Class D: Paxton's Jeremy McMillan-Peters, West Holt claim state titles

West Holt edged North Platte St. Patrick’s 355-356 to win its third straight crown.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Paxton’s Jeremy McMillan-Peters claimed the individual title and West Holt the team title at the Class D state golf championship at Lake Maloney Golf Club on Wednesday.

McMillan-Peters cashed in on a strong offseason to improve upon last year’s fifth-place finish as he dethroned defending champ Ryan Weiss of Franklin by two strokes.

McMillan-Peters carded a 75 — that was 10 strokes better than what he finished with the past two seasons at state.

“I feel honored to be able to do it again,” McMillan-Peters said of playing at state. “Third year in a row, and I look forward to more of it. I hope I made and continue to make everybody proud back in Paxton.”

West Holt edged North Platte St. Patrick’s 355-356 to win its third straight crown.

West Holt had two individuals in the top 10 as Austin Wenner (81) tied for third and Garrison Hansen (83) tied for seventh.

After not qualifying a single golfer for state last season, St. Pat’s landed on the podium with a runner-up finish.

“It shows how much time they’ve put in over the summer and in the spring,” St. Pat’s coach Brendan Lynes said. “We didn’t have the best weather to start the spring, but they always found a way to hit as many balls and putt as much as they could. They had this goal in mind all year, and it’s exciting to see their work pay off.”

Freshman Teegan Sonneman led the Irish by carding an 84.

Team scoring: West Holt 355, North Platte St. Patrick’s 356, Creighton 370, Elm Creek 370, Franklin 372, Fullerton 381, Mullen 383, Alma 386, Heartland 392, Boyd County 394, Burwell 394, Fremont Bergan 398, Hitchcock County 415, Bertrand 429, Exeter-Milligan 436

INDIVIDUALS

Jeremy McMillan-Peters, Paxton 75

Ryan Weiss, Franklin 77

Austin Wenner, West Holt 81

Chase Ostransky, Fullerton 81

Gage Clifton, Clearwater-Orchard 82

Koby Walker, Mullen 82

Garrison Hansen, West Holt 83

Jacob Lingenfelter, Plainview 83

Jordan McBride, Burwell 84

Teegan Sonneman, North Platte SP 84

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