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Radke placed 46th at state golf tournament

Hastings Middle School eighth-grader Matthew Radke is busy this week competing in the state golf tournament.

The lone Hastings representative played his first round Tuesday and his second round on Wednesday at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.

Radke shot an 80 on Tuesday and was tied for 49th after one round.

On Tuesday, Radke had a 39 on the front nine and a 41 on the back nine.

In the second day of play Radke shot a 78 with a 39 on the front nine and a 39 on the back nine.

His two-day total was 158.

The winner was Max Kelly of Forest Lake, who shot a 143.

There are 88 golfers competing in the state tournament. There's only one other eighth-grader.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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