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Nies wins at The Classic

EAST GULL LAKE — Andrew Israelson of Staples and Amanda Nies of Pequot Lakes won the third stop of the Brainerd Lakes Cup Sunday at The Classic at Madden’s.

Israelson fired a 75 to capture the boys title. Trent Hagenson shot a 76 for second and Pete Dahl placed third with an 81.

Nies shot a 95 for the top girls score. Lauren Herker finished second with a 100 and Alex Stone shot a 108 for third.

Results from July 14:

Girls: Amanda Nies 95, Lauren Herker 100, Alex Stone 108, Maggie Matson 133, Alexandra Nelson 137

Boys 16-older: Trent Hagenson 76, Pete Dahl 81, Mitch Hagenson 83, Nolan Frank 88, Will Petersen 89, Dakota Waverek 90, Kyle Quast 100

Boys 14-15: Andrew Israelson 75, Tom Peterson 83, Joe Foley 84, Max Labine 91, Kyle Och 93, Parker Loew 93, Josh Howenson 101, Jake Hodge 106

Boys 12-13: Luke Anderson 93, Danny Olson 99, McCale Peterson 100, Luke Johnson 103, Jake Evans 104, Michael Bostrom 107, Kyle Bahr 159

Von Hanson’s takes lead

Von Hanson’s Meats topped Halverson Law 27.5-16.5 July 11 to take the early lead in the second half of Cragun’s Legacy Courses men’s league standings.

Deerwood Bank topped Edward Jones 26-18 to land in second place with 925.Silver sitting in third with 25 points.

Results from July 11:

Team results:

US Bank 22.5, Reichert Bus 21.5

Shep’s on 6th 24.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 19.5

People’s Security 24.5, Mulligan’s 19.5

Deerwood Bank 26, Edward Jones 18

Von Hanson’s 27.5, Halverson Law 16.5

925.Silver 25, Thelen Heating 19

D&D Exteriors 23, American National 21

DPA/DK Insurance 24, First Security 20

Team standing: Von Hanson’s 27.5; Deerwood Bank 26; 925.Silver 25; People’s Security 24.5; Shep’s on 6th 24.5; D&D Exteriors 23; US Bank 22.5; Reichert Bus 21.5; American National 21; First Security Agency 20; Mid-Minnesota FCU 19.5; Mulligan’s 19.5; Thelen Heating 19; Edward Jones 18; Halverson Law 16.5

Breezy Point men

Giovanni’s downed Commander/JJ’s 8-4 July 11 to win the first-half championship of the Breezy Point Resort men’s league .

Commander/JJ’s finished second, while Crocker Collision tied Thomas Associates to finish third.

Results from July 11:

Team results

Crocker Collision 6, Thomas & Associates 6

Billy’s Buddies 6, Billy’s Bar & Grill 6

Giovanni’s 8, Commander/JJ’s 4

Dockside 6

Team standings: 1-Giovanni’s; 2-Commander/JJ’s; 3-Crocer Collision; 4-Thomas & Associates; 5-Billy’s Bar & Grill; 6-Billy’s Buddies; 7-Dockside

Individual results

Low nets: 0-6 handicap — Don Sandberg 33; 7-10 — Jim Fischer 32; 11-18 — Bob Bannick 33, Josef Shiltz 33

Longest putts: Sam Jonas, Denny Langerman, Joe Kocak

Closest to pin: Sandberg, Langerman

Breezy Point women

Gloria Thomas, Sue Marsolais, Jean Appleton and Bunny Oseland fired a 55 to win the 1-2-3 game July 11 during the Breezy Point Resort women’s league on the Traditional Course.

Chris Bjornson, Steph Mackey, Ellen Koshenina and Darlene Erickson shot 57 for second place. Sylvia Schmitt, Judi Mavarek, Joi Brandt and Linda Betker placed third with a 60 and the team of Jan Benson, Mary Bender, Colleen B and Stacy Levine tied the team of Sandy O’Day, Bonnie Person, Kathy McTauge and Bugs Schmidt for fourth.

