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Perham boys golf advances to section championship

Nic Smith tees off the first hole at Wildflower in subsection play.

The Perham boys golf team followed suit of their partners from the opposite gender in placing second at subsections and advancing to the 8AA section finals at Long Bow, in Walker.

Perham finished four strokes behind Detroit Lakles. The Lakers shot 317, as a team. Perham ended at 321 and Hawley took third with a 322. All three teams advance.

"We need to improve considerably, probably about 15 shots," Head Coach Jeff Tweeton said. "They're capable of doing it, but they need to get their heads in the game. Way too many strokes were thrown away."

Remaining sub-section team scores: Breckenridge 418, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 330, Pelican Rapids 373 and Wadena 370.

Yellowjacket Evan Arvig was medalist for the tourney with a 77.

Other Jacket scores: Dan Cavanagh 79, Alex Phelps 80, Kyle Dykhoff 85, Nic Smith 88, and Kelly Nelson 90.

Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the boys team also won the Heart O' Lakes conference tournament shooting a 324.

Hawley shot 329; Barnesville 334; and DGF 340.

Dan Cavanagh tied with Ryan LeNouem, of Barnesville and Beau Hanson, Frazee, for medalist honors with a 78.

Cavanagh won the scorecard playoff for the medal.

"Conditions were a bit tough; the wind was quite strong, which makes Wildflower really difficult," Tweeton said.

Other Perham scores: Evan Arvig 82; Nic Smith 84; Alex Phelps 80; Kyle Dykhoff 87; and Kelly Nelson 89.

"Dan shot 36-42, so he still hasn't put a strong 18 holes together yet," said Tweeton. "Everybody else was pretty much in the same boat.: One good or fair nine, and then blowing up a bit on the second nine. Too many shots thrown away."

Hawley won the conference season title, with Perham finishing second.

Individually, Nic Smith, tied for 13th, Dan Cavanagh, 12th and Evan Arvig, 5th. All three were named All-Conference.

The low fifteen golfers in the conference, over the course of the season, are named to the all-conference squad.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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