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Nelson brothers tee off at State Golf

Thomas Nelson and Justin Nelson represented Wahpeton very well on day one of the 2015 State Class A Golf Tournament, at Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo on Tuesday. Thomas is tied for seventh with a 77 (37-40) and his brother Justin tied for 22nd shooting an 80 (41-39). Both struggled at times today, but still managed to post scores that will enable them to move up the leaderboard Tuesday.

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