To win the Minnesota state amateur championship, Dave Carothers needed to shoot the best round of the tournament.
And that’s just what the Wild Marsh golfer did Wednesday, firing a 4-under-par 66 to edge Windsong Farm’s Grady Meyer by one stroke to win the 114th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship at Interlachen Country Club in Edina.
Carothers, who entered the final round three strokes back and tied for seventh, finished with a 54-hole total of 4-over 214. Meyer shot even-par 70 on Wednesday for a 215 total.
“This means the world — I’ve been playing in this thing for 30 years and my best finish was up at [Northland Country Club] about 15 years ago when I finished eighth or ninth,” Carothers said. “This tournament represents a lot of the best players in the state.’’
Oak Marsh’s Tyler Obermueller was another stroke back in third after a third-round 71. Joe O’Brien (Rush Creek), Myles Pfingsten (Interlaken) and Sam Foust (Edina) tied for fourth at 217.
Carothers, who began the final round on No. 10, made the turn at even-par 35. He then surged with an eagle on the par-4 No. 2, followed by birdies on Nos. 4 and 5.
Winnipeg drubs Saints
The Saints gave up five home runs, including four off starter Robert Coe in the first inning, on their way to an 11-5 loss to host Winnipeg. With the win, the Goldeyes swept the three-game series and boosted their American Association North Division lead to three games over St. Paul.