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The Insider: Lakeland Golf Tournament this weekend

The 85th annual Lakeland Golf Tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar is Saturday and Sunday. One of the premier amateur golf events in the state, the 54-hole Lakeland kicks off with 27 holes on Saturday. The field will be cut after the ...

The 85th annual Lakeland Golf Tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar is Saturday and Sunday.

One of the premier amateur golf events in the state, the 54-hole Lakeland kicks off with 27 holes on Saturday. The field will be cut after the day’s action and the final 27 holes will be played on Sunday. The size of the championship field for Sunday will be determined on how many entrants.

Sunday’s non-qualifiers will play 18 holes.

The championship flight entry fee is $85 for Eagle Creek members and $115 for non-members. The fee for other flights is $75 for Eagle Creek members and $115 for non-members.

Contact the Eagle Creek pro shop at 320-235-1166 or proshop@willmargolf.com to sign up or for more information.

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Andy Jacobson is the reigning champion.

Bubba Watson’s first-round 62 leads Travelers

Bubba Watson birdied four of the last five holes to grab a two-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.

Watson shot an 8-under-par 62 at TPC River Highlands, matching the best score of his PGA Tour career.

Keegan Bradley, Harris English, Jason Gore, Brian Stuard, and South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh are tied for second at 64. Eight players, including Zach Johnson, are tied for seventh at 65.

Watson, the Travelers winner in 2010, is in search of his first victory since the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, in November. He missed the cut last week in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay outside Seattle.

Leading after the opening round isn’t necessarily a formula for success this season. Only four times in 31 stroke-play events on the PGA Tour did a first-round leader or co-leader go on to capture the trophy.

 

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