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Niwot Boys Golf places 4th at Northern League season opener


August 22, 2016

The Niwot boys golf team opened its 2016 season with a strong showing at the Northern League’s first official match, which was held August 11 at the 72-par Olde Course in Loveland.

Led by senior Jake Butler, the Cougars took fourth place in the nine-team tournament, just three strokes behind surprise third-place finisher Northridge. Last year’s top teams, Silver Creek and Thompson Valley, finished first and second respectively, picking up just where they left off in 2015.

Butler, a senior who finished 48th at the 2015 4A state tournament, shot a 10-over 82, and finished in ninth place overall. Butler’s sophomore teammate, Andrew Elliot, shot an 84, which earned him a 12th place finish. Two other Cougars, senior Max Kuesel (87) and sophomore Jackson Keener (94), also finished among the top 25 in the tournament.

The Cougars were back in action this week, competing in two league events in Greeley. "I am expecting a better

showing at Highland Hills in Greeley," Head Coach Ed Weaver said.

Niwot will host the season’s fourth league event on August 23rd, at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont.

Team Scores—Silver Creek (309), Thompson Valley (325), Northridge (344), Niwot (347), Greeley Central (350), Mountain View (352), Fort Morgan (376), Longmont (402), Centaurus (406).

Top Indiviuals—Jackson Solem, Silver Creek, 69; Darren Edwards, Thompson Valley, 72; Nathan Dwyer, Thompson Valley, 74; Connor Burke, Northridge, 77; Garrett Stansel, Silver Creek, 78; Robert Heiny, Greeley Central , 79; T.J. Shehee, Silver Creek, 79; Brady Henderson, Fort Morgan, 80; Jake Butler, Niwot, 82; Dietrich Berning, Silver Creek, 83

Niwot Individuals—Jake Butler (Sr.), 82; Andrew Elliott (So.), 84; Max Kuesel (Sr.), 87; Jackson Keener (So.), 94; Jack Hoover (So.), 98


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