Boys golf: Detroit Lakes records lowest team score of the season in Brainerd

Results from Detroit Lakes boys golf the Brainerd invitational.

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Detroit Lakes Nick Tobkin hits from the sand on the second hole at the Detroit Country Club during the Northwest Classic on May 13, 2022. Tobkin was four shots off the lead on Wednesday at the Brainerd invite.
Contributed / Carrie Tobkin
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BRAINERD – The Detroit Lakes boys golf team got a final test before the Section 8-3A championships kick off next week.

The Lakers tied for sixth place out of 24 teams at the Brainerd Invitational at the Legacy on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Nick Tobkin finished in the top 10 and four strokes off the lead.

Tobkin went to the turn one-over-par after eight consecutive pars on the front nine. He started the back nine with a birdie on No. 10 and a par on No. 11. After a couple of bogeys, Tobkin birdied No. 15 to finish with a four-over-par 72.

Eighth-grader Carter Whitworth also had an impressive back nine. After a birdie on No. 9, he made six par putts in seven holes to turn in a score of 75. Freshman Tyler Stensgard was one stroke behind Whitworth. He made birdies on Nos. 6 and 15.

Eighth-grader Lawsen Justesen (80), junior Logan Schons (81) and senior Jack Syltie (83) rounded out the day for Detroit Lakes. Justesen and Schons each made one birdie, while Syltie eagled No. 9.


The Lakers finished with their lowest team score of the season at 303. Eastview (289), Spring Lake Park (293), Cloquet (295), Chaska (298) and Buffalo (301) completed the top-five team scores. Eastview’s Joey Rohlwing won the event with a two-under-par 68.

BRAINERD INVITATIONAL AT THE LEGACY TEAM SCORES- 1- Eastview 289, 2- Spring Lake Park 293, 3- Cloquet 295, 4- Chaska 298, 5- Buffalo 301, T6- Detroit Lakes, Chanhassen 303, T8- Brainerd, Bemidji 304, 10- Sartell 305, T11- Centennial, Prior Lake 307, 13- Pequot Lakes 312, 14- Willmar 314, 15- Moorhead 318, T16- Waconia, Grand Rapids 319, 18- Osseo 323, 19- Fergus Falls 325, 20- Sauk Rapids-Rice 325, 21- Academy of Holy Angels 351, 22- Zimmerman 354, 23- St. Cloud Crush 355, 24- Rocori 374

BRAINERD INVITATIONAL AT THE LEGACY TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES- 1st- Joey Rohlwing (Eastview) 68, T2nd- Lance Hamak (Sartell), Jake Birdwell (Spring Lake Park), Tyler Wanous (Eastview) 70, T5th- Ryan Daman (Bemidji), Arthur Ylitalo (Buffalo), Anders Gunelson (Cloquet) 71, T9th- Josh Esterley (Chaska), Nick Tobkin (Detroit Lakes) 72

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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