Local players were dialed in at Thunder Hills for the Happy Joes Classic

The Happy Joes Classic at Thunder Hills is famously known for the Little Joe tee gift and their cookie and lemonade stands on the course, but that isn’t the only good thing about the event, the course itself is awesome - and some golfers were able to stay in control and put low numbers on the leaderboards.

In the boys 16-17 division Davis Stelzer took his first win shooting 70. “ I had a great round. I just kept the ball in play and was overall pretty happy with my game.” Will Coohey shot a 71 for second place and Alex Link took third place with a 76.

In the girls 16-17 division Katelyn Vaassen took the large plaque home after she shot a 78. “ My iron shots worked really well for me, even though my driver wasn’t the best for me, my irons really came through.” Ella Kluesner finished second with an 84 and Kylie Felderman shot a 93 for third place. 

In the boys 14-15 division Bennett Dolter shot 70 for first place. “ I just tried to stay patient, when putts that I expected to go in didn’t - I just tried to stay patient and try to get it back on the next hole and didn’t get too mad at myself.” Brock Wilson took second with a 76 and Jackson Webber shot 78 after winning a playoff for third.

In the girls 14-15 division Cece Ball took first place with an 81. “ My best shot of the day was on hole sixteen when I tried to go over the water on my second shot and made it .” Ava shot 86 for a second place finish and McKenna Stackis shot an 88 to finish third. 

The boys 12-13 played the back nine, which is considered the harder nine by most. Cal Martineau shot a 37 for a first place finish. “ I knew that this was a very tight course, so if I could just control my driver, I could manage the course, save pars and not make any high numbers.” Connor Walsh and Henry Gilbertson both shot 46 and played a playoff for second place, which Walsh won. 

In the girls 12-13 division Amber Wilson shot a 46 for first place. “I didn’t feel any pressure until hole eight because I knew I wanted to win, but my driver and putter were going well for me.” Elin Mueller took second place with a 49 and Natalie Fangmann shot a 51 to finish third. 

In the boys 10-11 division Hayden Kluesner took first place with a 46. “I was just thinking if I had a bad hole to just keep my head up.” Tyson Kronfeldt shot 49 to finish second and Reid Herrig took third place with a 51.

In the girls 10-11 division Addie Splinter shot 47 for first place. “ My drives were going really straight, but I enjoyed playing with my friends that I always play out here with.” Lauren Leibold finished second with a 56 and Landry Rauen shot a 57 to finish third. 

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