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Yellowjackets battling Vikings for top spot in HOL

BARNESVILLE -- Destiny Mitchell led the Yellowjackets to a runner-up finish at the Heart O' Lakes Girls Golf meet at Willow Creek Golf Course in Barnesville May 8. Mitchell shot a 42, one stroke behind medalist Alexa Bekkerus of Pelican Rapids.

Bekkerus's one stroke would prove the difference as the Vikings edged Perham out of the meet title by one stroke, 179 for Pelican Rapids, to the Yellowjackets' 180.

Rachel Nelson followed up her impressive runner-up performance at Breckenridge with a 43, two strokes off the lead.

Rebecca Huus made it three Yellowjackets in the top-five shooting a 45.

HOL at Barnesville results: Pelican Rapids 179, Perham 180, Hawley 207, Barnesville 213, DGF 218, WCA 221, Frazee 226, Breckenridge 269.

Individual Medals: Alexa Bekkerus Pelican Rapids 41, Mackenzie Strand Pelican Rapids 42, Destiny Mitchell Perham 42, Rachel Nelson Perham 43, Rebecca Huus Perham 45, Morgan Grove WCA 47.

MOORHEAD -- Pelican Rapids and Perham battled for the HOL at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton at The Meadows in Moorhead.

The Vikings came out on top again, this time by nine strokes.

Perham tallied a 368 as a team to Pelican Rapids' 357. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal was a distant third place carding a 413.

The victory gives Pelican Rapids some cushion in the conference standings with a seven-point advantage over the Yellowjackets.

Nelson continued to stroke the ball well shooting a team-low 82 for Perham. Her score was good for medalist honors.

Mitchell finished third with an 88. Huus shot a 96.

The top-five scores were comprised of all Jackets and Vikings. Paige Mattfeld, of Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal was sixth with a score of 92.

HOL at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, The Meadows Golf Course.

Team Results: Pelican Rapids 357; Perham 368; Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 413;

Barnesville 425; D-G-F 438; Frazee 447; West Central Area 474; Breckenridge 504.

Individual results: Rachel Nelson (PER) 82; Taylor Filippini (PEL) 87; Destiny Mitchell (PER) 88; Mackenzie Strand (PEL) 88; Alexa Bekkerus (PEL) 88; Paige Mattfeld (HUH) 92.

Perham scores: Nelson 82; Mitchell 88; Huus 96; Lexi Richter 102, Liz Sonnenberg 106.

HOL standings: Pelican Rapids 7; Perham 14; H/U-H 24; Barnesville 31; D-G-F 34; Frazee 39; West Central Area 47; Breckenridge 56.

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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