Swinging into sections


Ibrahim Abdullahi

Junior Corey Gander watches his shot

Alex Raichle, Writer

The Owatonna Boys Golf team just recently took fourth place in the 12 team Big 9 conference meet. The Huskies clubbed an overall score of 335. This year was much improved as the Huskies climbed the latter seven spots from last year where the boys finished second to last in conference meet. Senior Captain Andrew Wall was a medalist at the conference meet Monday, May 25, where he won the meet, shooting one over par. Wall has been a medalist several times along with other captain, senior John Swenson. Head coach Mark Langlois said, “I am proud to coach these players who have been coachable, work hard, and have had a ‘warrior’ mentality throughout this entire year.”

In regard to the Big 9 meet, Wall commented, “Big 9 went well, we were seeded sixth place and we knew we had a shot at fifth or fourth if everyone played well.” Wall shot a 72 followed up by Swenson who went for 80. Junior Mac Baumgartner shot an 89. Wall is excited for sections following a promising Big 9 tournament, he said, “Last time we played here, we shot the best round of the year. It is a great course that the whole team loves and we look forward to playing on it.” The Huskies are back on the fairway on June 1 and 3 for sections at the Jewel golf course in Lake City, Minnesota.