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Nevis has two golfers contend for state trips

Ty Warrington and Sofia Anderson just missed qualifying for the Class A golf tournament.

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Ty Warrington missed qualifying for the state Class A boys golf tournament in a playoff after tying for fifth place at the Section 6A meet on June 8. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Nevis’ Ty Warrington and Sofia Anderson contended for trips to the state Class A golf tournament.

Warrington was denied a state berth in a three-way playoff for the final two state berths in the boys tournament while Anderson missed a state trip by one spot during the girls tournament at Perham’s Lakeside Golf Club on June 7-8.

Warrington was in third place after the first 18-hole round on June 7 after carding an 82 to trail Hillcrest Lutheran Academy’s Joel Quam’s 79 and Underwood’s Trevor Swonger’s 81 on the par-72 course. On the second day on June 8, Warrington carded a 90 for a two-day total of 172. Swonger carded an 80 to earn medalist honors with a 161 while Quam carded an 83 to finish second at 162. Pelican Rapids’ Noah Kapenga carded rounds of 89 and 82 for a 171 to tie West Central’s Mitchell Dewey, who had rounds of 87 and 84, for third place.

Pine River-Backus’ Joseph Zaczkowski had rounds of 89 and 83 while Hillcrest Lutheran Academy’s Bryce Grabowski had rounds of 90 and 82 to tie Warrington at 172. Zaczkowski and Grabowski ended up prevailing in a playoff to advance to state.

West Central won the team title with rounds of 358 and 351 for a 709. Hillcrest Lutheran Academy was second at 725 with rounds of 364 and 361 while Breckenridge took third with rounds of 371 and 367 for a 738. Pine River-Backus used rounds of 382 and 358 to finish fourth at 740 while Nevis was fifth at 754 after rounds of 367 and 387. Pelican Rapids (383), Park Christian (386), Underwood (390), Ottertail Central (402) and Rothsay (416) didn’t advance to the final round while Ashby and Lake Park-Audubon had incomplete teams.

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The winning team and the top five individuals not on that team qualified for state.

As a team, the Tigers advanced to the second round for the first time since 2012. Rounding out Nevis’ team score were Lealan Norby (22nd overall with a pair of 95s for a 190), Ethan Lewis (tied for 25th with rounds of 94 and 102 for a 196) and Daniel Lindow (tied for 25th with rounds of 96 and 100 for a 196). Blaine Leckie finished 37th with rounds of 108 and 107 for a 215 while Spencer Lindow was 38th with rounds of 109 and 108 for a 217.

Anderson carded a pair of 106s for a 212 to finish ninth overall and sixth in the individual standings.

Park Christian’s Emily Stueland earned medalist honors with rounds of 78 and 83 for a 161. Ottertail Central’s Adysen Tysdal was second at 171 with rounds of 88 and 83 while Park Christian’s Madison Doeden was third at 174 with rounds of 84 and 90. Ashby’s Cedi Nelson was fourth (101-92) at 193, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy’s Audra Ewan was fifth (99-95) at 194 and Park Christian’s Kylee West was sixth (94-101) at 195. Claiming the final two individual state berths were Breckenridge’s Kennedy Schuler (102-100) at 202 and Pine River-Backus’ Hannah Barchus (107-97) at 204. Anderson followed eight shots back.

Park Christian won the team title with rounds of 360 and 382 for a 742 while Ottertail Central was a distant second at 847 after rounds of 425 and 422.

“It was a very exciting end of the day,” said Nevis head coach Olaf Netteberg.”In addition to the significance of our top individuals, our boys team is growing stronger and maturing. We will be back next year with this same crew and they will be pushed by a handful of other boys that want a spot in the top 6.”

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