PERHAM — The Hillcrest, Underwood, Otter Tail Central and Pelican Rapids boys’ golf teams hit the links at Perham Lakeside for the first day of the Section 6A meet Wednesday.

The Hillcrest Comets are currently in fourth with a score of 343. Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Laporte are tied at the top with 335 score, while the OTC Bulldogs (348) are currently in third.

The Comets are led by John Vall (10th, 85) and Logan Disabella (T-11th, 86). Rounding out the team score were Joel Quam (14th, 88) and Mike Vall (T-16th, 89). Also competing for Hillcrest were Ben Christenson (98) and Nick Foss (99).

Otter Tail Central’s Noah Chase currently sits in third with a 78, while teammate Jackson Nyhus is tied for fourth with a round of 80. Drew Young (T-19th, 90) and Parker Fraki (28th, 95) contributed to the team score, while Carter Dilly (30th, 96) also competed.

Pelican Rapids was led by Noah Kapenga (90) is tied for 19th and Logan Petznick (91) is one stroke behind tied for 22nd. McHale Korf (T-26th, 92) also tallied a round for the Vikings.

The Underwood Rockets’ Trevor Swonger (T-14th, 88) and Canaan Kugler (T-16th, 89) are both in the top 20 after the first day.

The golfers will close out the section tournament at Perham Lakeside today.

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