COON RAPIDS — Chris Peterson was the top finisher among area players competing in the Minnesota State Open Championship, which concluded on Sunday at Bunker Hills Golf Club. Peterson, the teaching professional at StoneRidge Golf Club, finished in a tie for 23rd place with a three-round total of 220 (73-71-76).
Dave Gunderson of Stillwater Country Club finished one shot back in a tie for 27th with a 5-over-par score of 221 (72-72-75). Only eight amateurs finished with a lower score than Gunderson.
Professionals occupied six of the top seven spots and 14 of the top 18, but reinstated amateur Trent Peterson of Valleywood Golf Course topped the entire field after winning a playoff with former University of Minnesota golfer Justin Smith. Both players finished at 208, which was one shot better than third-place Donald Constable (209).
Carpenter finishes 33rd at Northern Amateur
Former Stillwater Ponies standout and recent South Dakota State University graduate Hudson Carpenter finished in a tie for 33rd place at the Northern Amateur at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind., on July 23-25. An opening-round 80 knocked Carpenter out of contention early, but only five players in the field bettered his final-round 70, which allowed him to move up to 22 spots on the final day.
Carpenter improved each day, but finished with at 10-over par for the tournament (80-76-70).
Adam Wood of Zionsville, Ind., posted a winning score of 209 (7-under).