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,s A Minnesota Team Golf 311 t Christian 321 'ld 328 344 -Peterson 355 358 366 istian 367 Nick Giese The son of Keith and Lynne Giese, he has one brother, Kyle. This is Nick's third year on varsity and his second state tournament appear- ance. His best round of golf was a 74 on the Ortonville Golf Course and a 78 at Sub-Sections this year in Marshall. Nick stated that his favorite golf courses are Pebble Creek in Becker and Tipsi- nah in Elbow Lake. He feels that driving the ball is one the strongest parts of his game and that he still needs to work on his putting. One of his favorite memories was at the Section Tournament in New London last year when he pulled his tee shot, it skipped out of the pond and rolled near the green. He ended up parring the hole. Nick says that everyone has been very supportive of this year's team. "The welcome home for us last Thursday night was awesome," said Nick. "Everyone has been behind us all year and to have the escort into town and hav- ing the people show up for the welcome home is something I will always re- member." Nick is a junior at OHS and will be back to help lead next year's team, Right now he plans on attending Vo-Tech after he graduates, but is not ruling out the pos- kbility of maybe playing golf, depending on how his senior year goes. Jade Hasslen The son of Brent and Kim Hasslen, he has one sister, Hope. Just a freshman, this is Jade's first year on varsity. His best round ever has been a 77 on the Ortonville Golf Course and he finished tied for 10th at this year's State Tournament with a 78. Jade feels that the strongest part of his game is his irons play and that he needs to improve on his driving and put- ting. Golfing in his first state tournament, Jade said that it was a little nerve-racking at first. "Once we got done with the first hole, everything was fine," said Jade. "It was even better when we found out that we had won the State Tournament." One of his favorite memories from this season was at the State Tournament when he drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. It was his only birdie of the tour- nament.  " " Jadewill be back as pa'of the" OHS golf team next year as they work to make a return trip to the state. James Nitz The son of Jim and Linda Nitz, he is an eighth grader at OHS. This was his first year out for golf and he earned a spot on this year's varsity squad. James's best round of the year was a 78 on the Ortonville Golf Course and was one of the high- est placing eighth-graders at this year's state tournament with a round of 85. James was very consistent, shooting a 42-43. Nitz feels that right now the strongest part of his game is his accuracy and that he will continue to work on the rest of his game. James states that this year was a lot of fun golfing with the older guys. "We all got along very well and the older guys made me feel very comfortable," says Nitz. "It was a good learning experience and a lot of fun." James spends a great deal of summer on the golf course and will be a part of next year's squad that will look to defend their title. Fluegel, Anderson, McLaughlin & Brutlag, Charter 25 NW 2nd Street- Suite 102 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2549