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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Andy Jacobson, shown Saturday at the LCCC Shortstop, warmed up with the weather Sunday, firing a torrid 98 to win the Eagle Creek Early Bird in Willmar by seven strokes.

Golf: Jacobson claims Eagle Creek Early Bird with record score

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WILLMAR — The weather was splendid Sunday, the type of day along the 45th parallel anglers, ballplayers, gardeners and golfers cherish in late spring.


It certainly loosened up Andy Jacobson who blazed to an Eagle Creek Early Bird record score of 98, or 10 strokes below par for the 27-hole tournament.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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