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Perham seventh at Pre-Section golf meet

WALKER — The defending state champion Detroit Lakes boys golf team continues to play like another state trip is in the cards and the golf carts this season as the Lakers defeated Roseau by 22 strokes a the Pre-Section 8A meet held in Walker at Long Bow Country Club.

Perham avoided a last place finish by one stroke shooting 343 to 344 from eighth place East Grand Forks. Bagley was third, 327; fourth and fifth place went to Crookston and Thief River Falls in one stroke increments. The Pirates shot 328; the Prowlers 329. Warroad was sixth with a 337.

The top of the individual leaderboard was all Lakers with Ben Mallow shooting 71 for Medalist honors. Michael Herzog and Austin Rusness were second with respective scores of 72 and 75. Aaron Leintz of Bagley broke up the Laker sweep with a fourth place 75, while Karter Smith made the finish four of five Lakers, also shooting a 75 for fifth place after a tiebreaker.

Perham’s best result came from Matt Hanson with an 83. Nick Bahls shot 87 for 28th place, two spots below a 26th place round of 86 from Blake Kunza.. Eric Huss shot an 87 for 31st place followed by Brandon Olson in 40th place with a 91. Nate Bormann shot 95. The top four scores are counted for the team total. All six Detroit Lakes golfers finished in the top 20.

Roseau’s top four scorers took up four more spots in the top 20: Will Czeh in eighth with a 76; Ryan Anderson in ninth with a 77; Zach Yon and Joe Vatnsdal in 16th and 17th with scores of 81 each.

Perham hosts a Heart O' Lakes Conference meet Thursday, May 9 at 1 p.m. at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

Region 8A Pre-Section meet

Long Bow Country Club, Walker, Minn.

Wednesday, May 8.

Team Results: Detroit Lakes 293, Roseau 315, Bagley 327, Crookston 328, Thief River Falls 329, Warroad 337, Perham 343, East Grand Forks 344.

Perham scores: Matt Hanson 83, Blake Kunza 86, Nick Bahls 87, Eric Huus 87, Brandon Olson 91, Nate Bormann 95.

Detroit Lakes scores: Ben Mallow 71, Michael Herzog 72, Austin Rusness 75, Karter Smith 75, Christian Hedstrom 78, Tanner Schnathorst 83.

Top 10 Individuals:  Ben Mallow, DL 71, Michael Herzog, DL 72, Austin Rusness, DL 75, Aaron Leintz, BAG 75, Karter Smith, DL 75, Blake Nelson, WARR 76, Wyatt Hanson CRO 76, Will Czeh, ROS 76, Ryan Anderson, ROS 76, Aaron Sparby, TRF 78, Christian Hedstrom, DL 78, Casey Anderson, WARR 79, Brock Amundson, EGF 79, Brady Laudon 80, Dominic Kruse, TRF 81, Zac Yon, ROS 81, Joe Vatnsdal 81, Curtis Regan, CRO 82, Brady Heppner, CRO 83, Tanner Schnathorst, DL 83.

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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