MIDDLETON -

Jacob Michel shot three-under-par 69 to take the first round lead at the Madison City Junior Golf Tournament at Pleasant View Golf Course Thursday.

Michel, playing in the 15-16 year old boys division, had five birdies and two bogeys to take a one-shot lead on Max Murphy after the first 18 holes.

Verona's Rachel Hernandez shot one-over 73 to lead the girls competition. Defending champion Loren Skibba fired a 74 in the opening round.

The final round is Friday at The Oaks in Cottage Grove.

MADISON CITY JUNIOR GOLF

BOYS LEADERS

1. Jacob Michel   69

2. Max Murphy   70

T3. Jordan Ray    71

T3. Connor Simon   71

5. Bryce Danielson 74

T5. Jensen Peck   74

GIRLS LEADERS

1. Rachel Hernandez  73

2. Loren Skibba      74

3. Bailey Smith    76

4 . Claire Franken    80