Brian Halvorson doesn’t have an ace in the hole. The MayPort-CG golf coach believes he has three.

The Patriots boys squad is opening this spring with high expectations after losing last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behind senior Nicholas Dale, who placed third in the state as a sophomore in 2019, Halvorson considers MPCG a strong contender to qualify for this year’s state tourney.

“We were very competitive in every meet last time we played,” Halvorson said. “We would have been there last year, too.”

Dale was one of three Patriots who qualified individually for the state meet in 2019.

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