The Holton Wildcats golf team continued their golf success this season winning another meet this time facing off against three other Big Seven Leauge squads, in a league quad at Spring Creek in Seneca.
Holton didn't have an easy time notching the win as they only finished seven strokes ahead of Nemaha Valley and nine ahead of Sabetha. The Wildcats shot a combined score of 154 (nine holes), while the Nemaha Valley Raiders notched a 161 team score good for second place. The Bluejays of Sabetha would finish only two strokes behind the Raiders with a 163, giving them third place. Santa Fe Trail was the other Big Seven school competing on the day and they finished with a team score of 195.
While it was a battle between the teams the battle in the top five and for first place was even tighter. Holton's, Garrett Holaday and Nemaha Valley's, Trent Olberding both shot a 36 on the day, pushing them into a playoff for individual first place honors. Holaday went on to win the sudden death playoff to take home the prize of first place, giving Olberding second place on the day.
Another Holton Wildcat finished in the top five, taking third place overall was Tavin Dugan who shot a 38. Fourth and Fifth place both went to Sabetha Bluejays, in Nolan Keim and Matt Manning, respectively, as they both shot a 39 on the course but the Keim was given fourth based on scorecard tie breaker.
1. Holton 154
2. Nemaha Valley 161
3. Sabetha 163
4. Santa Fe Trail 195
Top Five Individuals:
1. Garrett Holaday (Holton) 36 (won sudden death playoff)
2. Trent Olberding (Nemaha Valley) 36
3. Tavin Dugan (Holton) 38
4. Nolan Keim (Sabetha) 39 (tie broken from scorecard)
5. Matt Manning (Sabetha) 39