Class 3A/1A Boys Golf: Warriors' Metz finishes 77th
COON RAPIDS--Playing in his first state tournament, Brainerd ninth-grader Gavin Metz turned in a two-day total 167 that earned him a 77th-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament Wednesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
COON RAPIDS-Playing in his first state tournament, Brainerd ninth-grader Gavin Metz turned in a two-day total 167 that earned him a 77th-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament Wednesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
Metz was tied for 62nd after an opening round of 42-41--83 that saw him having to finish the final six holes early Wednesday when severe weather halted play Tuesday. He completed Day Two with a 43-41-84.
"For his first of hopefully many appearances at that tournament, he played really hard," said Brainerd head coach Brian Wallace. "His score wasn't where he wanted, but he represented himself and the Brainerd school well and that's something to be proud of.
"The first round he had more trouble finding the fairway off the tees which translated into a few bogeys and today he had more trouble on the greens hitting some three-putts.
He's got three more years to give this another try. He has an amazing swing to build on and we look forward to what can happen in the next three years."
Minnetonka won the team championship led by Ben Sigel's two-round total 139 that earned him the individual title.
Class 3A Boys
Individual medalist: Ben Sigel (Minnetonka) 67-72-139
Brainerd results: 77-Gavin Metz 83-84-167
Pillager's Enneking 30th in 1A
BECKER-Junior Brady Enneking of Pillager turned in an 86-81-167 that earned him a tie for 30th place in the the Class 1A state tournament Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club.
He finished the first day tied for 39th.
Pine River-Backus eighth-grader Brady Raph carded an 82-89-171 to tie for 39th place and teammate Nate Brasel, a junior, came in with a 92-89-181 and tied for 59th.
Raph had been tied for 23rd after Day One and Brasel was tied for 79th.
Blake Kahlbaugh of Mahnomen/Waubon won the individual title with a 138. Mounds Park Academy captured the team championship for the second straight year.
Class 1A Boys
Individual medalist: Blake Kahlbaugh (Mahnomen/Waubun) 68-70-138
PR-Backus results: 39(t)-Brady Raph 82-89-171, 59(t)-Nate Brasel 92-89-181
Pillager results: 30(t)-Brady Enneking 86-81-167