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A 68 Gives Stevens Opening-Round Lead at MN Boys' Junior PGA Championship

July 11, 2019

 
  DEERWOOD, Minn. – Carding five birdies and one bogey during his opening round Wednesday, Nate Stevens posted a 4-under par 68 to take the lead following the first round of the Minnesota Boys’ Junior PGA Championship at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.
 
Stevens will carry a one-stroke lead over North Dakota’s Jack Olson when the tournament resumes Thursday.
 
A field of 79 players are competing for two qualifying spots available for the national championship at Keney Park Golf Club in Hartford, Conn., July 30-Aug. 2.
 
Stevens, who will be a sophomore at Northfield High School this fall, carded three birdies during his opening nine before his only blemish of the opening round came at the par-3 11th, dropping him 2-under for the championship.
 
Responding with back-to-back birdies at the 15th and 16th holes, Stevens would post an opening-round 68 to finish the first day of competition with a one-stroke lead.
 
Will Freeman, St. Cloud, Minn., and Gunnar Broin, Chanhassen, Minn., each fired rounds of 2-under par 70 and will begin the final round in a tie for third place, two shots off the lead.
 
The final round of the 2019 Minnesota Boys’ Junior PGA Championship is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.
 
 
 
2019 MN BOYS’ JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
RUTTGER’S BAY LAKE LODGE
DEERWOOD, MINN.
6,595 YARDS, PAR 72
 
 
WEDNESDAY’S FIRST ROUND RESULTS
1. Nate Stevens, Northfield, Minn., 33-35—68
2. Jack Olson, Fargo, N.D., 36-33—69
T3. Will Freeman, St. Cloud, Minn., 36-34—70
T3. Gunnar Broin, Chanhassen, Minn., 32-38—70
5. Bennett Thomas, Lakeville, Minn., 33-38—71   
6. Caleb VanArragon, Blaine, Minn., 38-34—72
T7. Jake Birdwell, Blaine, Minn., 37-36—73
T7. Leo Gellert, North Mankato, Minn., 37-36—73
T7. Carter Doose, St. Peter, Minn., 37-36—73
T7. Mark Olson, Oxbow, N.D., 39-34—73
T7. Sam Wanous, Eagan, Minn., 37-36—73
T7. Mason Roloff, Blaine, Minn., 37-36—73
 
 
For complete tournament results go to:  https://mnpgajr.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mnpgajr19/event/mnpgajr1926/contest/1/leaderboard.htm


 


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