The Detroit Lakes golf teams remained undefeated with each team winning their second start of the season Thursday, April 16.

The boys team completed a Laker sweep at the Becker Bulldog Invite. The girls team opened the season with a win in Becker. The boys followed suit with a 10-stroke victory Thursday, led by senior medalist Lukas Justesen.

“Another great early tournament for the boys, winning our second start to our season,” DL head coach Bob Gorden said. “Lots of good things this early to our season, but each one has a few areas to improve.”

Justesen distanced himself from the pack by two strokes shooting a 2-under, 70 at Pebble Creek Golf Club.

Two other Lakers finished in the top 10. Senior Jake Green shot 77 to claim sixth place. Freshman Nick Tobkin tied for 9th with a 79. Eighth-grader Tommy Suckert completed DL’s scoring foursome in 12th place with a score of 80.

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The Lakers combined for a team score of 306, 10 better than Sartell-St. Stephen. Mound Westonka placed third with a 328 in a field of 12 teams and 70 golfers.

The boys host the DL Earlybird Invite at Lakeview Friday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

Girls victorious in Crosslake

The Detroit Lakes girls golf team shot 339 to win by 14 strokes at the Pequot Lakes Invite at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake.

Minnewaska’s Annika Stensrud was the medalist shooting a 4-over-par 74.

Detroit Lakes grabbed the next three spots led by McKenna Mallow in sole possession of second place with 78. Laura Syltie (81) placed third and Hanna Knoop finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with 84.

McKenna Burhans finished just outside the top 10 in 12th place with a 96 to complete the team score of 339.

The host Patriots finished second (353), followed by Minnewaska with 365 in third place of the six-team field.

The girls compete next at the Moorhead Country Club Monday, April 19 with tee times at 10 a.m.

Bulldog Invite, Becker

Teams: 1 Detroit Lakes 306, 2 Sartell-St. Stephen 316, 3 Mound Westonka 328, 4 Legacy Christian 328, 5 Orono 330, 6 Waconia 332, 7 Buffalo 337, 8 Willmar 356, 9 Dassel-Cokato 358, 10 Becker 364, 11 Annandale 367, 12 BOLD 386.

Top 10

1 Lukas Justesen Detroit Lakes 70

2 Gus Leivermann Waconia 72

3 Logan Hamak Sartell-St. Stephen 73

4 Tommy Steffen Legacy Christian 75

5 Mitch Krebsbach Mound Westonka 76

6 Jake Green Detroit Lakes 77

7 Sean Weber Mound Westonka 78

8 Lance Hamak Sartell-St. Stephen 78

T9 Arthur Ylitalo Buffalo 79

T9 Nick Tobkin Detroit Lakes 79

12 Tommy Suckerd Detroit Lakes 80

T17 Ben Hines Detroit Lakes 82

T27 Jack Syltie 85

Detroit Lakes 306

Lukas Justesen 34-36 70

Jake Green 42-35 77

Nick Tobkin 37-42 79

Tommy Suckert 38-42 80

Ben Hines 42-40 82

Jack Stylie 44-41 85



Pequot Lakes Invite, Crosslake

Teams: Detroit Lakes 339, Pequot Lakes 353, Minnewaska 365, Staples-Motley 391, Moorhead 412, Pequot Lakes 2 459, Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin INC.

Top 10:

1 Annika Stensrud Minnewaska 74

2 McKenna Mallow DL 78

3 Laura Syltie DL 81

T4 Hanna Knoop DL 84

T4 Ruby Seidl Pequot Lakes 84

T4 Adriana Dickey Staples-Motley 84

7 Morgan Krieger Pequot Lakes 85

T8 Ava Schneider Staples-Motley 91

T8 Genevive Birkeland Pequot Lakes 91

T8 Berkeley Steffen, Minnewaska 91

T12 McKenna Burhans DL 96

T15 Tatum Gatheridge DL 99

T21 Sydney Miller DL 106



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