DAKOTA DUNES — Heading into Sunday’s final round, Christopher Rager leads the championship steal of the Interstate Am Championship at Two Rivers Golf Club in Dakota Dunes.

Rager shot a 1-under par 69 on day one to hold a one-shot lead over Briar golfer Cliff Elijah Lamoureux. Morningside golfer Xan Milligan and Josh Wendling are tied for third at 1 after one round. Rager is a former champion and grew up playing the course when it was the Sioux City Boat Club. He starts in the final group tomorrow at 10 a.m.

In the ‘A’ flight, Colyn Oostenink leads the group to 3-over. Jim Tritz is second at 6-over and Tim Vanpeursem third at 7-over.

The “B” flight leader is Matthew Mousel at 6-over. Mel Clifford and Jason Mertz are tied at 8 after Saturday’s round.

Jason Cleveland leads the ‘C’ flight to 10-over. Blake Budde and Scott Manley are tied at 13, good for second place in the steal.

Kevin Butler (19+) leads Flight ‘D’. Nate Klamm (24+) and Trey Banks (33+) are second and third in the flight, respectively.

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The Interstate Am Championship is the annual major championship of Two Rivers Golf Club. It began in the early 1930s by professional Bill Adams, head of the Sioux City Boat Club, and has historically had a strong group of the region’s top players.

Sunday’s final round begins at 8 a.m. with the main cards going into play at 10 a.m. at Two Rivers Golf Club at Dakota Dunes.