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Bemidji boys golf team ninth after first round at Pequot Lakes Invitational

The Bemidji boys golf team carded a round of 346 and finished in ninth place after Tuesday's opening round of the Pequot Lakes Invitational.

Tuesday's action was played at The Pines Golf Course and the Lumberjacks will join 16 other teams today at The Preserve for the final 18 holes.

Today also finds the girls team starting its two-day event in the Pequot Lakes area, weather permitting, as the Jacks play at The Pines today and at The Preserve on Thursday.

Today's weather forecast includes a chance of snow flurries in the early morning but the temperature is supposed to improve by afternoon.

In an effort to take advantage of the improved conditions, today's start of the boys meet has been pushed back to 11 a.m.

The girls tee off in early afternoon and making the trip for the Lumberjacks will be Meg Phelps, Katelin Craft, Amy Frosaker, Savanna Hanson, Hailey Hinners and Morgan Miller.

Trey Dale and Caleb Hanson paced Bemidji Tuesday as they finished at 85 over the par-72 course.

Jordan Manick shot 87, Max Hazelton and Sam Starkey 89 and Elliot Leinen 92.

"We played okay but I think we could have played better. We had some big numbers out there," said Bemidji coach Seth Knudson.

Hermantown and Detroit Lakes each shot 321 Tuesday and will own a one-shot lead over Roseau and Duluth East heading into today's final round.

Pequot Lakes Invitational

The Pines Golf Course

Par: 36-36-72

Hermantown 321, Detroit Lakes 321, Roseau 322, Duluth East 322, Staples-Motley 331, Grand Rapids 332, Crookston 337, Pequot Lakes 342, Bemidji 346, Brainerd 352, East Grand Forks 362, Crosby-Ironton 372, Wadena-DC 377, Park Rapids 382, Pierz 388, Pine River 392, Esko 394 Bemidji's results: Dale 42-43-85, Hanson 39-46-85, Manick 46-41-87, Hazelton 47-42-89, Starkey 42-47-89, Leinen 49-43-92

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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