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Trojans qualify for second round of section golf tournament

HUTCHINSON -- The Worthington Trojans got off to a stellar start Thursday in Section 3AA Boys Golf Tournament at Oakdale Golf Course. The Trojans, led by a pair of 77s from Ben Koepsell and Jacob Prunty, tallied a team score of 322 to lead all pa...

HUTCHINSON - The Worthington Trojans got off to a stellar start Thursday in Section 3AA Boys Golf Tournament at Oakdale Golf Course.

The Trojans, led by a pair of 77s from Ben Koepsell and Jacob Prunty, tallied a team score of 322 to lead all participating teams. New Ulm was second at 333, with Marshall (334), New London-Spicer (335) and Jackson County Central (336) right behind.

WHS, along with those other four schools, qualify for the second and final day of the tournament, scheduled for Tuesday at the same par-72 course. Also with counting scores for the Trojans were Lucas Boever and Nick Weg, who each carded rounds of 84.

“We have a strong team,” WHS head coach John Koller said following Thursday’s action. “The guys really played the second nine holes well. We got off to kind of a so-so start, but all of the four guys whose scores we took really came on strong on the second nine.

“We finished really strong. I’m proud of them, but they need to focus again and come back strong next Tuesday,” Kohler added.

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Also competing Thursday for WHS were Zach Wietzema (97) and Preston Thavixay (100).

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