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Resorters: Top 16 set in Men’s Regular 1st flight

Men's Regular Division qualifying round recap.

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Cameron Meyer watches his tee shot off of the first box at the Alexandria Golf Club during his Men's Regular Division qualifying round on Aug. 1, 2021. Meyer shot a 73 to tie for fourth in the division as he joins the rest of the 1st flight qualifiers in match play now on Wednesday afternoon. (Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press)

Tyler Wanous paced the Men’s Regular Division during qualifying on Sunday as the soon-to-be junior at Eastview shot a 4-under par 68 to take the top seed among the 16 who qualified for the division’s 1st flight.

Wanous had just one slip up all round when he bogeyed the par-4 ninth hole. He was dialed in around that with birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 5, 12 and 13.

His bogey-free back nine helped him hold off Zach Bloedorn, who finished second during qualifying at 2-under par. Bloedorn’s round was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole.

The cut for the 1st flight was a 77. Ian Kinney, Brian Salzer and last year’s division-champion Nicholas Adams all shot that to round out the field. Adams is the second seed in the first flight by virtue of winning last year’s championship.

Mac Cranmer was the third and final player to finish under par as he shot a 71 to take the fourth seed into the match-play portion of the tournament. Cranmer had birdies on Nos. 6, 7, 12 and 15.

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Kyle Story, Cameron Meyer and Riley Larson were all close behind after shooting a 1-over par 73. Story had a three-hole flurry on the back with birdies on 11, 12 and 13. He parred out from there on the back.

Meyer had birdies on holes 3, 6, 14 and 15, while Larson had birdies on Nos. 4 and 16. Larson was steady throughout his round with pars on 14 holes.

Jake Erickson (75), Daniel Schilling (75), Stephen Davidson (76), Drew Swedberg (76), Mason Kulics (76), Michael Herzog (76) and Brandon Bistodeau (76) all shot well enough to qualify for the 1st flight, as well.

This whole group will now look ahead to match play Wednesday afternoon when they tee off from the 10th box starting at 12:42.

MEN’S REGULAR DIVISION 1ST FLIGHT QUALIFIERS -- Tyler Wanous - 68; Zach Bloedorn - 70; Mac Cranmer - 71; Kyle Story - 73; Cameron Meyer - 73; Riley Larson - 73; Jake Erickson - 75; Daniel Schilling - 75; Stephen Davidson - 76; Drew Swedberg - 76; Mason Kulics - 76; Michael Herzog - 76; Brandon Bistodeau - 76; Ian Kinney - 77; Brian Salzer - 77; Nicholas Adams - 77

WEDNESDAY MATCH-PLAY PAIRINGS -- 10TH TEE

12:42 p.m. - Tyler Wanous vs. Brian Salzer; Jake Erickson vs. Daniel Schilling

12:51 - Mac Cranmer vs. Michael Herzog; Kyle Story vs. Mason Kulics

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1:00 - Nicholas Adams vs. Ian Kinney; Riley Larson vs. Stephen Davidson

1:10 - Zach Bloedorn vs. Brandon Bistodeau; Cameron Meyer vs. Drew Swedberg

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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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