Toovey, Hauder lead Eagles at state golf


The Milford golf team finished 11th in the team standings at the Class C state golf tournament May 24 and 25. The tournament was contested at Elks Country Club in Columbus.

Coach Tony Muller said Wednesday’s round was rainy and cold.

Cole Toovey was Milford’s top golfer. He shot a 41-45 86 on day one and 45-44 89 on day two and finished 34th.

“He thought he could’ve played better Wednesday,” Muller said.

Colton Hauder finished 36th, shooting a 43-49 92 and 42-44 86 over the two days. Chase Nitzsche shot a 57-43 100 and 47-48 95. Muller said he was pleased with Nitzsche’s day two round.

Maddox Baack recorded a 55-45 100 and 54-50 104. Dylan Kroese carded a 58-47 105 and 57-50 107.

“We talked about the being mentally tough,” Muller said. “It took a few holes to get going.”

While the Eagles were 11th in the team standings, Muller was happy that MHS finished ahead of Lincoln Lutheran, the district champion.

“When you’re in mid-pack, you look for the bright spots,” Muller said.

Four of the Eagles are seniors, with Nitzsche a junior. Muller said Nitzsche is a two-year letter winner and has been counted on to score over the last two years.

Kroese has been the team’s fifth man the last two years. Baack came out for golf for the first time and played very well early on, Muller said.

“He stepped into Isaac (Yeackley)’s spot,” Muller said.

Both Toovey and Hauder are four-year letter winners. Toovey qualified for state as an individual his freshman season. He and Hauder have alternated in the top spot all season, Muller said.

“Both won the same number of tournaments and had the same number of top 10s,” he said.


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