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Detroit Lakes senior Austin Rusness shot a three-over par 74 during the first day of the Class 2A state boys' golf meet. Senior teammate Karter Smith also shot a 74, as the Lakers trail Staples-Motley by five strokes in pursuit of their third-straight state title at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan.

Laker boys' golf trails Staples-Motley by five strokes after first round

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Looking for their third Class 2A state championship in a row, the Detroit Lakes boys’ golf team will once again have to grind it out on day two at the Ridges of Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan come Wednesday morning.


The Lakers will enter the final day of the state meet five strokes down on Section 6-2A champion Staples-Motley, which shot a 294 to DL’s 299.

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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.