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BOYS GOLF: Forsberg tied for first after opening day

Staples-Motley Cardinals Nick Forsberg read the break on the green before his pu1 / 2
Brainerd’s Will Feyder chipped to the green Tuesday during the Pequot Lakes Invi2 / 2

NISSWA — Nick Forsberg carded a 77, meriting the Stapes-Motley Cardinal a tie for the first-round lead during Tuesday’s Pequot Lakes Invite at Grand View Lodge’s The Pines.

The Cardinals’ Michael Strain finished two strokes behind the leaders as the Cardinals landed in fourth place with a team score of 331.

Tommy Olson led the Brainerd Warriors with an 83 and Will Feyder and Nik Helland each carded 87s for a team score of 352.

Alex Goerges shot a first-day 82 followed by Levi Espeseth’s 85, Kevin Beltz’s 86 and Nevin Greer’s 89 for the Pequot Lakes Patriots who sit 21 shots out of first.

The Pierz Pioneers were led by Brandon Meier’s 89 who sits one stroke ahead of Crosby-Ironton’s Mitch Gutzman and Wadena-Deer Creek’s Tyler Fix.

Team scores: Detroit Lakes 321, Hermantown 321, Duluth-East 322, Roseau 322, Staples-Motley 331, Grand Rapids 332, Crookston 337, Pequot Lakes 342, East Grand Forks 342, Bemidji 346, Brainerd 352, Crosby-Ironton 372, Wadena-Deer Creek 377, Park Rapids 382, Pine River-Backus 382, Pierz 388, Esko 394

Medalist: 1-Shane Omdahl (Roseau) 77, Nick Forsberg (SM) 77

Brainerd results: Tommy Olson 83, Will Feyder 87, Nik Helland 87, Zach Meyer 95, Alex Hill 96, Jake Ellingson 104

Crosby-Ironton results: Mitch Gutzman 90, James Cragun 92, Andy Sorben 95, Tom Bergstaler 95, Johnny  Melanich 100, Gage Hartman 109

Pequot Lakes results: Alex Goerges 82, Levi Espeseth 85, Kevin Beltz 86, Nevin Greer 89, Cole Bliss 93, Bradley Boldt 101

Pierz results: Brandon Meier 89, Dustin Herold 91, Nick Gangle 101, Eban Woitalla 107, Mike Myer 107, Kyle Fuhrman 119

Pine River-Backus results: Saul Sasse 91, Cody Mager 96, Jace Loge 102, Brandon Mager 103, Adam Barstow 103, Austin Stockman 112

Staples-Motley results: Nick Forsberg 77, Michael Strain 79, Trent Hagenson 86, Andrew Israelson 89, Mitch Hagenson 92, Dakota Waverek 100

Wadena-Deer Creek results: Tyler Fix 90, Michael Wing 91, Bryan Silvers 97, Nick LeTourneau  99, Duke Harrison 105, Jacob Goeden 102

Next: Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Pierz, Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Pequot Lakes Invite at the Preserve 11 a.m. Wednesday.