The Middle Border conference is a tough place to compete in golf. The MBC has had State champions in the past and you know that every conference meet will be competitive. Osceola Chieftain Jacob Hall, a senior, competed stroke for stroke with the best of all MBC golfers and by the end of the season was recognized as the conference’s top golfer. Hall accumulated 86 all-conference points during the nine MBC events during the year to finish six points ahead of runner up Matt Mueller of St. Croix Central.
“Jacob has really shown that practice produces results,” Osceola Golf Coach Pam Kaiser said. “His desire to keep improving has been a key factor to our team’s successes. Jacob is always looking for guys to go out and golf. When we get back from a match, the team will go out and hit at least three holes. Jacob is usually leading the way.”
Hall led Osceola to a third place finish in the Regional meet in 2021 which qualified the team for Sectional play. OHS did not advance beyond Sectionals but Hall did. He qualified as an individual for the State meet and ended the 36-hole tournament in sixth place overall.
“Jacob understands that to reach your highest potential, it takes additional practice, discipline, and focus to be not only good on a certain day, but consistently great over a period of a season,” Osceola athletic director Scott Newton said. “Jacob has a phenomenal work ethic in all that he does. As he enters his post-secondary path, his work ethic will continue to drive his performance athletically and educationally.”
Hall first picked up a golf club when he was about eight years old. He quickly took a liking to the sport and was given the opportunity to hone his skills by his family.
“My family has helped me by supporting me at all my tournaments and that has given me the confidence needed to play this difficult sport,” Hall mentioned.
Hall feels that his ball striking with his irons is the best part of his game right now but knows that he needs to work on every part of his game to continue to improve.
“The part that needs the most attention is getting off the tee,” Hall stated. “I struggled a lot with my driver and longer clubs at State.”
Hall will continue his education and golf game this fall when he enrolls at Bethel University. He plans on studying biology/pre-med.