Jackson Merrick took the 1st place individual medalist honors at the Quad County 9-hole meet in Graceville on Thursday shooting a 4-over par 40. Max Duncan placed 4th with a 45 and James Wiese 6th with a 46. Having three medal winners helped the Knights to a runner-up finish as a team. Team scores were Ortonville 171, WCA 175, Border West 193, and Underwood 199.
The second and third place medals went to Leo Zepeda 41 and Colin Banken 42 both of Ortonville and 5th place went to Nelson Schmidt of Border West with a 45.
WCA scores were Merrick 40, Duncan 45, Wiese 46, Alex Endreson 48, Kaden Spindler 49, and Tyler Onstad 56.
The teams then travelled to Wheaton for their 2nd 9-hole meet of the day where Max Duncan shot a 42 to take 2nd place honors. Zepeda won with a 39. 3rd place was Banken with a 43, 4th place was Canaan Kugler of Underwood with a 43, 5th place was Carter Grimes of Border West with a 43, and 6th place was Ty Scofield of Ortonville with a 44.
Team scores were Ortonville 171, WCA 181, Underwood 184, and Border West 201.
WCA scores in this meet were Duncan 42, Merrick 46, Onstad 46, Endreson 47, Wiese 47, Spindler 48.
Knight Coach Kraig Hunter said, "It was a great day for the kids to golf. These small 9-hole meets on these nice little courses are a lot of fun. It was nice for Jackson to put together a nice round at Graceville winning the individual medalist and for Max to medal in both meets. As a team, it was nice to compete with Ortonville and come close to beating them in the first meet. The bottom of our lineup continues to improve. We now have the conference meet next week and then start sub-section play the week after."