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State golf: BP’s Braaten sets a school record and leads the Class A field

Blooming Prairie senior Tommy Braaten came up with his best outing of the year at the right time on the first day of the Minnesota Class A state golf meet in Becker Monday.

Braaten shot a BP school record score of 68 to put him in first place with a lead of four shots heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Tommy was dialed in all day,” BP head coach Cory Hendrickson said. “He always hits his irons well and today his putter was working as well. It was fun to watch.”

BP’s Taylor Christianson is sixth in the girls’ field with a score of 81. She trails Callie Wersal of Springfield by seven strokes.

Taylor is very strong off the tee but today her short game was outstanding as well,” Hendrickson said. “She put herself in a great position going into the final round tomorrow.”

After the first 18 holes, the BP boys are in sixth place in team competition with a score of 347.

BP BOYS RESULTS

Team sores: 1. Mahnomen/Waubun 316; 2. Sleepy Eye United 330; 3. Mounds Park Academy 331; Lac Qui Parle Valley 334; 5. Mesabi East 339; 6. Blooming Prairie 347; 7. Ottertail Central 348; 8. Westerbrook-Walnut Grove 358

Scoring: Tommy Braaten, 68; Jake Ressler, 91; Lucas Noble, 93; Colin Jordison, 95; Austin Behne 99; Kollyn Alwes, 108

BP GIRLS RESULTS

Scoring: Taylor Christianson, 81