Burhans medalist, Detroit Lakes victorious at home
Burhans became the fourth distinct Laker girl golfer to become medalists that season and took four hits against the field at the Detroit Lakes Invitational on Tuesday, May 11 at the Detroit Country Club.
Burhans was the only golfer in Clip 80 and won with a score of 8 over par 79. Three of the top four points were from DL golfers.
Hanna Knoop will drive from the seventh tee at the Detroit Country Club on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune
Hanna Knoop placed third and shot an 85; McKenna Mallow was a slap back to fourth place.
Laura Syltie brought the four of the Lakers into the top 10 and finished ninth overall with 94.
Detroit Lakes won the team competition with 19 strokes against Pequot Lakes in a field of six teams made up of opponents from the Mid-State Conference, Moorhead and the DL Junior Varsity.
McKenna Mallow watches her approach get shot on the DL Invite after a nice ride down the middle of the fairway on hole # 6 on Tuesday May 11, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune
Morgan Krieger of Pequot Lakes carded an 83 to finish the Lakers sweep on the leaderboard and finish second overall.
A pair of Laker Junior Varsity players had top 15 finishes. Sydney Miller (95) took 11th place. Ella Hess took 13th place with 97. The joint venture finished fifth with a team rating of 413, including contributions from Maddie McDougall, 105, and Cora Martin, 116.
The Burhans win continued a Detroit Lakes streak that ended eight of nine encounters with the medalist or runner-up. Syltie was the last winner of the Lakers at Park Rapids on May 8th.
Laura Syltie, last week’s medalist at Park Rapids, will start on the sixth hole of the Detroit Country Club on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune
DL played at home on Tuesday for the only time this season.
The Lakers return to Headwaters in Park Rapids on Friday May 14th for this year’s Section 8AAA championships. The team has two more regular season visits to Headwaters and stops at Staples and Gull Lake before the postseason kicks off June 3-4.
Detroit Lakes Invite, Detroit Country Club
Crews: 1 Detroit Lakes 344, 2 Pequot Lakes 363, 3 Staples-Motley 382, 4 Moorhead 392, 5 Detroit Lakes JV 413, 6 Crosby-Ironton / Aitkin 433.
Medalist McKenna Burhans, DL 79
2 Morgan Krieger, PL 83
3 Hanna Knoop, DL 85
4 McKenna Mallow, DL 86
T5 Ava Schneider, SM 90
T5 Adrianna Dickey, SM 90
T7 Annie Neva, PL 93
T7 Ruby Seidl, PL 93
T9 Maddie Pederson, PL 94
T9 Laura Syltie, DL 94
T13 Evan Westrum, DL 97
20 Tatum Gatheridge, DL 100
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