Boys golf: WCA has experience heading into 2023 season

The Knights moved up to Class AA last season and saw some success. Now they want some more in the 2023 season.

Then-8th-grader Marshall Dewey was been a consistent force for the Knights early in the 2022 season with several top-six finishes. Now Dewey is one of many experienced pieces of the 2023 team.
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The West Central Area boys golf team is an experienced team that has won conference titles in the last two seasons and made a state tournament appearance in 2021.

“We return our entire team from last year, and most of them have played on back-to-back conference championships the past two years and were on the state qualifying team in 2021,” West Central Area head coach Kraig Hunter said. “They play all summer, and they work on their games even throughout the winter. They are dedicated, obviously, and they are a competitive bunch that’s looking to have a good year.”

The Knights were Quad County Conference champions and had multiple all-conference golfers back this season.

This included three-time all-conference golfer junior Mitch Dewey and two-time all-conference members Peyton Hanson, Sam Hanson, and freshman Marshall Dewey.

Senior Brett Amundson was almost an all-conference finisher last year, and he’s back as one of the team’s captains, along with Mitch Dewey and Peyton Hanson.


“Brett Amundson was close to making all-conference last year and has also become a very good player over the past year,” Hunter said. “We are excited to see what he can do this year. Cole Anderson and Cam Anderson will fill out our varsity roster, and we think they both have much potential as well. Our team will have great team chemistry.”

Cole is a senior, while Cam is a junior.

WCA made the transition to Class AA last season and had some success competing against bigger schools.

“We moved up to Class AA in 2022 and will be competing in Section 3AA where Marshall, New London-Spicer, and Minnewaska were all powerhouses last year,” Hunter said. “We will also be part of two conferences, the West Central Conference and the Quad County Conference.”


HEAD COACH - Kraig Hunter, 17th season

ASSISTANT COACH - Ben Johnson (junior-high coach)

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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