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Boys Golf: Perham HOL runners-up to Hawley

Nick Bahls shot a 79 for third place at the HOL Conference meet leading Perham to a runner-up finish. Robert Williams/FOCUS

DETROIT LAKES — Perham senior Nick Bahls fired a 79 for a third place finish at the Heart O’ Lakes boys golf tournament leading the Yellowjackets to a runner-up finish to Hawley.

The Nuggets shot a team score of 316 to Perham’s 334.

Hawley’s Andrew Cook was the medalist with a score of 77. Cody Cook was second with a 78.

Cody Cook was named the HOL MVP as Hawley had the top four golfers in the conference this year: both Cooks, Willy Tickel and Nick Carpenter.

Perham golfers finished fifth through ninth and in 13th place in the season standings earning all-conference honors. (Blake Kunza (5th), Nick Bahls (6th), Eric Huus (7th), Nate Bormann (8th), Ben Nelson (9th) and Colin Gorath (13th).

Hawley won the HOL meet with four golfers in the top six. Bahls and D-G-F’s Bo Tollefson broke up the Nugget contingent. Tollefson finished fifth carding an 80.

Perham continues postseason play at the Subsection meet at Park Rapids Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

HOL Conference Meet

Team Standings:

1. Hawley 316

2. Perham 334

3. D-G-F 352

4. Breckenridge 371

5. Barnesville 383

6. West Central Area 384

7. Frazee 410

8. Pelican Rapids 559

Top Six Golfers:

1. Andrew Cook, Hawley, 77

2. Cody Cook, Hawley, 78

3. Nick Bahls, Perham, 79

4. Willy Tickel, Hawley, 80

5. Bo Tollefson, D-G-F, 80

6. Nick Carpenter, Hawley, 81

Perham Scores:

Bahls 79; Bormann 83; Huus 85; Kunza 87; Nelson 89; Gorath 90.

Final HOL Standings (Season)

1. Hawley 10

2. Perham 17

3. Barnesville 40

4. D-G-F 40

5. Breckenridge 44

6. Frazee 46

7. West Central Area 53

8. Pelican Rapids 72

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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