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Anderson, Nelko and VanArragon Lead After Day One of Minnesota State Junior Boys'

July 9, 2018

  WINONA, Minn. – Matt Armstrong, Caleb VanArragon and Tristan Nelko each fired rounds of 3-under par 68 Monday to earn a share of the lead following the first round of play at the 92nd Minnesota State Junior Boys’ Championship at The Bridges.
The three will begin Tuesday’s final round one shot better than Joshua Galvin on a crowded leaderboard that finds the top-20 players separated by only four shots.
Armstrong played his opening nine at 1-under par despite carding four birdies before moving to 3-under with back-to-back birdies at the 12th and 13th holes. Converting his birdie look at the 16th, Armstrong looked to pull away from the field, but took a step back with a bogey on the final hole to shoot 68.
VanArragon, who finished tied for 25th at the Class AAA tournament last month, began his round with three consecutive birdies before a bogey at the fourth slowed his momentum. Taking a second bogey at the 11th, VanArragon fell back to 1-under, but would finish strong by rolling in a pair of birdies late to finish in a tie on top of the leaderboard.
Nelko, who earned medalist honors at the Class AAA championship at Bunker Hills last month, played a steady front nine with a birdie and one bogey before rolling in three birdies over his final nine holes Monday to finish the opening round tied for the lead.
The final round of the 92nd Minnesota State Junior Boys’ Championship is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Bridges.
6,395 YARDS, PAR 71
T1. Matt Armstrong, Deer Run GC, 35-33—68
T1. Caleb VanArragon, Bunker Hills GC, 34-34—68
T1. Tristan Nelko, Windsong Farm, 36-32—68
4. Joshua Galvin, Edinburgh USA, 34-35—69
T5. Carson Herron, Wayzata CC, 35-35—70
T5. Will Frazier, Brackett’s Crossing CC, 34-36—70
T5. Brady Arnett, White Bear YC, 34-36—70
T5. Cecil Belisle, Mississippi Nat’l GC, 33-37—70
T5. Leo Gellert, Mankato GC, 35-35—70


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