Gruis 105
LITCHFIELD — (5t) Tipka 77 … (12t) Braxton Kerstein 79 … (37) Tyler Jansky 87 … (49t) Beau Twardy 90
MINNEWASKA — (5t) Larson 77 …(12t) Hunter Kostelecky 79 … (12t) Zach Gugisberg 79 … (21t) Peyton Rooney 82
MONTEVIDEO — (53t) Camden Helgeson 91 … (62t) Gavin Arends 93 … (79t) RJ Haas 104 … (89) Luke Sachariason 113
MORRIS/CA — (1t) Hanson 75 … (39t) Jaxon Hilbrands 88 … (39t) Mason Erickson 88 … (79t) Jack Mahoney 104
NLS — (1t) Coahran 75 … (3t) Dietz 76 … (12t) Blake Kath 79 … (19t) Nixon Harrier 81

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