Boys Golf hanging on to HOL lead

By John George The Heart O Lakes Championships Thursday should be interesting. Four teams are within striking distance of Perham, who has a four-point lead over second place Agassiz Valley. West Central Area tightened the race by w...

By John George

The Heart O Lakes Championships Thursday should be interesting. Four teams are within striking distance of Perham, who has a four-point lead over second place Agassiz Valley.

West Central Area tightened the race by winning Tuesday at Balmoral G.C. with a 157. Perham was second with a 163.

The Knights are now in fourth place overall, seven points behind Perham. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal is third overall.


Taylor cavanagh earned medalist honors once again, with a low scoe of 36. Will Ryan was fifth overall with a 41.

This was the final regular season conference meet before the 18-hole HOL Championships at Wildflower C.G. today (May 18).

Jackets win in Frazee

Monday was an interesting day for Taylor Cavanagh.

The Perham senior was set to miss the HOL in Frazee as he took part in a qualifying round for a national junior tournament. Thnks to a recent article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a costly mistake was narrowly averted.

Through the article, Cavanagh and his mother, Deena, found out that a girl from the Twin Cities area was forced to miss two weeks of her high schools golf schedule for violating a Minnesota State High School League rule, which basically states that high school golfers cant qualify for national junior tournaments while competing for their high school team.

Taylor was waiting to tee-off as Deena made phone calls to confirm his possible suspension. When the news was confirmed, Taylor and his mom left the tournament and made the drive to Frazee.

He got there in time to earn medalist honors with a one-under par, 34, leading the Jackets to a first place finish with a team score of 152.


That would have been a real tragedy (to have Taylor suspended for two weeks), Tweeton said.

The win gave Perham a three-point cushion for the HOL lead going into Tuesdays meet at Balmoral.

Will Ryan and Mike Guehna tied for fifth place overall with 39s. Guehna wound up with a sixth place finish after Ryan edged him on a scorecard playoff.

Barry Nelson and Josh Fleck tied with rounds of 41.

Poor showing in Fargo

The Jackets were not able to rise to the challenge of facing some top teams in less than ideal conditions at the 36-hole Fargo North Invite last Friday and Saturday at Rose Creek G.C.

Fargo South, led by medalist Erick Galt (72-72--144) won the team title with a two-day score of 600 (307-293). Minnesotas sixth ranked Class AA team, Detroit Lakes, finished second (624).

Perham finished 12th out of twelve teams with a 692 (352-340).


Those were about the worst conditions Ive ever seen, Tweeton said. But thats no excuse. Every team had to play in the same weather.

Cavanagh finished in a tie for fourth place overall with a 154 (77-77). Barry Nelson had the next low score for Perham with a 171 (96-85) with Will Ryan shooting a 178 (90-88).

I just hope they dont get too down , Tweeton added. I hope they can take whatever lessons they can from this and learn and improve their games because of it.


Led by an even-par score of 36 from medalist Cavanagh, Perham took advantage of playing on their home course at Lakeside G.C. by winning the HOL meet last Thursday with a score of 165. West Central Area was a distant second with a 179.

I think playing on our home course helped overcome some of the wind the guys were playing through, Tweeton said.

Barry Nelson shot a 40, followed by Mike Guehna with a 44 and Will Ryan with a 45.

Id like to see the scores of our third and fourth golfers come down a bit before next week, Tweeton said.


Boys Golf

Thursday, May 11

HOL at Perham

Team Scores:

1. Perham 165, 2. West Central Area 179, 3. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 180, 4. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 182, 5. Agassiz Valley 187, 6. Frazee 190, 7. Breckenridge 192, 8. Pelican Rapids 202, 9. Battle Lake 212, 10. Lake park-Audubon 222.

Medalist: Taylor Cavanagh (P) 36.

Perham Individuals: 4. Barry Nelson 40, Mike Guehna 44, Will Ryan 45, Justin Fleck 50, Josh Fleck 54.

May 12-13


at Fargo

Team Scores:

1. Fargo South 307-293--600, 2. Detroit Lakes 314-310--624, 3. Grand Rapids 325-302--627, 4. Moorhead 324-306--630, 5. Roseau 327-311--638, 6. Fargo-Shanley 330-310--640, 7. Fargo North 338-314--652, 8. Thief River Falls 328-330--658, 9. Valley City (ND) 337-323--660, 10. Bemidji 343-319--661, 11. Grand Forks-Red River (ND) 344-321--665, 12. Perham 352-340--692.

Medalist: Erick Galt (FS) 72-72--144.

Perham Individuals: T-4. Cavanagh 77-77--154, Nelson 96-85--171, Ryan 90-88--178, Josh Fleck 96-90--186, Guehna 89-100--189, Justin Fleck 103-96--199.

Monday, May 15

HOL at Frazee

Team Scores:


1. Perham 152, 2. Agassiz Valley 153, 3. H/U-H 162, 4. WCA 164, 5. Breckenridge 167, 6. Pelican Rapids 169, 7. D-G-F 172, 8. Frazee 174, 9. Battle Lake 193, 10. LP-A 194.

Medalist: Taylor Cavanagh (P) 34.

Perham Individuals: 5. Ryan 39, 6. Guehna 39, Nelson 41, Josh Fleck 41, Justin Fleck 44.

Tuesday, May 16

HOL at Balmoral

Team Scores:

1. WCA 157, 2. Perham 163, 3. Agassiz Valley 164, 4. H/U-H 168, 5. Breckenridge 179, 6. D-G-F 183, 7. Pelican Rapids 184, 8. Battle Lake 184, 9. Frazee 189, 10. LP-A 194.

Medalist: Taylor Cavanagh (P) 36.

Perham Individuals: 5. Ryan 41, 6. Nelson 41, Jesse Mitchell 43, Guehna 43, Josh Fleck 47.

HOL Standings Points

Perham 20

Agassiz Valley 24

H/U-H 25

West Central Area 27


5/18 HOL Championships at Wildflower 1 pm

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