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Golf leagues-Aug. 1, 2013

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Three area golfers in top five

Jenny Muesing of Baxter finished second and Maggie Heggerston of Pequot Lakes was third in the final season standings of the Minnesota Section PGA Players’ Tour Series A points race.

Muesing a member of the Brainerd Warriors girls golf team scored 240 points through five events.

In four events, Heggerston scored 215.33 points.

Both trailed Kate Smith of Detroit Lakes, who tallied 357.50 points in four events.

Staples-Motley’s Andrew Israelson finished fourth in the final Minnesota Section Players’ Tour Series A points standings.

In four events, Staples-Motley’s Andrew Israelson accumulated 353.75 points. The second and third players both played in one extra event, while the season winner, Detroit Lakes’ Karter Smith, secured 547.5 points for the title.

Thomas Stoxen of East Gull Lake placed 29th, Andrew Muesing of Baxter finished 37th and Staples-Motley’s Dakota Waverek 41st with four events.

East Gull Lake’s Joe Foley, finished tied for 55th with just three events.

On the girls side, Savannah Stone of Crosslake tied for 18th with just three events completed.

Triangle Tournament results

The Fairways League hosted the Crosswoods and Emily leagues July 16 for the annual Triangle Tournament. The following prizes were awarded for the scramble tournament.

Longest drive on hole 2, Ann Schrupp; longest putt on hole 3, Merrilyn Enabit; closest to Mickey Mouse on hole 6, Marlene Miller; and closest to the mystery chain on hole 8, Geri Seaberg.

The first-place team members were Harriet Smith, Helen Blatz, Bev Skog and Carol Germann. In second place were Schrupp, Marilyn Wetters and Delores Anderson. Coming in third was the team of Georgie Ashlin, Carol Brodzinski, Judy Hein and Joanne Eickhoff.

All winners received cash prizes.

Whitefish Women 9-Hole

The Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League event July 25 was 2-4-6-8, who do we appreciate, an individual game using each player’s net score for the even-numbered holes.

First place was a tie between Delores Rubald and Kathy Brodin with net scores of 12; second place was a tie between Gini Moberg and Mary Lou Claypatch with net scores of 13; and third place went to Clarise Skalman with a net of 14.

The individual with the lowest net scores overall were Susie Newsome and Kathy Brodin (31).

Anyone interested in joining the league should call Mardy Brodil at 218-692-2066 or the Whitefish Clubhouse at 218-543-4900.

Whitefish Women 18-Hole

Enga Wodziak, Barb Hanson and Susan Walstrom all shot net 34s to tie for the Flight A title July 25 during the Whitefish Women’s 18-Hole League’s Ts and Fs game.

Faye Owen fired a 34 to win Flight B. Mary Boeder, Lois Haglund and Darlene Bonnema shot 35s to tie for second.

Wodziak shot the low net with a 69.

Hanson and Walstrom each carded birdies.

On July 31, the league supported the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for children’s cancer.

August events include the league championships Aug. 13-14 and the Women of Whitefish (WOW) combined 9- and 18-hole event Aug. 22.

Whitefish Men’s League

Greg Cheek and Bob Beatty fired a 98 to capture the first flight July 23 in the two-person, net ball tango event during the Whitefish Golf Club Men’s League.

Arlen Stensby and Denny Nybo finished second in the top flight.

Bob Caturia and George Riches finished first in the second flight with a 98. Dave Keeling and George Polusny finished second.

Jim Devinck and Jim McKeehen fired a 94 to win the third flight with Bill Anderson and Stan Michal in second.

Steve Holubar and Polusny sank the longest putts and Cheek and Darrell Swanson were closest to the pin winners.

Breezy Point Women

Sharon Woods and Margo Sodahl of Cuyuna Golf Club tied Whitefish Golf Club members Susan Finley and Barb Holubar to win the A flight of the Breezy Point Women’s Invitational July 25 at Whitebirch Golf Course.

