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(Tribune photo by Tom Larson) Dawson-Boyd sophomore Easton Popma hits his approach shot on the No. 18 hole during the Benson/KMS Invitational on Wednesday at the Benson Golf Club. Popma shot 74 to earn medalist honors by a stroke over Rocori’s Chad Jungels.

Boys Golf: Dawson-Boyd's Popma wins Benson/KMS Invite

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BENSON — Sophomore Easton Popma shot 74 to earn medalist honors and help led Dawson-Boyd to a tie for third place at the Benson/KMS Invitational on Wednesday at the Benson Golf Club.

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Rocori had all six golfers break 85, led by Chad Jungels’ 75, and won the invitational at 321. Benson/KMS shot 337 to place second and Willmar and Dawson-Boyd tied for third at 340.

Behind Popma and Jungels, Minnewaska’s Brett Buckingham shot 79 for third place and Yellow Medicine East’s Mitch McCosh tied for fourth at 81.

Benson’s Nathan Hawley and BOLD’s Cole Mertens shot 82s to tie for sixth and Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Jordan Kolden shot 83 to tie for ninth.

All four Rocori scorers placed among the top 10. Benson had all four of its golfers shoot 86 or better and four Willmar golfers shot 88 or better. Jason Dickerson, Riley Grabow and Zach Berget all fired 84s for the Cardinals, who are at a Central Lakes Conference meet today in Clearwater.

Team scores

(Top 5 and area finishers)

(1) Rocori 321 (2) Benson 337 (3) tie – Willmar and Dawson-Boyd 340 (5) BOLD 347 (6) Yellow Medicine East 355 (7) Minnewaska 356 (8) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 361 (9) MACCRAY 375 (12) Lac qui Parle Valley 384 (13) Paynesville 386 (14) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 391 (15) Benson JV 392, Renville County West no score

Individual

MEDALIST – Easton Popma, Dawson-Boyd, 74

Area results

BBE – Jordan Lewis 85, Jackson Gregory 91, Austin Trustheim 100, Jacob Stenhofer 115

BENSON/KMS – Nathan Hawley 82, Brody Gimberlin 84, Dan Lee 85, Zach Maurer 86

BENSON/KMS JV – Max Peterson 88, Christian Larson 100, Brennden DeHaan 101, Austin Aeikens 103

BOLD – Cole Mertens 82, Coleman Vanderhagen 88, Jayson Rothmeier 88, Nick Feige 89

DAWSON-BOYD – Popma 74, Cameron Kemen 86, Aaron Madson 88, Spencer Erickson 92

LQPV – Riley Sigdahl 85, Matt Bornhorst 92, Lucas Strand 103, Joe Arnold 104

MACCRAY – Dean Schroeder 91, Brady Madsen 91, Chuck Rothwell 91, Isaac Gosseling 101

MINNEWASKA – Brett Buckingham 79, Esten Stensrud 90, Jake Peters 92, Peter Frischmon 95, Isaac Burgess 95

MORRIS/CA – Jordan Kolden 83, Andrew Rentz 88, Jacob Zosel 89, Andrew Ulrich 101, Cody Beyer 101

PAYNESVILLE – Hudson Gray 90, Trevor Meed 97, Bobby Roos 98, Erik Malling 101

RCW – Charlie Wittenberg 92

WILLMAR – Jason Dickerson 84, Riley Grabow 84, Zach Berget 84, Jacob Croonquist 88

YME – Mitch McCosh 81, Charles Blue 87, Jacob Guertin 90, Mason Frerichs 97

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