Kingsland boys come back to win section title; Broadwater, Pruter and Moore all-conference


Kingsland boys come back to win section title; Broadwater, Pruter and Moore all-conference
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BILL BENTSON
SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE

The 2018 Kingsland boys’ golf team will probably be labeled “the comeback kids” from this point forward.  Trailing by six strokes after the first round of play to defending champion Blooming Prairie, the Kingsland boys rallied to win the Section 1A championship by nine strokes.

The difference in the two days may well be the play of junior Nick Wernimont.  He shot nine strokes better the second day than he did the first day.  No. 1 Kingsland player Simon Broadwater was two better the second day, No. 2 golfer Wyatt Pruter was two more the second day, as was No. 4 golfer Nathan Lund. 

Broadwater finished the 36 holes in second place with a score of 158.  Pruter was at 164, good for fifth place individually.  Wernimont tied for 13th with a score of 181 and Nathan Lund came in with a 192, tied for 24th.  Hunter Jorgensen and Gregg Hubka came in with 36-hole scores of 216 and 218, respectively. 

Following the announcement of the results, the Kingsland boys were giddy and shocked that they had pulled off such a feat. 

But with a team victory under coach Brent Kohn, all qualified for the state meet in Becker.

Madeline Moore and Kylie Welch competed in the girls Section 1A tournament.  Moore finished the 36 holes with a score of 220 and Welch had a 255.  Moore was 16 strokes better the second day of competition and Welch was two strokes better. 

The state tournament was scheduled for past Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13, at Pebble Creek Golf Course, Becker, Minnesota.

The Three Rivers Conference-West all-tournament selections are out.  Making the team from Kingsland were Broadwater, Pruter and Moore.  Broadwater was the No. 1 ranked player in the West, Pruter was fourth and Moore was ninth in the girls division.

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