Second place went to a pair of Cuyuna Golf Club teams with 62s. Joan Hasskamp and Deb Enger tied the duo of Judy Franks and Sandy Arcand.

Winning flight B was Pat McKee-Mary Kay Googins of Ridgeville/Longville. The teams of Marquerite Baker-Anita Stensby and Mindy Born and Ginger Geifer, all of Whitefish, finished second.

Bonnie Isaacson-Kathy Green of Tianna won Flight C. Tying for second was the Pokegama team of Linda Bonney-KC Neustrom and the Breezy Point team of Judi Moravec-Linda Betker.

Cathy Manual-Terri Fuller of Albion Ridges won Flight D followed by Breezy Point’s Bugs Schmidt-Sylvia Schmitt and Jill Roeder-Mage DeFries.

Proximity winners: closest to line, Mindy Brown and Susan Finley; longest drive, Joan Hasskamp and Judi Moravec; closest to pin, Judy Franks and Kathy Green; longest putt, Sharon Woods and Janie Pommer; money hole, Sharon Keister, Connie Parsley and Barb Owens.

Crosswoods Men

Bob Johnson was player of the day with the low net round of 61 in Crosswoods Men’s League action July 25. He also had the individual low net on the front nine. Al Stans had the individual low net on the back nine.

Game of the day was team low net. First place on the front nine went to the team of Daryl Anderson, Joe Smith, Bob Eng and Gary Hein. The team of Johnson, Jerry Bourassa, Dan Davis and Dale Stevens took first on the back nine.

Placing second on the front nine was the team of Doug Steck, Bob McPherson, Jim Ritter and Gene Guthmueller. The team of Al Stans, Roger Coult, Tom Endres and Dave Schrupp was second on the back nine.

Ralph Lewis was closest to the pin on hole 11 and Roger Weis on hole 17. John Antos had the longest putt on holes 2 and 8.

Nick Loscheider was player of the day July 23 with a low net round of 61. Don Miller had the individual low net on the front nine, and Guthmueller on the back nine.

Game of the day was 3-2-1 variable best ball. The team of Hein, Miller, Loscheider and John Pribyl took first on the front nine. Smith, Anderson, Greg Long and Guthmueller placed first on the back nine.

The golf team of Pat McAlpine, Ray Elie, Johnson and Terry Nygaard finished second on both the front and back nines.

Pribyl had the longest putt on hole 7, Eng on hole 9 and Dale Erickson on hole 10. Don Rother was closest to the pin on hole 15. Stevens had a chip in for birdie on hole 3 and Eng on hole 16.

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

Crosswoods Ladies

Ann Schrupp, Georgi Ashlin, Rose Ann Stans and Dolores Anderson won the game of the day — low team net in 9-hole play — with a score of 124 July 24 with the Crosswoods Ladies League.

Placing second with a score of 138 was the team of Beryl Roe, Sandra Melberg, Bonnie Anderson and Karen Appel.

Sue Mitsch, Carol Coult, Donna Bickford and Jacque Glas took third with 146.

Lila Kersey and Roe each had a birdie on hole 10. Dee Dee Johnson had a chip in on hole 18, and Mitsch on holes 14 and 16.

Howard’s Barn Women

The play of the day July 23 was handicap, and winners with the Fairways at Howard’s Barn Women’s League were Marlene Miller, Helen Silva and Bev Skog.

Geri Seaberg had the least putts for the nine holes of golf.

New members and visitors are welcome.

Howard’s Barn Men

Play of the day July 23 for the Fairways at Howard’s Barn Men’s League was low individual net grouped by age, with first place in the old group going to Jim Rauenhorst. Bing Brodzinski and John Person tied for second, and Woody Woodwick took fourth.

First place for the older group went to Ollie Courts. Sig Anderson and Tom Yurek tied for second, and Harry Head took fourth.

Yurek had the longest putt on hole No. 9. Anderson had a chip in on hole No. 1, Person on hole No. 3 and Yurek on hole No. 4.

