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Section 3AA golf: Weg leads advancing Trojans

BUFFALO LAKE -- Nick Weg shot a 78, helping the Worthington Trojans advance in the Section 3AA boys high school golf tournament on Thursday at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake.

BUFFALO LAKE -- Nick Weg shot a 78, helping the Worthington Trojans advance in the Section 3AA boys high school golf tournament on Thursday at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake.

The Trojans finished fourth on Day 1 of the tournament, allowing them to qualify as a team for Day 2 on Tuesday, again at Oakdale.

The top five teams advanced.

Weg, a sophomore, fired a round of 38 on the back nine, then made the turn on the front nine where he shot an even more-impressive 40 where wind was more of a factor.

“A 40 on that side was a real good score today,” said his head coach, John Koller.

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Ben Koepsell carded an 81 for the Worthington boys. Zach and Lucas Boever both had 84, Nathoe Vorasane had an 85 and Jacob Prunty had an 89.

“We had to battle,” said Koller. “Jake got off to a tough start and battled back. I don’t think we had our A game, to be honest. I think we lost a few shots on the greens.”

But by placing fourth, the Trojans qualified everyone for Tuesday. Other area individuals who earned the right to advance included Coy Gonnerman of Luverne, who shot an 84. Jackson County Central’s Jack Brinkman and Scott Flatebo, who both scored 81, also advanced. Pipestone Area advanced four: Logan Stahl (84), Charlie Rops (85), Trey Pottratz (87) and Garrett Niehus (87).

New Ulm toured the Oakdale course in 315 strokes Thursday. New London-Spicer and Minnewaska both had 320. Marshall, with 329, became the fifth and final team to move on to fight another day.

Other team scores: Jackson County Central 341, Pipestone Area and Montevideo 343, Litchfield 347, Morris Area 348, Redwood Valley 349, Yellow Medicine East 375, Martin County West 383 and Benson 388.

Day 1 scores are added to Day 2 scores to determine the Section 3AA team champion, which means that Worthington will have to do some catching-up on Tuesday. It’s more of a catching-up job than the Trojans were counting on before Thursday’s meet began.

“Our goal was to be able to advance as a team. I just thought we should be closer to the lead,” Koller said.

But the coach was very pleased with Weg’s score, which placed him fourth overall. New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel was medalist with a 70.

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“Nick played solid,” said Koller. “It was windy out there today. It was not easy conditions.”

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