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Pearson finishes seventh in first leg of state tourney

SEU girls finish Day 1 in seventh

Photo by Jake McNeill/The Independent Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Ben Pearson eyes up a put during Day 1 of the Class A State Golf Tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker.

BECKER — Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Ben Pearson finished the first leg of the Class A State Golf Tournament with a 75, good for a tie for seventh place Tuesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club.

Lakeview’s Carson Boe leads the group after one day, shooting a 4-under-par 68. Pearson is in a three-way tie and a single shot away from a tie for fifth place.

Pearson is in his third trip to the state golf tournament.

Also on the boy’s side of the meet, Owen Strei shot an 80 in his first day of the meet, tying for 23rd, while Cedar Mountain’s Carson Schiller finished with a 93 to tie for 76th.

On the girls’ side of the meet, The Sleepy Eye United team finished the day with a 416, good for seventh in the meet. Individually, SEU’s Sam Price finished Day 1 with a 89, good for a tie for 18th, while SEU’s Chloe Walter tied for 44th with a 99. Springfield’s Mavri Winkelmann tied for 39th with a 97, and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop’s Jenna Schweiss finished with a 101, good for a tie for 49th. SEU’s Kiara Murphy finished the day with a 113 to place 71st, while SEU’s Meriden Andres shot a 117 for 75th and SEU’s Ella Pollard shot 115 for 73rd.

Border West’s Paige Beyer finished first on the girls side with a 76.

Day 2 of the tournament will continue on Wednesday.

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