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Roseau’s Will Czeh erased a one-shot deficit on the front nine and finished strong to capture medalist honors in the championship flight of the 86th Pine to Palm golf tournament Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Detroit Country Club. Czeh’s two-day score of 128 (65-63) is unofficially a tournament record breaking Jeff Lamp’s mark of 130 from 2003. Course officials wanted to verify the mark before making an official announcement. Tom Hoge holds the one-day record of nine-under par 62 set in 2009.
Scott Uithoven is the only multiple medalist in a decade of Mid-Am play at the Pine to Palm tournament and notched his third top qualifying finish in the past five years winning by four strokes Tuesday. Uithoven led the entirety of both rounds building on a two-stroke lead after the opening day of play finishing one-under par 141 (70-71). Uithoven was the 2015 runner-up and champion in 2016 and will be seeded second behind the defending champion Perry Piatz.
27 golfers shoot under par Tuesday
All four defending champions return this year
Youth golfers wrapped up the four-round All-City Youth Golf tournament last week with champions named in six different age brackets. Jack Schamel was the 11th grade boys champion. Hunter Burnside won the sophomore division. Lukas Justesen was the freshman champion. Kaden Shahan won the 13-year-old and under, nine hole title, in the largest field of the tournament with 10 golfers.
In golf and life, in general, there are always going to be days that are like a slap in the face. Things just don’t go your way and there are a multitude of possible reactions to losing. For Detroit Lakes’ Maddie Herzog, she took a knock on the head and a loss in the Ladies’ quarterfinals at the 97th Resorters tournament at Alexandria Golf Club Thursday, Aug. 2 with humor and grace.
Terry Eiter has accepted the Detroit Lakes head baseball coaching position, pending school board approval, according to activities director Rob Nielsen on Wednesday evening. Eiter is sliding over to the Laker dugout after a career of coaching and officiating multiple sports and running the regional officials association. He has taught at DLHS since 1992 and replaces Mike Bommersbach.
There were dominating performances from the top eight seeds in the Women’s Division on Wednesday. The closest match came from Ciara O’Connor and Lauren Stockmoe as the two Alexandria natives battled for a while before O’Connor came away with a 3-2 win. Other matches were done long before that as all eight of the top seeds came away with wins in the division.
The Mid-Am division of the Pine to Palm golf tournament made its debut in 2009 and celebrates 10 years of play at the 86th annual tournament this year. Jay Olafson was the first Mid-Am champion defeating Kent Fronk 3&2. Olafson rebounded from getting into a mess of trees on hole No. 11, but responded with three straight hole victories to go 2-up and finished the match on hole No. 16. The win was the first of two for Olafson (2011).
Fourteen members of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse gymnastics squad, including Molly Lyngaas of Detroit Lakes, earned the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Scholastic All-America Award for the 2017-18 academic year, the organization announced Monday.