Klonglands aid Team Wisconsin in border battle victory

Anthony Iozzo

Becky Klongland (back row, right) and Henry Klongland (back row, fifth from left) both helped Team Wisconsin win back the Minnesota-Wisconsin PGA Junior Cup on June 30 and July 1 with a 21-15 win. [Photo submitted]

Stoughton high school graduate and Marquette University recruit Henry Klongland and his senior sister Becky both helped Team Wisconsin win the 2013 Minnesota-Wisconsin PGA Junior Cup 21-15 June 30 and July 1 at New Richmond Golf Course.

Henry Klongland and Trevor Thomas (Junction City) defeated Ryan Ames (Wahpeton, N.D.) and Aaron Leintz (Bagley, Minn.) 4-and-3 in the Four-Ball matches on June 30. He also won on July 1 in the singles matches with a 3-and-2 win over Freddy Thomas (Lakeville, Minn.). 3

Becky Klongland and Emily Joers (Waukesha) defeated Natalie Roth (Prior Lake, Minn.) and Kate Smith (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) 4-and-3 in Four Ball.

Team Wisconsin snapped a two-year drought with a 7-5 advantage in the Four-Ball matches and a 14-10 win in the singles matches.

Junior PGA Championship

Henry and Becky Klongland also competed in the two-day Wisconsin Junior PGA Championship for 16- to 18-year-olds June 25-26 at Brown Deer Park Golf Course on day one and Dretzka Golf Course on day two. Both courses are in Milwaukee County.

Becky took second place with a 3-over par 146 (73-73), seven strokes behind the champion Brooke Ferrell of Edgerton. Henry was tied for 23rd place in the boys tournament with a 6-over 149 (75-74).

Stoughton’s Kailey Taebel and Katrina Sletten also competed. Taebel tied for 26th place with a 173 (87-86). Sletten was 49th with a 225 (120-105).

Samuel Anderson played in the 13- to 15-year-olds tournament and tied for 26th with a 20-over 163 (83-80).

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