Rebels golf team in 6th place at state
Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2015
BECKER — Through the first half of the state golf meet, the top two golfers for United South Central positioned themselves in the top 15.
Ryan and Nate Pederson led the Rebels with scores in the 70s through 18 holes Tuesday on Day 1 of the two-day Class A state golf tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.
Ryan shot a 34 on the front nine and a 40 on the back. His score on the front was tied with Brock Bliese of Mounds Park Academy and Zach Parker of Mille Lacs for the best round at the meet. Bliese is in first place, and Parker is tied for third. With 18 holes to go, Ryan is in sixth place out of 88 individuals.
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Last year, Ryan took seventh place with a score of 157 after completing the course in 82 strokes — eight more than this year — on the opening day.
Nate shot a 40 on the front nine and 38 on the back. With 18 holes left, he is in 13th place.
Last year, Nate entered Day 2 with a score of 82. He finished in 20th place with a 36-hole total of 167.
As a team, the Rebels are in sixth place out of eight teams with a score of 345. However, USC shot a 339 last year through Day 1 and finished as the state runner-up.
Nick Neubauer shot a 41 on the front nine and 44 on the back to fill the Rebels’ third slot with a score of 85. Blake Legred posted scores of 51 and 54 to round out USC’s team scoring.
Neubauer shaved two strokes from his Day 1 total last year.
Also competing for the Rebels were Aaron Schaper, who completed 18 holes with a score of 107, and Devon Archer, who posted a 115.
USC will complete the tournament with 18 holes starting at 8:15 a.m. today.
USC at Class A state meet
1. Mounds Park Academy 308
2. Mahnomen/Waubun 310
3. Murray County Central 323
4. Dawson Boyd 323
5. Mille Lacs 336
6. United South Central 342
7. Fosston 345
8. Fillmore Central 348
6. Ryan Pederson 74
13. Nate Pederson 78
50. Nick Neubauer 85
83. Blake Legred 105
85. Aaron Schaper 107
87. Devon Archer 115