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Jon Miller of Fargo tees off on the par five 12th hole during his Thursday match against defending champion Connor Holland. Miller won the match 1 up. Photo by - Brian Basham

Number one no more

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The paths to the first round of the Pine to Palm match play were on two entirely different levels for each of defending champion Connor Holland and challenger Jon Miller of Fargo.


For Holland, a relaxing two days of qualifying were had after gaining the exemption from his 2011 championship.

Meanwhile for Miller, he had to scratch and claw to even nab the final spot into the field of 64.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.