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Bemidji HS boys golf: Larson leads Jacks at Brainerd

Kevin Larson shot 79 to lead the Bemidji boys golf team at Wednesday's Brainerd Invitational held at The Pines course near Nisswa.

The Lumberjacks shot 331 and finished eighth in a field of 18. Moorhead won the meet with a 307 and Edina placed second at 311. Also finishing ahead of the Jacks were Fergus Falls with 312, Chaska with 315, Armstrong with 320, Alexandria with 322 and Stillwater with 326.

"Many teams struggled with the windy conditions but I was expecting us to shoot better than we did," said BHS coach Eric Niskanen.

Tyler Rustad of Moorhead was meet medalist with a 71. Finishing with 75s were Hudson Carpente of Stillwater, Matt Jensen of Edina and Jon Putoit of Chaska.

Larson's 79 paced Bemidji and Joe Welle shot 82. Trey Dale finished with an 83 and carding 87s were Rylee Curb, Max Hazelton and Jake Hoffman.

Bemidji returns to action Saturday at Greystone.

The middle school boys golf team was in action Tuesday at Detroit Lakes.

Sam Bruestle shot 77, Isaac Bleser 83, Mike Sauer 89, Mike Forseth 89, Nik Kavanagh 96, Brett Hartje 97 and Matt Arndt 101.

Brainerd Invitational

At The Pines (par 72)

Moorhead 307, Edina 311, Fergus Falls 312, Chaska 315, Armstrong 320, Alexandria 322, Stillwater 326, Bemidji 331, Blaine 331, Brainerd 335, Sartell 338, St. Cloud Tech 340, Rocori 349, Sauk Rapids 350, Willmar 361, Pequot Lakes 362, Little Falls 379, Apollo 382.

Medalist: Tyler Rustad (Moor) 71; 2-Hudson Carpente (Still) 75, Matt Jensen (Edina) 75, Jon Putoit (Chaska) 75.

Bemidji's Results

Kevin Larson 79, Joe Welle 82, Trey Dale 83, Rylee Curb 87, Max Hazelton 87, Jake Hoffman 87

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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