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Wiltsie qualifies for MGA Senior Championship

BEMIDJI - Jeff Wiltse of Bemidji shot a 1-under par 71 Thursday at the Bemidji Town & Country Club and qualified for the state MGA Senior Players Championship match-play tournament which will be played June 11-13 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton.

BTCC was one of 11 Minnesota courses which held qualifying tournaments for the Senior Players Championship. Wiltse won the qualifier by defeating John Hagge of Fergus Falls who shot 82 and Mike Anotonovich of Coleraine who shot 84.

Bob Cavanagh of Perham captured the Mid-Players Championship qualifier in a playoff over Joe Burgess who plays out of Stone Ridge Golf Course in Stillwater.

Thursday's Players Championship qualifying tournament at BTCC saw Casey Vangness of Alexandria take the top spot with a 68. Beau Hanson of Detroit Lakes was second at 70 and Trenton Olson, who plays at Village Green Golf Course in Moorhead, was third at 71.