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

Spriggs and Cavanagh are Mid-Am finalists

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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.