The Pelican Rapids Boys Golf Team finished their season on June 1 with the Subsection meet at Headwaters Golf Course in Park Rapids. 

With inclement weather defining nearly all of March and April, the entirety of the regular season was played during four weeks in May. 

“It was a tough way to start the year but really rewarding once the weather improved,” noted head coach Logan Knorr. “The guys on the team kept a great attitude and work ethic throughout the days inside and the cold days out at Birchwood, and I’m really proud of them.”

Stetz, Petznick top Pelican boy golfers

Varsity Team at HOL Meet in Balmora, from left: Alex Tabery, Tydan Marich, Asher Heimark, Jarett Stetz, Ian Fahje, Brady Petznick

Earning Heart O’ Lakes All Conference for their regular season efforts were Jarett Stetz (sophomore) and Brady Petznick (junior). Stetz had a breakout season this year, earning top-6 medalist finishes at both the Meadows CC (shooting 82) and Frazee (shooting 78). 

Petznick also had some notable finishes, medaling in the home meet at Birchwood (80) and earning 3rd Place in tough conditions at Lakeside in Perham (83). 

“It was really impressive to see these two underclassmen compete with each other and set the tone for the rest of the team; I’m really excited to see what next season has in store.” mentioned Coach Knorr.    

Petznick Advances; Competes at Section Meet

Brady Petznick competed in the Section 8AA Boys Golf Meet on June 6-7 at the Bemidji Town & Country Club. The tournament was a two-day, 36-hole affair, where the scores from the first day ordered the pairings for the second day. 

Coach Knorr commented on the experience: “It was great to get Brady out here to compete with the best in the area. The competition was tough, and Petznick stuck with it for all 36 holes.” 

Petznick’s most notable shot came during the second round on Hole 10 (par 5), where he darted his second shot from 215 yards to only 3 feet, almost holing out an “albatross” or double eagle on the long par 5. On a difficult course with fast and windy conditions, Petznick scored 98 and 89 in the two rounds. While not his best golf, it was a great moment to cap off a memorable season for the junior.

Brady Petznick’s Approach Shot into the 9th Green at Bemidji TCC.