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Spriggs and Cavanagh are Mid-Am finalists

Perham’s Bob Cavanagh watches his drive on the 5th hole during his Saturday match against Scott Uithoven. Brian Basham/Forum News Service

DETROIT LAKES — Kent Spriggs earned another shot at Pine to Palm championship silver after qualifying for the Mid-Am title match with a 3 and 1 victory over defending champ Perry Piatz Saturday.

The semifinal match was tight all the way through to hole 16, where Spriggs finally broke open a 2-up lead to secure his win.

“We each had a lot of birdies and both of us played well,” Spriggs said. “The one thing I need to stay, is aggressive. I just keep it in the back of my mind to stay aggressive, because that’s when I usually play better.”

Spriggs’ sand wedge shot off the fairway on 16 landed within 10-12 feet from the cup.

Piatz lipped his putt out and Spriggs sunk his for the all-important 2-up lead with two holes remaining.

Each of the golfers had three birdies each.

Spriggs lost to A.J. Greff in the Mid-Am championship in 2012. It’s a position he wants to be in again, but this time, with a different result.

“I don’t want to be second again,” Spriggs said. “I’ve won flights before, but nothing ever like this.”

Perham’s Bob Cavanagh qualified for his first Mid-Am championship match with a 1-up win over medalist Scott Uithoven.

Cavanagh has been playing well lately and looks to continue that against Spriggs Sunday.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN. 
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