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Skogen BRC Player of Year

River Falls senior Blake Skogen earned 2017 Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year honors after shooting a 75 to tie for second place at the BRC Tournament Wednesday, May 17, at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake.

Skogen entered the tournament with a two-point lead over Eau Claire North's John Haselwander in the individual conference standings. Both shot 75 to finish one-stroke behind medalist Matt Fladten of Eau Claire Memorial and clinch Player of the Year honors for Skogen.

The Wildcats finished in a tie for second place in the final team standings after tying four fourth at the conference tournament with a score of 327.

Jaxon Knotek tied for ninth Wednesday with a round of 79 and Taylor Thompson shot an 82 while Max Morrow had a 91 and Jesse Cudd finished with 95.

Next up for the Wildcats is the WIAA Division 1 Regional Tuesday, May 23, at New Richmond.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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