Whitefish women

Susan Walstrom netted a 48 to win flight A July 10 in the T-E-N-S game during the Whitefish Women 18-hole league.

Betsy Otteson shot 51 for second and Susan Finley’s 52 was third.

Anita Stensby captured flight B with a 48. Mary Kay Kendall (49) was second and Joan Kantos (50) placed third.

Sandy Meyer won the flight C with a 51. Sharon Sullivan (52) finished second and Mary Boeder and Darlene Bonnema tied for third.

Maxine Riches, Susan Walstrom, Nancy “smooth stroke” Schmidt, Cheryl Bontrager, Sullivan and Bonnema all sank long putts for their respective flights.

Walstrom’s net 66 was theday’s low round.

Bonnema, Sullivan, Helen McGrath, Stensby, Faye Owen, Kantos, Dorie Kaleva all had birdies.

Marlene Anderson, Ginger Giefer, Bonnema and Kantos all had chip ins.

The next league event is 7:30 a.m. July 17 and will be a colored ball net team game. League will then move to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25 for a week because of a tournament scheduled at Whitefish.

GVL outings

Katie Wallace, Marian Duffy, Carrie Spitzack, Jim Kendall and Dave Busch teamed up to shoot a 31 and win the Grand View Lodge Coed Outing July 9 at The Preserve.

Gene and Cathy Seczko, Judi Moravec and John Oswald shot 34 for second place. Doug and Vicki Dypwick and Gene and Carol Lovro finished third.

The team of Laurel Mezner, Paula West, Candace Prigge and Lisa Omodt tied the team of Scott and Becky Kackman and Tom and Diane Aydt.

Gene Seczko and Chris Niemi sank the longest putts. Laurel Mezner was closest to the pin and Cathy Seczko had a chip in birdie.

The next Coed Outing will be July 30 at The Pines.

During the June 25 Women’s Outing, Barb Wenschlag and Marian Duffy fired a 36 to win the side step scramble.

Jean Morgan , Marilyn Sobiech, Betty Kackman and Diane Aydt placed second with Candace Prigge, Lisa Omodt, Katie Wallace and Carrie Spitzack in third.

Wallace made the longest putt and Wenschlag was closest to the pin.

Deeg wins

Cassie Deeg, representing Golden Eagle Golf Club, needed two playoff holes, but captured the Minnesota Women’s Public Golf Association Public Links Championship Sunday at Ridges at Sand Creek.

Deeg and Kristen Wagner of Baker National Golf Course both finished with 144s to force a playoff. On the second playoff hole, Deeg sank a par putt to claim the title.

Bell in contention

Pierz High School graudate Robert Bell is tied for fifth after the opening round of the 110th MGA Amateur Championship Monday at Medina Golf and Country Club.

The former Class 1A state champion is sitting at even par with five other players. That group was three shots behind first-round leaders Andy Jacobsen and Ben Welle.

Junior PGA

Maggie Heggerston fired a two-day 160 to tie for ninth in the Minnesota Section Junior PGA Championship July 11-12 at Chaska Town Course.

Heggerston of Pequot Lakes shot rounds of 83-77 to finish 12 strokes behind winner Anni Heck.

Jenny Muesing of Brainerd placed 13th with a 165.

Thomas Burgstaler, Crosby-Ironton, tied for 29th in the boys division with a 160.

Aitkin’s Thomas Petersen finished 60th with a 180.

Pink Ribbon at Madden’s

The second annual Pink Ribbon Cupboard nine-hole tournament is scheduled 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Madden’s Resort.

Proceeds support individuals experiencing financial difficulties because of breast cancer treatment.

The cost is $65 includes golf cart and buffet. The first 18 paid teams will be in the scramble.

Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole

The Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League recently hosted the Rally for the Cure tournament.

