Horn leads Metro with 69; Haney 5 shots back

Wright State's Mikkel Mathiesen is one shot back after the first round of the Miami Valley Golf Association Metropolitan Championship at Country Club of the North. Joseph Craven/Wright State Athletics FILE PHOTO

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Wright State's Mikkel Mathiesen is one shot back after the first round of the Miami Valley Golf Association Metropolitan Championship at Country Club of the North. Joseph Craven/Wright State Athletics FILE PHOTO

Justin Horn of Cincinnati shot a 3-under 69 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the 99th Miami Valley Metropolitan at Country Club of the North.

Mikkel Mathiesen, a senior on the Wright State team, is one shot back after shooting a 70. Nathan Vonderhaar, a Mason High School senior, is third with a 71.

Defending champion and Wright State graduate Bryce Haney shot a 74.

Wittenberg senior Evan DiSanto, Wright State signee Adam Horn and Xavier sophomore Mason Witt each shot 72. Witt is a Greeneview graduate who won the Division II state championship in 2019.

The 72-hole tournament continues Friday and concludes Sunday.

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