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Red Wing's Fritz Belisle watches his tee shot head towards the pin on hole No. 12 Wednesday in Rochester. Belisle qualified for the state meet after shooting a two-day total of 162. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Boys Golf: Belisle secures state bid, Red Wing takes second

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ROCHESTER – Red Wing had a great opportunity to book a bus ticket to the Class 2A state tournament in a couple weeks. But Byron spoiled the chance, taking home the Section 1AA title with a 643, 18 strokes better than the Wingers’ 661.


Red Wing had the section where it wanted it, shooting a first-round best 318. That four-stroke lead over the Bears did not hold on Wednesday, as winds and dry greens doomed the Wingers to second place.

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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