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Willmar Cardinals’ No. 2 Levi Hauser, left, unleashes on the No. 17 hole on a gorgeous Friday afternoon at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar, an anomaly for the two-day Willmar/Litchfield Invite. Hauser’s playing partner in the background is Litchfield’s Dillon Storm. The Cardinals have a 21-shot advantage heading into today’s final round at Litchfield. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Boys Golf: Cards dominate 1st day of Willmar/Litchfield Invite

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WILLMAR — In their “spring” debut Tuesday, the Willmar Cardinals played seven waterlogged holes in freezing cold at Brainerd before the meet was canceled.

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Friday, at home, on a day so fair it should be trademarked, the Cardinals were more than ready to play a full round.

Tony Kallevig shot 76, Hunter Mottinger 77 and Levi Hauser 78 — the second-, third- and fourth-best scores, respectively — at Eagle Creek Golf Course, drenched in sun and warmth, both conditions atypical of the two-day Willmar/Litchfield Invite.

Those scores, plus an 88 by Zach Berget, put the Cardinals 21 stroke up on Hutchinson and Sartell, each at 340.

Josh Polingo leads the 36-hole event after a one-over 73. He’s the only holdover from the Litchfield Dragons squad that place third at Class AA State in 2013.

Riley Sigdahl of Lac qui Parle Valley is in a three-way tie for fifth at 82. Ethan Bohlsen of New London-Spicer is tied for eighth at 84.

The meet was rescheduled from April 11-12, cutting the field in half. Shotgun start is 8 a.m. today at the Litchfield Golf Course today.

Team scoring

(1) Willmar I 319 (T2) Hutchinson 340, Sartell 340 (4) Litchfield I 344 (5) New London-Spicer 357 (6) Lac qui Parle Valley 366 (7) Rocori 373 (8) Bloomington Kennedy 380 (9) Willmar II 390 (10) Litchfield II 393

Individual

TOP 10 – (1) Josh Polingo, Lit I, 38-35-73 (2) Tony Kallevig, Wil I, 37-39-76 (3) Hunter Mottinger, Wil I, 42-35-77 (4) Levi Hauser, Wil I, 39-39-78 (T5) Riley Sigdahl, LQPV, 39-43-82; Nolan Frank, Sar, 43-39-82; Kyle Och, Sar, 41-41-82 (T8) Kyle Graf, Hut, 40-44-84; Ethan Bohlsen, NLS, 38-46-84; Sam Getchell, Sar, 42-42-84

Area results

LITCHFIELD I – Polingo 73, Brandon Nelson 43-42-85, Peter Hyberger 51-40-91, Dillon Storm 49-46-95, Keats McGraw 48-49-97, Nic Meyer 53-51-104

LITCHFIELD II – Nathean Anderson-Otto 48-48-96, Taylor Kraft 46-51-97, Collin Danner 53-47-100, Carter Wattenhofer 52-48-100, Tory Wendlandt 59-59-118

LQPV – Sigdahl 82, Matt Bornhorst 50-43-93, Hunter Lind 49-44-93, Jaden Kallhoff 51-47-98

NLS – Bohlsen 84, James Magnuson 46-43-89, Derek Boonstra 45-46-91, Tom Stageberg 47-46-93

WILLMAR I – Kallevig 76, Mottinger 77, Hauser 78, Zach Berget 49-39-88, Riley Grabow 47-41-88, Jake Croonquist 47-43-90

WILLMAR II – Brady Damhof 42-44-86, Ian Carruthers 47-45-92, Austin Deluna 53-46-99, Trevor Tschida 55-58-113, Evan Jolly 57-57-114, Preston Iverson 63-66-129

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