USC boys golf takes 2nd at State, girls 6th
The United South Central boys golf team took second place as a team at the State Class A Golf Tournament last Wednesday.
After finishing only one shot behind Dawson-Boyd High School on the first day of competition, the Rebels couldn’t quite overtake their opponent.
The final boys team results were: Dawson-Boyd 660, USC 675, Legacy Christian Academy, Andover 679, Mille Lacs 685, Ottertail Central 692, Kittson County Central 693, Murray County Central 702 and Lewiston-Altura 704.
Leading the Rebels was sophomore Ryan Pederson, who shot a final round 75. He opened the tournament by shooting a 10-over 82. Pederson finished in seventh place overall.
Senior Seth Olson finished 11th overall. He carded a two-day total of 161 (83-78).
Junior Nate Pederson placed in a tie for 20th. On the first day Pederson shot 83 (41-42) and followed that up with an 84 (38-46), for a total of 167.
Last year USC finished fourth as a team. Ryan Pederson was fifth overall and Nate Pederson was 10th.
Returning champion, Luke Johanson of Southwest Christian, failed to repeat, but finished ninth overall with a 158 (79-79).
Eighth-grader Brock Bliese of Mounds Park Academy burst onto the scene and captured his first State Championship crown with a two-day total of 150 (76-74).
The United South Central girls golf team finished in sixth place as a team at the State Class A Golf Tournament last Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.
The girls final team results were: Legacy Christian Academy, Andover 718, BOLD 732, Filmore Central, Harmony 733, Windom Area 740, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 768, USC 810, Ottertail Central 841 and Barnum 911.
Leading the way for USC was junior Kyley Bullerman who finished in a tie for 30th with a two-day total of 187 (94-93).
Senior Veronica Schindler ended her playing career with a final round of 96, giving her a two-day total of 195, finishing in a tie for 40th.
Sophomore Katelyn Loergering carded a two-day total of 206 (109-97), which was good for 61st place.
Legacy Christian Academy repeated as back to back State champions as a team.
It was a strong field with seven of the top-10 individual finishers returning from last year.
Southwest Christian senior Christine Piwnica carded a 159 (79-80) to take top honors in the field.