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Howard’s Barn men’s league

Play of the day on Wednesday, June 26, was best-ball scramble, with Howard’s Barn Ladies League as our guests.

The first-place team was Carole Brodzinski, Harry Head and Ken Lieske. Second place was Ollie Courts and John Person and Marlene Yurek. Third place was Bing Brodzinski, Pat Rauenhorst and Woody Woodwick. Two teams were tied for third so a tie breaker hole was used.

Individual awards were Tom Yurek, longest putt on hole No. 9; Chip-ins by Marlene Yurek hole No. 5 and by Jerry Silbaugh on hole No. 9.

Whitefish women 9-hole

The Whitefish nine-hole league played “Secret Hole Throw Away” individual game on Wednesday, June 26. The pro chose one hole, kept secret, which the scores would be thrown out. At the end of the round, the net score of the secret hole was revealed and tossed out.

The winners are as follows: first place, Bev Ogren; Second place (tie), Connie Foster and Kathy Keeling; and third place, Carol Lovro.

Individual with the lowest net was Helen Amar. Chip-In was Bev Ogren on No. 18; and birdie by Susan Swanson on No. 12.

Halverson Law wins title at Cragun’s

D&D Exteriors made the biggest move near the top of the leaderboard June 27, but it wasn't enough to supplant Halverson Law from winning the first half of the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Halverson Law tied Shep¹s on 6th with 22 points each to win by two points over D&D, which beat Mulligan's 29 to 14.5, and finish second. Reichert Bus finished third in the first half standings.

Team results from June 27: Reichert Bus 24.5, Thelen Heating 19.5; Mid-Minnesota FCU 25, Von Hanson¹s 19; DPA/DK Insurance 31.5, Mulligan¹s 12.5; American National Bank 24, Deerwood 20; Halverson Law Office 22, Shep¹s on 6th 22 US Bank 22.5, 925.Silver 21.5 D&D Exteriors 29, Edward Jones 14.5 People¹s Security 24, First Security Agency 20

Team standings: Halverson Law 228.75; D&D Exteriors 226.75; Reichert Bus 225.25; Shep¹s on 6th 219.25; American National 214.25; DPA/DK Insurance 198.25; Thelen Heating 196; 925.Silver 192.25; Peoples Security 191.5; Mulligan¹s 185.75; US Bank 182.75; Von Hanson¹s 180; Edward Jones 174; Deerwood Bank 165.25; Mid-Minnesota FCU 154.25; First Security Agency 145.25

Individual results: Closest to pins: Rory Papenfuss, Chuck Halverson Longest putt: Mike McDermott, Tim Trott Low net: Randy Phillips 29, Justin Simon 32, Eric Davidge 32 Low gross: Justin Simon 35, Tim Johnson 35 Side game gross: Dan Vickerman 38 Side game net: Brian Steinglein 40

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

We had yet another great turnout for the men, and the weather was perfect on Tuesday, June 25, at Emily Greens. Following are results: First place: Dick Blevins, Gary Nelson, Paul Jensen, Marc Silingardi; Second place: Milt Beyer, Ken Lieske, Jack Helman, Jim Shallman; Third place: John Lemire, Dave Schwarze; Fourth place: Tim Donnay, Jack Schuller, John Harris, Keith Walker.

Other awards were closest to the pin – Roger Brekken, John Harris, Marc Silingardi; Longest Putt – Willis Berndt; Chip Ins – Paul Jensen, Pat O’Connor, Ken Lieske; and Eagle – Dick Blevins.

Emily Greens Wednesday League

Another gorgeous night for women’s league on Wednesday, June 26, at Emily Greens. Individual awards included: Play Of The Day – Long Drive On Number 9; Winners – Jane McKinley, Mariainne Auge, Eileen Jensen, Kathy Pfaff, Bonnie Bares, Bea Dangers, Joanne Walker; Chip Ins – Carol Germann, Eileen Jensen, Lynda Halstensen, Becky Guida and Bea Dangers; and Birdies – Carol Germann.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

The Thursday morning group was back in action on June 27, and the weather was beautiful for a great day at Emily Greens. Individual awards were Play Of The Day – First on the green on number 8; and the winners were Kathy Ecklund, Mary Neer, Carol Lieske, Barb Schewe and Jane McKinley.

