Ethan Magsam, Brock Heppner and Trey Christopherson led the Pirates shooting a 70, 74 and a 75 respectively.

    Originally scheduled to open the season on April 13, the Crookston boys’ golf team finally got in their first 18 holes in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, April 24. With six other teams in the field, the Pirates placed third 17 strokes behind Detroit Lakes and 24 behind first place Brainerd.

    Kofoed acknowledged the lack of outdoor practice played an effect in the first rounds of the season.

    It’s going to have some,” Kofoed said. “The younger ones were saying that they had two or three 3-putts. Some of the greens were slow so a lot of kids were leaving putts short. Those things will be corrected.”

    Ethan Magsam led the Pirates shooting a 70, five below the top three finishers. According to Head Coach Steve Kofoed, Magsam finished well given how his round started.

    “I thought [Ethan] Magsam played pretty solid,” Kofoed said. “He started the first hole three over par then he ended up playing the next seventeen holes three over par to finish six over par. He made sure to get around a decent score and finished with a 70 which is a pretty good number.”

    Brock Heppner finished four strokes behind Magsam for a 74 and Trey Christopherson shot a 75. Ben Trostad finished at 76, Lukas Andringa shot an 81 and Jack Ricord rounded out the Pirates’ scores at 83.

    Kofoed said the first meet provided a sufficient indication of where his team is currently at, but he still needs to more rounds before pinpointing what areas to focus on.

    “I know where those top guys will be,” Kofoed said. “We’ve got to get out and play a few more to see where we’re at. For those younger guys, it will be another week so I can see a few more rounds because I haven’t seen those guys enough.”

    The Pirates will head back to Detroit Lakes to play on Tuesday, May 1 at the country club at 1 p.m. There is also a meet in Fertile-Beltrami at 9:30 a.m.