The Cherokee Braves tied for second at a Lakes Conference boys golf triangular at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Tuesday night, but officially finished third based on criteria.
Spirit Lake won the three-team meet after carding a 165, while host Cherokee and Hull Western Christian tied for second with 178.
Cherokee's Jake Spindler was medalist with a 37, and Zach Skopec of Spirit Lake was runner-up with a 40.
Other low scores for the Braves were Austin Winchell 46, Adam Pitts 47, Zac Anderson 48, and Devin Mongan and Rick Weaver each shooting 53.
"Tuesday provided a beautiful day to play golf at Cherokee," noted Cherokee coach James DeVos. "Jake got off to a great start with a birdie on the first hole and never looked back. Overall, we played pretty well as a team, shooting seven strokes lower than our average for the year. Our 178 team score was also our low score for the year as well.
"It was encouraging to see some of the lower varsity and JV guys shoot some better scores. Zac Anderson shot his career low in a varsity meet and several JV players scored career lows as well. The Braves couldn't quite edge Hull Western as they beat us in a fifth score tiebreaker."
In JV action, Spirit Lake carded a 174 team score to HWC's 199, and Cherokee's 217.
Cherokee JV scores were Josh Haupert 62, Jordan Taylor and Aaron Boisen each 54, Mason Hatch 57, Andrew Zarr 60, and Zane Young 71.