PEQUOT LAKES - Nick Forsberg topped Class 2A top golfer and the rest of the field in Wednesday's Pequot Lakes Invitational at Grand View Lodge's The Preserve.
Forsberg, a Staples-Motley Cardinal eighth grader, shot 75 for his second straight invitational victory. He shot 75 Tuesday at Blueberry Pines to win the Menahga Invite.
In the process he also defeated Pierz's Robert Bell, the top-ranked golfer in Class 2A and last year's Class 1A runner-up. Bell shot a 4-over-par 76 to tie for second with Drake Beyer of the Pequot Lakes Patriots.
Beyer's 76 along with Jonas Dale's fourth-place 78, Cole Howard's fifth-place 84 and Matt Michaelson's eighth-place 89 landed Pequot in first place.
The Cardinals finished second. Zach Israelson placed sixth with an 86 and Josh Ulring shot 91.
Pierz senior Robert Bell teed off on the sixth hole during Wednesday's Pequot Lakes Invite at Grand View Lodge's The Preserve. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
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Bell helped land Pierz in second. Jesse Hillyear tied for 9th with a 90 and John Virnig was one shot behind at 91.
Eric Steuck's 88 placed him seventh and Ryan Donovan tied for ninth with a 90 to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to fourth.
Tyler Fix's 93 led Wadena-Deer Creek to fifth.
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity team finished seventh and was led by Will Feyder's 92 and Tim Thorson's 94.
Matt Dragovich shot 94 to lead the Aitkin Gobblers to eighth.
Team scores: 1-Pequot Lakes (Red) 327, 2-Staples-Motley 347, 3-Pierz 354, 4-Crosby-Ironton 364, 5-Wadena-Deer Creek 385, 6-Pequot Lakes (Blue) 391, 7-Brainerd JV 395, 8-Aitkin 397, 9-Little Falls JV 428, 10-Park Rapids 449
Medalist: Nick Forsberg (SM) 75
Aitkin results: Matt Dragovich 94, Reece Thompson 96, Sam Dally 100, Nathan Cummings 107, Taylor Wilke 11, Justin Petrie 121
Brainerd JV results: Will Feyder 92, Tim Thorson 94, Michael Holmes 102, Logan Rudstrom 107, Andrew Brown 109, Zach Meyer 115
Crosby-Ironton results: Eric Steuck 88, Ryan Donovan 90, Johnny Severson 93, Tyler Snook 93, Paul Kirchner 98, Johnny Melanich 101
Little Falls results: Tom Smith 101, Nick Murphy 106, mark Thompson 109, Tom Poser 112, Dan Kornbaum 116, Alex Veillette 121
Pequot Lakes Red: Drake Beyer 76, Jonas Dale 78, Cole Howard 84, Matt Michaelson 89, Nic Johnsen 93, Michael Eck 104
Pequot Lakes Blue: Levi Espeseth 97, Ben Wermager 97, Peter Beltz 98, Wesley Johnson 99, Nolan Michaelson 102, Michael Sullivan 111
Pierz results: Robert Bell 76, Jesse Hillyer 90, John Virnig 91, Jake Otremba 97, Eric Andres 98, Brandon Meyer 102
Staples-Motley results: Zach Israelson 86, Josh Ulring 91, Travis Myers 95, Ben Duhn 96, Michael Strain 98
Wadena-Deer Creek results: Tyler Fix 93, Colton Borg 97, Tyler Heinzen 97, Bryan Silvers 98, Andrew Browne 98, Brandon Kramer 119
Next: Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus in Mid-Minn meet at Nevis 4 p.m. Thursday; Pierz at Kimball Invite 10 a.m. Thursday; Staples-Motley in Detroit Lakes Northwest Invite at Detroit Lakes Country Club Friday-Saturday.
Pillager 10th at Tipsinah
ELBOW LAKE - Michael Pettet and Brady Christensen both shot 99s to lead the Pillager Huskies boys' golf team to 10th Tuesday in a Quad County Conference meet at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course.
Team scores: 1-Ortonville 316, 2-Chako-Alberta/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 341, 3-Ashby-Evansville (Red) 348, 4-Osakis 352, 5-Underwood 361, 6-Henning 364, 7-Ashby-Evansville (Black) 379, 8-Wheaton 385, 9-Browerville 392, 10-Pillager 426
Medalist: Zach Menally (CACGB) 75
Pillager results: Michael Pettit 99, Brady Christensen 99, Chase Martin 111, Matt Greenheck 117, Dylan Neururer 119, Taylor Richardson 127
Next: Pillager in Quad County Conference meet at Thumper Pond in Battle Lake Tuesday.
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