Minnesota Golf Association

Myhre Survives Purge of Top Seeds at Pine to Palm

August 11, 2017


DETROIT LAKES -- Nick Myhre did his part. The co-medalist and No. 1 seed at this year's Pine to Palm tournament defeated the No. 32 seed, Ben Hauge, 3&2, on Friday and advanced to the Saturday morning Round of 16 at Detroit Country Club.

Some of the other top seeds didn't do as well. In fact, Myhre is the only one of the top five seeds still alive. Nos. 4 and 5, Dax Wallat and Bill Carlson, bowed out in the first round of matches on Thursday. On Friday, No. 2 Noal Lawson, the other co-medalist, along with Myhre, was dismissed, somewhat unceremoneously; he lost 5&4 to No. 31 Chris Swenson.

No. 3 Lucas Johnson is also gone. He was dispatched 4&2 by No. 35 Connor Holland.

Beyond Myhre, the highest seed left is No. 6 Grady Meyer, who will soon be a senior at the University of Minnesota. He beat Gopher recruit Mason Fiddle (No. 27) 5&4. His next opponent will also be a teammate, sophomore-to-be Thomas Longbella (No. 22). Longbella moved through to the Round of 16 with a 2&1 victory over No. 54 Jon Stecher.

There is one other Gopher still alive, Matt Rachey (No. 17), except that he's not really a Gopher anymore. He graduated this spring. Nevertheless, he is one of the 16 match-play survivors, thanks to a victory in extra holes over No. 54 Jon Stecher on Friday. His reward is a place opposite Myhre on Saturday morning in the third round. 


MEN'S AMATEUR GOLF 

Pine to Palm

At Detroit Country Club

Par 71

Detroit Lakes

Qualifying (36 holes Tuesday and Wednesday)

(The top 64 qualifiers will begin match play Wednesday morning.)

Final results


T1. Nick Myhre, Rolette, N.D.         67-69--136

T1. Noah Lawson, Blaine               67-69--136

3. Lucas Johnson, Moorhead         69-68--137

T4. Dax Wallat, Horace, N.D.         70-68--138

T4. Bill Carlson, St. Paul                68-70--138

T6. Grady Meyer, Independence    70-69--139

T6. Bryant Buckellew, Scottsdale   67-72--139

T6. Erik Weiss, Moorhead              67-72--139

T9. Benjamin Dirck, Alexandria      73-67--140

T9. Nate Varty, Fargo                      71-69--140

Match Play 

Round of 64 (Thursday)

(1) Nick Myhre def. (64) Dieter Zuehlke 6&5
(32) Ben Hauge def. (33) Joe Schornack 5&4
(49) Pat Dietz def. (16) William Leaf 2&1
(17) Matt Rachey def. (48)Nathaniel Kahlbaugh 3&2
(8) Erik Weiss def. (57) Alex Skarperud 1 up
(40) Cody Cook def. (25) Cade Montplaisir 2&1
(9) Benjamin Dirck def. (56) Marc Vincelli in extra holes
(24) Jon Miller def. (41) Cole Hanson 3&2
(61) Alan Spriggs def. (4) Dax Wallat 2&1
(29) Andrew Passanante def. (36) Alex Uloth 2&1
(13) Rick Kuhn def. (52) John Fischer 6&5
(45) Spencer Hilde def. (20) Gus Minkin 3&1
(60) Brennan Hockman def. (5) Bill Carlson in extra holes
(28) Jack Holmgren def. (37) Ryan Cooper 2&1
(12) Coy Papachek def. (53) Matt McElveen 3&2
(44) Cody Christensen def. (21) Greg Melhus 1 up
(2) Noah Lawson def. (63) Wyatt Blomseth 2&1
(31) Chris Swenson def. (34) Peter Jones 6&5
(50) Regan Steen def. (15) Alexander Schwab 2&1
(18) Nick Olsgaard def. (47) Nolan Frank 6&4
(7) Bryant Buckellew def. (58) Jack Kluge 8&7
(26) Tanner Lane def. (39) Benji Miller 8&7
(10) Nate Varty def. (55) Hunter Thorsen 2&1
(42) Robert Wagner def. (23) Thomas Strandemo 3&1
(3) Lucas Johnson def. (62) Tanner Kretchman 7&6
(35) Connon Holland def. (30) Ben Frazzini 3&1
(14) Adam Gronaas def. (51) Charlie Duensing in extra  holes
(19) Jacob Dehne def. (46) Lincoln Cizek 2&1
(6) Grady Meyer def. (59) Trevor Swangler 5&4
(27) Mason Fiddle def. (38) Dylan Naylor in extra holes
(54) Jon Stecher def. (11) Mason Kennedy 2&1
(22) Thomas Longbella def. (43) Caleb Ketterling 6&5

Round of 32 (Friday)

Myhre def. Hauge 3&2
Rachey def. Deitz in extra holes
Weiss def. Cook 3&2
Miller def. Dirck 5&4
Passanante def. Spriggs 3&2
Kuhn def. Hilde 3&2
Papachek def. Christensen 1 up
Swenson def. Lawson 5&4
Olsgaard def. Steen 3&2
Lane def. Buckellew in extra holes
Varty def. Wagner 5&4
Holland def. Johnson 4&2
Gronaas def. Dehne 2&1
Meyer def. Fiddle 5&4
Longbella def. Stecher 2&1





  



 


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