Diekman's 66 leads MGA Amateur test at Eagle Creek GC
Gordon Diekman of Alexandria shot a six-under par 66 on Thursday to lead local qualifying at Eagle Creek for the 107th MGA Amateur.
Also qualifying were Tim Franzeen, Oakdale Golf Club, and Tony Krogen, Marshall Golf Club, both 72.
Matt Gorans and Andy Jacobson shot 73 and 74, respectively, on their home course and are first and second alternates, respectively.
Other area players included Michael Smith of Redwood Falls, 75; Eric Peterson of Benson 77; and Ryan Walsh of Koronis Hills, Paynesville, 78.
This year's MGA Amateur championship will be played July 19-21 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club, near Morton.