The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories

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The Home Run is a daily look at the lesser-known sports stories throughout greater Minnesota. Whether it’s an individual or team with an amazing story, we’ll track down our favorites every weekday.

Fargo: 2 golfers in the U.S. Open

A pair of golfers from just across the Minnesota border in Fargo are competing at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay in Washington this week. Josh Persons didn't find out until Sunday night that he was picked as an alternate qualifier for the PGA major event. Tom Hoge is also playing in his first Open, and both players have the mindset that "anything can happen."

– Read more from the Fargo Forum

Duluth: Meet the man who directs Grandma's Marathon

Just under 8,000 people are signed up to run in Saturday's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. It's the 13th largest marathon in the country and one man is in his first year as executive director of the race. It's a giant job that Shane Bauer is ready to handle.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

St. Cloud: The demise of shortstop golf tournaments

Twenty-seven holes of golf in a one day tournament, also known as shortstop tournaments, are few and far between from what they were in the 1960s and 70s. One columnist did some digging and found three reasons why the once popular events are becoming harder to find.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

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