Sanders was just +3 after 45 holes.

Jake Sanders, one of the few golfers from outstate competing in the Minnesota State Open Golf Championship, finished tied for 34th in the three-round event Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, Minn.

Sanders finished +7 with rounds of 75, 72 and 76.

The Crookston native's first two rounds were impressively mistake-free for the most part. In round one he was even par after nine with nine pars. A bogey on the 11th and a double bogey on the 13th were his only blips on the scorecard that day. Round two, Sanders was one over after nine with just one bogey and posted -1 on the back nine with a eagle on the 15th and a bogey on the 17th. Sanders recorded two bogeys and two birdies on his round-three front nine, but the back nine hurt him with four bogeys.

As a professional, Sanders won a prize of $375.

Trent Peterson, an amateur, of Eagan, Minn. won the championship at -8 in a one-hole playoff with Justin Smith, a professional, from St. Paul, Minn., who took home the top prize of $9,000.


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