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Rocky Mountain boys, Middleton girls in the hunt for state golf titles

Rocky Mountain holds a three-stroke advantage over five-time defending state champion Eagle after the first 18 holes at Avondale Golf Course in Hayden Lake. The Grizzlies, who edged the Mustangs for the district title last week, totaled an 18-over 306, led by Carson Barry’s even-par 72 and Henry Bernard’s 2-over 74. Eagle carded a 309 behind individual leader Josh Gliege’s 1-under 71.

GIRLS: Highland (345) took a commanding lead in the team race, outpacing second-place Eagle and Idaho Falls by 24 shots. Eagle’s Natalie Mullins and Idaho Falls’ Yedin Lui are tied for the individual lead at 7-over 81. Lui is the defending champion.

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BOYS: Lakeland (306) held off four-time defending champion Twin Falls (309) for a first-day advantage at The Links Golf Club in Post Falls. Skyview (315) is third and Bishop Kelly (318) fourth. Lakeland’s Preston Roth leads the individual race after an even-par 72.

GIRLS: Middleton (364) moved into position to win its first title since 2009 with a first-round 364 and a lead over Twin Falls (370). BK, which has won the past three titles, is third at 394. Kinsley Bonfilio of Bishop Kelly carded a 6-over 78 for the individual lead.

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BOYS: Hayden Eckert’s first-round 73 helped put Buhl out front at Twin Lakes Village Golf Course in Rathdrum. The Indians (309) are on pace to win their third consecutive title. No Treasure Valley golfer finished among the top 10 after the first day, and Weiser (357) led local teams in fifth.

GIRLS: Treasure Valley golfers held the top four places on the leaderboard, paced by Emmett’s Jessica Lyter, who shot an 11-over 83 for a two-stroke lead over Fruitland’s Abigail McKinney. Weiser (403) leads the team race.

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BOYS: Cole Valley Christian (335) is five shots back of leader Aberdeen (330) at Bryden Canyon Golf Course in Lewiston. Declo’s Trey Smyer had the best round of the day with a 5-over 76.

GIRLS: Bear Lake (406) leads Lighthouse Christian (421) and Nampa Christian (424). Defending champion Lacy Avera of New Plymouth leads with an 8-over 80.

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