The Boys Golf Team finished the season strong. There were nine teams competing in the Quad County conference this year. After finishing in 8th place during the 1st tournament, they moved up to 4th place Quad County Conference behind OTC, Ortonville, and Pillager and also finished 4th place at the conference tournament with seniors James Wiese and Jackson Merrick being named All-Conference. Other schools competing in their conference were Border West, Underwood, Long Prairie/Browerville, Ashby, Ortonville, OTC, Pillager and Rothsay.. The Knights varsity was captained by Wiese and Merrick as well. They have both shown a lot of dedication to the golf program and a lot of improvement throughout the years. They were good leaders for the team.
James Wiese had the lowest scoring average with a 45.5 and several top 10 finishes including a 6th place medal at Graceville. Jackson Merrick was the leading medal winner for the Knights as he won 1st place medal honors in Graceville, took 6th in Long Prairie, 6th at the Rothsay meet in Pebble Lake and 6th at the conference meet. He was 2nd in scoring with a 45.9 average.
Both Merrick and Wiese advanced in the post-season to the Sectional golf meet.
Max Duncan contributed to the team score in every meet and he placed 4th in Graceville and 2nd in Wheaton. After taking a couple of years hiatus, Alex Endreson came back to the golf team and contributed nicely. Newcomers Tyler Onstad and Kaden Spindler also made good contributions and improved a great deal. Aiden Winter rounded out the squad also showing improvement by the end of the year.
Knight Coach Kraig Hunter said, “Looking back at the year, it was successful in looking at how we improved and with the good mental attitude we played with in every meet and each day in practice. Once again we played our best and peaked at the end of the season.”
The Award Winners as voted on by the team are as follows:
Co -Most Valuable Golfer - James Wiese and Jackson Merrick
Most Dedicated Golfer – Jackson Merrick
Most Improved Golfer - Max Duncan
Shining Knight Award – Alex Endreson
All-Conference – Wiese and Merrick also made the All-Conference team by placing in the top 15 scoring averages for the year.