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Area Boys Golf: Alomost for Aitkin's Thompson

BIWABIK — Aitkin’s Kyle Thompson just missed a chance at state during the Section 7-2A final Friday at Giants Ridge.

Thompson fired a second-round 78 for a two-day 162 that tied him for the fifth and final position to advance to the state tournament with Duluth Marshall’s Derek Farrell and Virginia’s Andy Sederlund. Farrell secured the final spot in a playoff.

Thompson finished ninth overall behind three Hermantown players. The Hawks captured the team title by 20 strokes.

Crosby-Ironton’s Andy Sorben placed 14th and Tom Burgstaler finished 15th.

Team scores: 1-Hermantown 321-303 — 624, 2-Virginia 319-325 — 644, 3-Hibbing 332-336 — 668, 4-International Falls 330-357 — 687

Individual medalist: Taylor Sundbom (Hermantown) 75-71 — 146

Aitkin results: 9-Kyle Thompson 84-78 — 162, 35-Will Peterson 93-93 — 186

Crosby-Ironton results: 14-Andy Sorben 86 85 — 171, Tom Burgstaler 85-87 — 172, 27-James Cragun 89-89 — 178

Next: Class 2A state tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan June 12-13.

Pillager wins subsection

FERGUS FALLS — The Pillager Huskies boys won the South Subsection 6-1A title and two Pine River-Backus Tigers advanced to Monday’s section final after Friday’s North and South Subsection tournament at Pebble Lake Golf Club.

Pillager’s Dallas Ruis finished third in the South Subsection with an 81. Michael Pettit placed fifth with an 82 and Logan Jackson was sixth with an 82. Alex Holbrook’s 89 rounded out Pillager’s 334.

In the North half, PR-B placed fourth with a 364. Cody Mager fired a second-place 79 and Saul Sasse shot an eighth-place 86 to advance to the section final.

Pillager’s Jenna Pettit shot a 113 in the girls tournament.

South Subsection team scores: 1-Pillager 334, 2-Ottertail Central 346, 3-Park Christian 347, 4-Frazee 350, 5-Barnsville 350, 6-Underwood 377, 7-Rothsay 491

Individual medalist: Beau Hanson (Frazee) 76

Pillager results: 3-Dallas Ruis 81, 5-Michael Pettit 82, 6-Logan Jackson 82, Alex Holbrook 89, Jordan Engholm 105

North Subsection team scores; 1-Mahnomen 333, 2-Nevis 345, 3-Ada-Borup/Norman County West 348, 4-Pine River-Backus 364, 6-Lake Park-Audubon 367, 7-Norman County East 382

Individual medalist: Chris Marcussen (Ada-Borup) 78

Pine River-Backus: 2-Cody Mager 79, 8-Saul Sasse 86, Austin Stockman 100, Tyler McAllister 104, Austin McAllister 121, Jordan 98

Next: Section 6-1A final at Pebble Lake Golf Club in Fergus Falls Monday.

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