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Connor Holland watches his birdie putt on the 12th green lip-out during his Friday match against Taylor Cavanagh. Holland won the match 1 up. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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When Connor Holland won the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament in 2011, he became just the third 17-year-old golfer to do so in its 79 year history.


Flash forward to the 82nd Pine to Palm Golf Tournament at the Detroit Country Club and Holland appreciates how difficult it is to win the elusive golf title.

“I haven’t made it past the first round since 2011,” Holland said. “It’s a super tough tournament, one in which any of the 64 players can win it.”

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