State golf under way; Beckmann scores even hundred

Area high school golfers played the first day of their two-day state tournaments on Tuesday.

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Worthington High School's Madison Beckmann, a freshman, shot rounds of 53 and 47 strokes for 100 Tuesday in the first round of the state Class AA golf tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek. Emma Budden of Pipestone Area, shot 43, 47--87.

In Class A action at Pebble Beach in Becker, the Adrian/Ellsworth Dragons -- with two teams participating in the event -- swung to mixed results. The A/E girls were in the fourth position among the eight teams with 399 strokes, falling in behind Lac qui Parle Valley with 354, Park Christian 373 and Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 385. On the boys' side, A/E was eighth with 369 strokes, 10 strokes behind Lanesboro.

In girls individual standings, Meakin Bang of Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda shot rounds of 46 and 48 strokes for a 94 -- 16 strokes behind the overall leader, Isabella Jacobs of LQPV. Adrian/Ellsworth's Taya Elias had a 96, and teammates Gracia Elias (97), Josi Altman (99) and Madeline Wagner (107) followed. Brielle Vis of Southwest Christian/Edgerton shot a 101.

Logan Nogosek of Adrian/Ellsworth was the top area Class A boy, with a 43-44--87. Another Dragon, Brock Henning, shot rounds of 46 and 42 for an 88 total. Other area golfers included Landon Runia of A/E (91), Sawyer Drent of HL-O/F (96), Dawson Tutt of Murray County Central (100), Ethan Langseth of A/E (103), Landyn Loosbrock of A/E (103) and Preston Vortherms of A/E (124).

Today (Wednesday), the second and final round of the tournaments take place.

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