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Youth compete in Lakeview golf tournament

The kids competing in the Lakeview National Golf Course Junior Recreation League Tournament returned to the clubhouse after their round for a pizza party and prizes. Pictured are, front from left: Makena Hogenson, Isabelle Mecklin and Marlee Hogenson; and back: Micah Larson, Michael Lindell, Jimmy Reinarz, Alex Stone and Tucker Brandt. (Photo courtesy of Ian Guzzo)

Eight 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls competed in the Lakeview National Golf Course Junior Recreation League tournament Tuesday, July 31, in Two Harbors after a summer of weekly golf outings.

Each Tuesday since June 12, kids worked with players on the Two Harbors High School and College of St. Scholastica golf teams to improve their skills.

Marlee Hogenson took the tournament title for the girls, but everyone received the same prize, a sleeve of golf balls and a plastic tee to practice on at home.

The boys tournament ended in a bit of controversy, with the boys unable to decide who had one. They also didn't have a scorecard when they came back to the Lakeview clubhouse, so course manager Ian Guzzo declared the competition a draw.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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