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Golf: June 27, 2013

Whitefish Women 9-Hole

Linda Carpenter, Monica Fetter, Lois Lynch and Renee Scherman won the Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League weekly net score team event called the ribbon game June 19 with a net score of 54.

Second-place was a tie with a net score of 58 for the team of Lynn Blass, Gini Moberg, Mary Scarborough and Barb Wetter, and the team of Sharon Barsness, Bev Ogren and Clarise Skalman.

Mary Lou Claypatch had the individual low net with a 29. Kathy Keeling had a chip-in on hole 4. Carol Lovro had a birdie on hole 8.

The league welcomes new members at any time during the season. For information, call Mardy Brodil at 218-692-2066, Mary Scarborough at 218-568-6152 or the Whitefish Clubhouse at 218-543-4900.

Crosswoods Men’s League

The team of Greg Long, Earl Lidholm, Jim Fraser and Bob McPherson took first on the front nine while the team of Dale Erickson, Nick Loscheider, Bob Campbell and Roger Coult claimed the back nine in Crosswoods Men’s League action June 18.

Game of the day was three best net balls on all holes.

Steve Laak, John Jensen, Ray Elie and Dick Sletten were second on the front nine, and Dave Barnes, Pat McAlpine, Jim Mateyka and blind draw were second on the back nine.

Bill Dehnert shot the low net round of the day with 62. Jerry Martin had the individual low net on the front nine, and Roger Weis on the back nine.

Barnes was closest to the pin on hole 6, and Erickson on hole 17. Chet Herrboldt had the longest putt on hole 8, and Loscheider on hole 12. Bob Eng had an eagle on hole 16.

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

Crosswoods Women’s League

Tracy Nelson, Jeanne Green and Nancy Meinke placed first June 19 when the Crosswoods Ladies League played team low net in nine-hole play.

Beryl Roe, Ellen Tracy, Darlene Berger and Cheryl Fraser claimed second. Cathi Nelson, Thelma Williams and Helen Blatz were third.

Betty Lidholm had a birdie on hole 15, Harriett Smith on holes 11 and 14, and Cathi Nelson on hole 17.

On June 17, Mary Hirman, Roe, Michele Kohler and Meinke took first playing team low net in 18-hole play.

Second place went to Ann Schrupp, Smith, Lila Kersey and Lidholm. Tracy Nelson, Renee Aden, Georgi Ashlin and Joey Hodgson claimed third.

Schrupp had a birdie on hole 3, Smith on hole 15, Kohler on hole 4, and Meinke on hole 15.

Kohler had a chip-in on hole 16, and Judy Nicholas on hole 18.

Howard’s Barn Men’s League

A tie-breaker put the team of Jim Rauenhorst, John Person and Tom Yurek in first place Wednesday, June 19, in Fairways at Howard’s Barn Men’s League action. Play of the day was low team net using all scores.

A tie-breaking hole was used to determine the winner. Coming in second was the team of Jerry Silbaugh, Ken Lieske and Woody Woodwick.

Ollie Courts, Bing Brodzinski, John Driscoll and Harry Head took third.

Rauenhorst had the longest putt on hole 9. Brodzinski had chip-ins on holes 1 and 4.

Emily Greens leagues

To join a league, call Tony or Gregg.

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

The teams of Milt Beyer, Marc Silingardi, Ken Lieske and Al Templeton, and Ron Germann, Paul Jensen, Cy Kruse and Keith Walker tied for first.

Third place went to Alex Griffin, Dave Schwarze, Jack Helmen and Bill Wrobleski. Coming in fourth was the team of Roger Brekken, Larry Neer, Bob Ecklund and Gary Nelson.

Jerry Hagel, Jim Wells and Silingardi were closest to the pin. Jensen had the longest putt. Hagel, Templeton, Pete Ziegler, Jensen and Wrobleski had chip-ins.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

Jan Anderson, Jane McKinley, Julie McGregor, Kathy Paff, Eileen Jensen, Carol Germann, Charly Richters and Marrianne Auge won the play of the day, which was lowest score on even holes.

Auge had a chip-in.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

Golf league was canceled because of rain.

Legacy Course results

Halverson Law maintained its lead in the Cragun’s men’s league June 20 with a 26-18 win over 925.Silver at the Legacy Courses

Reichert Bus moved from third to second with a 27-17 win over Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union. Shep’s on 6th grabbed third place with a 25-19 win over U.S. Bank.

Results from June 20:

Team results:

Thelen Heating 31, Von Hanson’s 13

Reichert Bus 27, Mid-Minnesota FCU 17

DPA/DK Insurance 23, Deerwood Bank 21

Mulligan’s 31, American National Bank 13

Halverson Law Office 26, 925.Silver 18

Shep’s on 6th 25, U.S. Bank 19

D&D Exteriors 27, People’s Security 17

First Security Agency 20, Edward Jones 24

Team standings:

Halverson Law 206.75, Reichert Bus 200.75, Shep’s on 6th 197.25, D&D Exteriors 197.25, American National 190.25, Thelen Heating 176.50, Mulligan’s 173.25, Silver 170.75, Peoples Security 167.50, DPA/DK Insurance 166.75, Von Hanson’s 161, US Bank 160.25, Edward Jones 159.50, Deerwood Bank 145.25, Mid-Minnesota FCU 129.25, First Security Agency 125.25

Individual events:

Closest to Pin No. 7: Jon Tomlinson; Longest Putt No. 4: Don Evans; Closest to Pin No. 9: Todd Ringler; Closest to Pin No. 11: Gordy Johnson; Low Net: Mike Moran 29, Colin MacDonald 32, Justin Simon 32; Low Gross: Dan Vickerman 33, Mike Moran 35; Side Games: Bob Thorkelson 38 gross, Eric Gangl 34 net

Breezy Point men

Giovanni’s Pizza used a 7-5 victory over Dockside June 20 to secure a 3.5-point lead in the Breezy Point men’s league standings.

