State golf: Thorson has solid first day
COON RAPIDS — Austin junior Alex Thorson is in position for a solid finish after the first day of the Class ‘AAA’ state boys golf meet in Bunker Hills golf Course.
Thorson shot a 78 on Tuesday, which was tied with eight other golfers for the 25th best score out of the 88 golfers in the field.
“It wasn’t too bad, but I struggled early and I wasn’t making putts,” Thorson said. “I’ve got a lot of room to improve and hopefully I can make some more putts tomorrow.”
Thorson shot a 39 on the front nine and the back nine.
He said the course is as a tough one to play, but now he has a better idea of what to expect on Wednesday’s final round.
“It’s pretty difficult,” Thorson said. “You have to hit the fairways and the greens are really tricky.”
Jon Dutoit, a senior from Chaska, shot a 69 to lead the field on the first day.