Scores coming down for Jacket golfers

By John George Scores are starting to drop for the Yellowjacket boys golf team. But they are still feeling the effects of a much improved Heart O' Lakes Conference. After a sixth place finish in the hOL at Lake Park-Audubon last Th...

By John George

Scores are starting to drop for the Yellowjacket boys golf team. But they are still feeling the effects of a much improved Heart O' Lakes Conference.

After a sixth place finish in the hOL at Lake Park-Audubon last Thursday, Perham bounced back with their lowest 18-hole score of the year, 345, at the Wildflower Invite on Friday.

Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal (327) won the invite behind medalist Adderly Hoag's 75.


Perham had three golfers shoot in the 80's, led by Mike Guehna's third place finish (82).

Perham added a few strokes on Saturday at the Staples-Motley Invite at the Vintage, shooting a 351, good for seventh place.

Crookston (314), led by medalist Jake Sanders' 72, took first in the 11-team field.

The Jackets once again had three shoot in the 80's, this time led by Dan Cavanagh's 85.

Monday, the Jackets played at Balmoral. They finished fourth in the nine-hole HOL meet, and third over the 18-hole invite. H/U-H won both the nine-hole and 18-hole titles (160/311).

"We had five guys in the 80's today," head coach Jeff Tweeton said. "Now we need to get them in the low 80's.

Nick Dockter led the Jackets with a 81 (43-38).

"We have a bunch of good athletes on the team who've tastes success in other sports," Tweeton said. "I think they get a little frustrated by not achieving the same success on the course. They're starting to get there, though."


The Jacket girls kept pace with Heart O' Lakes leaders Pelican Rapids with a second place finish at Breckenridge last Thursday. Pelican Rapids won the event with a 185. Perham was second with a 193, followed by Agassiz Valley in third (213).

The Jackets were led by Jenine Estlick, who finished tied for fifth with a 48. She won a scorecard playoff with Abby Huebsch and Leah Richter, who also shot 48's. The Vikings Nicole Hanson was medalist with a 43.

The Jackets then finished fifth (376) in Fergus Falls at Pebble Lake G.C., the site for the 6A Meets. Detroit Lakes finished first with a 324.

Medalist honors went to Alexandria's Molly Leland (75). Nikki Mattfeld and Estlick each shot a 91 for Perham.

The girls remain solidly in second place in the Heart O' Lakes standings, just two points behind Pelican Rapids entering Tuesday's meets.

The girls may have picked up the necessary mental edge over the Vikings after beating them by by nearly 100 strokes Monday at Whitetail Run in Wadena. Perham finished fifth overall with a 375. Pelican Rapids was a distant 10th with a 469. No. 1-A Minnewaska won the team title with a 307. Individual scores were not available.

The boys will play in the HOL at Barnesville today (May 10), then play the HOL at Frazee on May 14. D-G-F will host an 18-hole invite on May 17 to close out the regular season.

The girls head to Blueberry Pines today (May 10) for an 18-hole invite hosted by Menahga. They will play a HOL doubleheader on May 14 at Hawley and at Barnesville, then close out the regular season at the Detroit Lakes Invite on May 15 at the Detroit Country Club.


The HOL Championships will be played at Wildflower G.C. on May 21.

Thursday, May 3

HOL at Lake Park-Audubon (Forest Hills)

Boys Team Scores

1. H/U-H 167, 2. Agassiz Valley 168, 3. D-G-F 175, 4. Battle Lake 181, 5. Frazee 185, 6. Perham 188, 7. Pelican Rapids 196, 8. WCA 203, 9. Breckenridge 206, 10. LP-A, inc.

Medalist: Taylor Hendrickson (AV) 39.

Perham Individuals: Barry Nelson 45, Mike Guehna 45, Ben Anderson 48, Alex Phelps 49, Nick Dockter 49, Dan Cavanagh 50.

Friday, May 4


at Wildflower G.C.

Boys Team Scores

1. H/U-H 327, 2. Agassiz Valley 329, 3. Perham 345, 4. Park Christian 348, 5. D-G-F 362, T-6. Detroit Lakes (JV), Frazee 368, 8. Battle Lake 380, 9. Pelican Rapids 391, 10. West Central Area 404, 11. Breckenridge 501.

Medalist: Adderly Hoag (HUH) 75.

Perham Individuals: T-3. Guehna 82, Nelson 84, Dockter 88, A. Phelps 91, Cavanagh 92, Zach Phelps 94.

Saturday, May 5

at Staples-Motley (Vintage)

Boys Team Scores


1. Crookston 314, 2. Staples-Motley 325, 3. Princeton 327, 4. Nevis 343, 5. Moorhead 347, 6. Providence Academy 350, 7. Perham 351, 8. Battle Lake 380, 9. W-DC 371, 10. A.V. 377, 11. S-M (JV) 413.

Medalist: Jake Sanders (C) 72.

Perham Individuals: Cavanagh 85, Guehna 87, Dockter 88, Nick Smith 90, A. Phelps 96, Z. Phelps 101.

Monday, May 7

HOL at Battle Lake (Balmoral)

Boys Team Scores (Front 9)

1. H/U-H 160, 2. A.V. 164, 3. D-G-F 166, 4. Perham 173, 5. Frazee 176, 6. Battle Lake 177, 7. Pelican Rapids 178, 8. WCA 190, 9. Breckenridge 200, 10. LP-A 218.

Boys Team Scores (Full 18)


1. H/U-H 311, 2. A.V. 313, 3. Perham 335, 4. D-G-F 338, 5. Battle Lake 348, 6. Frazee 355, 7. Pelican Rapids 358, 8. WCA 374, 9. Breckenridge 393, 10. LP-A 427.

Medalist: Hoag (HUH) 74 (37-37).

Perham Individuals: Dockter (43-38--81), Nelson (43-39--82), A. Phelps (43-41--84), Z. Phelps (44-44--88), Guehna (45-44--89), Smith (49-45--94).

Heart O' Lakes Boys Standings

H/U-H 10

Agassiz Valley 13

D-G-F 24

Perham 29

Battle Lake 36

Frazee 38

Pelican Rapids 41

West Central Area 57

Breckenridge 64

LP-A 66

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