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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Moorhead’s Ben Welle practiced consistency at its finest this past week and it paid off. Welle won the Pine to Palm golf tournament championship Sunday at the Detroit Country Club after he finished tied for second with Greg Melhus for medalist honors.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – When Connor Holland won the Pine to Palm in 2011, he became just the third 17-year-old golfer to do so in its 79-year history. Flash forward to the 82nd Pine to Palm at the Detroit Country Club, and Holland appreciates how difficult it is to win the elusive golf title. “I haven’t made it past the first round since 2011,” Holland said.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Odds were against Fargo Davies graduate Tanner Kretchman, who found himself down three holes with four remaining in the first round of the 82nd Pine to Palm golf tournament on Thursday at the Detroit Country Club. Add to that the fact that he was down to the medalist winner and Fargo native Grady Meyer, who also is a sophomore on the University of Minnesota men’s golf team and was playing as well as any golfer in the tournament. But Kretchman didn’t worry about the odds.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – When the Minnesota Vikings reported to their annual training camp on Thursday at Minnesota State-Mankato, the spotlight will likely be on the quarterbacks and defense. But in the Detroit Lakes area, the big question mark is: Who will be securing the Vikings’ No. 5 slot on the depth chart at wide receiver. After surviving the entire 2013 season on the Vikings practice squad, a rare feat in itself, Detroit Lakes’ Adam Thielen enters his second training camp as one of the favorites to win the potential No.
JORDAN, Minn. – The expected result after the first day of the Minnesota Class 2A state girls golf meet came to fruition, with top-ranked Detroit Lakes leading the way by 33 strokes over second-place Red Wing. But what wasn’t expected is the individual leader of the field after the first 18 holes of play at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course. The Lakers’ depth was in the spotlight once again Tuesday, as the team’s No. 6 golfer, junior Sydney Busker leads the field after shooting an even par 72.
Detroit Lakes, Minn. - The progression of the Detroit Lakes girls golf team the last five years has been as impressive, as the Lakers are vying or their third straight Minnesota Class 2A state title. In 2010, as Minnewaska was winning its fifth consecutive state championship, another title-winning squad was in its infancy stage.