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Boys golf team takes third at state


June 14, 2019

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Coach Jon Horbacz and members of the Cloquet-Esko boys golf team don't have any trouble smiling for the camera after taking third place at the Minnesota Boys State Class AA Golf Tournament, which wrapped up Wednesday. Pictured, from left, are Coach Horbacz, Keegan Poppenberg, Trevor Steinert, Brayden Tyman, Karsen Patten, Anthony McKay and Sam Baker.

With nine holes to play at the Minnesota State Class AA Boys Golf Tournament, the Cloquet-Esko Lumberjacks trailed Hill Murray by four strokes for third place Wednesday afternoon. Led by senior Keegan Poppenberg, the 'Jacks rallied to beat the Pioneers by 17 strokes and just fell short of second place - ending one stroke behind Detroit Lakes.

"I think we were a little tight on the front nine on Thursday," said Cloquet head coach Jon Horbacz. "I think we were trying to hold onto that third position because we had a goal of doing better than the fourth place we took last year and we wanted t...

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