Golf roundup: Mallory Belka paces Perham girls to a pair of first-place finishes, boys take ninth in Bemidji

Results from Perham boys and girls golf/

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PERHAM – The Perham girls golf team won a pair of meets last week, including a Heart O’Lakes home meet with the conference’s toughest competition.

Mallory Belka paced the field with a score of 81. She made birdies on Nos. 1, 5 and 17 at Lakeside Golf Club in Perham.

Addicyn Zimmerman (95) and Lexi Kunza (96) finished fourth and fifth in the field. Zimmerman made a birdie putt on No. 12 in her 11-over-par back nine.

Aubry Zimmerman finished with a score of 106 to round out the top for Yellowjackets. Kaia Anderson (107) and LaVonne Lindberg (129) also competed for Perham.

The Yellowjackets finished with a team score of 378, which was two strokes better than Hawley at 380, Barnesville and Frazee tied for third place at 451, with Breckenridge in fifth (490).


Perham also won a nine-hole meet in Pelican Rapids last Tuesday, beating Hawley by two strokes again.

Belka earned her first medalist honor of the week with a 39 at Birchwood Golf Course. She birdied No. 3 and made par on five of the last six holes. Addicyn Zimmerman tied for third place with a 46, while Aubry Zimmerman and Kunza tied for sixth with a 50.

Lindberg (52) and Anderson (53) rounded out the short day for the Yellowjackets at Pelican rapids. They totaled a team score of 185.

Boys take ninth in Bemidji

Marcus Belka finished just outside of the top 10 at a loaded Bemidji Invitational on Monday afternoon.

He finished with an 11-over-par round of 83 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. He ended the front nine with six consecutive birdies to tie for 11th in the field.

Ethan Guck tied for 27th with a score of 90. Grand Wiser came in at 22-over-par to tie for 47th in the field. Brayden Glorvigen’s 96 rounded out the top four Yellowjackets. Joshua Kalina (98) and Cole Reuter (100) closed out the six Perham competitors on Monday.

Pequot Lakes won the event behind a medalist round from Tyler Seeling. He was the lone golfer to finish under par with a 71. Perham took ninth place.


HEART O’LAKES GIRLS AT PERHAM TEAM SCORES- 1- Perham 378, 2- Hawley 380, T3- Barnesville, Frazee 451, 5- Breckenridge 490, 6- Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 499, 7- Pelican Rapids 527

HEART O’LAKES GIRLS AT PERHAM TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES- 1st- Mallory Belka (Perham) 81, 2nd- Sophie Cook (Hawley) 85, 3rd- Ivy Tickel (Hawley), 4th- Addicyn Zimmerman 95, T5th- Emma Wiseman (Frazee), Lexi Kunza (Perham) 96, 7th- Kailee Kirsch (Hawley) 100, 8th- Olivia Boyd (DGF) 102, T9th- Kennedy Schuler (Breckenridge), Kensie Larson (Hawley) 103

BEMIDJI INVITATIONAL BOYS TEM SCORES- 1- Pequot Lakes, 2- Bemidji, 3- Detroit Lakes, 4- Roseau, 5- Staples-Motley, 6- Bemidji (2), 7- Hawley, 8- Pine River-Backus, 9- Perham, 10- Thief River Falls, 11- Grand Rapids, 12- Wadena-Deer Creek, 13- Crookston, 14- East Grand Forks

BEMIDJI INVITATIONAL BOYS TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES- 1st- Tyler Seeling (Pequot Lakes) 71, 2nd- Jack Justesen (Hawley) 76, 3rd- Logan Fogarty (Pequot Lakes) 77, 4th- Teagan LaPlante (Roseau) 78, 5th- Ryan Daman (Bemidji) 79, T6th- Carter White (Staples-Motley) Simon Frederickson (Bemidji) 81, T8th- Ben Hines (Detroit Lakes), Nick Tobkin (Detroit Lakes), Nick Yavarow (Bemidji) 82

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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