Moorhead’s Ben Welle wins Pine to Palm Golf Tournament
Lake View, MN (WDAY TV) - For the last week, Detroit Country Club has played host to the best golfers in the region.
456 players teed off among all the divisions at the Pine to Palm. The four players left in the championship division squared off this morning.
Moorhead's Ben Welle advanced to the final with a 1-up win. Gopher Matt Rachey beat former Shanley standout Thomas Strandemo 1-up to reach the final.
Welle, who won the 2012 Minnesota high school state title, starts off strong; his 3rd shot on the par 5 first gets nice and close. Welle goes one up after one.
On to the 5th now Welle with the birdie putt, he nails it and the Kansas Jayhawk goes 2 up over the Gopher.
This is the shot of the day so far, Rachey's approach on the 7th nearly goes in for eagle! He wins the hole.
At the turn Welle was 1 up and he has just won it, 4 and 3 over Rachey.