Klonglands aid Team Wisconsin in border battle victory

By: 
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).