Despite losing 8-4 to Billy’s Bar & Grill, Commander/JJ’s remains in second place. Thomas Law, who also lost 7.5-4.5 to Crocker Collision, is in third.

Results from June 20:

Team results:

Billy’s Bar & Grill 8, Commander/JJ’s 4

Crocker Collision 7.5, Thomas Law 4.5

Giovanni’s Pizza 7, Dockside 5

Billy’s Buddies 6

Team standings:

Giovanni’s Pizza 44.0, Commander/JJ’s 40.5, Thomas Law 36.5, Billy’s Bar and Grill 35.0, Crocker Collision 34.0, Billy’s Buddies 32, Dockside 30

Whitefish men

Jerry Moja, Tom Otteson and Darrell Swanson all finished with net 68s and after a scorecard playoff they were awarded first, second, and third, respectively, in the first flight of the June 18 individual low net game during the Whitefish Golf Club men’s league.

Ed Kremer, with a net 66, won the second flight, followed by Gary Amundson (67) and Bob Beatty (69).

Duane Ambuehl, with a net 64, was the low net overall winner and he carried the third flight over Al Schwab and John Larsen.

Rolling in long putts on holes 2 and 11 were Bill Anderson and Sam Kantos sank long putts and Greg Cheek and Mike Einan were closest to the pins.

George Polusny provided the main fireworks as he aced the 160-yard 17th hole using a 5-iron.

Whitefish women 18-hole league

Members Cathy Munger, Marguerite Baker and Nancy Schmidt as well as guest Claudia Pilot each scored two birdies during the June 19 member-guest event at Whitefish Golf Club’s women’s 18-hole league.

In addition, members Barb Hanson, Nancy Einan, Anita Stensby, Myra Faust, and Helen McGrath recorded birdies. Guest Nicki Mills also holed a birdie on No. 4.

On June 26, the league will have an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There will be no league event during the week of the Fourth of July,

Awards for June 19 on-course events:

Hole No. 2: Closest to the Hole in 2 shots-Guest-Jean Collins; ßHole 4: Closest to the Hole-Member-Diane Giefer; Hole 6: Closest to the Hole in 2 shots-Member-Dorie Kaleva; Hole 7: Closest to the Hole-Guests-Shari Loechler; Hole 9: Longest Putt-Member-Nancy Carlson; Hole 10: Closest to the Line: Members-Mary Kay Kendall; Member-Sandy Meyer; Guests-Sue Schmidt; Hole 12: Closest to the Hole: Guest-Ginger Strom; Hole 15: Closest to the Hole in 2 shots: Member-Joan Kantos; Hole 17: Closest to the Hole: Member-Helen McGrath; Hole 18: Longest Putt-Guests-Carol Germann

Cuyuna Golf Club

Deb Enger, Rose O’Brien, Margo Sodahl and Shirley Wischmann captured the nine-hole scramble June 19 during the Women’s Night Out at Cuyuna Golf Club.

The next Girls Night Out will be July 24. All women are welcome. The cost for non-members is $20 and includes nine-holes and a shared cart. For more questions call the pro shop at 218-534-3489.

Junior PGA news

Brainerd’s Thomas Stoxen shot a 3-over-par 75 Thursday during the Minnesota Section Junior PGA Player’s Tour Match Play Championship qualifier at Elk River Golf Course.

Stoxen tied for fourth to qualify for the championship July 24-26 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course.

Andrew Israelson of Staples and Maggie Heggerston of Pequot Lakes qualified for the Minnesota Section Junior PGA Championship July 11-12 at Chaska Town Course.

Israelson fired a 3-over 74 June 18 for medalist honors at the qualifier at Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids.

Heggerston shot an even-par 72 for medalist honors in the girls 16-18 division.

Brainerd area chamber event

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber will host its 24th annual Chamber Golf Tournament and Fundraiser Aug. 21 at Grand View Lodge’s The Pines Golf Course.

There will be a buffet breakfast and registration starting at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Entry fees for five-person teams include breakfast, 18-holes with two carts, lunch and an entry ticket for prizes. Other contests include a putting and hole contests.

For more information, contact Kathy at 218-822-7119.

Little Falls chamber event

The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 24th annual Golf Outing Aug. 5 at the Little Falls Country Club.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. Register by June 28 and save $40 per team.

Teams of 4 can register together. Any individual that would like to participate can register and will be placed on a team. Registration includes nine-holes, cart, beverage, door prizes and hors d oeuvres. New this year is the addition to a casino night after golf. Golfers will be given fun money to compete for extra prizes.

Non-golfers can still be part of the event by participating in the social/casino event at approximately 5 p.m. for $20 per person, which includes hors d oeuvres, fun money.

For registration information or to register for golf or the social event contact Gina at the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, by calling 320-632-5155. Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members have first priority in filling teams and individual openings.


Jon Olson, Rockford, aced the 145-yard second hole of the Par 3 Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses June 21 with a pitching wedge.

Eric Hedman, Little Falls, aced the 163-yard 11th hole at Eagles Landing June 22 using a 9-iron.

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