Defending champion Jacques Wilson won twice Monday on the first day of the Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Championship at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City. The top-seeded Wilson coasted past Ravi Ramalingam, 7 and 6, and edged Trent Sundbom 2 and 1, reaching the round of 16.

Wilson will face three-time MGA Mid-Players’ champion Troy Johnson on Tuesday. Also advancing was former Gopher Ben Greve, the two-time defending Minnesota State Open champion.

• Leigh Klasse, Brenda Williams, Lynn Anderson and Betsy Aldrich were among the championship-flight winners at the women’s MGA Senior Amateur Match Play championship at Faribault Golf Club.

Explorers rout Saints

League-leading Sioux City touched Saints fill-in starter Ryan Boelter for three quick first-inning runs on the way to an 11-3 victory at CHS Field. Jay Baum drove in four runs for Sioux City.

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