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Perham boys win meet on home course

After dropping a pair of meets, the Perham boys golf team has responded with back-to-back wins at Barnesville and their home course. The later win has all but locked up the Heart O'Lakes Conference as they stretched their lead to seven points ove...

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Perham's Charlie Rasmussen pitches his way out of the bunker on the ninth hole on the Oak Course at Perham Lakeside during the Heart O'Lakes Conference Perham event. Jason Groth/FOCUS

After dropping a pair of meets, the Perham boys golf team has responded with back-to-back wins at Barnesville and their home course. The later win has all but locked up the Heart O’Lakes Conference as they stretched their lead to seven points over Hawley with the HOL Conference Championship event at Wildflower Golf Course looming on May 25.

The Yellowjackets finished with a 310 on the Maple and Oak Courses at Perham Lakeside on May 16. Hawley finished second with a round of 321, while Barnesville was third with a 329. Pelican Rapids finished fourth, followed by Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in fifth. Frazee and Breckenridge rounded out the field.

Perham’s Isaac Guck put together a strong round for the Yellowjackets. The defending HOL Player of the Year won the meet by three strokes. He finished with a round of 70 for top honors.

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Isaac Guck

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Barnesville’s Adam Tonsfeldt finished three back, earning a 73. Hawley’s Carter Justesen was third with a 74, while his teammate, Satchel Tickel, came in fourth with a 76. Perham’s Ben Nelson fired a 76 as well. Perham’s Charlie Rasmussen rounded out the top six, finishing with a 79.

Marcus Belka came into the clubhouse, finishing the day with an 85, while Philip Guck closed out the day with an 96. Leighton Rach finished with a 99, rounding out the day for the Yellowjackets.

While the team championship seems to be well in hand for the Yellowjackets, it’s a tight race at the top for the individual crown. Justesen and Nelson sit with identical scoring averages after seven meets. Each competitor drops their two lowest scores heading into the final meet. Justesen and Nelson have scoring averages of 74.4, while Isaac Guck sits right on their heels with a 74.8 average. Charlie Rasmussen sits fourth with a 75.6 average.

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Ben Nelson

The Yellowjackets have a commanding team lead with nine points, heading into the event at the Wildflower Golf Course. Hawley sits in second with 16 points, while Barnesville is third with 18 points. Pelican Rapids is fourth with 30 points, while Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton is fifth with 33 points. Frazee and Breckenridge round out the field.

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