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Golf roundup: Perham girls win HOL Conference title, Mallory and Marcus Belka win individual championships

Results for Perham boys and girls golf at the Heart O'Lakes Conference championships.

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The Perham girls golf team wins the Heart O'Lakes Conference Championship at Wildflower at Fair Hills in Detroit Lakes on May 25, 2022. Mallory Belka won the individual conference championship, while Lexi Kunza, Addicyn Zimmerman and Aubry Zimmerman were named to the all-conference team.
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DETROIT LAKES – The Perham girls golf team won the Heart O’Lakes Conference championship at Wildflower at Fair Hills in Detroit Lakes last Wednesday.

The Yellowjackets beat out Hawley for the top spot behind senior Mallory Belka’s medalist performance. She was one of four all-conference golfers for Perham this season.

Lexi Kunza, Addicyn Zimmerman and Aubry Zimmerman all finished in the top eight spots to earn all-conference selections. Belka was named HOL MVP with her first-place finish.

The Minnesota State High School League’s iwanamaker scoring system was not updated at the time of publishing. Full results from this meet were not available.

The Section 8-2A North tournament begins on June 1 at Headwaters Golf Club in Park Rapids. The Second day of Sections starts on June 6 at Bemidji Town and Country Club. Belka is looking to repeat as Section 8-2A champion.

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Perham boys take second place

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The Perham boys golf team took second place at the Heart O'Lakes Conference championships on May 23, 2022. Marcus Belka won the individual conference title by seven strokes with a two-under-par 70 at Balmoral Golf Course.
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Marcus Belka paced the Perham boys golf team to a second-place finish at the boys HOLD championships at Balmoral Golf Course.

Belka birdied four holes on the back nine and recorded only two bogeys to win the individual conference championship by seven strokes. After starting on hole No. 9, Belka made par on his final nine holes to lead the way.

Brayden Glorvigen had the second-lowest score on the team with an 88. He roped off a string of four straight pars on the front nine and added a birdie on the back nine to finish 16-over-par. Ethan Guck also finished with an 88 on the day. He made five pars in total.

Tait Bormann made two pars in his 19-over-par round. He notched the fourth-lowest score for Perham to land the Yellowjackets in second place. Cole Reuter (94) and Grand Wiser (98) rounded out the afternoon in the fifth and sixth positions.

Hawley won the HOL championship with a team score of 319. Perham beat out Barnesville by six strokes for second place with a score of 337. Breckenridge (376), Pelican Rapids (382) and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (400) also competed last Monday.

The Perham boys will also play at Headwaters on June 1 before the Section 8-2A championships begin in Bemidji.

HEART O’LAKES CONFERENCE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Hawley 319, 2- Perham 337, 3- Barnesville 343, 4- Breckenridge 376, 5- Pelican Rapids 382, 6- Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 400

HEART O’LAKES CONFERENCE BOYS TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES- 1- Marcus Belka (Perham) 70, Jack Justesen (Hawley) 77, T3- Evan Vettern (Hawley), Sam Burkel 79, Ryan Rustad (Barnesville ) 81, 6- Kaden Kopacek (Hawley) 84, T7- Darin Krishus (Hawley), Logan Ernst (Barnesville), Lucas Fuller (Barnesville) 85, 10- Dawson Wienbar (Breckenridge) 86

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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