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Golf leagues-Aug. 29, 2013

Women of Whitefish

Barb Hanson, Pattie Erickson, Mary Boeder and Ruth Klukow shot a 37 to win the side-step scramble during the ninth annual Women of Whitefish event Aug. 22 at the Whitefish Golf Club.

Nancy Schmidt, Betsy Schroeder and Sharon Sullivan finished second despite also shooting 37.

Mimi Swanson, Vicki Dypwick, Gini Moberg and Barb DeLaHunt placed third.

Judy Eastwood, Connie Foster, Judy Morgan and Sigrid Hubley placed fourth followed by Helen McGrath, Mary Ann Valley and Linda Carpenter placing fifth.

Closest to the pin winners were Cheryl Bontrager and Maxine Riches and Shiela Speedling drained the longest putt.

The Pequot Lakes High School girls’ golf team, which the two Whitefish women’s leagues donate to, assisted with the pre-golf games. Jean Freytag won the driving contest; Enga Wodziak and Mary Boeder split the chipping contest; and Mary Erickson, Gini Moberg and Cheryl Bontrager tied for the putting contest.

Breezy Point Ladies

Jean Appleton, Bunny Oseland, Steph Mackey and Sue Marsolais shot 66 to win the choker scramble Aug. 22 during the Breezy Point Resort Women’s League.

Cathy Johnson, Joi Brandt and Judi Moravec finished second with a 71 with the team of Colleen Rawlings, Bugs Schmidt and Gloria Thomas placing third with a 73.

The team of Kathy McTague, Martha Polsfuss, Polly Aumock and Patty Carlyle tied the team of Judy Thomas, Ellen Koshina, Sandy O’Day and Ruth Teideman for fourth.

Breezy Point Men

Commander/JJ’s and Giovanni’s created a log jam Aug. 22 at the top of the Beeezy Point Resort Men’s League standings.

Commander/JJ’s topped Crocker Collision 6.5-5.5 and Giovanni’s beat Thomas & Associates 7-5 to claim a tie for first in the second-half standings.

Despite the loss, Thomas & Associates is just 0.5 points out of the lead.

Team results from Aug. 22: Commander/JJ’s 6.5, Crocker Collision 5.5; Giovanni’s 7, Thomas & Associates 5; Billy’s Buddies 6, Billy’s Bar & Grill 6; Dockside 6.

Team standings: Giovanni’s 37.0; Commander/JJ’s 37.0; Thomas & Associates 36.5; Dockside 32.0; Crocker Collision 26.5; Billy’s Bar & Grill 22.5; Billy’s Buddies 18.5.

Individual results:

Low nets: 0-5 handicap, Dick Burns 34; 6-9, Paul Houle 30; 10-18, Mike Marcum 34, Jodi Schiltz 34 and Mike Dowdall 34.

Longest putts, Ron Oseland, Dick Polsfuss and Denny Langerman; and closest to pin, Dick Polsfuss and Chuck O’Day.

Crosswoods Men

Dale Erickson’s net score of 61 was the low net round of the day with the Crosswoods Men’s League on Aug. 20. He also had the individual low net on the front nine, with Joe Smith taking the back nine.

Game of the day was 2 best balls of 4 on all holes. Placing first were the teams of Dan Davis, Ed Kellogg, Terry Nygaard and Jerry Martin on the front nine, and John Jensen, Ken Olsen, Pat McAlpine and Dale Stevens on the back nine.

Second place went to the teams of Jensen, Olsen, McAlpine and Stevens on the front nine, and Smith, Erickson, Bob Hinkley and blind draw on the back nine.

Hinkley was closest to the pin on hole 6. Longest putts were made by Kellogg on hole 9, Hinkley on hole 13 and Erickson on hole 18.

On Aug. 22, Dave Schrupp shot a 77, net 58, for the low net round of the day. He had the individual low net on the front nine, and Don Miller took the back nine.

Game of the day was team low net. The team of Gary Munger, Schrupp, Larry Koenig and Davis placed first on the front nine and second on the back nine.

Don Rother, John Swanson, Charlie Peterson and Jerry Bourassa claimed first on the back nine. Loyal Meech, John Antos, Jay Frane and Ray Elie took second on the front nine.

Closest to the pin honors went to Antos on hole 6 and Gary Hein on hole 11. Hein had the longest putt on hole 16, and Bourassa on hole 9. Chip in for birdies went to Jensen on hole 10, Olsen on hole 16 and Frane on hole 18.

Emily Greens results

Tuesday Morning Men’s League

For the third time in four weeks, the men had a tie for first place. The team of Bob Ecklund, Jerry Hagel, Ron Germann and Ernie Morreim tied with the team of Jack Curry, Gary Nelson, