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Local Golf: Jacobson wins first two matches at Mid-Players' Championship

MORTON -- Andy Jacobson of Willmar upset the No. 2 seed to advance to the quarterfinals of the 6th Minnesota Golf Association Mid-Players' Championship at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.

Jacobson, the tournament's runner-up last year and the No. 18 seed this year, beat No. 15 Kennedy Cheruiyot of Northern Hills Golf Course in Rochester 2 and 1 in the first round. Jacobson then ousted Troy Johnson of Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove 3 and 1 in the second round.

Johnson, the 2009 Mid-Players' Championship winner, won the Minnesota State Open last year and finished second in the 2011 MGA Men's Player of the Year standings.

Jacobson will tee off at 8:18 a.m. today with No. 7 James Lehman of Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence. The semifinals will follow in the afternoon and the championship match is Wednesday starting at 7:38 a.m.