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Gophers golfer win State Am

ROSEVILLE, Minn -- Rain delayed the start of the Minnesota State Amateur Championship's final round by five hours Wednesday.

Before the players had been out for three hours, thunder forced another 11⁄2-hour; wait. But by the time the tournament ended around 8:15 p.m., Andrew Paulson had made sure lightning had struck for the second time this summer.

Paulson played nearly perfect from tee to green, shooting a 4-under 68 for a three-day total of 8 under, three shots better than University of Minnesota teammate Clayton Rask, who birdied three of his final four holes to finish 5 under. Kane Hanson, Scott Ainsworth and 18-year-old Matt Schneider finished in a three-way tie for third at 3 under par.

Rochester's Eric Deutsch shot a 72 Wednesday to finish at 224, tied for 37th place.

Deutsch won the tournament in 2004.

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Owatonna's Joe Daly shot a 72 for a three-day total of 218, tying him for 13th place.

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