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BOLD, LQPV battle for state golf title

BECKER—The defending Class A state champion BOLD girls golf team is poised for a repeat after shooting 347 and taking a seven-shot lead into Wednesday's final round following the first day of the Minnesota State Golf Meet at Pebble Creek Golf Club.

The Warriors' toughest test could come against Lac qui Parle Valley, which sits in second at 354. Fillmore Central is third at 358, Park Christian is fourth at 366 and Springfield is fifth at 383.

Last year, BOLD finished at 693 and won the Class A state championship by four shots over Fillmore Central.

On Tuesday, LQPV's Rachel Halvorson shot 76 to share the individual lead with Park Christian's Emily Doeden, who tied for second last year. Halvorson finished 11th last year.

BOLD's Lanie Mages shot 80 on Tuesday and is in seventh place heading into Wednesday final round.

BBE's Jacqueline Gossen shot 84 and sits in 10th place, BOLD's Makayla Snow shot 85 to tie for 11th and Warriors teammate Ashley Trongard shot 86 and is in 13th place. Trongard finished tied for sixth last year.

LQPV's Abigail Stender, her teammate Izabella Stender and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's Audree Ginsburg all shot 89 and are tied for 17th. Abigail Stender tied for eighth last season

BBE's Jaden Gossen is tied for 24th at 93.

In Class AA girls, Minnewaska's Madi McGinty shot 80 on Tuesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan and is tied for seventh heading into Wednesday's final round.

The Lac qui Parle Valley boys team sits in fifth place after the first day of the Class A tournament at Pebble Creek.

Dawson-Boyd's Tyler Lund shot 75 and is in a four-way tie for fourth. LQPV's Harrison Patzer shot 76 and is tied for eighth place.

Willmar Community Christian's Brett Reid shot 77 and is tied for 10th, and WCC's Greg Redi shot 81 and is tied for 23rd.

BBE's Jayden Miller shot 83 and is tied for 27th.

Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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