NISSWA -- Pequot Lakes senior Josh Dale birdied his last hole to finish with a 2-over-par 78 and get into a scorecard playoff Wednesday in the Pequot Lakes Invitational at the Preserve at Grand View Lodge.
Then Dale won the playoff thanks to a birdie on the first handicap hole for medalist honors. His score helped the Patriots to fourth.
The Pierz Pioneers finished third with Robert Bell scoring a 79, one shot off the leaders. Tyler Hoheisel added an 85 and Hank Virnig shot 87 for Pierz on a course that was played more than 6,000 yards and in tough wind.
Derek Orth and Brandon Myers each shot 94 to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to fifth. O.J. Johnson's 86 pushed Pine River-Backus to sixth and Derek Gaffney led the Crosby-Ironton Rangers with a 96.
Team scores -- 1-Bemidji 338, 2-Pelican Rapids 339, 3-Pierz 348, 4-Pequot Lakes 355, 5-Staples-Motley 386, 6-Pine River-Backus 392, 7-Crosby-Ironton 398
Individual medalist -- Josh Dale (PL) 78
Crosby-Ironton results -- Derek Gaffney 96, Tyler Snook 97, Ross Klingner 101, Paul Kirshner 104, Chris Reek 114
Pequot Lakes results -- Josh Thorson 90, Tucker Sheley 93, Jonas Dale 94, Nick Thomas 95
Pierz results -- Robert Bell 79, Tyler Hoheisel 85, Hank Virnig 87, Jason Folger 97, Matt Przybilla 99
Pine River-Backus results -- O.J. Johnson 86, Josh Howe 101, Nathan Smith 102, Casey Stark 103, Ben Kline 104
Staples-Motley results -- Derek Orth 94, Brandon Myers 94, Ryan Murray 98, Brandon Qust 100
Next meet -- Pequot Lakes at Park Rapids Invitational 8:30 a.m. Friday, Pine River-Backus vs. Pillager at Legacy in East Gull Lake 4:30 p.m. Friday; Pierz at Kimball Invitational, 2 p.m. Thursday; Staples-Motley in Mid-Minnesota Conference meet at Blueberry Pines, Menahga, 4:30 p.m. Thursday
Pillager boys fifth
ELBOW LAKE -- Matt Ruis' 77 was three shots off the pace as the Pillager Huskies finished fifth in a Quad County Conference boys' meet Tuesday at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course.
Boys team scores: 1. Ortonville 313, 2. Hillcrest 332, 3. Osakis 335, 4. Underwood 337, 5. Pillager 344, 6. Wheaton 349, 7. Henning, 8. CACGB, 9. Ashby, 10. Browerville.
Medalist: Alex Dawald Ortonville 74.
Pillager scores: Matt Ruis 77, Jake Rosenthal 88, Noah Kaufmann 89, Joe Kaufmann 90.
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