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Boys' Golf: Red Wing dominates section tournament

The Red Wing boys' golf team poses with their section championship trophy on May 30. From left to right; volunteer coach Bryce Thurmes, Michael Stoffel, Mac DeSutter, Denval Atkinson, Cecil Belisle, Cole Krie, William Ahrens and head coach Nate Gale. Photo courtesy of Nate Gale.1 / 2
Red Wing's Cecil Belisle won the Section 1AA tournament, setting a new section record with a 139. Photo courtesy of Nate Gale.2 / 2

Behind top-golfer Cecil Belisle the Red Wing boys' golf team cruised to a 31-stroke win over second-place Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, winning 635-666 in the Section 1AA tournament.

Belisle finished in first as an individual and set a new section two-day record with a 5-under 139. Red Wing head coach Nate Gale said Belisle was happy to win, but is enjoying having the team join him at state.

"Some of the younger guys improved," Gale said. "William (Ahrens) shot an 80, which is 10 shots better than his average. Mac (DeSutter) improved on his Day 1 score of 87 to an 82 on the second day. Just all-around improvement helped us win."

Ahrens, Desutter, Denval Atkinson and Cole Krie all had better Day 2 scores. The four golfers combined to shoot 21 fewer strokes from the first day to the second.

Red Wing will travel to Jordan to compete at the Class AA State tournament on June 11 and 12 at Ridges at Sand Creek.

Scores: Wingers 321-314--635, Cecil Belisle 67-72--139, Michael Stoffel 82-80--162, William Ahrens 86-80--166, Mac DeSutter 87-82--169, Denval Atkinson 86-83--169, Cole Krie 95-88--183.

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