Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Tommy Braaten, senior, Blooming Prairie boys' golf and Anni Heck, senior, Visitation girls' golf.
Name: Tommy Braaten
Sport: Boys' golf
School: Blooming Prairie
Information: Tommy was on top for much of the 1A boys' golf tournament last week at Pebble Creek. The senior led after day one, shooting a 68 (36-32) and cruised to victory by ten strokes with a two-day total of 140. He improved on last year's 4th place finish, 13 shots ahead of his 2016 pace.
Name: Anni Heck
Sport: Girls' golf
Information: After sharing last year's title, Anni came from behind at the Ridges at Sand Creek to shoot a final-round 69 and take home the Class 2A individual championship. Heck had previously finished in the top-10 the past four years, but pulled away from the 2017 field finishing three strokes ahead of second place with an even-par total of 144.