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Bemidji boys golf team finishes fifth at DL meet

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Trey Dale tied for medalist honors with a 79 to lead the Bemidji boys golf team to fifth place at Wednesday's 16-team Detroit Lakes Invitational hosted by the Wildflower Golf Course.

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Dale was one of four golfers who finished at 79 but Nick Forsberg of Staples- Motley birdied the first playoff hole to capture the individual title.

Dale missed his birdie putt by a few inches and had to settle for par and second place.

Also carding 79s but bogeying the first playoff hole were Carter Smith of Detroit Lakes and Dave Kocera of Duluth Central.

"It was cold and windy but the kids did very well," said BHS coach Seth Knutson. "After watching them in practice I knew what type of swings the players had but I didn't know about their chipping and putting. And today they were very good in those phases."

Duluth Central took the team title with a round of 325. Detroit Lakes was a close second at 329 while Staples-Motley was third at 331, Grand Rapids fourth at 335 and Bemidji fifth at 335.

In addition to Dale's 79 Max Hazelton and Elliot Leinen carded 85s, Garrett Janiksela an 86, Caleb Hanson an 87 and Jordan Manick a 106.

"Considering the weather I thought we played very well and a 79 for the first meet, especially under these conditions, was very good," Knutson said.

The Lumberjacks will return to action Tuesday and Wednesday at The Pines and The Preserve near Nisswa.

Detroit Lakes Invitational

Wildflower 36-36-72

Duluth Central 325, Detroit Lakes 329, Staples-Motley 331, Grand Rapids 334, Bemidji 335, Oak Grove 343, Duluth East 350, Moorhead 353, Frazee 359, Wadena- DC 360, Thief River Falls 364, Detroit Lakes II 364, Crosby-Ironton 367, Park Rapids 371, Detroit Lakes III 388, Park Christian 422

Medalist: Forsberg (S-M) 79 (won with birdie on first playoff hole); 2-Dale

(Bem) 39-40-79, Smith (DL) 79, Kocera (DC) 79 Other Bemidji: Hazelton 40-45-85, Leinen 40-45-85, Janiksela 42-44-86, Hanson 87, Manick 52-54-106

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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