BOLIVAR — Linn's Alek Peters leads all area golfers with a top-10 performance Monday in the first round of the Class 2 boys golf state championships at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club.
Peters is in 10th place out of 74 golfers at the halfway point, shooting a 12-over 84 in his first round. Peters birdied the par-4 13th hole and also had six pars and nine bogeys in his round.
California's Will Boyd was next on the leaderboard with an 18-over 90 to tie for 18th place. Boyd birdied the par-4 16th and par-5 18th holes to go with three pars and seven bogeys in his round.
Linn's Britt Winslow and California's Jackson Hackett are tied for 33rd place, as each shot a 22-over 94 in their opening round. Winslow posted five pars and six bogeys in his round, while Hackett had six pars and seven bogeys in his round.
Fatima's Hunter Rademan is in a six-way tie for 53rd place after shooting a 29-over 101. Rademan recorded one par and nine bogeys in his round.
Linn's Jett Maasen was next with a 30-over 102 for a six-way tie in 59th place. Maasen had three pars and two bogeys in his round.
Five golfers shot in the 70s on Monday. Bowling Green's Brayden Buffington is in the lead with a 2-over 74, while Richmond's Timothy Hamilton is second with a 75.
Palmyra, the only school with enough golfers to post a team score, shot a 352 in the first round.
The state championships conclude with today's final round of 18 holes. Rademan is the first to tee off at 8 a.m. on hole No. 1, while Boyd (8:54 a.m.) and Peters (9:21 a.m.) also start on the first hole. Teeing off on hole No. 10 are Maasen at 8:27 a.m. and Hackett and Winslow at 8:54 a.m.