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Golf teams combine for 36 years atop the Mid-State

Mid-State Conference champions, L-R: Hanna Knoop, Anna Cihak, Shelby Busker, McKenna Mallow, Evan Westrum, McKenna Burhans, Hunter Burnside, Jack Schramel, Drew Schwan, Lukas Justesen, Jake Green, Daniel Rosza. Submitted photo

Both Detroit Lakes teams continued lengthy winning streaks at the Mid-State Conference Golf Championships Monday, May 13 in Staples.

The Laker boys captured a 26th consecutive conference title but got a scare from Crosby-Ironton as the teams tied for first place with matching scores of 310.

The Rangers’ Cayden Turk and DL’s Hunter Burnside shot identical scores of 74 to lead their respective teams seven strokes behind medalist Beck Erholtz of Staples-Motley.

Burnside earned all-conference honors for his efforts.

Daniel Rosza and Drew Schwan both tied for seventh overall with 78s earning honorable mention.

The Laker girls picked up their 10th straight Mid-State title in much easier fashion.

Detroit Lakes posted a team score of 318 behind three all-conference rounds by medalist Anna Cihak (74), a career low from McKenna Mallow (75) and Shelby Busker a shot back with 76 to load up the top of the leaderboard.

Pequot Lakes finished second in the team standings 54 strokes back of DL with a 372.

McKenna Burhans carded the fourth Laker score with a 93.

(This story was edited to correct the girls winning streak of 10 straight titles, instead of the originally posted 11)

Mid State Conference Championship

Boys team scores: 1t-Crosby-Ironton 310, 1t-Detroit Lakes 310, 3-Staples-Motley 328, 4-Pequot Lakes 340, 5-Park Rapids 374, 6-Aitkin 420, 7-Wadena-Deer Creek inc.

Medalist: Beck Erholtz S-M 67

Cayden Turk  C-I 74

Hunter Burnside, DL 74

Casey Finnerty C-I 75

Finn Erholtz S-M 77

Sam Sadlowsky AIT 77

Cody Dravis PR 78

Colten Turk C-I 78

Daniel Rozsa DL 78

Drew Schwan DL 78.

Girls team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 318, 2-Pequot Lakes 372, 3t-Staples-Motley 378, 3t-Park Rapids 378, 5-Aitkin inc.

Medalist: Anna Cihak 74

McKenna Mallow 75

Shelby Busker 76  

McKenna Burhans 93

Hanna Knoop 97

Evan Westrum 100

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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