Panthers card low round of season
The Park Rapids boys golf team is peaking at the right time.
Tadd Usher said the Panthers had the talent to shoot a round under 330 this season. The Panthers fulfilled that goal at last Tuesday's Bagley Invitational.
Led by Ian Johnson's career-best 77, the Panthers carded a 327 at Bagley. Jamie Stewart's 81, Bailey Mueller's 82 and Dustin Bethel's 87 rounded out the Panthers' team score.
Despite meeting a team goal by shooting a round under 330, Park Rapids trailed five other teams in this tune up for the Section 8AA North meet, which will be held at Bagley on Thursday.
Roseau won the team title with a 309 while East Grand Forks (315), Warroad (318), Bagley (321) and Crookston (325) also finished ahead of the Panthers. Warroad's Casey Anderson and Bagley's Aaron Leintz shared medalist honors with 72s.
Team scores: Roseau 309, East Grand Forks 315, Warroad 318, Bagley 321, Crookston 325, Park Rapids 327, Thief River Falls 339, United North Central 383.
Co-medalists: Casey Anderson, Warroad, and Aaron Leintz, Bagley, 72. 3, Will Czeh, Roseau, 74.
Park Rapids results
Ian Johnson 77, Jamie Stewart 81, Bailey Mueller 82, Dustin Bethel 87, Ryan DeLaHunt 89, Wyatt Derman 102.
Stewart earns Mid-Minn honors
Stewart earned all-conference honors as the Panthers finished third at the Mid-Minnesota Conference championship at Cragun's Legacy Courses May 21.
Stewart claimed the final all-conference spot with an 83. Staples-Motley's Nick Forsberg and Pequot Lakes' Alex Goerges shared medalist honors with 74s. Staples-Motley claimed the team title with a 382 while Pequot Lakes (416), Park Rapids (432) and Crosby-Ironton (450) followed.
Team scores: Staples-Motley 382, Pequot Lakes 416, Park Rapids 432, Crosby-Ironton 450.
Co-medalists: Nick Forsberg, S-M, and Alex Goerges, PL, 74. 3 (tie), Michael Strain, S-M, and Nevin Greer, PL, 75. 5, Andrew Israelson, S-M, 77. 6 (tie), Mitch Hagenson, S-M, and Dakota Waverek, S-M, 78. 8, Kevin Beltz, PL, 81. 9, Trent Hagenson, S-M, 82. 10, Jamie Stewart, PR, 83.
Panthers card 340 at Wadena
Bethel carded a career-best 82 as the Panthers finished third at the seven-team Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational on May19.
A trio of 86s by Mueller, Johnson and Wyatt Derman rounded out the Panthers' 340 team score. Mitch Hagenson and Michael Strain carded 76s as Staples-Motley took first with a 308.
Nevis finished fifth with a 368 behind Daniel Stacey's 91, a pair of 92s by Gunnar Netteberg and AJ Pappas, and a 93 by Matt Halik.
Luke Wurdock's 92 led United North Central to seventh place with a 382. Don Wurdock's 95, Gavin Michelson's 96 and 99s by Arik Hillukka and Noah Hendrickson completed the Warriors' team score.
Team scores: Staples-Motley 308, Grand Rapids 321, Park Rapids 340, Crosby-Ironton 363, Nevis 368, United North Central 382, Wadena-Deer Creek 412.
Co-medalists: Mitch Hagenson, S-M, and Michael Strain, S-M, 76. 3, Trent Hagenson, S-M, 77.
Park Rapids results
Dustin Bethel 82, Bailey Mueller 86, Ian Johnson 86, Wyatt Derman 86, CJ Hess 92, Tristian Breitweser 107.
Daniel Stacey 91, Gunnar Netteberg 92, AJ Pappas 92, Matt Halik 93, Aaron Halik 95, Jacob Jordan 99.
United North Central results
Luke Wurdock 92, Don Wurdock 95, Gavin Michelson 96, Arik Hillukka 99, Noah Hendrickson 99, Aaron Paulson 106.