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Hoge gearing up for second round at The Masters

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Fargo's Tom Hoge reacts after missing a putt on the 17th green during the first round of The Masters on Thursday, April 7, at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tom Hoge's first-ever competitive round at The Masters on Thursday probably wasn't exactly what he was hoping for, but it also wasn't the opening day disaster that befell several of the PGA Tour's big names.

The Fargo pro shot a 1-over 73 and he is among 12 golfers tied for 31st place after the tournament's first day at Augusta National Golf Course.

Sungjae Im shot a 5-under 67 and leads Cameron Smith by one shot. Former Masters champions Dustin Johnson and Danny Willett both shot 3-under 69s and are tied with Joaquin Niemann and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler for third.

Hoge is tied with the likes of one of his playing partners, former Masters champion Bubba Watson, and Rory McIlroy, Marc Leishman and former University of Minnesota player Erik van Rooyen.

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"Enjoyed my first round at (The Masters)," Hoge said in a post-round tweet. "Ready to go again tomorrow!!" >>> Full recap here.

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Dragons announce three finalists for athletic director position

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Minnesota State Moorhead interim athletic director Chad Markuson says there is already a high amount of interest in the open Dragons men's basketball coaching job. The university officially posted the job opening online Monday, March 28, following the resignation last week of Chad Walthall.
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MOORHEAD — Minnesota State Moorhead has narrowed its choices to three as the school is set to hire a new athletic director, the school announced Friday, March 8.

MSUM interim athletic director Chad Markuson is one of the finalists for the job along with Daniel M. Garrett J.D. and Tom Wagganer. Finalists will visit campus over the next two weeks and a new athletic director is expected to be named by the end of April. >>> Full story here.

Minnesota State Moorhead has named three finalists for its athletic director position.

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