Low Scores after First Round of Pine to Palm Golf Tournament

Low Scores after First Round of Pine to Palm Golf Tournament Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - The first round of the 86th Pine to Palm golf tournament is in the books. The bar was set by Andrew Israelson who shot a round of 64. Israelson plays golf at North Dakota State University, and is son of Bill Israelson who was a three time champion of the Pine to Palm in 1976, 1977, and 1980.

There were 20 golfers who shot under 70 yesterday. The field featured 166 golfers this year for the championship. After the first round the field was cut to 152 golfers.

Among the 152 golfers left in the tournament, former Laker and current Nebraska Corn Husker Kate Smith who shot a 4-over 74 yesterday. Smith is the only woman in the championship division. Smith says she wants to improve on her putting if she wants to continue to be in the mix for the championship, “I three putted four times and you cant do that. If I putt better tomorrow I will finish a lot better.”

The field will be cut to 64 golfers after round two. Today’s featured group will tee off at 12:50 on hole 1. The feature group includes Israelson of Staples, Will Czeh of Roseau, Erik Weiss of Moorhead and defending champion Chris Swenson of Fergus Falls.

Listen to Pine to Palm updates at 12pm and 5pm. Also we will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the final round on Sunday.

The complete standings for all the divisions cam be found at the following website: http://www.detroitcountryclub.com/pinetopalm/resul...

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