Kenzie Neisen of New Prague Golf Club shot a course-record 9-under 63 at Deer Run in Victoria to lead the Minnesota Women’s State Open by five shots over Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek G.C.
“Personal best today, so that was fun,” Neisen said. “It was kind of a blur to be honest. It was a relaxing round, and I tried not to think about it too much.”
Neisen, a senior-to-be at Oklahoma State and the Women’s State Open champion in 2015, began with a 4-under 32 on the front nine.
Michigan State’s Burnham, who will also be a senior, had six birdies on the back nine, including three in a row starting on the 10th hole, for her 68.
The final round begins at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
Three U volleyball players honored
Outside hitter Alexis Hart, middle blocker Molly Lohman and setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson of the Gophers were named to the preseason All-Big Ten volleyball team, the conference announced Tuesday.
It’s the second straight such honor for Seliger-Swenson, one of two unanimous picks.
Minnesota was predicted to finish third in the Big Ten in the preseason conference coaches’ poll behind Penn State and Nebraska.
• The Gophers women’s soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten coaches’ preseason poll. Penn State, which earned a share of its 18th conference title in 19 years last season, was named the favorite to win the Big Ten title.
• Brad Davison, a freshman from Maple Grove High School, had 13 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists for the Wisconsin basketball team in its 85-75 victory over the New Zealand Breakers in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the first of five games on the Badgers’ summer exhibition tour.
• The St. Paul Saints lost 8-2 to the host Winnipeg Goldeyes. Nate Hanson had an RBI double for the Saints and Brady Shoemaker a solo homer but they had only two other hits. Righthander Ivan Vieitez, who pitched for the Dodgers’ Class AA Tulsa team to start this season, gave up two runs in two innings in his Saints debut after signing with them earlier in the day.