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Golf leagues-Aug. 15, 2013

Whitefish Women 18-Hole

Maxine Riches, Judy Heslop and Helen McGrath tied with 36 points to win flight A of the Aug. 7 stableford during the Whitefish Women 18-hole League.

Cheryl Bontrager won flight B with 42 points. Anita Stensby placed second and Dorie Kaleva placed third.

Diane Giefer won flight C with 43 points. Sharon Sullivan finished second and Nancy Einan third.

Sharon Keister’s 42 points were enough to win flight D followed by Darlene Bonnema in second and Mary Boeder in third.

Giefer fired a low net of 65.

Heslop, Bontrager and Nancy Schmidt carded birdies. Betsy Otteson, Bonnema and Sandy Meyer sank chip ins.

The next event for the women will be the Aug. 22 Women of Whitefish (WOW) event. Registration and pre golf games will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a 9-hole scramble at 4 p.m.

Whitefish Women 9-Hole

The Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League team of Gayle Caturia, Carol Lovro, Gini Moberg and Bev Ogren captured the pink ball, a team game, Aug. 7.

Mardy Brodil, Mary Erickson, Kathy Keeling and Kathy Strampe followed with a close second. Sharon Barsness, Lyn Blass, Barbie Swenson and Mary Scarborough placed third, just one stroke behind.

Kathy Brodin shot the lowest net and Monica Fetter won the low putts at 13. Fetter carded a chip in on hole 5 and Clarise Skalman on hole 7.

For information about the Whitefish Women’s 9-Hole League, contact Mary Scarborough at 218-568-6152 or the Whitefish Pro Shop at 218-543-4900. The league welcomes new members at any time during the season.

Whitefish Men

Roger Jenson and Steve Ogren claimed the top two spots of the first flight of the low net stableford during the Aug. 6 Whitefish Golf Club Men’s League.

Jenson collected 26 points with Ogren scoring 24.

Gary Amundson won the second flight with 27 points followed by Sam Kantos’ 23.

Mike Einan knocked off Dean Brandt in a scorecard playoff as both fired 22s.

Don Skalman and John Farrell sank the longest putts and Ron Meyer and Greg Cheek were closest to the pin.

Breezy Point Ladies

Kathy Johnson shot a low gross of 45 and Kathy McTague carded a low net of 32 to win the Breezy Point Resort Women’s League tournament Aug. 8 at Whitebirch Golf Course.

Sandy O’Day’s 45 won the first flight with Bonnie Person winning low net. Connie Parsley was second and Steph Mackey third in the net division.

Ruth Tiedeman fired a gross 48 to win the second flight.

Gloria Thomas won the low net followed by Barb Owens in second and Ellen Koshenna in third.

Polly Aumock won the third flight gross and Jean Appleton won the net. Chris Bjornson finished second and Judi Moravec third for net.

Bugs Schmidt won the fourth flight gross with Patty Carlyle winning the net. Doris Moede was second and Joi Brandt third for the net.

Breezy Point Men

Despite being on a bye Aug. 8, Giovanni’s Pizza increased its Breezy Point Resort Men’s League lead as Billy’s Bar & Grill beat Thomas & Associates 7-5.

Commander/JJ’s beat Billy’s Buddies 9-3 to climb to three points of the lead.

Team results from Aug. 8: Billy’s Bar & Grill 7, Thomas & Associates 5; Commander/JJ’s 9, Billy’s Buddies 3; Crocker Collison 8, Dockside 4;

Giovanni’s 6.

Team standings: Giovanni’s 25; Thomas & Associates 22.5; Commander/JJ’s 22; Dockside 19; Crocker Collision 18; Billy’s Bar & Grill 13; Billy’s Buddies 6.5.

Individual results: low nets, 0-6 handicap-Wayne Massie 30, 7-10 handicap-Shu-Mei Hwang 32, 11-18 handicap-Josef Schiltz 32; longest putts, Gene Berry, Dick Burns and Jon Marsolais; closest to pin, Ron Oseland and Joe Kocak.

Crosswoods Men

Dale Erickson shot the low round of the day Aug. 6 with the Crosswoods Men’s League. Don Miller had the individual low net on the front nine, and Roger Weis on the back nine.

Game of the day was 3 best balls of 4 on all holes. The team of Dick Sletten, John Jensen, Jim Ritter and blind draw were first on the front nine, and Roger Coult, Bob Johnson, Ken Olsen and Pat McAlpine were first on the back nine.

The team of Bill Dehnert, Terry Nygaard, Gene Guthmueller and Ron Bickford was second on the front nine. Ralph Lewis, Jim Mateyka, Miller and blind draw placed second on the back nine.

Larry Koenig was closest to the pin on hole 6, and Dan Clement on hole 17. Guthmueller had the longest putt on hole 9, and Erickson on hole 14. Joe Smith had a chip in for birdie on hole 3, Weis on hole 13 and Jim Fraser on hole 14.

Weis shot the low net round Aug. 8 with 59 and again had the individual low net on the back nine. Miller won the individual low net on the front nine again as well.

Game of the day was team quota. Coult shot the best score relative to his quota at plus-12. First place was a tie between the teams of Lewis, John Pribyl, Nick Loscheider and Don Rother, and Bob Eng, Wayne Henquinet, Palmer Sorenson and Guthmueller.

Third place went to Sletten, Weis, Charlie Peterson and Doug Steck. Fourth place was a tie between the teams of Coult, Ed Kellogg, Bob McPherson and Jerry Bourassa, and Nygaard, Dave Schrupp, Olsen and blind draw.

