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Perham boys golf capture home event

The Perham boys golf team tightened up the race for the Heart O'Lakes Conference when they finished first at Perham Lakeside on May 13.

The victory pulled the Yellowjackets within two points of Barnesville for the HOL lead. Perham has eight points overall, while Barnesville has six and sits in first place. Hawley is third with 16 points, while Pelican Rapids is fourth with 19 points, while Breckenridge is fifth with 26 points. Frazee is sixth and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton is seventh.

Perham finished with a round of 324 for first place, while Barnesville came in second with 333. Hawley is third with 377, while Pelican Rapids finished fourth with 384. Breckenridge followed with 403 for fifth. DGF and Frazee did not field complete teams.

Perham's Marcus Belka finished with a 72 for first place honors. Belka won the meet by five strokes and was one of three Yellowjackets in the top six. Barnesville's Grant Innigers came in second with a round of 77. Perham's Charlie Rasmussen finished third with a round of 79. Barnesville's Adam Tonsfeldt came in with an 83 for fourth, while Mason Moen was fifth with an 85. Perham's Leighton Rach rounded out the top six with an 86.

Philip Guck finished seventh with a round of 87 and was the fourth Yellowjacket to crack the top 10. Dalton Honer finished with a 95, while Jett Karels closed out the day with a 96 for Perham.

HOL-Breckenridge

Perham claimed second place honors in Breckenridge on May 9. Belka was the medalist with a round of 76. He won the meet by three strokes. Inniger won a scorecard playoff for second with his teammate, Jackson Ernst. Tonsfeldt finished fourth with a round of 80, winning a scorecard playoff with Hawley's Evan Vettern. Frazee's Henry Kellerhuis came in with an 84.

Rasmussen finished with an 84 for Perham for seventh place. Guck came into the clubhouse with a 90, followed by Rach and Honer with a 91. Karels came in with a 94 for Perham.

Barnesville won the meet with a 322, while Perham was second with a 341. Hawley was third at 362, followed by Pelican Rapids with a 365.

HOL-Barnesville

Barnesville and Perham shared top honors on May 7 at the Heart O'Lakes Conference meet in Barnesville.

Both teams came into the clubhouse with a score of 317. Pelican Rapids came in third with a round of 349, while Hawley was fourth at 364. Breckenridge finished fifth at 374 and Frazee rounded out the field with a 378.

Inniger was the medalist for Barnesville. He fired the low round of 72, capturing first place by three strokes. Tonsfeldt came in second with a 75 for Barnesville. The pair of Trojan golfers were followed by a pair of Perham golfers. Rasmussen was third with a round of 76 and Rach was fourth with a 79. Rach won a scorecard playoff with Frazee's Henry Kellerhuis. Belka rounded out the top six when he finished with an 80.

Guck finished ninth overall when he fired a round of 82. Karels closed the day with a 91 and Honer finished out with a 93.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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