The Detroit Lakes boys golf season awards were recently announced.
Junior Hunter Burnside was named the most valuable player of the team. He held the low scoring average, led in greens in regulation, putting average per hole with sophomore teammate Lukas Justesen, earned the team’s Ironman award, was all-conference, the Section 8AA runner-up and all-state with Justesen.
Burnside placed eighth at state reaching the individual podium for the second place Lakers in his third straight state appearance.
In that span, the Lakers have placed second the past two seasons and finished third in 2017.
Junior Drew Schwan was DL’s most improved player. Schwan battled for a spot in the lineup early in the season and end the year contributing to the section title and state run.
Seventh-grader Nick Tobkin earned rookie of the year honors.
Hall of Fame head coach Bob Gorden's Lakers will return four players from this year's state team. Burnside and Justesen have five years of combined state experience. Schwan and Jake Green made their state debuts this year. Departing are senior Jack Schramel and junior exchange student Daniel Rozsa, along with seniors Jackson Carlblom, Tyler Burnside and Logan Burhans.
Detroit Lakes Boys Golf 2109 Awards
Most Valuable: Hunter Burnside 551 pts
Low Scoring Average: Hunter Burnside 77.2
Most Improved: Drew Schwan minus 5.3 strokes
Rookie of the Year: Nick Tobkin
Greens in Regulation: Hunter Burnside 52%
Best Fairway %: Hunter Burnside 65%
Putting Average Per/Hole: Lukas Justesen 1.77 per hole; Hunter Burnside 1.77 per hole
DL Boys Golf 60’s Club (First time in 60’s and under Par Club)
Lukas Justesen 69 Park Rapids
DL Boys Golf 70’s Club (First Varsity Tournament in the 70’s)
Daniel Rozsa, Becker 79
Drew Schwan, Detroit Lakes Invite 77
Jake Green, Ridges at Sand Creek 79
Jack Schramel, Grand Rapids 79
Jackson Carlblom, Detroit Lakes Northwest 74
Alex Bren, Detroit CC 76
Ironman Award (Best last six holes average for year)
Hunter Burnside plus 1.16
Out of the Van (Best of first 6 holes average for year)
Hunter Burnside plus 2.44
Focus Award (Best of Middle 6 holes average for the Year)
Lukas Justesen plus 1.47
Hunter Burnside and Lukas Justesen