Detroit Lakes captures 27th straight Mid-State golf title

Lakers edge medalist Tyler Seeling and the Pequot Lakes Patriots to keep the streak alive by just two strokes.

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Lukas Justesen watches his approach shot on hole No. 2 during day one of the Northwest Invitational at Detroit Country Club Friday, May 14, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune

Detroit Lakes continued an amazing winning streak winning the Mid-State Conference boys golf team championship for the 27th straight time defeating Pequot Lakes by two strokes at Cuyuna Rolling Hills in Deerwood Monday, May 17.

Pequot Lakes’ Tyler Seeling carded four birdies in his 2-under round of 70 to claim the individual conference championship by four strokes over Beck Erholtz of Staples-Motley.

Three Lakers earned all-conference distinctions by finishing in the top seven.

Lukas Justesen placed fourth shooting a 78 (+6). Jake Green tied for fifth a stroke back at 79. Logan Schons tied for seventh (81).

Nick Tobkin was a stroke back with 82 earning honorable mention, along with teammate Tommy Suckert (84).


The Lakers compete next at Bemidji Town and Country Club Friday, May 21, before wrapping up the regular season at Headwaters in Park Rapids the following day.

Jake Green hits his approach shot from the sloping first fairway of Detroit Country Club during the Northwest Invitational Friday, May 14, 2021, in Detroit Lakes. Robert Williams / Tribune

Lakers fifth at last home invite

The Laker boys golf team placed fifth at the two-day Northwest Invitational at Detroit Country Club over the weekend.

Fargo Davis was the lone school to cut 600 in the team standings scoring 589 to win by 11 strokes over West Fargo Sheyenne (600). Moorhead placed third with a 608, behind medalist Ian Simonich.

Simonich is the defending Pine to Palm champion. He carded rounds of 4-under-par 67 and 2-under 69 to win with a 140 two-day total.

Davies’ Gabe Benson was the only golfer to challenge Simonich finishing two strokes off the pace.

Detroit Lakes shot 18 strokes better as a team on day two (306) after opening with a 324. The Lakers (630) finished 20 strokes behind fourth place Grand Forks Red River


The top four DL golfers all finished in the top half of the field of 66 golfers, 14 of which were from Detroit Lakes.

Nick Tobkin tied for 12 place shooting a 153 (+11). Lukas Justesen (156) was in the top 20, tying for 18th place. Logan Schons finished tied for 21st place (159). Jake Green placed 24th overall (161).

Mid-State Boys Golf championship, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Teams: Detroit Lakes 320, Pequot Lakes 322, Staples-Motley 332, Park Rapids 337, Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin 347, Wadena-Deer Creek 380.


All-Conference (top seven and ties)

Medalist: Tyler Seeling, Pequot Lakes 70

2 Beck Erholtz, Staples-Motley 74


3 Isaiah Phillippi, Park Rapids 75

4 Lukas Justesen, Detroit Lakes 78

T5 Brody Bodle, CIA 79

T5 Jake Green, Detroit Lakes 79

T7 Cooper Johnson, Pequot Lakes 81

T7 Logan Schons, Detroit Lakes 81

Honorable Mention

Nick Tobkin, Detroit Lakes 82


Will Meyer, CIA 84

Tommy Suckert, Detroit Lakes 84

Northwest Invitational, Detroit Country Club

Teams: 1 Fargo Davies 589; 2 West Fargo Sheyenne 600; 3 Moorhead 608; 4 Grand Forks Red River 610; 5 Detroit Lakes 630 (324-306); 6 Minnewaska 638; 7 Fargo North 655; 8 Fargo South 696.

Top 10

1 Ian Simonich, MHD 67-69 140

2 Gabe Benson, FD 73-69 142


T3 Sam Suppes, FD 75-73 148

T3 Benett Persoon, WFS 76-72 148

5 Jayme French, WFS 72-77 149

6 Saylor Kuenzel, GFRR 79-71 150

7 Zah Hinschberger, GFRR 78-73 151

T8 Jayce Johnson, FD 82-70 152

T8 Carson Skarperud, GFRR 79-73 152

T8 Joey Simonich, MHD 75-77 152


T8 Layton Bartley, WFS 73-79 WFS 152

T12 Nick Tobkin, DL 76-77 153

T18 Lukas Justesen, DL 83-73 156

T21 Logan Schons, DL 81-78 159

24 Jake Green, DL 82-79 161

T26 Jack Syltie, DL 77-85 162

T31 Lawsen Justesen, DL 85-78 163

Other Detroit Lakes scores: Tommy Suckert 167, Brock Burhans 169, Tyler Stensgard 173, Carter Whitworth 178, Max Pole 180, Cameron Cannon 182, Connor Nelson 185, Aiden Lunde 18

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