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Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU

Chris Swenson, champion of the 85th Pine to Palm Golf tournament, signed a national letter of intent to continue his golf career at Bemdji State University Tuesday, according to school officials. Robert Williams / Tribune

This year’s Pine to Palm Champion Chris Swenson of Fergus Falls signed a national letter of intent to continue his golf career at Bemidji State University, the team announced Tuesday.

Swenson was a 1-up victor over Jon Miller clinching the 2017 Pine to Palm on the final hole.

The match was even at the turn. Swenson led twice by a hole on the front nine and the lead changed hands four times in the final nine holes heading to 18 all square.

Swenson golfed for Fergus Falls high school placing fifth overall at the State Class AA meet in 2014 and seventh in 2015. He led the Otters to the 2014 section championship and Fergus Falls placed fifth at state.

He was an All-American at M-State Fergus Falls after high school.

Swenson joins former Lakers and BSU freshmen Aaron Schnathorst and Isaac Cihak on the Beavers’ golf team.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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