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Boys Golf: St. Croix Central matches its seed at sectionals

Trevor Woyda is the only senior graduating from the St. Croix Central varsity boys golf lineup.

As the tenth seed in the WIAA Division 2 sectional tournament, the St. Croix Central boys golf team knew it was in a tough position last Tuesday.

The Panthers ended up where they were seeded, placing tenth at the Tomahawk sectional meet, played at Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk.

Central’s team score at the sectional meet was 362. Sophomore Jordan Woyda continued his recent hot play, leading the Panthers with an 88, which included a 41 on the front nine. Senior Mason Bohatta and freshman Jacob Sanders shot 90. Senior Trevor Woyda concluded his Panther career with a 94. Sophomore Zach Anderson shot a 103.

Central coach Chris Buckel said the Panthers didn’t play well in the team’s practice round the day before the sectional meet. He said the team performed better on Tuesday, but a couple difficult holes sunk their chances of climbing any higher in the team results.

Losing Trevor Woyda and his leadership is a big loss for the Panthers, but Buckel said the Panthers see there are possibilities for better things in upcoming seasons. That includes returning four starters, including two who were All-Middle Border Conference players.

“Mason (Bohatta) takes over as team leader and will guide the team back to sectionals next year.  Each year we want to get better. Team state is certainly on our mind,” Buckel said.

Buckel said there will be plenty of competition for the five varsity spots next season, from players already on the roster, plus some incoming freshmen. He said players improving their games this summer will help their chances for next season.

In this year’s team awards, Trevor Woyda was the Panthers’ Most Valuable Player. Jordan Woyda was the Most Improved Player.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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