Hudson Raiders

Hudson senior Bennett Swavely finished one stroke behind individual champion Jacob Beckman of Middleton while the Raiders finished seventh in the final team standings at the two-day WIAA Division 1 Boys State Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday, June 14-15, at Wild Rock Golf Club in Wisconsin Rapids.

Swavely shot a two-day total of 141 (71-70) to earn state runner-up honors, one stroke behind Beckman’ 140.

Kettle Moraine won the team title with a total score of 598, while Homestead was second with 617.

After putting up a team score of 316 and sitting in a tie for fifth place after the first round, Hudson shot two strokes better on Tuesday but slipped to seventh with a score of 630. Big Rivers Conference champion Eau Claire Memorial placed 10th with 633.

Swavely sat three strokes behind Beckman after shooting a 71 in Monday’s first round. He birdied two of the first three holes Tuesday and finished the front nine at 1-under-par before back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12 moved him one stroke ahead of Beckman at three-under.

After a pair of bogeys on 13 and 16, Swavely got another birdie on 17 and ended the day two-under par for the day and three-under for the tournament.

Beckman meanwhile, playing three holes behind Swavely, put up a double-bogey on five before making three birdies in a five-hole stretch between No. 6 and 10. He added another birdie on 13, and after bogeying 15 played the final three holes even to finish even on the day and four-under for the tournament.

Brandon Hillman cut six strokes off his first day score of 84 to card a 78 Tuesday and contribute a two-day total of 162 to the Raiders’ team total while Joe Bartels shaved five strokes to finish at 165 (85-80). Ben Pendleton finished at 167 (79-88) and Joe Burbach shot 168 (82-86) to round out the Raiders’ scoring.

Hudson’s seventh place finish mirrors its performance at the 2019 state tournament when Swavely finished in a tie for 34th place.

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