FF’s Lausch shoots 77 at state meet

June 22, 2012 by  
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Published 10:23am Wednesday, June 13, 2012

JORDAN — Fergus Falls’ Keaton Lausch found himself in 32nd place after one day of golf at the Ridges at Sand Creek.

Sophomore Lausch shot a 77, 10 strokes back on leader Karter Smith of Detroit Lakes.

The Lakers lead the state team event after shooting a 291, while Staples-Motley is right on their heels in second place with a 294.

Otter Tail Central’s Kaleb Thalmann currently sits tied for eighth after shooting a day one total of 78 in Class a, while West Central’s Matt Wagner shot a 82 to put him in the middle of the pack at Pebble Creek in Becker.

Lausch will hit the links at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday, while Class a golfers Wagner and Thalmann will begin second round play at 11:58 a.m. and 12:16 p.m.

In the girls Class AA state tournament, local golfers struggled at Sand Creek with Perham junior Rachel Nelson shooting a day one round of 91, while Pelican Rapids freshman Alexa Bekkerus shot a 92.

Kate Smith of Detroit Lakes leads the pack after shooting a 70 in the first day.

Smith’s team currently sits at the top of the leader board, leading by 27 strokes, with a 308.

Day two tee times have Bekkerus on the course at 7:39 a.m. and Nelson at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday.

FF’s Lausch shoots 77 at state meet

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