Taylor Sundbom earns first Northland Men’s Invitational title

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On Sunday, Taylor Sundbom earned his first Northland Country Club Men’s Invitational championship.

The Hermantown native entered the day with unfinished business, having placed second the last two times he competed in the tournament.

He teed-off against close friend and frequent competitor, two-time Northland champion, Matt Mellin for the 96th annual title.

Sundbom had a solid lead heading into the 14th hole, then closed it out on the 15th, winning the match play tournament 5-and-3.

"Feels great," Sundbom said after the match. "There’s a lot of really good players here. This is probably the toughest field out of all the tournaments in Duluth, and one of the best fields in the state, so you have to beat a lot of really good players to get to this point."

With the win, Sundbom hit the summer tournament trifecta, having also claimed the 2021 Cloquet Invite and Men’s Arrowhead titles.