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Stull leads after first day at New Ulm Invitational

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke Steve Wyczawski tees off on the 10th hole during Saturday’s New Ulm Invitational at the New Ulm Country Club.

NEW ULM — Defending Championship Flight champion Lukas Stull fired a 70 on Day 1 of the New Ulm Invitational on Saturday, taking a four-stroke lead over Alex Wrocklage and Connor Power, who both finished with a 74 on the day.

Stull, a New Ulm Country Club golfer, finished with a 178 after last years competition, will go into Sundays play with a four-stroke lead. Wrocklage (University of Michigan Golf Course) and Power (Dakota Dunes Country Club) remain within striking distance for Sundays 27-hole event. All golfers will golf 18 holes and the Championship Flight will golf nine more following the initial 18 holes to declare a champion at the 61st Annual Event at New Ulm Country Club.

New Ulm Country Club member Brett Mathiowetz sits fourth in the Championship Flight with a 75.

Joe Nordahl has a six-stroke lead in the First Flight. He shot a Day 1 score of 75, ahead of Rob Geistfeld (81). Darren Anderson, Greg Schmitz and Alex Downs all finished Saturday with an 83 so theyre within striking distance.

Nate Voges of the New Ulm Country Club and Eric Hensler are co-leaders of the Second Flight as they both finished with a Day 1 score of 84. Corey Erickson sits two strokes back at 86, while Josh Holm and Bob Skillings, both of the NUCC, are tied for fourth at 89.

Peter Kliber leads the Third Flight with an 80, two shots ahead of Jeff Wesselmann (82). Todd Liebrenz (84), Joe Hoffmann (85) and Tim Berg (88) round out the Top 5 in that flight.

Gregg Holm will enter Day 2 with a two-stroke lead in the Fourth Flight Net Flight. He shot a 69, ahead of Rick Hulke (71), Jeff Kresh (72) and Gene Voges (73).

Randall Paa leads the Senior Championship Flight with a 79. He sits one stroke ahead of Todd McKeeth (80) and Dan Janke (82) is also in the mix. Brian Patterson, Tim Andersen and Jim Henning all sit at 83.

Brian Messer leads the Senior First Flight (68), followed by Pat McCall (70), Ken Paa (73) and Marc Redman (73). Mike Maloney sits atop the leaderboard in the Senior Second Flight with a 71. Jerry Meinders and Jerry Boddy both shot a 74.

Action will resume Sunday morning for all flights.

Championship Flight: L. Stull 70, Alex Wrocklage 74, C. Power 74, B.

Mathiowetz 75, A. Metzen 76, J. Fromm 76, N. Weisenburger 77, L. Haala 78, S. Kvidera 78, K. Atnip 79, S. Paa 79, T. Hirth 79, J. Wieland 79, E. Kraus 80, A. Guggisberg 81, E. Kirchberg 82, J. South 82.

First Flight: J. Nordahl 75, Rob Geistfeld 81, D. Anderson 83, G. Schmitz 83, A. Downs 83, J. Anderson 84, M. Holm 84, M. Eichten 84, P. Guggisberg 84, D. Reinhart 86, T. Anderson 86, C. Wilkens 92, A. Sanders 93, J. Schugel 94, C. Spelbrink 94, J. Ahlness 96.

Second Flight: N. Voges 84, E. Hensler 84, C. Erickson 86, J. Holm 89, B. Skillings 89, C.

Gardner 90, J. Wyczawski 90, J. Wirtz 91, R. Galvin 91, B. Calhoun 94, B. Zenk 96, J. Holm 96, T. Kliber 96. T. Steinbach 96, R. Benson 100.

Third Flight: P. Kliber 80, J. Wesselmann 82, T. Liebrenz 84, J. Hoffmann 85, T. Berg 88, M. Schuetzle 90, T. Mielke 91, Z. Quiring 91, T. Portner 94, J. Lofgren 97, A. Fromm 99, M. Furth 99, T. Skillings 107, G. Cowing 107

Fourth Flight: G. Holm 69, R. Hulke 71, J. Kresh 72, G. Voges 73, R. Kelm 76, J. Curtiss 76, R. Kamm 78, T. Thorson 79, A. Watson 80, C. Lux 81, P. Roberts 83, D. Hirth 84, P. Fromm 85, J. Hangge 87.

Senior First Flight: B. Messer 68, P. McCall 70, K. Paa 73, M. Redman 73, J. Hannegan 75, G. Gregg 75, J. Raths 76, C. Gerber 76, J. Nichols 77, J. Horan 78, R. Sagedal 79, M. Doyle 82.

Senior Second Flight: M. Malone 71, J. Meinders 74, J. Boddy 74, J. Gibbons 75, D. Warta 75, B. Gieseke 76, G. Kumerfield 77, J. Kvidera 78, T. Jensen 79, P. Wessel 83,

Senior Championship Flight: R. Paa 79, T. McKeeth 80, D. Janke 82, B. Patterson 83, T. Andersen 83, J. Henning 83, S. Wyczawski 84, R. Kirchberg 85, B. Roegiers 89, K. Gregg 90, D. Whitely 91, L. Hahka 94.

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