The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 3, 2014

Weber wins golf section, but state title remains goal

USC boys, girls earn return trip to Class A meet

Ever since he won the state championship as a sophomore, Cordell Weber’s only goal has been to win another one.

The Martin County West senior will get his chance next week, shooting a one-over-par 73 to claim medalist honors and a four-stroke victory at the Section 2A boys golf tournament Monday at North Links Golf Course.

“It would mean a lot to get another one,” Weber said.

Weber was able to battle the gusty winds that bothered much of the field. He also didn’t three-putt.

“I did a good job of checking the wind on every shot and keeping the ball low,” Weber said. “And my putting was great.”

This will be the fifth state tournament for Weber, who tied for 24th as an eighth-grader, placed 12th as a freshman and tied for sixth last season.

The other state qualifiers were Zach Monshaugen of Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (81), Aaron Walzak of Mountain Lake Area (82), Freddie Rolstad of Faribault Bethlehem Academy and Michael Dallager of Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther (86).

United South Central, the defending section champion that finished fourth at last season’s state meet, won the team championship with a four-player score of 322. Ryan Pederson had the low score of 77, followed by Seth Olson at 79, Nate Pederson at 82 and Nick Neubauer at 84.

“The boys have been averaging 323.5 so I figured if they played to their average, we’d be tough to beat today,” USC coach Brad Huse said.

JWP was the team runner-up at 350, three strokes better than Faribault BA. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s finished at 400.

The Rebels also we repeat champions for the Section 2A girls tournament, shooting 405. USC had its best team score of 396 in the sub-section meet, and Huse said the team has been gradually getting better, having replaced three top golfers from the team that placed fourth at the state meet last season.

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