Area Boys Golf: Erholtz, Cards on top of Section 6-2A leaderboard
Five area teams battled in the opening round of the Section 6-2A tournament.
SARTELL — After a bogey on the 11th hole pushed Beck Erholtz to 3-over Friday, June 4, the Staples-Motley senior proceeded to birdie the next three holes and finished even par for the first round of the Section 6-2 tournament at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club.
Erholtz owns a 4-stroke lead over none other than Pequot Lakes’ Tyler Seeling. Erholtz shot nines of 38- 34 to finish with a 72. That has the Cardinals team in first place after the opening round.
S-M teammate Carter White battled through the heat to fire a fifth-place 80 followed by an 85 from Adam Oberlander and an 86 from Grant Bestland which has the Cardinals at 323 strokes. Pequot Lakes is sitting second with a team score of 337.
Seeling struggled on his opening nine with two double bogeys to shoot 43. On the 10th hole, however, the junior carded an eagle on the 485-yard par 5. He then posted back-to-back birdies to get to 3-over. Two more bogeys to finish the round has Seeling sitting with a 77.
Teammate Cooper Johnson shot an 85 and Quady Bernu shot 86 followed by 89s from Anthony Armstrong and Isaac Seeker.
Pierz's Lance Otremba is eighth with an 83 to also advance to the final round Monday, June 7.
Team scores: Staples-Motley 323, Pequot Lakes 337, Rocori 338, St. Cloud Cathedral 339, Albany 350, Foley 356, Pierz 358, Little Falls 365, Melrose 369, Osakis 372, Paynesville 386, Milaca 390, Kimball 396, Sauk Centre 427, Pillager 429
First-round leader: Beck Erholtz (SM) 72
Little Falls results: Nick Stevens 86, Cullen Moe 92, George Moore 93, Hayden Johnson 94, Ben Rekstad 97, Richie Varriano 101
Pequot Lakes results: Tyler Seeling 77, Cooper Johnson 85, Quady Bernu 86, Anthony Armstrong 89, Isaac Seeker 89, Hunter Nybakken 90
Pierz results: Lance Otremba 83, Logan Herold 87, Alex Banick 89, Tyler Theis 99, Connor Gotvald 103, Jacob LeBlanc 104
Pillager results: Brenden Brichacek 103, Braedyn Berent 107, Owen Pantzke 108, Drew Berent 111, Ivan Imgrund 111, Gunnar Casuse 121
Staples-Motley results: Beck Erholtz 72, Carter White 80, Adam Oberlander 85, Grant Bestland 86, Peyton Mithun 90, Isaiah Schultz 94
Next: Section 6-2A final round at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club, Sartell, 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 7.