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Spartans lead at home invite

Published 8:38am Monday, September 16, 2013

Playing on a rain dampened course, the M State Spartans were able to gain an early lead in its home tournament Sunday at Pebble Lake Golf Course.

The two-day tournament saw the Spartans come out fast and strong, shooting a 307. M State was followed by Rochester (327) and Mesabi Range (340) after day one.

“We had a nice day today,” Spartan coach Jason Retzlaff said. “Although we didn’t play great, everyone played pretty solid.  We didn’t play the par 5’s very well today and if we can take care of that we will have a chance to shoot a bit lower tomorrow.”

The Spartans’ Brandon Sletmoen shot the low for the day with a 71, while teammates Rob Goff and Brady Robertson each posted a 78. In non-team, M State individuals, Jordan Larson shot a 76 for the Spartans.

“It was great to see Jordan Larson have a nice round today.  He is a very talented player and it came out today,” Retzlaff said.

On the women’s side, Kari Larson of M State shot a 96, eight strokes off the leader Katie Johnson of Rochester.

The Spartans will continue the second day of the tournament Monday. The first group begins at 8 a.m.


Spartan Invitational

Team Scores from day 1:

1. M State 307

2. Rochester CTC 327

3. Mesabi Range 340

4. Central Lakes 345


M State Individual Results:


Brandon Sletmoen 71

Rob Goff 78

Brady Robertson 78

Jared Cowden 80

Matt Wagner 80


Jordan Larson 76

Chris Widme 80

Matt Koster 81

Austin Pulczinski 84


Other notable scores:

Matt Kesanen-Mesabi 79

Nick Woods- Mesabi 79

Joel Vanhazinga- Rochester 79


Women’s Results:

Katie Johnson- Rochester 88

Kari Larson- M State 96

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