Bottineau's Jaden McCloud medals, Oak Grove wins B Boys golf team title
June 2, 2021 8:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
CARRINGTON, N.D. – Oak Grove has returned to the top spot within the NDHSAA Class B boys golf ranks.
The Grovers won their program’s first NDHSAA Class B boys golf team state championship since the 2007 season and did so by shooting a two-day team total of 596 strokes – eight better than runner up Kindred on Wednesday, June 2 at CrossRoads Golf Club.
Oak Grove was led by senior Grayson Wetch, who scored a five-under 139 to finish runner up in the individual portion of the tournament. Individual medalist honors went to Bottineau senior standout Jaden McCloud, who scored a seven-under 137 to become the school’s first ever boys golfer to win an individual state title.
McCloud entered the final round one-shot behind Day 1 leader Cody Card of Oak Grove who carded a three-under 69 on Tuesday. McCloud started Wednesday on a torrid pace scoring birdies on his six holes. A bogey on Hole 7 snapped the string of birdies, but he more than made up for it with an eagle on Hole 9. Through nine holes, McCloud was sitting at seven-under for the round and nine-under for the tournament.
The back-nine was less eventful for McCloud, but he did get one more birdie on Hole 13 that took the sting out of a double bogey on Hole 11.
Card finished seventh individually with a six-over 150. The Grovers also got a Top 10 finish out of Scott Boehning, who tied for eighth place with a 152.
INDIVIDUAL TOP-10 FINISHERS (ALL-STATE):
1. Jaden McCloud, Bottineau, 70-67–137
2. Grayson Wetch, Oak Grove, 70-69–139
3. Champ Hettich, Beulah, 72-69–141
4. Gehrig Geiss, Western Morton, 70-74–144
5. Paul Olson, Kindred, 73-72–145
6. Jacob Robb, 73-74–147
7. Cody Card, Oak Grove, 69-81–150
8T. Scott Boehning, Oak Grove, 77-75–152
8T. Zachary Hendrickson, Our Redeemer’s, 74-78–152
10T. Zach St. Aubin, South Border, 72-81–153
10T. Cole Campell, Kindred, 77-76–153
10T. Max McQuillan, Kindred, 75-78–153
Oak Grove, 290-306–596; Kindred, 306-298–604; Bottineau, 308-320–628; Grafton, 323-322–645; May-Port-CG, 324-321–645; Beulah, 326-319–645; Dickinson Trinity, 325-340–665; North Star, 342-334–676; Heart River, 343-339–682; Northern Lights, 340-347–687; Glenburn, 344-344–688; South Border, 336-353–689; Linton/HMB, 341-360–701; North Border, 357-356–713; Oakes, 359-354–713; Des Lacs-Burlington, 364-365–729; Divide County, 371-377–748; Stanley, 381-370–751.