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Dan Cavanagh leads the Yellowjackets golf team into Section playoffs on the back of two top five finishes in his last two events.

Jackets HOL runners-up, third at sub-section

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The Perham boys golf team got nipped by one stroke to take runner-up honors at the Heart O' Lakes Conference championship held at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes.

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The Yellowjackets shot a combined score of 324, one putt from champion Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal's 323.

Dan Cavanagh continues his quest to return to the state championship meet. He was the low Yellowjacket shooting a 73, good for second place and one stroke behind Frazee's state champion Beau Hanson's 72.

Evan Arvig took fifth place shooting a 78.

Brett Syverson of Hawley-UH was third with a 74. Conner Paul of Barnesville was fourth with a 76. Hawley's Brandon Sletmoen rounded out the top six with a 79.

The victory gives Hawley the regular season HOL title. Their cumulative score of 17 points was one better than Perham's 18. Frazee was a distant third with 39 points and Barnesville was a point back with 40 for fourth place.

Cavanagh, Arvig, Nick Kalina, Kyle Dykhoff and Nick Bahls were all named to the Heart O' Lakes all-conference team.

The Yellowjackets advanced out of Sub-sections, which were also held at Wildflower.

Perham finished third behind Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal and Detroit Lakes.

The Lakers had three of the top five individual finishers, including medalist Karter Smith, who shot a 71. Tyler Bauckol, 73, and Tanner Lane, 76, took third and fourth. Syverson was second shooting a 73.

Cavanagh was again the low Yellowjacket with a fifth place finish carding a 77.

Arvig shot an 81; Kalina 88, Bahls 89, Dykhoff 90 and Brandon Olson shot 94 for Perham.

The Lakers, Nuggets and Yellowjackets all qualify for the Section meet Thursday, June 2, at Long Bow Golf Club, in Walker.

The top six golfers not on qualifying teams will also travel to Walker. They are Wadena-Deer Creek's Tyler Fix, 80, Michael Wing, 85, Bryan Silvers, 85, and Nick LeTourneau 92; Pelican Rapids; Casey Bruggeman, 83; and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton's Jordan Larson, 83.

HOL Conference Championship team results:

1. Hawley-UH 323

2. Perham 324

3. Frazee 330

4. Barnesville 335

5. Battle Lake 352

6. West Central Area- 373

7. Pelican Rapids 377

8. DGF 392

9. Breckenridge 402

Individual scores

1. Beau Hanson-Frazee-72

2. Dan Cavanaugh-Perham-73

3. Brett Syverson-Hawley-74

4. Conner Paul-barnesville-76

5. Evan Arvig-Perham-78

6. Brandon Sletmoen-Hawley-79

Yellowjacket individuals:

Dan Cavanagh 73, Evan Argig 78, Nick Kalina 86, Kyle Dykhoff 87, Nick Bahls 90, Matt Hanson 92.

Final Conference standings

1.Hawley 17

2.Perham 18

3.Frazee 39

4.Barnesville 40

5.Battle Lake 56

6.Pelican Rapids 66

7.WCA 71

8.DGF 92

9.Breckenridge 95.

Section 8AA Golf Sub-Sections

Team Scores

1. Detroit Lakes 298

2. Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 320

3. Perham 335

4. Wadena-Deer Creek 342

5. Pelican Rapids 378

6. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 401

7. Breckenridge 397

Individual scores

1. Karter Smith (DL) 71

2. Brett Syverson (HUH) 73

3. Tyler Baukol (DL) 73

4. Tanner Lane (DL) 76

5. Dan Cavanagh (P) 77

Other Section Qualifiers

Tyler Fix (WDC) 80; Casey Bruggeman (PR) 83; Jordan Larson (DGF) 83; Michael Wing (WDC) 85; Bryan Silvers (WDC) 85; Nick Letourneau (WDC) 92.

Perham scores

Dan Cavanagh 77; Evan Arvig 81; Nick Kalina 88; Nick Bahls 89; Kyle Dykhoff 90; Brandan Olson 94.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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