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Deziel weathers windy conditions to take first-round lead in Red River Amateur

North Dakota State golfer was solid in his back nine

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MOORHEAD — On a windy first round in the Red River Amateur as presented by Verazity Storage tournament, beating par was a challenge for most golfers on Friday.

North Dakota State’s Nate Deziel played his last nine in 2-under, a number in which he finished at, shooting a 70 at Moorhead Country Club. He’ll take a one-stroke lead going into the second round.

Logan Hamak, who plays for the University of South Dakota, is one shot back after carding a 1-under 71. Jeff Berstrom of Moorhead was even par after 18 holes.

The second of three rounds is set for Saturday, which will be aired live on WDAY’s Xtra channel from noon to 5 p.m. The top 60 and ties make Sunday’s final round.

Deziel had just one bogey on his card, the result of an errant tee shot on the par-5 seventh hole.

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Hamak took advantage of four birdies on the first nine and hung on to be in the final pairing Saturday with Deziel.

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