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Raiders win conference golf meet

Sean Eglington tees off during last week's match. (Rivertown Newspaper Group photo by Patrick Johnson)

The Hastings boys golf team saved its best for last.

The Raiders won the season's last Suburban East Conference meet, which was held Wednesday, May 25, at Keller. Hastings shot a 310 to win.

Eighth-grader Matthew Radke and freshman Jacob Cooper led the way with 75s.

Nick Tusa, a freshman, shot a 79.

Another freshman, Sam Otto, shot 81, including an eagle on the par 5 12th hole.

Senior Sean Eglington (83) and junior Mike Dittrich (88) also played varsity.

Hastings had one eagle, three birdies, 52 pars, 44 bogeys and seven double bogeys in the meet.

Hastings averaged 31 putts. Otto had a team-low 27.

Radke hit 13 of 14 fairways.

"We saw the length of the rough and talked about how important it was going to be to keep the ball in the fairway," coach Pete McGinnis said.

Tusa hit nine fairways.

Cooper, Radke and Tusa were named to the All-Conference team.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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