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Perham boys fifth at 8AA Championships

Perham's Isaac Guck chips onto the green during the Section 8AA Championships at Bemidji Town and Country Club. Robert Williams/Forum News Service

The Perham boys golf team capped off the 2017 season at the Section 8AA Championships at the Bemidji Town and Country Club on June 5 and 6.

The Yellowjackets finished the event in fifth place, while it was Detroit Lakes, who came away with the crown. The Lakers finished the tournament with a two-day score of 619, nine strokes better than Fergus Falls, who came in second with a a 628. Crookston was third followed by East Grand Forks and Perham. The Yellowjackets finished the day with a 668.

Detroit Lakes’ Ben Unruh earned medalist honors. He finished the tournament with a 146, he was five strokes better than Hawley’s Carter Justesen, who finished second. Justesen finished the day with a 151.

The top Yellowjacket finisher was Charlie Rasmussen. Rasmussen finished 12th overall, ending the tournament with a 160. He improved on his first day total by two strokes, but just missed the state tournament cut by three strokes. He opened with an 81, before firing a 79 on day two.

Isaac Guck came into the clubhouse with a 160. He opened with a 77, but dropped on day two. He finished with an 83 on the second day. Guck finished 12th overall.

Ben Nelson came into the clubhouse with a 171. He opened with an 84 on the first day, before firing an 87 on the second day.

Marcus Belka ended the tournament with a 177. He finished with an 87 on the opening day, before ending with a 90 on the second day.

Philip Guck ended with a 191 for the Yellowjackets. He opened the tournament with a 93, before finishing with a 98 on the second day of the tournament.

Leighton Rach finished the tournament with a 213. He opened with a 110 and dropped seven strokes off of his score on the final day. He finished with a 103 on the second day of the tournament.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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