Totino-Grace Claims Class AA Team Title; Staples-Motley's White Earns Individual Honors

June 14, 2023 | 1 min.
ByNick Hunter

  JORDAN, Minn. – Entering the final round of the 2023 Minnesota State High School League Boys’ Class AA Championship facing a four-stroke deficit, Totino-Grace High School posted a team score of 299 for a second consecutive day to earn a four-stroke victory at Ridges at Sand Creek.

The Eagles, who were ranked as the No. 2 team in the state across all three classes for a large portion of the season by the Minnesota Golf Association, got help from junior Payton Savageau, who followed his opening-round 73 Tuesday with a 2-over 74 on the final day of competition Wednesday to place tied for second at 147.

Junior Andrew Ramos fired a 4-over 76 Wednesday to finish tied for fifth at 148 with teammate Nate Appelhof, who posted back-to-back rounds of 74 in a winning effort.

Staples-Motley Carter White carded an even par 72 for the second consecutive day to earn medalist honors at 144 for a three-stroke victory over Roseau senior Max Wilson, Cloquet senior Karson Patten and Savageau.

Holy Family Catholic, who led following the first round with a team tally of 295, carded a team score of 307 Wednesday to finish in second four shots behind Totino-Grace, 16 shots better than Cloquet High School, who placed third.

6,657 YARDS, PAR 72


1. Totino-Grace, 299-299—598
2. Holy Family, 295-307—602
3. Cloquet, 310-308—618
4. Roseau, 318-306—624
5. Blake School, 315-312—627
6. Pine Island-Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 319-320—639
7. New London-Spicer, 320-325—645
8. Albany, 329-326—655

1. Carter White, Staples-Motley, 72-72—144
T2. Max Wilson, Roseau, 73-74—147
T2. Peyton Savageau, Totino-Grace, 73-74—147
T2. Karson Patten, Cloquet, 74-73—147
T5. Andrew Ramos, Totino-Grace, 72-76—148
T5. Nate Appelhof, Totino-Grace, 74-74—148
T5. Ryan Nutter, La Crescent, 75-73—148
T5. P.J. Herron, Holy Family, 72-76—148
9. Luke Maas, Watertown-Mayer, 73-76—149
T10. Christopher Zhao, Blake, 71-79—150
T10. Ryder Carlson, Holy Family, 74-76—150
T10. Colton Rich, Rochester Lourdes, 74-76—150
T10. Holdyn Evjen, Hermantown, 75-75—150

For complete tournament results go to:


Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter got his start covering sports for the Mankato Free Press while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

He then contributed to several online outlets, including Bleacher Report, prior to turning his focus to golf.

Hunter enters his 11th season covering golf in Minnesota as news editor for the MGA website. He resides in New Prague with his wife and two sons.

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