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Golf: Alexandria natives Noah Boraas and Hunter Rebrovich qualify for MGA Amateur

Boraas finished first at a qualifier at the Geneva Golf Club on June 15, while Rebrovich was one shot behind him in second place.

Noah Boraas
Noah Boraas
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ALEXANDRIA — The Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria was host to a Minnesota Golf Association qualifying event for the MGA’s Amateur Championship, and two Alexandria natives led the leaderboard to earn their spot in that championship field.

Noah Boraas was the medalist as he shot a 1-under par 72 on June 15. Hunter Rebrovich finished second with a 73.

Both are former Alexandria standouts for the Cardinals who are now part of Division I golf programs.

Hunter Rebrovich
Hunter Rebrovich

Boraas was a junior on the South Dakota State University men’s golf team this past school year, and Rebrovich was a junior for the University of South Dakota.

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A total of five golfers qualified for the MGA Amateur Championship through the Geneva event.

Daryl Schomer, a regular at the Resorters match-play tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club each summer, finished third with a 74. Schomer plays out of the Wapicada Golf Club, while Zachary Owen (Legends Golf Club) and Walter Ylitalo (Wild Marsh Golf Club) each shot a 75 to round out the top five.

Coler Jahnke (Stillwater Country Club) shot a 75 as well and is the first alternate. Josh Paden of the Lesueur Country Club shot a 76 and is the second alternate.

This year’s MGA Amateur Championship is scheduled to run July 18-20 at the Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie.

Lindberg qualifies in Detroit Lakes

Mark Lindberg
Mark Lindberg

Mark Lindberg, a past Resorters Tournament champion who is playing out of the Alexandria Golf Club this summer, also qualified for the MGA Amateur Championship.

Lindberg tied for fourth at a qualifier event at the Detroit Lakes Country Club on June 16. He shot a 2-over par 73.

Joe Kortan of YOC Minnesota and Casey Nelson of Oak Ridge Country Club tied for medalist honors in the event by shooting an even-par 71.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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