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Blomseth, Herzog up for Mr., Ms. Minnesota Golf awards

Detroit Lakes standout senior golfers Wyatt Blomseth and Maddie Herzog are both candidates for the 2018 season awards after the Windsong Farm Golf Club and the Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf Committee announced the watchlist of top female and male hi...

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Senior Wyatt Blomseth is the top-ranked boys golfer in Class AA and in the running for Mr. Golf Minnesota this season. Robert Williams / Tribune

Detroit Lakes standout senior golfers Wyatt Blomseth and Maddie Herzog are both candidates for the 2018 season awards after the Windsong Farm Golf Club and the Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf Committee announced the watchlist of top female and male high school senior golfers under consideration for the third annual Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf Awards.  

Blomseth is currently the No. 1-ranked golfer in Class AA for the No. 3AA-ranked Lakers with a stroke average of 72.

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MADDIE HERZOG

Herzog has won all but two of 10 meets she has played this season and ranks fourth in Class AA with a stroke average of 74.7, behind her cousin Leah Herzog of Red Wing (72.2), Osakis’ Alayna Eldred (72.7), who placed behind Herzog at Tuesday’s Laker Invite at Detroit Country Club and ranked third is Sophia Yoemans (72.9) of Red Wing, last season’s Class AAA co-state champion. Leah Herzog placed seventh.

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The Class AAA runners-up Red Wing Wingers are in Class AA this season.

Fellow Lakers and sophomores Shelby Busker and Anna Cihak are also in the top 10. Busker is ranked seventh (78.5); Cihak is ninth (79.4) with Perham’s Kolbey Bormann coming in at eighth (79.0). Maddie Herzog was fifth at last year’s state AA meet; Busker placed seventh and Cihak 17th as DL won their fifth state title in the past six seasons. Red Wing was the lone school to upset the Laker streak winning by three strokes over DL in 2015. The Wingers also won in 2011 defeating DL by 17 strokes. Minnewaska is the last team other than Red Wing or DL to win in AA taking the title in 2010 with Red Wing and the Lakers in second and third place, respectively.

Detroit Lakes is the No. 1 team in Class AA girls this season and the lone squad with three players in the top 10.

Both Blomseth and Herzog await a statewide committee chaired by Phillip Ebner and comprised of high school coaches and Minnesota golf leadership to select eight girls and eight boys based on their respective performance in the 2018 high school tournament season.  

From the group of finalists, two individual golfers will be chosen as Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf, and presented with the award, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Windsong Farm Golf Club, Independence, Minn., prior to the state tournaments June 12-13.

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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