Area Boys Golf: Cardinals stack top 10 for win

Eight area teams were in action Monday.

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FORT RIPLEY — Grant Bestland led five Staples-Motley Cardinals into the top 10 of the Eagle’s Landing Invite leaderboard Monday, May 23, leading to a first-place team score of 320.

Bestland fired a fourth-place 79 and was followed 80s from Carter White and Keller Anderson and 81s from Isaiah Schultz and Peyton Mithun.

Pierz Logan Herold and Lance Otremba tied for the individual medalist with 78s and led Pierz to third place.

Little Falls finished second with 79s coming from Richie Varriano and Nathan Boser. Nolan Kray shot an 82 for 11th place.

Pequot Lakes placed fourth without its regular varsity lineup. Seventh-grader Tollef Birkeland finished with an 83 for 12th.


Isaac Christianson’s 88 led Wadena-Deer Creek to eighth place.

Team scores: 1-Staples-Motley 320, 2-Little Falls 327, 3-Pierz 340, 4-Pequot Lakes 345, 5t-Milaca 357, 5t-Zimmerman 357, 7-Melrose 367, 8-Wadena-Deer Creek 369, 9-Sauk Centre 384

Individual medalist: Logan Herold 78, Lance Otremba 78, Logan Schad (Melrose) 78

Little Falls results: Richie Varriano 79, Nathan Boser 79, Nolan Kray 82, Hayden Johnson 87, Cullen Moe 89, Mason Rausch 98

Pequot Lakes results: Tollef Birklenad 83, Jerome Martin 86, Finnegan Fogarty 87, Jaden Anderson 89, Hunter Oelschlanger 91, Isaac Seeker 94

Pierz results: Logan Herold 78, Lance Otremba 78, Alex Banick 90, Tyler Theis 94, Jacob LeBlanc 96, Connor Gotvald 98

Staples-Motley results: Grant Bestland 79, Carter White 80, Keller Anderson 80, Isaiah Schultz 81, Peyton Mithun 81, Thomas Johnson 101

Wadena-Deer Creek results: Isaac Christianson 88, Cole woods 89, Aidan Allred 94, Jaeger Pettit 98, Cole Berglund 107, Philip Ross 107

Next: Little Falls, Pequot Lakes, Piez, Staples-Motley in Staples-Motley Invite at Cragun’s Legacy Courses noon Tuesday, May 31.

Patriots place 2nd

CLOQUET — Tyler Seeling shot a fourth-place 75 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to second place Monday, May 23, in the Lumberjack Invite at Cloquet Country Club.

Seeling shot nines of 38-37 for his 4-over round. Teammate Anthony Armstrong placed sixth with a 77

Will Meyer shot an 82 to lead Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin to 10th place.

Team scores: 1-Cloquet 304, 2-Pequot Lakes 317, 3-Duluth Marshall 325, 4-Hermantown 326, 5-Duluth East 327, 6-Grand Rapids 329, 7-Mora 331, 8-Proctor-Esko 334, 9-Rock Ridge 336, 10-Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin 357, 11-Duluth Denfeld 359, 12-Hibbing 361

Individual medalist: Tucker D’allaird (Duluth Marshall) 72, Ben Mertz (Duluth East) 72, Karson Patten (Cloquet) 72

Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin results: Will Meyer 82, Brody Bodle 86, Frank Meyer 91, Kolbe Severson 98, Louie Meyer 100, Luke Severson 101

Pequot Lakes results: Tyler Seeling 75, Anthony Armstrong 77, Michael Oseland 82, Ethan Thomas 83, Cooper Johnson 86

Next: Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin in Section 7-2A Tournament at Giants Ridge Wednesday, June 1.

Pillager places 6th

ELBOW LAKE — Owen Pantzke shot 87 and Braedyn Berent carded an 88 to lead the Pillager Huskies to sixth place at the Quad County Conference Championship Monday, May 23, at Tipsinah Mounds.

Evan Imgrund and Drew Berrent both shot 94s for Pillager’s 363 team score.


Team scores: 1-West Central 323, 2-Border West 342, 3-Ortonville 347, 4-Underwood 354, 5-Rothsay 358, 6-Pillager 363, 7-Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 374, 8-Ottertail Central 396, 9-Ashby 415, 10-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 443

Individual medalist: Trevor Swonger (Underwood) 75

Pillager results: Owen Pantzke 87, Braedyn Berent 88, Drew Berent 94, Evan Imgrund 94, Breden Brichacek 96, Parker Pallansch 114

Next: Pillager in Staples-Motley Invite at Cragun’s Legacy Courses noon Tuesday, May 31.

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