The Crookston Pirates Boy’s golf team concluded their regular season with a second-place finish in the Pre-Section Meet at the Bemidji Town & Country Club. The Pirates shot a 340 as a team, Pequot Lakes won the Meet with a 322.

Crookston was led by sophomore Jaxon Wang’s 84. “Jaxon started out with six-over through the first three holes,” explained Crookston head coach Steve Kofoed. “Then all of a sudden he got himself into a good rhythm and a good run. He had about a six-hole stretch where he played three under par.” Seniors Trey Christopherson and Brock Heppner each turned in 85s. “Trey started off with I think a seven on the first hole,” said Kofoed. “He kind of got off to a rough start. He said he was missing some putts and really wasn’t into it the entire day so an 85 was kind of a struggle and the last couple holes was kind of a struggle. (Brock) shot an 85 also. Again a couple of big numbers were mixed into his scorecard.” Freshman Blaine Andringa finished the day with an 86 to round out Crookston’s top four scorers. “Blaine Andringa came in place of his brother today,” noted Kofoed. “He’d never been to Bemidji before and shot an 86. Coach (Wes) Hanson walked around with him, especially early in the round. He just kind of hit in places that he could, not knowing the golf course. He got up and down sometimes. Shot 42 on the front nine and was a little disappointed with his finish to go ahead and shoot 86.” Senior Jack Ricord finished with an 87. “Jack said he was doing fine, but again ended up adding up to 87 which was a little higher than I was expecting,” said Kofoed. “Just kind of judging after we got done, he went straight to the putting green which was probably the biggest difference compared to the 80s he was shooting last week.” Quinn Westlake rounded out the Pirates’ participants with a 91. “Quinn kind of got off to a rough start,” added Kofoed. “He ended up making his first not over-par hole at number nine where he made birdie.” Overall Kofoed was pleased with how his team wrapped up its regular season, “it was great for us to get out on Bemidji and see it again. Again this golf course handled the winter very well. Our guys played better, we were at a 356 last time, but we still obviously have some work to do.”

Crookston returns to the links on Tuesday, May 21 when the Pirates compete in the Pre-Sub-Section Meet at the Warroad Estates beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Teams SCORE   Pirates Score
1. Pequot Lakes 322 Jaxon Wang 84
2. Crookston 340 Trey Christopherson 85
3. Roseau 343 Brock Heppner 85
4. Warroad 351 Blaine Andringa 86
5. East Grand Forks 362 Jack Ricord 87
Quinn Westlake 91
Top Individuals Score
1. Henry Neva – PL 78
2. Quady Bernu – PL 79
3. Tucker Brown – EGF 82