The Detroit Lakes boys golf team picked up varsity and junior varsity victories at the Earlybird Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Monday, April 22.
Lukas Justesen carded a 66 to take varsity medalist honors leading the Lakers to an eight stroke victory over Fargo Davies in a field of 11 teams.
Justesen was one stroke better than four golfers tied for second place with 67s: Finn Erholtz of Staples-Motley, Ben Golden of Pequot Lakes, Layton Bartley of West Fargo Sheyenne and Max Karnik of Fargo Davies.
DL’s Drew Schwan was three strokes off the lead with a 69, followed by Jackson Carlblom and Jack Schramel with matching 71s to complete the Lakers’ team score of 277.
Alex Bren made it a sweep for DL shooting a 68 to capture the junior varsity medalist honors. His teammates Jake Green (70), Jadeen Geerdes (75) and Nick Tobkin (77) combined for a winning score of 290 taking the JV tournament handily over second place Pequot Lakes (345).
DL’s JV team placed sixth in the varsity standings.
The Lakers are back in action Wednesday, April 24 in Jordan at the site of the Class AA state tournament, Ridges at Sand Creek. The tournament is an invitational of the top four teams from AA and AAA at last year’s state tournaments.
The Lakers will split squads over the coming weekend with a group in Walker on Friday, April 25 and another playing a two-day to Grand Rapids starting Friday!
DL Earlybird Invite, Lakeview Golf Course, Monday, April 22
Detroit Lakes 277, Fargo Davies 285, West Fargo Sheyenne 285, Pequot Lakes 286, Fargo North 288, Detroit Lakes JV 290, Crosby-Ironton 295, Crookston 307, Staples-Motley 321, Park Rapids 341, Wadena-Deer Creek 366.
Detroit Lakes (277)
Medalist: Lukas Justesen 66
Drew Schwan 69
Jackson Carlblom 71
Jack Schramel 71
Logan Burhans 72
Hunter Burnside 73
Detroit Lakes JV (290)
Medalist Alex Bren 68
Jake Green 70
Jadeen Geerdes 75
Nick Tobkin 77