Emily Greens leagues

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

First place went to Ron Germann, Dave Schwarze, Sid Hughes and Milt Spieler; second, Don Atwater, Gordy Holmgren, John Harris and Al Schewe; third (tie), Jack Curry, Keith Walker, Roger Richters and Larry Wickstrom, and Jack Helmen, Tom Walker, Charlie Peterson and Jim Wells.

Keith Walker had the longest putt; Bob Elliott and Harris were closest to the pin; Elmer Johnson had a chip in.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

Mary Schreier, Marianne Auge, Julie Dallas, Joleen Nelson and Marlene Brannan won the play of the day, which was low net (score minus handicap).

Dallas had a chip in.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

Karla Blevins and Charly Richters won the play of the day, which was longest drive on hole 5.

Black Bear women

The Black Bear Women’s 9-Hole League played low net, with Lila Kersey and Darlene Rodine tying with a low net of 40.

Gloria Taylor won low putts with 17 putts.

The league welcomes new members at any time during the season. For more information, call Eileen Springer at 218-568-4131.

Birch Bay women's league

Ardelle Wentworth won the closest to the pin contest July 10 during the Birch Bay Women’s social golf.

The two-person team of Dorothy Johnson-Roberta Freese tied the three-person team of Stella Czeczok, Wentworth and Barb Heck in the scotch doubles team game July 17.

The Birch Bay women’s social meets 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday mornings through Aug. 28. All women are welcome.

Legacy men's league

Von Hanson’s defeated 925.Silver 24.5-19.5 July 25 to maintain its lead in the men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Deerwood Bank remained in second place with a 24-20 win over First Security Agency. D&D Exteriors moved into third place with a 25-19 win over Mulligan’s.

Team results from July 25: Reichert Bus 23.5, Shep’s on 6th 20.5; Halverson Law Office 29, Thelen Heating 15; American National Bank 26, People’s Security 18; DPA/DK Insurance 24, Edward Jones 20; US Bank 32.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 11.5; Von Hanson’s 24.5, 925.Silver 19.5; D&D Exteriors 25, Mulligan’s 19; Deerwood 24, First Security Agency 20.

Team standings: Von Hanson’s 78.5; Deerwood Bank 77.25; D&D Exteriors 76.25; Reichert Bus 76; US Bank 72.5; Edward Jones 70.25; Halverson Law 68.75; American National 67.50; 925.Silver 66.25; DPA/DK Insurance 65.5; Thelen Heating 64; Shep’s on 6th 60.75; First Security Agency 60; Peoples Security 56; Mulligan’s 51; Mid-Minnesota FCU 41.5.

MWGA senior four-ball

Claudia Pilot, representing Cragun’s Legacy Courses, teamed with Brenda Williams of Windsong Farm to fire a two-day 146 and finish second in the Minnesota Women’s Golf Association’s Senior four-ball championship July 24-25 at Rochester Golf and Country Club.

Leigh Klasse and Mary Hoisser of Keller Golf Course won the tournament with a 144.

Katie Deeg of Golden Eagle Golf Club and Jean Buller of Hazeltine National Golf Course placed fifth in the third flight.

Junior PGA

Maggie Heggerston advanced to the semifinals before falling to Sophie Hill of Medford in the Minnesota Section PGA Junior Players Tour Match Play championship July 24 at Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton.

Heggerston received a first-round bye and then beat Megan Welch 1 up in the quarterfinals.

Thomas Stoxen of East Gull Lake was 1-1 on the boys side. He opend with a win over Parker Hill of Maple Grove in extra holes. He then lost to Jacques Wilson of Victoria 4&3.


Don Atwater aced the 11th hole at Emily Greens on July 18 using a 9-wood for his third ace.

Steve Lee of Apple Valley aced the 188-yard 11th hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes on July 19 using a hybrid.

Sean Dahlman, Rogers, aced the 144-yard 17th hole of Breezy Point Resort’s Whitebrich July 19 using a 9-iron.

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