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Boys Golf News

By Alicia Sunnarborg, 05/12/23, 1:45PM CDT


Westonka Golfers Place Second at Pebble Creek

After a slow start due to the weather, the Mound Westonka golf team made up for lost time last week. The White Hawks played four 18-hole meets in four days, improving each day, and finishing the week with a great showing at Pebble Creek.

The week started Monday with a six-team conference match at Crow River Country Club in Hutchinson. The golfers finally had sunshine and temperatures in the 50s, however winds were gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Senior Matthew Uhas handled the wind best, leading the team with a 77 and earning 4th place. Senior Mac Harmer and freshman Luke Sunnarborg tied for 16th, each shooting 86. Freshman Dillon Peterson provided the final scoring round for the White Hawks with a 90. Holy Family, ranked third in the state, notched a team win, with Delano placing second, and Mound Westonka in third.

Tuesday brought the Nelson’s Classic at the Ridges at Sand Creek, against eighteen teams, including many larger 3A schools. Holy Family won the meet, with Mound Westonka tying Wayzata for 11th. With weather similar to the day before, Uhas again led the team, this time shooting 82. Sunnarborg and senior Tyler Albert were right behind him at 83, and Harmer followed with an 84.

On Wednesday, the golfers traveled to Annandale for the Cardinal Invitational. Southbrook Golf Course hosted 13 teams for a 2-player best ball tournament. The senior team of Harmer and Albert shot a 75, while freshmen Sunnarborg and Peterson shot 77. Senior Joe Pouchnik and Junior Michael Proulx teamed up for a 91. Taking the two low scores, the White Hawks placed fourth, behind Orono, Monticello, and Wayzata.

A section preview was held Thursday at Pebble Creek in Becker, with the nicest weather of the week, and the best performance by the White Hawks. Mound Westonka fell just short of beating the number two team in the state, Totino Grace. Uhas had an especially hot day for the White Hawks, shooting a 71, good for 3rd place in the section. Albert had his best round of the season as well, shooting 78, with Harmer right behind him with a 79. Sunnarborg shot an 81, providing the final scoring round for the White Hawks. After placing second behind Totino Grace at the section meet last year as well, Mound Westonka hopes the third time’s a charm at this year’s section competition.

Head Coach Andy Atkinson shared, “Despite the challenging weather conditions to start the season, I am beyond grateful for the continued efforts and results of the players. It is fun to be associated with young men who handle themselves with class and give their best effort at every event. I look forward to seeing continued improvement as we move towards the section tournament at the end of the month.”