MEDINA, MN (KFGO-AM) -- It was a pretty good day for the Welle family of Moorhead.
19-year-old Ben Welle is tied for the lead at the Minnesota State Amateur golf tournament at Medina Country Club in the suburban Twin Cities after firing a 3-under-par 69 in the first round. Meanwhile his dad, Tom Welle, got his first-ever hole-in-one last night at Village Green Golf Course when he aced the 130-yard 6th hole with a 9-iron. Ben Welle is tied with Andy Jacobson of Willmar for the lead.
Welle recently signed with the University of Kansas to play golf this fall for the Jayhawks. He was a junior-college All-American at Scottsdale Community College last year after winning the Minnesota Class 2A high school championship as a senior with the Spuds. The tournament continues today and tomorrow.