Like sister, like brother.
Marni Lundbohm was a member of the 1999 Brainerd High School girls' golf team when the Warriors won the Class 2A state championship and has gone on to play at the University of Iowa.
Four years later, her brother, Zack, has qualified for the state tournament June 3-4 at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
Does the sister offer her younger brother any tips?
"I don't talk to her much about my game," Zack said.
Zack didn't need much assistance in the section tournament Friday at Lakeside Country Club in Perham. After a playoff, he finished fourth in the section and became the first Warrior boy since 1988 to qualify for a state golf tournament.
"I was excited," Lundbohm said. "I know it's a good opportunity to get my name out there and get recognized."
Lundbohm completed the first 18 holes with a 3-over-par 74.
"I started off good," Lundbohm said. "That was probably the key to it, get off to a good start. After nine holes I was 1 over. I realized I was coming to my favorite side and I might be able to finish with a decent score. The short game was keeping me alive. Putting was the key."
On the first playoff hole, he recovered by putting his second shot on the green. He three-putted for a bogey but clinched a trip to state.
Lundbohm and St. Cloud Apollo's Eric Woodworth had to play two additional playoff holes to determine who would finish fourth and fifth in the section. Lundbohm birdied the second playoff hole to clinch fourth place.
"After the first playoff hole, knowing I got to state, I didn't worry about my place," Lundbohm said. "We decided we were going to flip a coin for (section placing) but decided that wouldn't be proper."
Zack Lundbohm profile
Sport -- Boys' golf
Year -- Sophomore
Age -- 16
Height -- 5-foot-9
Weight -- 165 pounds
Other sports -- Hockey
Grade-point average -- 3.8
Memorable sports achievement -- Qualifying for 2003 state golf meet
Favorite subject -- American history
Favorite food -- Pizza
Favorite movie -- "Slap Shot"
Hobbies -- Inline skating, golfing
Athlete he admires -- His cousin, Bryan Lundbohm, hockey player for Milwaukee Admirals
Parents -- William and Deb Lundbohm
Warriors coach Brian Wallace doesn't believe Lundbohm has played his best round this season.
"Actually, I think he hasn't played up to his potential all season," Wallace said. "I know Zack's been somewhat disappointed with that. He's a better player than his average (83.8) shows, but I'm not surprised he qualified for state.
"His accomplishment for the day is a huge accomplishment. It is a huge deal that he qualified for state. He played well for an 18-hole deal that's do or die. Some athletes are able to elevate their games to a different level when it's crunch time. Zack was able to do that on one given day."
It was the first time this season that Lundbohm had broken 80 in a tournament.
"Zack's kind of a scrapper when it comes to scoring," Wallace said. "He doesn't have a real fluid swing and he doesn't have a perfect grip but he's able to knock it around the course and at times score really well.
"His swing is abbreviated. It's not a full wrap around the head swing and crank it out there. It's controlled. It's like a three-quarters swing, but he does make good contact with the ball. That's what pulled him through."
Lundbohm has never played Bunker Hills. His first opportunity will be Monday's practice round.
"I just want to play two good rounds," he said. "Wherever I finish, I finish."
Other notable efforts by Warriors:
Paul Tuchscherer, tennis, won the subsection singles title.
Erin Donnelly, softball, pitched a no-hitter and was 3-for-3 vs. Detroit Lakes in the subsection tournament.
Maria Swanson, track and field, won the subsection shot put.
Dusten Olejnicak, track and field, won the subsection triple jump.
Blake Eller, baseball, hit a grand slam and had seven RBI in a subsection win vs. Fergus Falls.
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