SPICER - Pierz junior Robert Bell heads into the postseason on a winning note as he shot 68 Friday for medalist honors in the 10th annual New London-Spicer boys' golf invite at the Little Crow Country Club.
Bell led the Pierz Pioneers to a third-place 327. Teammate Hank Virnig carded an 81 followed by Matt Przybilla's 85 and Eric Andres' 93.
Team scores: 1-St. Cloud Cathedral 315, 2-GSL 317, 3-Pierz 327, 4-NL-S (Gold) 328, 5-Willmar 333, 6t-Sauk Rapids 336, 6t-Melrose 336, 8-Milaca 343, 9-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 347, 10-Mayer Lutheran 355, 11-Sauk Centre 361, 12-Buffalo Lake Hector 362, 13-Howard Lake-Waverly 379, 14t-Foley 384, 14t-Paynesville 384, 16-Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 386, 17-Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 396
Medalist: Robert Bell (Prz) 68
Pierz: Hank Virnig 81, Matt Przybilla 85, Eric Andres 93, John Virnig 98, Jake Otremba 108.
Next: Pierz in first round of Subsection 5-1A tournament at Territory Golf Club, St. Cloud Thursday.
Kramer wins, W-DC third
WADENA - Matt Kramer's 3-over-par 75 earned him medalist honors and landed the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in third place during Friday's Mid-State Conference boys' golf championship at the Whitetail Run Golf Course.
Kramer's teammate Jon Taves placed second individually with an 81.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots, led by Tucker Sheley's 85 and Drake Beyer's 86, placed fourth.
Brad Quast's 84 and Nick Forsberg's 86 placed the Staples-Motley Cardinals in fifth and Ryan Donovan's 86 led the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to sixth.
Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 333, 2-Park Rapids 337, 3-Wadena-Deer Creek 347, 4-Pequot Lakes 349, 5-Staples-Motley 352, 6-Crosby-Ironton 355.
Medalist: Matt Kramer (WDC) 75
Crosby-Ironton: Ryan Donovan 86, Eric Steuck 88, Paul Kirchner 90, John Severson 91, Ross Klinger 92, Derek Gaffney 94.
Pequot Lakes: Tucker Sheley 85, Drake Beyer 86, Mike Eck 89, Matt Michaelson 89, Charlie Hollinback 93, Nic Johnson 95
Staples-Motley: Brad Quast 84, Nick Forsberg 86, Zach Israelson 90, Ben Duhn 92, Travis Myers 92, Michael Strain 104.
Wadena-Deer Creek: Jon Taves 81, Michael Schmidt 95, Brandon Kramer 96, Andrew Browne 102, Colton Berg 104.
Next: Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley in Wadena-Deer Creek coed invite at Wadena, 9 a.m.
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