Maple River’s Andrew Hoppe Advances To State
NEW PRAGUE, MINN. — Maple River High School junior golfer Andrew Hoppe shot a combined 157 in section 2AA play at the New Prague Golf Course to qualify for the 2018 boy’s State Tournament. The tournament will be played June 12 & 13 at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minnesota.
Manning Lane of Blue Earth Area High School was the medalist in the section shooting 148. He was followed by Thomas Gutzmer (153) of Jordan High School, Hoppe and Cole Haller of Belle Plaine tied for 3rd shooting 157. The field was rounded out by Hunter Spencer of BEA (158) and Carter Doose and Kendall Nicolai (159) of St. Peter High School.
Mason Sohre (176), Evan Klein (177), Teien Murphy (182) and Grant Klein (198) all qualified for day 2 action but did not qualify for the state tournament.
Blue Earth Area won the team competition shooting a combined 643 followed by St. Peter (651), Albert Lea (681) and Maple River (692).