Boys and Girls Golf Teams Both Advance to TAPPS 6A State Golf Tournament

For the first time in school history, both Boys and Girls Golf teams will compete at the TAPPS 6A State Tournament! Over our school history, each team has reached the State Tournament at least once but never in the same year.

The Boys Golf Team has had a storied history of success that dates to the early years of Concordia when they won State in 1989 and 1990 and finished 3rd in 1991, 1993, 2005, and 2006. In recent years, the Boys finished 3rd at State again in 2019 and 4th in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Individually, Concordia has had the overall Individual State Champion twice in 2017 (Peyten Christiansen ’17) and 2019 (Brayden Ingebrigtsen).

On the Girls side, over the school history, there have been several individuals who qualified and golf at the State Tournament, but this is only the second time in school history that the entire team has qualified for the final 8-team tournament. In 2021, the Lady Crusaders made their first State Tournament as a young team led by underclassmen. These ladies are led by lone senior Abby Plagens ’23 and four juniors that have experience and are ready for the pressure of playing at State.

To qualify for state, both teams had to place in the top 4 of the District Tournament at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club on April 24-25. Both teams finished 3rd to qualify for the State Tournament:

  • On the boys side, the Crusaders shot 657 over the two-day tournament and Caleb Blackburn ’23 individually finished 9th place in District carding two rounds in the 70s, Keegan Stricklin ’24 finished in 16th and Howie Keene ’25 in 19th to round out the top 20.

  • For the girls, the Lady Crusaders shot 708 over the two days with Plagens finishing 5th overall, Emerson Swanner ’24 in 9th, and a three-way tie between teammates for 15th place between Olivia Wilhelm ’24, Avery Csernik ’24, and Allison Li ’24.