PEQUOT LAKES - Brainerd's Sean Halverson shot a 78 Saturday to finish the Pequot Lakes Pines/Preserve Early Bird tournament with a 154, good for second place in the 36-hole event, and the Warriors placed third.
Halverson was just three shots behind medalist Alex Kolquist of Hermantown.
"Sean was able to complete two consistent rounds," Warriors coach Brian Wallace said. "He was a few putts and a few strokes here and there and he's right in there with some of best golfers in our section. It was a nice accomplishment for Sean."
Staples-Motley's Nick Forsberg shot 79 Saturday to go with his 80 Friday and finished fifth and helped the Cardinals to a tie for fifth.
"They played a long course, 6,700 yards is pretty long for the second meet of the season for most of those teams," Pequot Lakes coach Steve Stoxen said.
Drake Beyer led Pequot with a 166 while Tyler Snook's 182 led Crosby-Ironton.
Team scores: 1-Hermantown 628, 2-International Falls 649, 3-Brainerd 670, 4-Grand Rapids 676, 5-tie-Bemidji and Staples-Motley 688, 7-Virginia 692, 8-Hawley 695, 9-Pequot Lakes 703, 10-Nevis 719, 11-Cloquet 723, 12-Detroit Lakes 732, 13-Esko 768, 14-Crosby-Ironton 784, 15-Wadena-Deer Creek 794, 16-Pierz 798, 17-Pine River-Backus 847, 18-Park Rapids 977
Top five individuals: Alex Kolquist (Hermantown) 76-75-151, 2-Sean Halverson (Brd) 76-78-154, 3-Andrew Oakes (Hermantown) 76-79-155, 4-Hunter Schroeder (Nevis) 77-81-158, 5-Nick Forsberg (SM) 80-79-159
Brainerd: Mike Foley 82-84-166, Jackson Ronnei 90-85-175, Mike Monda 85-90-175, Tim Thorson 90-96-186, Tom Freeman 94-95-189
Pequot Lakes: Drake Beyer 80-86-166, Charlie Hollinbeck 84-88-172, Jonas Dale 89-91-180, Nic Johnsen 89-98-187, Peter Beltz 97-99-196, Wesley Johnson 110 (Saturday)
Crosby Ironton: Tyler Snook 89-93-182, Ryan Donovan 88-109-197, Johnny Melanich 115-117-232, Mitch Gutzman 111-98-209, James Cragun 94-106-200, Andy Sorben 111, Corey Barutt 105.
Staples-Motley: Nick Forsberg 80-79-159, Zach Israelson 86-82-168, Travis Myers 90-88-178, Tanner Roberts 92-92-184, Michael Strain 92-94-186, Eric Nelson 108-108-216
Next: Brainerd in CLC meet at Wapicada Golf Club, Sauk Rapids, 4 p.m. Tuesday; PL, Pierz, S-M, W-DC in Presection 6-1A meet 9 a.m. Monday at Territory Golf Club, St. Cloud.
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