Sparta's Erickson leads local State Amateur golfers

RIVER HILLS, WI - Sparta's Austin Erickson topped La Crosse area players after the first round of the Wisconsin State Golf Association 119th State Amateur Championship at the Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, WI, on Monday.
Tyler Leach of Spring Valley shot a 3-under par 67 for the first-round lead.
Erickson is tied for 21st place with 73, while Onalaska's Joe Weber is among a group in 31st place with 74. La Crosse's Shaun Borre and two-time defending La Crosse County Men's Amateur champion Ben Skogen, from Onalaska, have a share of 45th place with 75.
Tomah's Trey Hewuse has a long way to go to make the 36-hole cut. He's tied for 147th place with 85, while Sparta's Scott Erickson has little hopes after an opening round 93.