BIWABIK — Kyle Thompson of Aitkin was the top area qualifier in Wednesday’s first round of the Section 7-2A tournament at Giants Ridge.
Thompson shot an 84 to finish in 12th place. Teammate Will Peterson shot a 93 to finish 36th.
Tom Burgstaler and Andy Sorben of Crosby-Ironton were also qualifiers. Burgstaler recorded an 85 to finish 16th, and Sorben was 20th with an 86.
All four golfers advance to the final round Friday.
Team scores: 1-Virginia 319, 2-Hermantown 321, 3-International Falls 330, 4-Hibbing 332, 5-Eveleth-Gilbert 355, 6-Marshall 361, 7-Crosby-Ironton 363, 8-MLWR 364, 9-Greenway 371, 10-Aitkin 384, 11-Two Harbors 396, 12-Hinckley-Finlayson 409, 13-Mora 422, 14-Pine City 429
Individual medalist: Brett Musich (IF)
Aitkin results: 12-Kyle Thompson 84, 36-Will Peterson 93, 59-Nick Blanchette 103, 65-Tom Petersen 104, 67-Sam Hanson 107,
Crosby-Ironton results: 16-Tom Burgstaler 85, 20-Andy Sorben 86, 60-Gage Hartman 103, 68-Luke LeMeiur 107, 78-Matt Donovan 117
Next: Second round of Section 7AA at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Friday.
W-DC’s Goeden advances
to Section 8-2A finals
PARK RAPIDS — Jacob Goeden carded an 86 in the South Subsection 8-2A tournament Wednesday and was the only player from Wadena-Deer Creek to qualify for the section tournament Monday at Longbow Golf Course in Walker.
Konner Steuve and Adam Lund each shot 96 for the Wolverines who placed seventh as a team.
The top three teams, and the next six players from the remaining teams, advance to the section.
Team scores: 1-Detroit Lakes 306, 2-Perham 314, 3-Fergus Falls 317, 4-Hawley 342, 5-DGF 359, 6-Breckenridge 365, 7-Wadena-Deer Creek 378, 8-Pelican Rapids 379
Individual medalist: Dan Cavanagh (Perham)
Wadena-Deer Creek results: Jacob Goeden 86, Konner Steuve 96, Adam Lund 96, Wesley Janson 100, Jacob Saige 101, Tony Reurink 107
Next: Section 8-2A final at Longbow Golf Course in Walker Monday.