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Warrior tied for 32nd

COLUMBUS–West Branch senior Aiden Wiesemann shot an 85 in the first round of the Division II boys state golf tounrament on Friday at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course.

After teeing off with the final group on the 10th tee at 10:50 a.m., Wiesemann started off Friday on a great note, netting a birdie on the first hole.

From there, he scored six bogeys, a par and a double bogey on the back nine for a 43. He made the turn onto the front nine and scored four bogeys, four pars and a triple bogey for a score of 42.

The 85 put Wiesemann tied for 32nd.

Poland’s Luke Nord shot an 89 on the day as is tied for 56th.

Carrollton qualified as a team and sits tied for seventh in the team scoring. Colton Moore was the top scorer on the first day, shooting an 83 (29th place).

Wiesemann tees off for his second round at 10:50 a.m. today. He will play with Barnesville’s Carter Wells and Chippewa’s Ben Ellis.

Birdie run

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Xander Schauffele began his second round by missing a 4-foot birdie putt. That was hardly a sign of what was to follow Friday in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.

Schauffele made putts as short as 3 feet and as long as 35 feet. He chipped in from 20 feet. He seemingly couldn’t miss during a two-hour stretch when he made seven birdies over eight holes, including six in a row, for a career-best 29 on the back nine.

His momentum slowed with the pace of play, and he settled an 8-under 64 for a three-shot lead over Tyrrell Hatton.

“Upset I didn’t make more birdies, but pleased I didn’t make any bogeys.”

He was at 14-under 130 and now has the course record at Shadow Creek, which is hosting the CJ Cup for this year only because the COVID-19 pandemic made travel to South Korea impractical.

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