Junior golf: Miller, Woods pace area athletes at Whitetail Run

Youth golfers rom Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena compete in a Minnesota PGA Junior event at Whitetail Run Golf Club in Wadena on Wednesday.

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Wadena-Deer Creek eighth grade golfer Emma Weniger tees off from the first hole on Thursday, July 21, at the PGA Junior Tour at Whitetail Run Golf Course.
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WADENA – Youth golfers from Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena competed in a Minnesota PGA Junior event at Whitetail Run Golf Club in Wadena on Thursday morning.

Detroit Lakes’ Sydney Miller took first place in the Girls 13-15 field with a score of 14-over-par. Her round of 86 was highlighted by a three-over-par front nine. She edged out Annika Hendrickson by two strokes.

Perham’s Aubry Zimmerman took fourth place in the same division. She made five pars to finish 27-over. Wadena’s Emma Weniger took fifth place at 28-over-par. She made three pars on the day. Detroit Lakes’ Mya Boeke took seventh with a score of 106.

Detroit Lakes’ Lawsen Justesen and Carter Whitworth paced the Boy 13-15 division with second and fourth-place finishes.

Justesen was tied for second at 10-over-par. He birdied No. 5 on the front nine and made two pars on the back to finish three strokes off the lead.


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Detroit Lakes golfer Sydney Miller tees off Thursday, July 21, at the Whitetail Run Golf Course in Wadena.
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Whitworth was a stroke behind Justesen. He made four pars in his 11-over round. Detroit Lakes’ Brody Bowers tied for 12th place with a 21-over-par 93.

Wadena’s Cole Woods took fourth place in the Boys 16-19 group with a score of 84. After a five-over-par front nine, Woods made a birdie on No. 17 to finish 12-over-par on the day.

Perham’s Cole Reuter tied for fifth place at 17-over par with Detroit Lakes’ Cameron Cannon. Luke Cannon took ninth with a score of 97, followed by Perham’s Joshua Kalina in 10th.

Perham’s Addicyn Zimmerman was the lone local athlete competing in the Girls 16-19 field. She took fourth place at 25-over-par.

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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