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Spring Sports Preview: 2-time state qualifier returns for Patriot boys golf

Tyler Seeling looks to lead the team and add some more state tournament experience

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Pequot Lakes senior Tyler Seeling will look to return to the state tournament after participating twice before.
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The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys’ golf team has six letterwinners returning, including two-time Class 2A state participant Tyler Seeling.

“I can see Tyler being in the top five for Class 2A,” Pequot Lakes coach Steve Stoxen said of the senior. “His strength as a golfer is his attitude and course management. Tyler plays even-keeled, and doesn’t get flustered. He has the ability to bring his game back.”Other letterwinners include seniors Cooper Johnson and Quady Bernu, juniors Anthony Armstrong and Isaac Seeker and sophomore Ethan Thomas. Others who could contribute are Tollef Birkeland, Hunter Oeschlager and Logan Fogarty.

“We’re looking to get back to winning the (Mid-Minnesota) conference again in 2022,” Stoxen said. “Depth should be our strength this year.”

Last spring, the Patriots finished second behind Staples-Motley in the Section 6-2A meet. Seeling finished third overall to qualify for state, where he tied for 23rd place.

Assistant coaches are Robert Fischer and Tyler Gognion.

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The Patriots are scheduled to open the season at Detroit Lakes on Friday, April 15.

April

15 - Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes 1 p.m.

18 - Pequot Lakes at Little Falls 9:30 a.m.

21 - Pequot Lakes Invitational at The Pines 11 a.m.

26 - Pequot Lakes at Pine River-Backus (Preserve) 1:30 p.m.

29 - Pequot Lakes at Staples-Motley 9:30 a.m.

May

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3 - Pequot Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek 3 p.m.

6 - Pequot Lakes at Park Rapids TBD

9 - Pequot Lakes at Bemidji TBD

10 - Pequot Lakes Invite (Deacon’s) TBD

12 - Pequot Lakes at St. Cloud Cathedral 1:45 p.m.

16 - Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes TBD

23 - Pequot Lakes at Cloquet TBD

23 - Pequot Lakes at Staples-Motley 1 p.m.

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25 - Pequot Lakes at Brainerd (Legacy) 10 a.m.

31 - Pequot Lakes at Staples-Motley 2 p.m.

June

3 - Pequot Lakes at Section (Sartell) TBD

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