Lewis was closest to the pin on holes 6 and 17. Olsen had the longest putt on hole 8, and Mateyka on hole 10. The following had chip ins for birdies: Coult on holes 1 and 4, Dan Davis on hole and Loscheider and Johnson both on hole 18.

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

Howard’s Barn Women

Helen Silva, Carol Lieske, Pat Rauenhorst and Marlene Yurek won the play of the day, which was pink ball, Tuesday, July 30, with the Fairways at Howard’s Barn Women’s League.

Bev Skog reported a chip in.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Donna Balzer, Carole Brodzinski and Silva won the play of the day, which was handicap. Silva had the longest putt on hole 9 and reported a chip in. Marlene Miller was closest to the pin on hole 5.

Howard’s Barn Men

The Fairways at Howard’s Barn Men’s League team of Bing Brodzinski, Ollie Courts and John Driscoll on Aug. 7 won the play of the day, which was low team net using the high and low for each team.

The team of Sig Anderson, John Person, Woody Woodwick and Tom Yurek finished second.

Driscoll had the longest putt on hole 9, and Courts was closest to the pin on hole 7.

The league reported its annual shootout results Aug. 8: first, Ken Lies; second, Courts; and third, Jim Rauenhorst.

The league plays at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays until September, and then play will start at 9 a.m.

Emily Greens

Marlene Brannan aced the first hole at Emily Greens on Aug. 7 using a driver for her first hole in one. She was playing in the Wednesday Night Women’s league tournament. Witnesses were Beth Nygard, Judy Abts and Julie Dallas.

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

First place in the Tuesday Morning Men’s League went to Bob Ecklund, Cy Kruse, Pat O’Connor and Keith Walker. Dick Blevins, Roger Richters, Art Dalbotton and Larry Wickstrom finished second.

Third place went to Bob Arendt, Gordy Holmgren, Jack Curry and Al Schewe, followed by Tim Donnay, Pete Ziegler and Tom Walker in fourth.

Schewe had the longest putt. Ken Lieske, Schewe and Gary Nelson were closest to the pin. Don Atwater, Al Templeton, Wickstrom, Gordy Holmgren and Tom Walker reported chip ins.

The Wednesday Night Women’s League started its yearend tournament. In addition to Brannan’s hole in one, Stella Waby and Jane McKinley had chip ins.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

The Thursday Morning Women’s League played the second week of a tournament. Mary Neer had a chip in.

Black Bear Ladies

The Black Bear Ladies 9-Hole League played a two-team event where Mary Lou Jacobs won first place with a blind draw and had a score of 76.

Lila Kersey and Barb Knutson won second place with a score of 77.

Mary Jane Regan had a chip in on hole 3 and took low putts with 15 putts. Carol Lovro had a birdie on hole 9.

Legacy Men

Von Hanson’s is standing the test of time as it continues to lead the men’s league standings at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Von Hanson’s beat People’s Security 24-9 Aug. 8 on Bobby’s Legacy. It was same amount of points as second-place D&D Exteriors totaled in its 24-9 win over Thelen Heating.

US Bank was the big point getter as it downed Deerwood Bank 30-3 to climb into third place.

Team results from Aug. 8: DPA/DK Insurance 21, Shep’s on 6th 12; 925.Silver 22.5, American National 10.5; Mid-Minnesota 22.5, First Security 10.5; D&D Exteriors 24, Thelen Heating 9; Halverson Law 24, Mulligan’s 9; Edward Jones 22.5, Reichert Bus 10.5; Von Hanson’s 24, People’s Security 9; US Bank 30, Deerwood Bank 3.

Team standings: Von Hanson’s 125.5; D&D Exteriors 124.25; US Bank 118.5; 925.Silver 117.75; Halverson Law 115.25; Edward Jones 112.75; DPA/DK Insurance 108; Reichert Bus 106.5; American National 106; Shep’s on 6th 100.75; Thelen Heating 97; Deerwood Bank 95.25; People’s Security 95; First Security Agency 91.5; Mid-Minnesota FCU 78; Mulligan’s 76.

Individual results: closest to pin, Todd Ringer, Nate Wood and Mike Mundis; longest putt, Jon Ohlin; low net, Wayne Gutzman -7, Tom Hice -6 and Michael Monda -6; low gross, Drew Dufner -5 and Tyler Monda -2; side-game, Brian Stenglein (gross) and Mike Mundis (net).

Junior PGA

Maggie Heggerston of Pequot Lakes shot rounds of 78-84 to tie for fifth place during the Aug. 8-9 Minnesota Section Junior PGA Players’ Tour Tournament of Champions at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Heggerston’s 162 was 12 strokes behind winner Kate Smith of Detroit Lakes.

Deeg in top 20

Cassie Deeg of Golden Eagle Golf Club shot rounds of 80-76 to tie for 17th during the Minnesota Women’s State Open Championship Aug. 7-8 at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake.

Sarah Durnham, Rush Creek Golf Course, shot a course record 67 in the final round to win the tournament by three strokes over Alexandria’s Lisa Grimes.


Lorraine Giles, Winnipeg, Manitoba, aced the 105-yard fifth hole of the Par 3 Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses Aug. 8 using a 7-iron.

Jack Pulley, Albert Lea, aced the eighth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses July 26 using a pitching wedge.

Tim Czichotzki, Moorhead, aced the 176-yard 15th hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses Aug. 10 using a 7-iron.

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