Weather Forecast

Chad Niles and Jay Olafson shake hands on the 17th green following their match Sunday afternoon.

First time's a charm

Email News Alerts

A repeat run was not in the cards for defending Pine to Palm champion Jay Olafson, as Fargo's Chad Niles clinched the second Pine to Palm Mid-Am championship Sunday at the Detroit Country Club.


The pendulum of victory swung Niles' way with a victory on hole 14 with a par to expand to a 2-up advantage on Olafson.

It was too deep of a hole for the defending champion, as the duo halved the final three holes to give Niles the victory.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.