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Lakeland's Geiger makes clean sweep of golf seasonSubmitted: 05/29/2015
MINOCQUA - Winning a golf tournament as a high school golfer doesn't seem like an easy thing to do, but Lakeland's Curtis Geiger can say he did it.

In fact, Geiger can say he won every tournament he played in this season.

It's the first time the feat has been done in Great Northern Conference history.

Geiger says it's an exciting honor, but one he didn't expect.

"I'm glad I could do it," says Geiger. "I think that it was a kind of goal in mind, but I didn't think it could be realistic for me. I just kind of wanted to take it one tournament at a time."

Geiger has played outstanding golf as an individual this year, but he's happy he'll get to close out the season with his team.

"I guess I'm just glad my team could pull out to go to sectionals," says Geiger. "I'm glad they could get a couple of good scores together, and that we could go as a team for one last run."

Geiger will head to Elmhurst College to continue his golfing career.




Story By: Dan Marz

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