Park Rapids boys take first at Tianna
Tate Usher earned medalist honors with a 4-over par 40 as the Park Rapids boys golf team led the field at Tuesday's Northern Pines Conference meet at Walker's Tianna Country Club.
Bjorn Jorgenson finished third with a 44, Jacob Bittmann carded a 46, and Jackson Leckner and Justin Dravis carded 50s as the Panthers finished with a four-golfer score of 180 to take first for the third time in three conference meets. Luke Kosel carded a 52 to round out Park Rapids' lineup.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Laporte was runner-up with a 184 while United North Central finished third with a 192. Nevis finished fifth with a 224.
Luke Wurdock's 45, James Hillukka's 46, Mikko Johnson's 50 and Anthony Wurdock's 51 comprised UNC's team score. Vaughn Massie carded a 52 and Bobby Pietila carded a 60 for the Warriors.
Leading Nevis were Dylen Spain-Brist's 48, Cooper Henry's 52, Tom Aman's 60 and Jack Johnson's 64. Hunter Wright added a 67.
Justine Day claimed medalist honors with a 44 in leading WHAL to the title in the girls meet with a three-golfer score of 153. Park Rapids was second with a 157 while UNC followed with a 181.
Olivia McDonald and Chloe Johnson led the Panthers with 52s while Olivia Wallace carded a 53. Also competing for Park Rapids were Jasmine Cease (56), Madison Johnson (59) and Kinley Nordin (63).
Comprising UNC's team score were Anna Huttunen's runner-up 51 and a pair of 65s by Toni Noland and Elly Hillukka.
Maddy Mitchell carded a 60 for Nevis.
Boys team scores: Park Rapids 180, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Laporte 184, United North Central 192, Deer River 202, Nevis 224, Bigfork 246, Red Lake 276, Blackduck 280, Cass Lake incomplete.
Medalist: Tate Usher, PR, 40. 2, Rece Wiedmann, WHAL, 43. 3, Bjorn Jorgenson, PR, 44. Other scores: Luke Wurdock, UNC, 45; Jacob Bittmann, PR, 46; James Hillukka, UNC, 46; Dylen Spain-Brist, N, 48; Jackson Leckner, PR, 50; Justin Dravis, PR, 50; Mikko Johnson, UNC, 50; Anthony Wurdock, UNC, 51; Luke Kosel, PR, 52; Vaughn Massie, UNC, 52; Cooper Henry, N, 52; Bobby Pietila, UNC, 60; Tom Aman, N, 60; Jack Johnson, N, 64; Hunter Wright, N, 67.
Girls team scores: Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Laporte 153, Park Rapids 157, United North Central 181, Bigfork 189, Red Lake 200. Incomplete teams: Blackduck, Cass Lake, Deer River, Nevis.
Medalist: Justine Day, WHAL, 44. 2, Anna Huttunen, UNC, 51. 3 (tie), Olivia McDonald, PR, and Chloe Johnson, PR, 52. Other scores: Olivia Wallace, PR, 53; Jasmine Cease, PR, 56; Madison Johnson, PR, 59; Maddy Mitchell, N, 60; Kinley Nordin, PR, 63; Toni Noland, UNC, 65; Elly Hillukka, UNC, 65.