Whitefish Women’s 18-hole League

Game of the Day was Cha, Cha, Cha for the Whitefish Women’s 18-hole League on Wednesday, June 26. First place with net 125 was the team of Susan Walstrom, Sherrie Adam, Sharon Sullivan and Darlene Bonnema. Second place with net 128 was Betsy Otteson, Anita Stensby, Lois Haglund and Barb Smith. Third place went Maxine Riches, Myra Faust, Nancy Schmidt, and Mary Jean Herdey with net 130.

Low net for the day went to Betsy Otteson with 67. Nancy Schmidt (No. 9) and Susan Finley (3) each chipped in for a birdie. In addition, Marlys Guse (18), Susan Walstrom (1) and Lois Haglund (10) each recorded chip-ins.

The round was followed by the monthly luncheon and meeting in Bogey’s. Reminders were made for coming events - our special ‘cause’ day, honoring Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fund for children’s cancer on July 31, Club Championship on Aug 13-14, and the combined 9- and 18-hole women’s event Women of Whitefish (WOW) on Aug 22.

The League will not have a regular weekly event during the Fourth of July week, so the next league event will be Wed, July 10.

Breezy Pointy Women’s League

Two-person best ball was the event last week at the Whitebirch course for Women’s League. The three-way tie for first place with a 30 was Jean Appleton and Gloria Thomas, Connie Parsley and Judy Thomas and Judi Moravek and Martha Polsfuss. Second place with 31 went to Bunny Oseland and Sylvia Schmitt, Bugs Schmidt and Polly Aumock and Janie Pommer and Cathy Johnson. Chris Bjornson and Barb Owens shot a 33 for third place, Jan Benson and Ruth Tiedeman shot a 35 for fourth place. Fifth place went to Ellen Koshenina and Joi Brandt with a 37.

Crosswoods Men’s Tuesday League

The team of Jim Fraser, Ed Kellog, Palmer Sorenson and Jim Goulet finished first on both the front and back nine for the nine-hole play for Crosswoods Men’s Golf League in Crosslake on Tuesday, June 25. Second place for the front and back was the team of Ray Elie, Earl Bancroft, Dave Oleson and Dave Schrupp.

Individual awards were Bill Dehnert, closest to the pin on No. 6; Kellogg, Closest to the pin on No. 11; Jerry Bourassa, longest putt on No. 9; Al Stans, longest putt on No. 18; Dale Erikcson, eagle on NO. 5; Dave Schrupp, eagle on No. 8; and Chet Herrboldt, eagle on No. 8. Fraser had the low net for both the front and back nine, and was player of the day with a low gross of 73.

Crosswoods Men’s Thursday League

The team of Dick Sletten, Jerry Martin, Daryl Anderson and Bob Campbell were first on the front nine while Dale Erickson, Bob Johnson, Marty Guse and Jerry Bourassa were first on the back nine during Thursday Men’s League play on June 27, at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake.

The team of Lyle Monson, John Swanson, Jim Mateyka and Don Rother were second on the front nine while Larry Koenig, John Antos, Steve Tufte and Bob McPherson were second on the back nine.

Individual awards include: Dale Stevens, player of the day for the low net round of 64; Koenig, closest to the pin on No. 6; Mateyka, closest to the pin on No. 11; Charlie Peterson, longest putt on No. 9; Guse, longest putt on No. 18; Don Rother, low net on front nine; and Bourassa, low net on back nine.

Black Bear Women's League

Cathy Switajewski took first place and Barb Knutson took second in the Black Bear Women’s League’s 9-hole weekly game called tee to green, where players subtract putts from their total score.

Gloria Taylor had low net and won low putts with 14.

The league will host its invitational Thursday, July 11.

The league is always looking for new members. If anyone is interested in joining, contact Eileen Springer at 218-562-4131 or the clubhouse at 218-587-8800.

Holes in one

Linda Frey of Burnsville aced the 82-yard 15th hole at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake on June 28 using a driver.

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