The Perham boys' golf team tested out the course for the Section 8-2A meet last week, as Perham's Dan Cavanagh shot a two-under par 70 for medalist laurels at the Longbow Golf Course in Walker.
Detroit Lakes hosted the meet, winning the team title with a score of 304. The Yellowjackets tied for fourth with Crookston shooting a 319.
Perham and Detroit lakes squared off again over the weekend at the Fargo North Invitational at Village Green Golf Course in Fargo, N.D.
Cavanagh tied Tanner Lane of Detroit Lakes for a share of 12th place carding a 150.
Evan Arvig was five strokes back shooting 155. Nick Kalina shot a 170.
Eden Prairie took the team title with a combined weekend score of 577.
As a team, Perham finished in 11th place with a 645.
Fargo South's Landon Poss shot a 138 for medalist honors.
Thursday, May 5, the Yellowjackets finished second at the Heart O' Lakes Conference meet in Frazee.
Kalina led the way for Perham with a sixth place finish. He shot a 37.
"Nick Kalina has played well and has been pretty steady," Head Coach Jeff Tweeton said.
Perham's team-wide consistent shooting continued with all six Yellowjackets finishing within four strokes of each other.
Cavanagh was a stroke back of Kalina with a 38, along with Arvig and Kyle Dykhoff. Matt Hanson and Nick Bahls carded 41s.
"Dan and Evan have put up some nice numbers of late," Tweeton said.
Perham team score of 151 was good for second place behind Hawley/Ulen Hitterdal's 148.
Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal's victory picked up a point on the Yellowjacket conference lead.
Perham leads the Heart O' Lakes with seven points. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal is second, two points back, with nine points.
A conference victory is worth one point. Second place is two points.
Barnesville was third with a 156; Battle Lake finished fourth with a 158, followed by the host Hornets at 167 to round out the top five.
"As the season progresses and the boys get in a few more rounds, they're starting to learn how to manage the course a bit better. In short, their mental games are beginning to come around. Their physical skills are, for the most part, as good as anyone's, but they need to think a bit more when they're playing."
HOL Conference Standings:
1. Perham 7; 2. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 9; 3. Barnesville 17; 4. Frazee 21; 5. Pelican Rapids and Battle Lake 27; 7. West Central Area 32; 8. Breckenridge 41; 9. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 43.
Perham at Frazee Golf Course Thursday, May 5.
1.Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 148; 2.Perham 151; 3.Barnesville 156; 4. Battle Lake 158; 5.Frazee 167; 6.Pelican Rapids 170; 7. West Central Area 180; 8. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 191; 9. Breckenridge 195.
1.Brett Syverson Hawley/ UH 34; 2.Beau Hanson-Frazee 35; 3.Jordan Larson-D-G-F 36; 4. Conner Paul-Barnesville 37; 5. Brian Butenoff-Barnesville 37; 6. Nick Kalina Perham 37.
Nick Kalina 37, Dan Cavanagh 38; Evan Arvig 38; Kyle Dykhoff 38; Matt Hanson 41; Nick Bahls 41
Perham at Longbow Golf Course in Walker, Wednesday, May 4.
Team results (top 5 of 15 teams) -- Detroit Lakes Red 304, Fergus Falls 312, Grand Rapids 316, Perham and Crookston 319. 9. Detroit Lakes White 331.
All-Tournament team --Medalist: Dan Cavanagh (Perh) 70, Seth Heppner (Crk) 72, Beau Hanson (Frazee) 74, Rick Hutchinson (DL) 75, Keaton Lausch (FF) 75, Matt McClure (GR) 75, Hayden Timm (Warroad) 75, Nate Bausman (DL) 76, Tyler Baukol (DL) 76, Michael Herzog (DL) 76.
Perham at Village Green Golf Course in Fargo, N.D., Friday and Saturday, May 7-8.
1. Eden Prairie Red 577; 2. Fargo South 584; 3.
West Fargo 596; 4. Moorhead 598; 5. Fargo Shanley 601; 6. EdenPrairie Black 611; 7. Detroit Lakes 613; 8. Crookston 616; 9. Roseau 633; 10. Bemidji 640; 11. Perham 645; 12. Grand Forks Red River 649; 13. Thief River Falls -659; 13.
Fargo North 659; 15. Fargo Davies 662; 16. Grand Forks Central 678.
T-12. Dan Cavanagh 150; Evan Arvig 155; Nick Kalina 170; Kyle Dykhoff 170; Brandon Olson 183; Matt Hanson 187.