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Hawley wins third boys golf meet this week

PELICAN RAPIDS — Blake Kunza and Eric Huus finished in the top four, but the Hawley Nuggets, behind medalist Cody Cook, won their third Heart O' Lakes Conference boys golf meet of the week and the season Thursday at Pelican Rapids.

Cook won by three shots shooting a 33 in soggy conditions.

Kunza was runner-up with a 36, followed by Hawley's Willy Tickel (38) and Huus (38).

Cook and Tickel have finished near the top of the leaderboard in all three meets and sit atop the conference as the two top golfers.

Kunza and Huus are fourth and fifth in the HOL. Andrew Cook of Hawley is third giving the Nuggets the top three golfers and four in the top six including Carter Justesen in sixth.

Hawley shot 154, three shots better than Perham's 157. The Yellowjackets have been closing the gap on the conference leaders and will get a shot on the home course in Perham next Monday.

Perham caps a busy week with their fourth meet of the week Saturay at Staples-Motley.

Colin Garath shot a 41; Nick Bahls, Nate Bormann and Ben Nelson all shot 42.

HOL - Pelican Rapids

Team scores:1. Hawley 154; 2. Perham 157; 3. Frazee 173; T-5. West Central Area 175; T-5. D-G-F 175; 7. Barnesville 177; 8. Pelican Rapids 246.

Perham scores: Kunza 36, Huus 38, Gorath 41, Bormann, Bahls, Nelson 42.

Top six: 1. C. Cook 33, 2. Kunza 36, 3. Tickel 38, 4. Huus 38, 5. Ryan Anderson, Barnesville, 39, 6. Hunter Pfingsten, West Central Area 41.

HOL Team Standings (3 MEETS): 1. Hawley 3, 2. Perham 6, 3. Breckenridge 13, T-4: Barnesville, West Central Area, Frazee 14, 7. D-G-F 18, 8. Pelican Rapids 24.

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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