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Golf leagues-June 20, 2013

Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole

Shari Loechler and Ruth Kluklow tied with a net of 18 on June 12 to win the Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League’s game of the day, odd balls, where players scored the net score for only the odd holes.

Mary Ann Valley and Gini Moberg tied for second with a net of 19. A three-way tie for third went to Mardy Brodil, Carol Lindahl and Marilyn Woodridge with a net of 20.

Deanna Frandsen had a chip-in on hole 2, and Shari Loechler had the low net at 31.

The league is open to new members. To join, contact Steve at 218-543-4900 or Mary Scarborough at 218-543-4578.

Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole

After a tie-breaker, the team of Maxine Riches, Sherrie Adam, Cheryl Stansfield and Mary Boeder won the Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole League game of the day June 12. The game was red, white and blue flags in which each team score was the total of one net best ball on red flags, two nets on white flags and three nets on blue flags.  

Two teams tied for first with team scores of 135. The tie-breaker was the team score for the last nine holes. Second place then went to the team of Betsy Otteson, Dorie Kaleva, Rox Thompson and Nancy Carlson.

The third-place team, with 136, was Barb Hanson, Myra Faust, Sharon Sullivan and Marlene Anderson.

All teams finished within five strokes of the leaders. 

Mary Kay Kendall scored a chip-in birdie on hole 6. Barb Holubar and Nancy Schmidt, playing together, both scored birdies on hole 12.  

Low net for the day went to Adam with 68.  

Anyone interested in joining the leagues at Whitefish Golf Club can contact the Whitefish Pro Shop at 218-543-4900 or go to and click on the “league information” link.

Whitefish Men’s League

Erlin Johnson and Larry Dahl won the two-man best net ball by flight event June 11 in the Whitefish Golf Club’s Men’s League.

Johnson and Dahl finished first in the first flight with a 60, while Arlen Stensby and Darrell Swanson carded a 61 for the second spot.

Gary Amundson and Sam Kantos won the second flight with a 59, and Bob Adam and Dick Keister prevailed in a playoff to finish second with a 65.

The third flight belonged to Hank Duitsman and James McKeehen with a 63, followed by Greg Lindahl and Rich Gady with a 64 for second position.

Masters of the longest putt on holes 9 and 18 were Jim Devinck and Fred Skog.

Throwing it closest to the pins on 7 and 17 were Arlen Stensby and Richard Carlson.

Men may join the league at any time by contacting the pro shop at Whitefish at 218-543-4900.

Breezy Point Ladies

Jan Moravec and Martha Polsfuss of the Breezy Point Ladies League won the two-person best ball played at Whitebirch.

Connie Parsley and Steph Machey shared second place with Stacy Levine and Janie Pommer. Darlene Palmer and Sue Ackerman placed third. Fourth place was a three-way tie with Sandy O’Day and Jan Benson, Polly Aumoch and Jill Roeder, and Barb Owens and Bunny Oseland.

Crosswoods Ladies Leagues

Game of the day June 12 was best ball scramble in nine-hole play. Winners were:

First flight: first with a score of 33, Carol Coult, Sandra Melberg, Georgi Ashlin and Lila Kersey; second with 34, Cathi Nelson, Gail Bancroft, Michele Kohler and Vicki Nygaard; third with 35, Dolores Anderson, Jane Draheim, Marlene Miller and Darlene Berger.

Second flight: first with 37, Jacque Glas, Nancy Barnes, Mary Neer and Faye Windschitl; second with 39, Helen Blatz, Judy Hein, Judy Nicholas and Bonnie Anderson; third with 40 (tie), Jeanne Green, Dee Dee Johnson, Thelma Williams and Rose Ann Stans, as well as Sue Farrell, Mary Hirman, Betty Lidholm and Wendy Griffith.

In 18-hole play June 10, winners of the low individual net game of the day were Sandra Melberg, Michele Kohler, Sue Mitch, Nancy Barnes, Georgi Ashlin, Gloria Dalbec and Mary Hirman.

Hirman had both a birdie and a chip-in on hole 6. Beryl Roe had birdies on holes 6 and 10. Nancy Meinke had a chip-in on hole 10.

Crosswoods Men’s Leagues

Loyal Meech’s 64 was the low net round of the day June 13 in Crosswoods Men’s League action. Meech had the individual low net on the front nine, and Palmer Sorenson on the back nine.

Team low net was the game of the day. Finishing first on the front nine was the team of Joe Smith, Dave Barnes, Marty Appel and Dale Erickson. Taking first on the back nine was the team of Sorenson, Dave Oleson, Ray Elie and John Pribyl.

The team of Bob Johnson, Al Stans, John Jensen and Dale Stevens placed second on the front nine. Nick Loscheider, Pat McAlpine, Jim Fraser and Roger Weis took second on the back nine.

Loscheider was closest to the pin on hole 6, and Chet Herrboldt on hole 11. Roger Coult had the longest putt on hole 9, and Stans on hole 18.

Dave Schrupp had a chip-in for birdie on hole 7 from the sand.

On June 11, Dick Sletten and Loscheider shot the low net rounds of the day with 63s. Barnes had the individual low net on the front nine, and Appel on the back nine.

Game of the day was three best net balls on odd holes and two on even holes. Placing first on the front nine was the team of Dan Davis, Ernie Byerly, Barnes and Jerry Martin. The team of Larry Koenig, Oleson, Bob Eng and Jerry Portner was first on the back nine.

