DL solid in Northwest Classic
A big first day for No. 6 ranked Woodbury boys' golf team paced the field of 12 teams during the Detroit Lakes Northwest Classic at the Detroit Country Club, enabling the team from the south to take a comfortable lead into the second day and ultimately take the win with a 592.
Even though the Lakers couldn't take their own tournament, DL still towered over a tough field by finishing second to Woodbury with a mark of 607. The Lakers trailed Woodbury by nine strokes after Friday's competition, shooting a 302.
But Woodbury remained solid Saturday, shooting a day low 301 to secure the victory, while the Lakers stroked a 305 to guarantee a silver.
"We were in line to shoot a 295, but a couple slips on some later holes hurt us," said DL head coach Bob Gorden. "I felt we had a very successful weekend because it was a very talented field of teams."
Six of the top 10 teams in the state were playing the Northwest Classic, with No. 2 Wayzata taking third at 611. DL, ranked fifth, beat top 10 teams such as Wayzata, No. 8 Grand Rapids, No. 3 Cambridge-Isanti and No. 7 Forest Lake.
Three Lakers finished in the top 10 of the tournament individually, with Ben Bergquist carding a 147 after shooting a 72 Friday and a 75 Saturday. Bergquist was fifth overall.
Josh Herzog was eighth with a 76-73-149, while Mike Brodsho was two strokes down on him in ninth with a 75-76-151.
Ryan Kuehne capped DL's scorecard with a 79-83-162.
"We had three guys really play solid," Gorden said. "The kids are disappointed they didn't defend their home turf, but they can take out of the tournament that they can shoot well and be able to stay focused after some mistakes.
"These kids are maturing and staying patient with their game."
The Lakers will be at Fargo North Saturday and play in the Moorhead Invite Tuesday.
Younger Lakers take second at Pequot
The Detroit Lakes boys' golf team took a fresh approach at the Pequot Lakes Deacon's Invite by sending an almost entirely new lineup to Wednesday's meet.
Even without their main starters on the course, the Lakers still managed to finish second out of nine teams with a team score of 338, behind first-place Brainerd which shot an impressive 308.
"We basically sent our second team to the meet and took second, which I'm very happy with," said DL head coach Bob Gorden. "It was a good opportunity to throw some of our junior varsity players into a varsity meet, because a varsity meet has a little added pressure to it."
That added pressure didn't seem to affect Ben Osowski, who finished with an 80, which was good for fifth overall.
Mike Roll carded an 82, followed by Conner Hedstrom's 85 and Marc Hartman's 91.
Sam Holland of Brainerd took medalist honors with a 74.
The Lakers hosted the Northwest Classic Friday and Saturday at the Detroit Country Club, which attracted the top six of 10 teams in the state.
Find full results in Wednesday's Becker County Record.
Detroit Lakes Northwest Classic at Detroit Country Club, Friday-Saturday, May 5-6.
Team results: Woodbury 291-301-592; Detroit Lakes 302-305-607; Wayzata 305-306-611; Grand Rapids 314-299-613; Roseau 306-308-614; White Bear Lake 306-310-616; Eden Prairie 311-312-623; Cambridge 310-318-628; Forest Lake 318-311-629; Fargo North 320-319-639; Grand Forks Red River 326-327-653; Anoka 347-331-678.
Top 10 scores: Ben Hakes (Wdbry) 71-73-144; Jon Musser (Wdbry) 68-77-145; Matt Schneider (GR) 73-72-145; Cameron White (Way) 70-77-147; Ben Bergquist (DL) 72-75-147; Kyle Lewis (FL) 73-75-148; Jim Foss (Ros) 74-75-149; Josh Herzog (DL) 76-73-149; Mike Brodsho (DL) 75-76-151; Jake Hansen (WBL) 75-76-151.
DL results: Bergquist 147, Herzog 149, Brodsho 151, Ryan Kuehne 79-83-162, Adam Thielen 82-81-163, Mox Gunderson 82-82-164, Mike Roll 81-78-159, Ben Osowski 163.
Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes, Wednesday, May 3.
Team results (top 5 of 9): Brainerd 308, Detroit Lakes 338, Pequot Lakes 348, Staples-Motley 348, Bemidji 351.
DL results: Ben Osowski 80, Mike Roll 82, Conner Hedstrom 85, Marc Hartman 91, Ross M. 93, Nate Ginnaty 95.
Top 5 scores of tournament: Sam Holland (Brd) 75, Tyler Mondra (Brd) 77, Jarred Hoppe (Brd) 78, Mitch Means (Brd) 78, Ben Osowski 80.