Area Boys Golf: Closing 9 sends Zaczkowski to state

Pine River-Backus and Wadena-Deer Creek competed in section tournaments.

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PERHAM — With a second-round 83 Tuesday, June 8, Pine River-Backus sophomore Joseph Zaczkowski fired a two-day 172 to place fifth in the Section 6-1A Tournament and secure a spot in the Class 1A State Tournament.

Zaczkowski improved upon his opening round by six strokes as he fired nines of 45 and 38. His back nine 38 included two birdies on holes 11 and 16.

Teammate Isaiah Aulie improved on his opening round by 15 strokes to finish with a two-day 183 and place 15th in his first section tournament.

Brady Bristow shot a two-day 184 to finish one spot behind Aulie in a tie for 16th place.


Team scores: 1-West Central 709, 2-Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 725, 3-Breckenridge 738, 4-Nevis 754
Section champion: Trevor Swonger (Underwood) 161
Pine River-Backus results: 5-Joe Aczkowski 89-83 -- 172 15-Isaiah Aulie 99-84 -- 183, 16t-Brady Bristow 93-91 -- 184, 30-Ethan Burns 101-100 -- 201
Next: Class 1A State Tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker, June 15-16.

Woods 27th

BEMIDJI — Wadena-Deer Creek’s Cole Woods improved upon his opening round 86 with an 85 Tuesday, June 8, during the final round of the Section 8-2A meet at Bemidji Town and Country Club.

Woods’ two-day 171 placed him in a tie for 27th place.

Team scores:1-Roseau 636, 1t-Detroit Lakes 636, 3-Barnesville 653, 4-Warroad 656, 5-Hawley 662, 6-Fergus Falls 669
Section champion: Lukas Justesen (DL) 145
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 27-Cole woods 86-85 -- 171
Next: Class 2A State Tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, June 15-16.
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