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Arvig and Cavanagh advance to state golf tournament

Dan Cavanagh looks over a putt during his round at the Section 8-2A golf meet at Longbow Golf Course in Walker Thursday afternoon. Photo by Brian Basham/DL Newspapers.1 / 2
Evan Arvig will make his first appearance at the state golf meet next week.2 / 2

Evan Arvig and Dan Cavanagh have advanced to the state golf tournament.

Arvig nailed a spot shooting a team low 73 at the Section 8AA meet, held at Long Bow Golf Club, in Walker, Minn..

"Evan played very well; very steady and controlled," Head Coach Jeff Tweeton said. "Nice to see him come through. The state experience will be very good for him and, hopefully, will help take his game to the next level."

Arvig is making his first state tournament appearance and he'll have an experienced teammate to pass on the knowledge of three state appearances.

Cavanagh had to go to playoff holes to get his return trip ticket punched. Playoffs are nothing new for Cavanagh. According to Tweeton, this is the third time in Cavanagh's high school career he's gone extra holes to get to state.

"I told (Cavanagh) it's a hell of a lot easier if he'd just shoot a better round in the first place," Tweeton said.

Tweeton and Cavanagh have made the rounds at Ridges at Sand Creek, in Jordan, Minn., site of the state tournament Cavanagh's entire career and when there is no room for error sage advice can help on the bag. Coaches are allowed to traverse the course with their players during state tournament play.

Brett Severson, of Hawley, joined Cavanagh in the playoffs with a golfer from Warroad and Roseau. There were two spots open for state amongst the four golfers.

The foursome all parred the first playoff hole. Severson advanced to state by birdying the second playoff hole eliminating his Roseau opponent, who had bogeyed.

Cavanagh made a pressure putt on the third playoff hole for par to halve the hole.

On the fourth hole, Cavanagh's opponent put his third shot on the second tier of a three-tier green. The pin was on the first tier and he had an almost impossible putt. He ran his attempt by 10 feet and missed.

Cavanagh advanced by making a routine two-putt from 15 feet.

"It will be fun to see what they do at state," Tweeton said.

Unofficial results from the girls' tournament have Holly Karkela and Kaylan Huber advancing to the state tournament. Karkela shot a 78; Huber carded an 84.

Perham tied Roseau for second place, as a team, behind Detroit lakes, who will make a strong bid for the team state title.

The Lakers defeated defending state champions Minnewaska Area earlier this season.

An updated girl's story will be forthcoming when official results are received.

The state tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14-16.

Boy's team totals: DL 299; Crookston 309; Roseau 310; Hawley 314; Perham

322; Warroad 338.

Medalist Detroit Lakes Karter Smith.

Perham scores: Evan Arvig 73; Dan C 75; Nick Kalina 89; Kyle Dykhoff 85;

Nick Bahls 91; Brandon Olson 97.


Girls team totals: DL 328, Perham 355, Roseau 355, Crookston 375, Park Rapids 381, Pelican Rapids 393.