Minnesota Golf Association

Sleepy Eye and Mounds Park Academy Share Lead After Day One of Class A Championship

June 13, 2018

  BECKER, Minn. – Hoping to return to the top of Class A, the Mounds Park Academy boys golf team is searching for the team’s third state title over the past four seasons, while the boys from Sleepy Eye United are hungry for the school’s first.
The two teams each carded team scores of 325 Tuesday to begin the 2018 Minnesota State High School Boys’ Class A Golf Tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club.
Sleepy Eye United got a big contribution from senior Ben Laffen who posted an opening-round 71 and sits alone in second place, three shots back of Bethlehem Academy junior Khrystjan Petersen.
Sleepy Eye freshman Toby Weiss fired a 2-over par 38 on his front nine Tuesday before carding 45 over his final nine holes to finish inside the top-30, while fellow freshman Logan Netzke finished Day One tied for 31st with a round of 84.
Mounds Park Academy senior and two-time Class A individual champion Brock Bliese paced the Panthers Tuesday, shooting 4-over par 76. Panthers senior Jackson Peacock pitched in a round of 79 to help the cause.
Sleepy Eye and Mounds Park Academy will hold a slim three-stroke advantage over North Woods High School when the championship resumes Wednesday, while Ottertail Central will begin the final 18 holes 11 shots off the lead at 336.  
Final round tee times for the 2018 MSHSL Boys Class A Golf Tournament begin at noon Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club.
6,419 YARDS, PAR 72

T1. Sleepy Eye United – 325  
T1. Mounds Park Academy – 325
3. North Woods – 328
4. Ottertail Central – 336
5. Lac Qui Parle Valley – 342
6. Fertile-Beltrami – 353
7. Murray County Central – 365
8. Kingsland – 383
1. Khrystjan Petersen, Bethlehem Academy, 32-36—68
2. Ben Laffen, Sleepy Eye United, 34-37—71
3. Kurt Lambert, Heritage Christian Academy, 38-36—74
T4. Tyler Lund, Dawson-Boyd, 37-38—75
T4. Sam Pfingsten, Minnesota Valley Lutheran, 35-40—75
T4. Nolan Boerboom, Minneota, 36-39—75
T4. Brady Raph, Pine River-Backus, 34-41—75
T8. Brock Bliese, Mounds Park Academy, 38-38—76
T8. Harrison Patzer, LQPV, 38-38—76
T10. Tate Olson, North Woods, 40-37—77
T10. Mason Kretsch, Springfield, 38-39—77
T10. Brett Reid, Community Christian, 38-39—77
For complete tournament results go to: www.mshsl.org/mshsl/golfscores.asp?gender=Boys&class=A

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