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Boys Golf: Warriors win own invite for 1st time

PEQUOT LAKES--For the second-straight day Jack Evans shot under par and for the second-straight day one person shot better. The Brainerd junior fired a 1-under 71 Thursday to place second individually and lead the Warriors to a first-place 301 in...

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

PEQUOT LAKES-For the second-straight day Jack Evans shot under par and for the second-straight day one person shot better.

The Brainerd junior fired a 1-under 71 Thursday to place second individually and lead the Warriors to a first-place 301 in the Brainerd Invite at The Preserve at Grand View Lodge.

It's the first time Brainerd has ever won one of its own invites. It finished fourth during Wednesday's Warrior invite.

Cody Evans and Danny Olson shot 76s and Gavin Metz fired a 78 leading Brainerd to a 301, which was two strokes better than Section 8-3A opponent Moorhead.

With tiebreakers, Olson placed ninth and Cody Evans 11th. Metz finished 16th

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Luke Johnson shot 81 and Luke Anderson 83 to round out the Warrior roster.

Jack Evans shot even par 36 on the front despite opening with a birdie 4. He gave the shot back on the 138-yard par 3 second hole. He tallied birdies on the 14th and 18 holes to combat a bogey on the downhill par 3 17th.

Pequot Lakes placed 19th and was led by Max Tangen's 85.

Team scores: 1-Brainerd 301, 2-Moorhead 303, 3-Waconia 305, 4-Chanhassen 311, 5-Eastview 322, 6-Buffalo 323, 7-Forest Lake 324, 8-Melrose 327, 9-Willmar 328, 10-Prior Lake 330, 11-Mahtomedi 331, 12-Owatonna 335, 13-Becker 335, 14-Bemidji 337, 15-St. Cloud Tech 337, 16-St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids 351, 17-Grand Rapids 355, 18-East Ridge 372, 19-Pequot Lakes 375, 20-Holy Angels 380, 21-Zimmerman 391

Individual medalist: Blake Schuler (Waconia) 70

Brainerd results: Jack Evans 71, Gavin Metz 78, Cody Evans 76, Danny Olson 76, Luke Johnson 81, Luke Anderson 83

Pequot Lakes results: Max Tangen 85, Luke Tangen 94, Ben Golden 102, Hunter Nybakken 98, Wyatt Fink 102, Cooper Hiles 98

Next: Brainerd in Section 8-3A first round at The Preserve at Grand View Lodge, Pequot Lakes, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Pequot Lakes in South Subsection 8-2A Tournament at Headwaters Golf Course, Park Rapids, Wednesday.

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