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PHS Boys Golf: Jackets stumble at local courses

By John George

It was a cold, miserable, lousy day Thursday as the Perham boys golf team play in the HOL hosted by Lake Park-Audubon at Forest Hills G.C. And according to head coach Jeff Tweeton, his team's play could be described the same as the weather as the Jackets finished in sixth place with a 176.

Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal regained control of the conference lead with a first place score of 163. Pelican Rapids and Barnesville/Rothsay tied for second at 170.

Frazee's Bo Hanson was medalist with a 37.

Perham's low round was turned in by Dan Cavanagh, who shot a 42.

Fargo Invite

The two-day, 36-hole Fargo Invitational was moved to Wildflower G.C. on Pelican Lake last weekend because of the flooding in the F-M area.

Moorhead had a fantastic first day, shooting a team score of 290, on their way to the tournament title with a two-day total of 598. Eden Prairie (601) was almost as hot on day two, closing the gap to three strokes by the end of 36 holes.

Crookston's Seth Heppner was medalist with a 145 (71-74).

Evan Arvig didn't have the Jackets low score on either day, but he ended up with the team's low overall score of 166 (84-82). Cavanagh (91-78) and Zach Phelps (78-91) had identical scores on opposite days to shoot 169's.

Tweeton said his team needs to find more consistency in their game.

"They can do it," he said. "They all have the game to shoot low scores. They all need to find a way to hit their best shots all the way around the course. Every shot on every hole."

Tweeton added that it was good for his guys to play a couple rounds with the golfers in the Fargo Invite.

"There were some good teams there," he said. "I think our guys learned a thing or two playing with golfers who are at a little higher level."

Perham will play in the HOL at Hawley on Monday, May 4, followed by the HOL at Frazee on Tuesday, May 5.



The Yellowjackets will play in the HOL at Barnesville May 7. They will finally get to compete on their home course with the HOL at Perham Lakeside G.C. on Monday, May 11. Tee times start at 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

HOL at LP-A (Forest Hills)

Boys Team Scores

1. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 163, T-2. Pelican Rapids, Barnesville/Rothsay 170, 4. D-G-F 171, 5. Frazee 172, 6. Perham 176, 7. Battle Lake 183, 8. West Central Area 187, 9. Breckenridge 203, 10. Lake Park-Audubon 214.

Medalist: Bo Hanson (F) 37.

Perham Individuals: Dan Cavanagh 42, Jason Huus 44, Nic Smith 45, Alex Phelps 45, Zach Phelps 46, Evan Arvig 48.

May 1-2

Fargo Invitational

at Wildflower G.C.

Boys Team Scores

1. Moorhead 598, 2. Eden Prairie 601, 3. Forest Lake 607, 4. Fargo South 611, 5. Fergus Falls 626, 6. Fargo Shanley 628, T-7. Roseau, Detroit Lakes 635, 9. Crookston 651, 10. Grand Forks/Red River 652, 11. Perham 657 (332-325), 12. Thief River Falls 680, 13. Fargo North 683.

Medalist: Seth Heppner (C) 71-74--145.

Perham Individuals: Arvig 84-82--166, Z. Phelps 78-91--169, Cavanagh 91-78--169, A. Phelps 90-80--170, Huus 81-93--174, Smith 89-85--174.

Heart O' Lakes Points

Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 7

Perham 12

D-G-F 18

Barnesville/Rothsay 18

Pelican Rapids 23

Frazee 30

Battle Lake 33

West Central Area 39

Breckenridge 43

Lake Park-Audubon 49