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Skarperud standoff brings out cordial contention, pride in Birchmont blending

Skarperud standoff brings out cordial contention, pride in Birchmont blending

Family dramatization can undoubtedly cause a fracture in a family. So Jake Skarperud ensured there was no dramatization on Thursday.

“Toward the day’s end, it’s a match against someone else,” said Skarperud, a prospective senior at Fargo Shanley High School. “Every individual is attempting to win, so you do how you can deal with win.”

Set in opposition to his dad, Chad, in the Birchmont Golf Tournament, Jake traveled into the men’s division quarterfinals with an anticipation free, 5-and-4 win at Bemidji Town and Country Club.

“In our family, we’re quite cutthroat,” Jake said. “There was some smack talking going around (prior in the week), however we both realized that we expected to take care of business on the main day to conceivably play each other on the subsequent day. We realized that’d be the best time, win or lose. It was magnificent to play with him.”

“I’d lie to say clashing contemplations don’t go through your head now and again,” added Chad, the Birchmont’s 1993 boss. “In any case, toward the day’s end, you need to do also as you can and play with satisfaction. Tragically, I didn’t have it today, and he played well and had the right to win.”

Jake sunk a putt from around 20 feet on the fourteenth green, which secured the triumph in style. Chad met him close to the opening, shook his hand and left the family’s Birchmont fortunes in his control.

“It’s a glad second, clearly,” Chad said. “You simply wish the best for your children. I wish I might have played somewhat better to give him to a greater degree a match, however it’s sort of good times for him.”

“It’s a shoot playing against your own father. Having the option to beat him is that a lot cooler,” Jake added. “He’s an incredible player. It’s simply cool to have the option to beat somebody like that. … I think he’ll pull for me the remainder of the way.”

Jake advances to Friday’s quarterfinals and will next face Jim Foss, who was a 6-and-5 victor over Bemidji’s Chris Curb.

The primary reigning champ additionally went down Thursday, as Danny Menton took top-cultivated Johnny Larson to 20 openings prior to doing the task. Menton next meets Bemidji’s Andrew Israelson, who won 2-and-1 over Josh Bergrud.

On the other portion of the section, previous Bemidji State golf player Chris Swenson upset second-cultivated Lucas Johnson with a 20-opening triumph, and he’ll conflict with Bemidjian Jay many gregories bested Beck Erholtz in 19 openings.

Nate Adams was likewise a 5-and-4 champ over Nate Deziel, while Nick Schaefer escaped a 1-up prevail upon third-cultivated Brandon Nelson.

The men’s title bunches start at 12:15 and 12:25 p.m. from opening No. 1 on Friday.

Various surprises stirred up the ladies’ section on Thursday, as three lower-cultivated golf players progressed into the elimination rounds.

Bemidji’s Abbie Kelm knocked off second-cultivated Lily Bredemeier with space to extra, winning 5-and-4. She’ll next face Morgan Hetletved, who was a 3-and-1 victor over third-cultivated Riley Crothers.

Madison Herzog additionally crushed Renda Wakeman 5-and-3, which sets up an elimination round rematch of last year’s title against Emily Israelson. The top-cultivated Israelson won 6-and-5 over Bemidji’s Taylor Offerdahl on Thursday.

The ladies’ title gathering will start at 9:10 a.m. from opening No. 1 on Friday.

In the men’s chief field, each of the four semifinalists progressed by 2-and-1 scores. Reigning champ Joe McKean outlived Nick Bergan, which means he’ll next face Mike many fronts removed Steve Well.

On the opposite side of things, Troy Johnson outclassed Mark Hylden, and Joe Burgess bested Derrick Johnson.

The four victors will start from No. 1 at 8:40 a.m. on Friday.

In the senior division, another reigning champion in Paul Court will be continuing on because of a 3-and-2 win over John McEnroe. Court will confront Paul Daman, a previous Bemidji High School young ladies golf trainer, after Daman crushed Rick Vanyo 3-and-2.

Imprint Lindberg will presently go for a spot in the last subsequent to getting a 4-and-3 win over Scott Hinners. Holding him up is Todd Schaefer, who beat Rick Passolt 1-up for the last elimination round spot.

The men’s seniors start from No. 1 at 12:35 p.m. on Friday.

The experts division was likewise trimmed down to four. Jeff Tweeton traveled 6-and-5 for the second consecutive day, this time over Bob Paine, and will confront David Lee after the last’s 2-and-1 win over Jeff Wallin.

On the opposite side of things, Mike Antonovich traveled 7-and-5 over Glen Hasselberg, while Jack Seiberlich was a 6-and-5 champ over Mike Aakhus.

Tweeton, Lee, Antonovich and Seiberlich are planned to start from No. 1 at 1:35 p.m. on Friday.

The Junior 13-17 title match is set, as BHS young men golf player Nick Yavarow bested Landon Miller 4-and-2 in Thursday’s elimination rounds. In the mean time, Luke Thompson got his spot as a 3-and-2 champ over Ryan Daman. Yavarow and Thompson will get down to business on Saturday.

The Junior 10-12 title match is totally secured, too. Logan Motzko knocked off Jackson Fogelson 1-up, while Beckett Grand snuck past Ryder Rivard by a similar score. Motzko and Grand will vie for the end of the week’s first title when they start from No. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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