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RF golfers 15th at state

River Falls freshman Maxamillian Xiong follows through on a tee shot on the first day of the WIAA Boys' State Golf Championships Monday, June 4, at University Ridge in Madison. Photo courtesy of Jalen Knuteson

Jaxon Knotek and Max Morrow each shaved a stroke off their first day scores but the Wildcat boys' golf team added seven strokes as a team to finish in 15th place at the two-day WIAA Boys State Golf Championships in Madison June 4-5.

The Cats put together a two-day total of 665 (325-332) to finish in 15th place, 57 strokes behind Division 1 champion Marquette University School.

Knotek posted scores of 80 and 79 to finish tied for 50th place with a total of 159, while Maxamillian Xiong, who shot a team-low 76 in Monday's opening round, followed that up with an 84 tied for 53rd at 160.

Morrow posted scores of 84-83 for a total of 167 and Taylor Rotsaert went 85-86 for 171 while Taylor Thompson shot 84 and 90 for a total of 174.

Adam Garski of Wauwatosa East/West claimed the individual title by shooting 71 both days to finish with 142.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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