Although they are currently sitting fourth in the Wright County Conference, the Wildcat boys’ golfers are very much in contention for second place.
“We had another good week,” said WHS head coach Paul Henn, “and although Orono seems to be pulling away in the conference for the team lead, we are right in the mix for second with New London and Litch.”
Orono leads the WCC with 907 strokes, holding off New London-Spicer by nearly 30. But Litchfield is just four behind New London, with Waconia just seven off of Litchfield, making it a battle for conference runner up with just three 18-hole meets remaining in the season.
Last week, Waconia hosted the WCC teams on May 6 at Island View. The ‘Cats finished third with 316 strokes behind meet winner Orono (298) and New London-Spicer (307).
Waconia senior Matt Rachey was the Wildcats’ top golfer of the day, finishing third overall with 72 strokes. Rachey is currently second in the individual WCC standings, just four strokes shy of Delano’s Jordan Peters.
Behind Rachey at Island View, senior Kyle Kauma had a strong showing at 80 strokes, while senior Ryan Mattson (81) and Kendall Banyai (83) also scored in the low 80s. Junior Blaine Wilsey (85) and sophomore Cal Rassman (86) also competed.
Kauma is sitting 12th in the WCC individual bracket, while Banyai is also breaking the top 30.
The Wildcats will be at Baker National Golf and Dassel-Cokato next week before sections begin the first week of June.
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