Peterson earns All-WCC for boys golf team

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Ben Peterson putts from just off the green in Benson.  He averaged 41.8 this year in WCC meets to earn All-Conference.

Ben Peterson, a sophomore on the Benson boys golf team this spring, earned All-Conference for the Braves during the 2019 spring campaign.

Peterson led the Braves this spring, missing out on a trip to state by two strokes this spring after shooting rounds of 92 and 92 at the Section 5A Tourney at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar.

Peterson, who had a low of 38 at Atwater this spring during 9-hole meets and an 86 at the 18-hole Benson Invitational, placed seventh overall this spring and the top 13 golfers earned All-Conference.  Those were also the low rounds for the entire Braves’ team.

There were eight conference meets and the golfers used their top six scores to determine All-Conference.  Peterson had a 41.8 strokes per nine holes average this year.

He averaged 46 strokes per nine holes last year and the last All-Conference qualifier from last spring averaged 43.2.

Nate Loxtercamp, of Melrose, led all conference golfers with a 36.7 average to place first, while Seth Olson, of Montevideo, was second with a 38.5 average and Cole Harste, of Minnewaska Area, was third with a 40 strokes per nine average...

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