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BP’s Alwes starts strong at state golf meet

Five area golfers opened play on the first day of Minnesota Class A State Golf Meet at Pebble Creek in Becker Tuesday.

Blooming Prairie sophomore Kollyn Alwes shot an 83 on the first day and he is tied for 21st place overall with three other golfers. He will tee off at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday.

Southland sophomore Max Schmitz of Southland shot an 85 and he is 28th place overall. He will tee off at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday.

Southland sophomore Max Schmitz hits a shot from the rough Tuesday at Pebble Creek Golf Course in the Minnesota State Golf meet. Schmitz carded a first round score of 85, landing him in a tie for 28th after day one. Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

Hayfield freshman Keegan Bronson shot a 97 and he is in 67th place overall. He will tee off at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Bronson is golfing in his second state golf meet.

GMLO senior Grant Vikre shot a 99 and he is in 71st place overall. He will tee off at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

GMLO senior Grant Vikre watches his putt inch towards the hole Tuesday morning at the Minnesota State Golf meet. Vikre shot a 99 on the round and sits tied for 71st after day one. Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

In the girls meet, Hayfield eighth grader Macy Holtorf shot a 100 and she is in tied for 48th place.

Brett Reid of Community Christian leads the boys field with a score of 72 after the first day of play.

Rachel Halvorson of Lac Qui Parle Valley leads the girls field with a score of 79.