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Joe Welle had a season best 80 to finish second for Bemidji as the Jacks posted their low score of the year at their own invitational Monday. Their 327 left them only two shots short of sixth and four out of the top five. They play the Crosby-Ironton Invitational at Deacon's Lodge tomorrow. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

BHS golf: Jacks finish eighth at their own invitational

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The Bemidji High boys golf team shot its lowest score of the year Monday but finished eighth in a 19-team field at the Bemidji Town & Country Club.

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The two Moorhead titles were its only two in the 57-year history of the event.

Moorhead retained its title with a sparkling 294, averaging 73.5 strokes per player. Its normal No. 2 player shot an 81 and was not counted in the team totals.

Fergus Falls was second at 302 with International Falls another five strokes back in third with Pequot Lakes at 319 and Detroit Lakes 323 rounding out the top five.

Bemidji ended at 327 with the B Team at 361 to take 14.

Trevor Gervais of Fergus Falls was medalist with a three under par 69.

Nick Olsgaard of Moorhead paced the Spuds with a 70.

Glen Walls of I. Falls was third at 72.

For Bemidji ,Kevin Larson hit 75, Joe Welle 80, Rylee Curb 85 and Kaleb Hanson 87 to complete the scoring.. Larson and Welle had their low scores of the year. Curb equaled his.

The kickers were Jake Hoffman 90 and Max Hazelton 92.

Trey Dale paced the B Team with an 80. Had he been playing on the A team Bemidji would have moved up to fifth.

Kasey Kavanagh had a 90, Derek Buckanaga 95 and Jordan Manick 96 to complete the scoring.

The kickers were Mike Burns 97 and Randy Hilliard 98.

Playing unattached Bo Borowski shot 98, Eric Lauderbaugh 99, and Garrett Janiksela and Jay Vene-Burba 108 .

The Jacks head to Pequot Lakes to play Deacon's Lodge tomorrow in the Crosby-Ironton Invitational.

BEMIDJI

INVITATIONAL

Team totals: Moorhead 294, Fergus Falls 302, International Falls 307, Pequot Lakes 319, Detroit Lakes 323, East Grand Forks 325, Roseau 326, Bemidji 327, Thief River Falls 333, Staples-Motley 335

Warroad 336, Crookston 339, Grand Rapids-B 348, Bemidji-B 361, LOW 364, WHA 377, Fosston 380, Blackduck 393, Warren 407

Medalist: Trevor Gervais, Fergus Falls 69

Runner-up: Nick Olsgaard, Moorhead 70

Third place; Glen Walls, I. Falls 72

The Bemidji High girls golf team finished third Monday at The Wilderness, its third finish in that spot in the past five outings.

The lengthy Fortune Bay Casino $7 million layout sent scores well into the 400 level for most teams.

Grand Rapids took the title with a 353 to 380 for Hermantown. Bemidji was third at 391 with host Virginia (397) the only other team to break 400. Coleraine was fifth at 415.

Megan Grozdanich of Grand Rapids was medalist at 80.

For Bemidji, Kelsey Bretschneider was low at 94 to make the all tournament team. Megan Phelps hit 95, Shelby Sauer 96 and Emily Frosaker 106.

The kickers were Erin Buckanaga 107 and Marissa Loch 132.

The girls head to Long Prairie Friday to play the Section 8AA course and complete the week Saturday at The Vintage in the Staples Invitational.

VIRGINIA

INVITATIONAL

At The Wilderness

Team totals: Grand Rapids 353, Hermantown 380, Bemidji 391, Virginia 387, Coleraine 415, Marshall 422, International Falls 426, Duluth East 432, Esko-Carlton 434, Mesabi East 442, BEST 445, Eveleth-Gilbert 454, Blackduck 464, Dryden, Ont. 484, Duluth Denfeld and Central, Two Harbors and Ely, incomplete

Medalist: Megan Grozdanich, Grand Rapids 80

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