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Chance Watson was one of three Vikings named All-Conference following last week's WHC Golf
Tournament. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-05-08 11:29:06
Last modified: 2013-05-08 11:29:04

Mitchell claims WHC golf title, tops Vikings by three strokes

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Avery golf was the clear favorite entering last week's Western Highlands Conference Golf Championships, having won all seven matches played during the regular season and the WHC title the past two years.

Things can change quickly in a two-day, winner-takes-all tournament format, however, as the Vikings painfully learned. 

A senior-laden Mitchell High School team played some of its best golf of the season as it bested the Vikings by only two shots to claim the conference title.

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