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Chamberlain's Dakota Munger tied for lead after Day 1 of Class A boys golf state championship

Munger shot a 74 and is in a four-way tie for first place

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Chamberlain's Dakota Munger watches his shot on Hole 14 during the Region 3A boys golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Lakeview Golf Course.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic
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ABERDEEN, S.D. — There’s a four-way tie at the top of the Class A boys golf individual state championship after Day 1.

Region 3A champion Chamberlain's Dakota Munger is tied for first place with Tea Area’s Keeton Newborg and Vermillion’s Trey Hansen and Cooper Girard at 74 after the opening day of play at Moccasin Creek Golf Course in Aberdeen.

Munger holed two birdies on the day and picked up an eagle on Hole 14, carding a 3 on the par 5 for the field’s only eagle of the day. Newborg also carded a pair of birdies, while Hansen tallied five, tying his teammate Karson Preister for the most in the field, and Girard picked up three.

The four are one stroke ahead of Sioux Falls Chrisitian’s Kaleb Jost and Aberdeen Roncalli’s Finn Anderson, who are tied for fifth at 75. Preister, Sioux Falls Christian’s Eli Anema and West Central’s Trey Even sit tied for seventh at 77, while five players, including Parkston’s Payton Koehn, round out the top-10 tied at 10th place with a 78.

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“Confidence is high,” Munger said after his win at the Region 3A tournament. “I look to make a strong showing this year at state.”

As a team, Vermillion leads the tournament after the first day at 304, 16 strokes better than Aberdeen Roncalli, which sits in second with 320.

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Dakota Valley (326) has a two-stroke lead over Sioux Valley (328) for third place, while West Central (329) sits one shot behind Sioux Valley in fifth. Chamberlain (345) leads Groton Area (347) by two for sixth after one day, with St. Thomas More (348), one stroke behind Groton Area in eighth.

Winner Area (356), Belle Fourche (363), Parkston (368) and Rapid City Chrsitian (408) round out the rest of the team scores. Landon Calhoon had Winner Area's top round with a score of 80, tying for 19th place.

Play is scheduled to begin again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

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