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Herzog 2nd in Northwest Classic

Laker senior Michael Herzog watches a shot during the Northwest Classic at the Detroit Country Club Saturday. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

The Detroit Lakes boys’ golf team is still working some kinks out of the gears, with the schedule picking up after losing several meets due to inclement weather.

The Lakers finished in 11th place out of 16 teams at the Nelson Invite at the Sand of Ridges Creek Golf Course in Jordan, the site of the Class 2A state meet.

“Not a super day for the Lakers,” said DL head coach Bob Gorden. “We made too many mistakes and the course played very tough.”

Only 13 players shot in the 70’s out of 96 players, as Lakeville North won the team title with a 305, followed by Wayzata with a 315.

The Lakers finished with a 336, led by Ben Mallow with an 81, Michael Herzog with an 82 and Tanner Schnathorst with an 83.

Christian Hedstrom fired a 90, Austin Dodd a 95 and Luke Payne finished with a 97.

DL also hosted the Northwest Classic last Friday and Saturday at the Detroit Country Club, as Eden Prairie walked away with the championship with a two-day score of 309-305 for a final 614.

Wayzata’s Jack Holmgren won medalist honors with a 69-72 for a one-under par 141.

The Lakers took third, after rebounding from a 325 on Friday with a 305 Saturday to finish with a total of 630.

Herzog shot well, taking runner-up individually after he stroked a five over par 76 Friday, but ended up with an even par 71 the second day.

Mallow also had a pair of scores under 80 at 79-76-155, while Schnathorst finished with an 86-76-162, Hedstrom an 84-82-166 and Payne an 86-87-173.

The Lakers were at Longbow Golf Course Wednesday, the site of the Section 8-2A meet, while being back in Jordan for a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday. 

Detroit Lakes at Nelson Invite in Jordan’s Ridges at Sand Creek, Tuesday, May 6

Team results: Lakeville North 305, Wayzata 315, Edina 322, New Prague 323, Holy Family 324, Benilde-St. Margaret 324, Prior Lake 326, Hopkins 331, Jefferson 334, Minnetonka 335, Detroit Lakes 336, Holy Angels 349, Armstrong 365, Northfield 374, Minnehaha Academy 386, Richfield 391.

DL results: Michael Herzog 82, Ben Mallow 81, Tanner Schnathorst 83, Christian Hedstrom 90, Luke Payne 97, Austin Dodd 95.

Detroit Lakes Northwest Classic at Detroit Country Club, Friday-Saturday, May 2-3

Team results: Eden Prairie 309-305-614; Wayzata 314-304-618; Detroit Lakes 325-305-630; White Bear Lake 322-314-636; Anoka 326-321-647; Forest Lake 330-321-651; Fargo North 331-323-654; Eastview 342-319-661; Moorhead 346-320-666.

Top 5 results – Jack Holmgren (Way) 69-72-141; Michael Herzog (DL) 76-71-147; Matt Pitcher (WBL) 74-76-150; Zach Sklebar (FN) 76-74-150.

DL results – Herzog 76-71-147; Ben Mallow 79-76-155; Tanner Schnathorst 86-76-162; Christian Hedstrom 84-82-166; Luke Payne 86-87-173.

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