Kathryn VanArragon surges to 4-stroke lead in Minnesota Section PGA junior girls golf tournament in Bemidji

Fifty-three girls are taking part in the tournament at Bemidji Town and Country Club. The event concludes on Tuesday, June 21.

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BEMIDJI — Two-time Minnesota Class AAA high school champion Kathryn VanArragon fired a 6-under-par 66 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Minnesota Section PGA girls golf tournament at Bemidji Town and Country Club.

She had a four-shot lead over Reese McCauley of Inver Grove Heights, who finished third at the Class AAA state tournament. Ava Hanneman of Orono is in third at even-par 72 after making a double bogey on No. 18.

VanArragon carded seven birdies and one bogey on Monday. The Blaine High School senior-to-be won her first state title as a seventh-grader in 2018 and added a second crown earlier this month at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. She has signed to play golf at the University of St. Thomas starting in the fall of 2023.

Fifty-three girls are taking part in the tournament, which concludes Tuesday, July 21.

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Dennis Doeden, former publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer, is a feature reporter. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Communications Management.
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