WADENA — Michael Strain is a magnet for scorecard playoffs.
Unfortunately for the Staples-Motley senior, his junior teammate Mitch Hagenson knocked him off for the top spot at Saturday’s Wadena-Deer Creek Invite at Whitetail Run.
Both Cardinals shot 76s, with Hagenson winning the scorecard playoff. Trent Hagenson shot 77 for third place and Andrew Israelson fired a sixth-place 79 to lead the Cardinals to a 12-shot victory.
Crosby-Ironton’s James Cragun shot a fourth-place 78 to lead the Rangers to fourth place.
W-DC finished seventh.
Team scores: 1-Staples-Motley 308, 2-Park Rapids 320, 3-Grand Rapids 321, 4-Crosby-Ironton 363, 5-Nevis 368, 6-United North Central 382, 7-Wadena-Deer Creek 412.
Individual medalist: Mitch Hagenson, Michael Strain (Staples-Motley) 76.
Crosby-Ironton results: James Cragun 78, Tom Burgstaler 89, Gage Hartman 99, Matt Donovan 97, Luke LeMeiur 107.
Staples-Motley results: Michael Strain 76, Mitch Hagenson 76, Trent Hagenson 77, Andrew Israelson 79, Dakota Waverek 80, Andrew Nelson 84.
Wadena-Deer Creek results: Jacob Goeden 92, Wes Janson 100, Mitchell Swanson 110, Matt Quincer 111, Adam Lund 115.
Next: Crosby-Ironton, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Mid-Minn Championship at Cragun’s Legacy Courses 2 p.m. Monday.