Colton Murphy (Senior) - Boys’ Golf:
In June Colton capped off his prolific career as a MHS golfer. He had a bad first day at State but made a great run the second day to finish in 11 place individually. At the tournament he was awarded the Powerade Senior Athlete of the Year. He finished the year with 3 individual wins, 3 seconds and 1 third. And earned the regular season WDA scoring title. This season also cemented his 4th year straight of qualifying for state individually, his 3rd All Regional and 2nd All State designation. He was award the WDA Senior Athlete of the Year. His 5 high school tournament titles and 9 Jr. Golf titles, along with his scholarship signing to play golf at Rocky Mountain in Billings have likely made Colton one of the most accomplished high school golfers that Mandan has ever had. Colton’s on-course accomplishments have been great, but even great has been his leadership and effect on our entire program. He has constantly been our hardest work on his own game and yet he consistently was helping others with their game. Whether it was working on the swing of a teammate or volunteering to help coach and teach golf on the girls or middle school golf team. Our girls and middle school teams are top notch right now because so many young Mandan golfers have seen Colton’s success and they desire to follow in his footsteps. His impact on our golf programs will be long lasting. It has been a honor to coach this great athlete, but also this fine young man.