Steve Laak, Martin Guse, Terry Nygaard and Al Welch took second on the front nine. Placing second on the back nine was the team of Pat Arens, Loscheider, Bob Johnson and John Pribyl.

Oleson was closest to the pin on hole 6, and Gerg Long on hole 11. Portner had the longest putt on hole 9, and Coult on hole 18. Sletten had a chip-in for birdie on hole 3, Meech on hole 13, and Eng on hole 17.

New members are welcome at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Howard’s Barn

Women’s League

Jeanne Green, Marlene Miller, Marlene Yurek and Helen Blatz won the play of the day, which was best poker hand on odd-numbered holes, in Fairways at Howard’s Barn Women’s League play Tuesday, June 18.

Tuesday, June 11, Helen Silva, Carole Lieske, Joanne Eickhoff and Carol Brodzinski won the play of the day, which was throw out worst two holes. Silva reported a chip-in.

Registration is now under way for the Triangle Tournament, hosted by Fairways League on July 16, with the Crosswoods and Emily leagues as guests.

Howard’s Barn Men’s League

The team of Ken Lieske, Jim Rauenhorst and Woody Woodwick won the play of the day, which was low team net using the two lowest scores on each team, in Fairways at Howard’s Barn Men’s League play Wednesday, June 12.

The team of Harry Head, John Person and Tom Yurek took second, followed by the team of Bing Brodzinski, John Driscoll and Jerry Silbaugh in third.

Head had the longest putt on hole 9, and Lieske and Driscoll had chip-ins.

The league will play next at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26. More players are needed.

Emily Greens Leagues

It’s not too late to join league play. Call Tony or Gregg for more information.

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

First, Bob Elliott, Dave Schwarze, Bill Wroblewski and Gene Jensen; second, Alex Griffin, Milt Beyer, Bruce Nelson and John LeMire; third, Tim Donnay, Charlie Peterson, Tom Walker and Ron Germann; fourth, Pat O’Connor, Don Atwater, Sid Hughes and Marc Silingardi.

Walker and Jensen had eagles; O’Connor was closest to the pin; Gary Nelson was closest to the pin in two shots; Beyer and Jim Little had the longest putts.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

Play of the day was closest to water on hole 7 with drive, without going in. Winners were Eileen Jensen, Ruth Strohmeier, Mary Patterson, Bonnie Bares, Marianne Auge, Julie Dallas, Judy Abts and Mikie Walker

Ruth Helmen had a chip-in.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

Play of the day was guess your score. Winners were Nancy Knox, Joanne Walker, Jane McKinley, Jensen, Pam Wiltsey and Carol Germann.

Black Bear Ladies

The team of Eileen Springer, Carol Lovro and Cathy Switajewski won the dice game June 13 with the Black Bear Ladies League.

Lila Kersey had a chip-in on hole 9.

Cragun’s Legacy Men

Halverson Law moved into first place in the men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses with a 31.5-12.5 win over U.S. Bank June 13.

American National, last week’s leader, slipped into second place despite a 25.5-18.5 win over DPA/DK Insurance.

Reichert Bus maintained third place with a 25.5-18.5 win over Von Hanson’s.

Team results from June 13: Halverson Law Office 31.5, US Bank 12.5; Deerwood Bank 24, Mulligan’s 20; Thelen Heating 33, Mid-Minnesota FCU 11; Shep’s on 6th 27, 925.Silver 17; American National Bank 25.5, DPA/DK Insurance 18.5; D&D Exteriors 29, First Security 15; Reichert Bus 25.5, Von Hanson’s 18.5; Edward Jones 22, People’s Security 22.

Team standings: Halverson Law, 180.75; American National, 177.25; Reichert Bus, 173.75; Shep’s on 6th, 172.25; D&D Exteriors, 170.25; 925.Silver, 152.75; Peoples Security, 150.50; Von Hanson’s, 148; Thelen Heating, 145.50; DPA/DK Insurance, 143.75; Mulligan’s, 142.25; US Bank, 141.25; Edward Jones, 135.50; Deerwood Bank, 124.25; Mid-Minnesota FCU, 112.25; First Security Agency, 105.25.

Individual results: closest to pin on hole 6, Dan Vickerman; longest putt on hole 2, Nate Wood; closest to pin on hole 8, Drew Dufner; closest to pin on hole 15, Adam Kalenberg; low net, Chuck Halverson 29, Jason Sourdiff 31, Mike Quinn 32; low gross, Tyler Monda 35, Chuck Halverson 36; side game gross, Troy Getchell 37, Tim Halvorson 47; side game net, Brian Stenglein 34, Craig Miller 41.

St. Francis of the Lakes

Golf Classic is Aug. 8

St. Francis of the Lakes Golf Classic is scheduled Aug. 8 at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Cost is $100 per person for golf, cart and dinner, or $20 per person for dinner only.

Registration is at 11 a.m. with lunch available. Scramble begins at noon, social at 5 p.m. and dinner, awards and prizes at 6 p.m.

Online registration is at Go to “events,” then click on the “St. Francis event” on the calendar.

For more information, call Mark at 218-851-8437 or Nick at 218-820-7309.


Scott Mitchell of Bloomington aced the 162-yard 11th hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes on June 12 using a 7-iron.

Fredd Schrupp aced the seventh hole at Emily Greens on June 11 using an 8-iron for his first ace.

Shana Krantz, East Gull Lake, aced the 87-yard 15th hole on the Dutch Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses on June 11 using a hybrid.

Tim Martin, Minneapolis, aced the 140-yard 11th hole on Bobby’s Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses on June 16 using a 9-iron.

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