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Boys Golf: Cats fourth at home match

Maxamillion Xiong lines up a putt on the second hole during a 9-hole Big River Conference match at the River Falls Golf Club Thursday, April 25. Xiong fired a 38 to place third overall. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

Maxamillian Xiong finished one stroke away from medalist honors with a two-over par 38 to lead the Wildcat boys’ golf team to a fourth place finish at a 9-hole Big Rivers Conference match at the River Falls Golf Club Thursday, April 25.

Hudson finished first with a team score of 168 and Eau Claire Memorial was second with 171 while Rice Lake was third with 172 and River Falls fourth with 178. Chippewa Falls was a distant fifth with 190 and Menomonie had 197 while Eau Claire North finished with 229.

Xiong’s 38 was good enough for third place in the individual standings while teammate Taylor Thompson tied for seventh with 44. Taylor Rotsaert, Justin Graetz and Braedon Harer each shot 48 to round out the Wildcat lineup.

Billy Peterson of Eau Claire Memorial and Simon Cuskey of Rice Lake each shot 37 to share medalist honors.

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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