Cloquet golfers hit the greensThe Cloquet boys golf team has finally been able to get on the links and early returns show the Jacks continuing to improve over last season.
By: Kerry Rodd, Pine Journal
The Cloquet boys golf team has finally been able to get on the links and early returns show the Jacks continuing to improve over last season.
In Grand Rapids last weekend the Jacks participated, along with Esko-Carlton, in the Grand Slam High School Invitational at Pokegama and Eagle Ridge Golf Courses.
Overall 11 teams played in the Invite with Cloquet finishing fifth and Esko-Carlton taking sixth.
Derek Singpiel led the Jacks with a two-round score of 158, followed by Ryan Korby with a score of 171. Jack McFarlane was third in scoring for Cloquet with 175, Danny Nelson came in with 176, Karl Palmquist scored 184 and Alex Bakken finished with 188.
Esko-Carlton was led by the 173 score of Tyler Leroux, and both Jeremy Syrjanen and Jack Pelletier scored 176. Scott Lindquist finished with 185 and Cody Salo came in with 189, while Jordan Peterson finished with a 200 score.
The overall winner was Centennial’s Kyle Thul who finished with 151, followed by 156 from Devin Holmes of Anoka and then Singpiel’s 158.
• Last week, the Jacks also participated in the first round of the Lake Superior Conference in Cloquet. The Lumberjacks finished third with a team score of 164, while Hermantown and Duluth Marshall tied for first with a score of 160. Denfeld was fourth with a team score of 166, Central was fifth, Superior took sixth, it was Ashland finishing seventh and Proctor finished last.
Danny Nelson took scoring honors on the day for Cloquet by shooting a 39, McFarlane was right behind with 40, Singpiel shot 42, Korby and Andrew Castle both finished at 44 and Alex Bakken scored a 47.
• This week the Lumberjacks hosted the Cloquet Invitational Boys Golf Tournament and the Duluth East Red Team scored low honors with a 326. Bernie Kolar led the field with an 18-hole total of 73.
The Lumberjacks’ low score was 80 from Ryan Korby.
Like many teams in the tournament, the Jacks split into two teams in order to allow more golfers to participate with the Cloquet Purple team taking fifth and the White team taking seventh. Esko-Carlton was fourth overall.