Shari Loechler won the game of the day, which was low Net. Sheila Speedling followed in second place, with Barbie Swenson taking third and Clarise Skalman in fourth. Speedling was closest to the pin on hole 4.

Anyone interested in joining this league can call the Whitefish Golf Club at 218-543-4900.

Crosswoods Ladies League

Sue Farrell aced the fourth hole at Crosswoods Golf Course on Monday, July 8, in Crosswoods Ladies League 18-hole action.

Game of the day was throw out three worst holes. Winners were Tracy Nelson (67), Cathi Nelson and Michelle Kohler (80), Ann Schrupp (71), Farrell and Nancy Barnes (71), and Mary Hirman (66).

Tracy Nelson had a birdie on hole 15, Schrupp on hole 16, and Barnes on holes 11 and 1.

The nine-hole league played the same game Wednesday, June 26. Winners were Char Gibbons (27), Sandy Melberg (25), Sue Mitch (26), Georgi Ashlin (25), Schrupp (26), Thelma Williams (26), Nancy Stevens, Rose Ann Stans and Lynn Luick (31), Farrell (24) and Gloria Dalbec (25).

Beryl Roe had a birdie on hole 11 and Luick on hole 15. Ashlin and Williams had chip-ins on hole 16, and Stevens on hole 14.

Crosswoods Men’s League

Jerry Martin shot the low net round of 61 to earn player of the day honors Tuesday, July 9, with the Crosswoods Men’s League. Martin had the individual low net on the front nine, and Dan Davis on the back nine.

The team of Dave Barnes, Dave Schrupp, Steve Laak and Ron Bickford won the game of the day — two best net balls of four — on the front nine, while the team of Dick Sletten, Nick Loscheider, Jim Mateyka and Darrell Sykes claimed first on the back nine.

Taking second on the front nine was the team of Larry Koenig, Martin, Jerry Bourassa and Don Rother. Roger Coult, John Pribyl, Don Miller and Gary Hein finished second on the back nine.

Roger Weis was closest to the pin on hole 7, and Sletten on hole 15. Greg Long had the longest putt on hole 8, and Bickford on hole 5.

New members are welcome at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Howard’s Barn Men

Harry Head, Ken Lieske and Jim Rauenhorst won the play of the day Wednesday, July 10, which was low team net using all scores and using only three clubs of player’s choice, for the Fairways at Howard’s Barn Men’s League.

Sig Anderson, John Person and Tom Yurek took second, with Bing Brodzinski, Ollie Courts, Jerry Silbaugh and Woody Woodwick coming in third.

Woodwick made the longest putt on hole 9. Rauenhorst was closest to the pin on hole 7. Silbaugh had a chip-in on holes 2 and 4, and Rauenhorst on hole 9.

Emily Greens

Call Tony or Gregg for more information on joining a league.

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

The men’s league was rained out July 9.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

Winners of the play of the day, which was closest to the pin on third shot hole 3, were Sue Degner, Becky Guida, Eileen Jensen, Donna Larson, Nancy Kruse, Mary Patterson, Jan Anderson and Charly Richters.

Joanne Walker, Mary Schreier and Judy Abts had chip-ins. Schreier also had a birdie.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

Winners of the play of the day, which was reverse your score, were Mary Neer, Jane Baker, Nancy Knox, Carol Germann and Barb Schewe.

Carol Lieske and Patsy Bernhjelm had chip-ins.


Loren Carner, Fort Ripley, aced the 16th hole at Madden’s Pine Beach West July 6 using a 9-iron.

Roger Temple, Merrifield, aced the 191-yard eighth hole at Eagle’s Landing July 11 using a 3-wood.

Ken Reynolds, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., aced the 155-yard third hole of the Woods Nine at Grand View Lodge’s Pines Course July 10 using an 8-iron.

Pat Arens, Pequot Lakes, aced the 115-yard 17th hole of Crosswoods Golf Course July 11 using a pitching wedge.

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