JORDAN — After 18 holes of golf, Sam Frazee of North Woods and Virginia’s Bryce Wainio are within striking distance of a top finish — and possibly a championship at the Class A and Class AA State Tournaments.
Class A golfer Frazee carded a 7-over par 79 and has him in a tie for the ninth position heading into today’s final round. The sophomore is just seven strokes behind the leader.
Class AA golfer Wainio, meanwhile, fired a 5-over par 77 at the Ridges of Sand Creek in Jordan, which puts him in a tie for 15th place. The senior is five strokes out of the lead heading to the final 18 holes.
The Blue Devils golfer, who attends school at Mountain Iron-Buhl, shot a 39 on the front nine and dropped it by one stroke on the back nine. Eveleth-Gilbert golfers Cody Stanisich and Eliot Van Orsdel finished 67th and 73rd, respectively. Stanisich shot an 86 and Van Orsdel scored an 89.
Frazee, meanwhile, went out in 37 on the front nine and found a little trouble on the back nine with a 42 on the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, home of the Class A State Tournament.
In the Class A team competition, Frazee and his teammates combined to shoot a score of 353, which put them in sixth place after day one.
For the Grizzlies golfers, Ian Olson shot 89 for a 50th place tie; Blake Scofield carded a 91 to tie for 55th; Chase Kleppe is tied for 62nd after firing a 94; Davis Kleppe is tied for 80th with a 104; and Ty Fabish is in 86th with a 111.
Springfield leads the team competition after day one with a score of 323. Brett Reid of Community Christian fired an even-par 72 to lead the Class A individual event by two strokes.
STATE GOLF RESULTS
Class A Boys’ Team Results: 1, Springfield, 323; 2, Community Christian, 328; 3, Fertile-Beltrami, 337; 4, Lac Qui Parle, 345; 5, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Laporte, 351; 6, North Woods, 353; 7, Bethlehem Academy, 372; 8, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, 373.
Class A Boys’ Individual Results (Top 3 plus local golfers): 1, Brett Reid, CC, 72; 2, Alex Iverson, PC, 74; 3, Mason Kretsch, SF, 75; 9T, Sam Frazee, NW, 79; 50T, Ian Olson, NW, 89; 55T, Blake Scofield, NW, 91; 62T, Chase Kleppe, 94; 80T, Davis Kleppe, NW, 104; 86, Ty Fabish, NW, 111.
Class AA Boys’ Team Results: 1, Holy Family, 310; 2, Detroit Lakes, 317; 3T, Cloquet, 325; 3T, Hill Murray, 325; 5, Blue Earth Area, 329; 6, Red Wing, 331; 7, St. Cloud Cathedral, 336; 8, Jackson County, 345.
Class AA Boys’ Individual Results: 1, Kyle Hickey, RL, 72; 2T, Ben Warian, HM, 73; 2T, Hunter Burnside, DL, 73; 15T, Bryce Wainio, Virginia, 77; 67T, Cody Stanisich, Eveleth-Gilbert, 86; 73T, Elliot Van Orsdel, 89.