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BP boys golf team in prime position after first day of Section 1A meet

The Blooming Prairie boys golf team is in prime position to get to state for the second straight year after it finished with a solid day at the Section 1A golf meet in Rochester Thursday.

BP shot a 342 and it sits in first place by 25 strokes over second place Fillmore Central. BP senior Tommy Braaten shot a 75 to lead the field and Lucas Noble sits in third place with a 81.

“I was extremely happy with our overall performance today,” BP co-head coach Cory Hendrickson said. “The conditions were tough.The greens were fast and the wind definitely played a big part in the higher-than-normal scores. I thought several of our golfers really stayed mentally strong after having some troubles early in the round.”

The Section 1A golf meet will wrap up Monday in Rochester.

BOYS RESULTS

Team scores: 1. Blooming Prairie 342; 2. Fillmore Central 367; 3. Lewiston-Altura, 374; 4. Faribault Bethlehem Academy 383; 5. Rushford-Peterson 384; 6. Hayfield 385; 7. Kingsland 388; 8. Southland 398; 9. Caledonia 398; 10. GMLO 425; 11. Houston 504

BP: Tommy Braaten, 75; Lucas Noble, 81; Jake Ressler, 90; Kollyn Allwes, 96; Austin Behne, 98; Colin Jordison, 106

Southland: Thomas Bottom, 92; Jake Schmitz, 97; Max Schmitz, 98

Hayfield: Andy Pike, 87; Jackson Heydt, 97; Tanner Boelter, 98; Brody Skjvervem, 103

GMLO: Mark Cotton, 97

GIRLS RESULTS

BP: Taylor Christianson, 95; Jessica Ressler, 96

Southland: Laura Bottema, 129; Erin Hanson, 140; Hannah Bergene, 145

GMLO: Breanna Winfield, 126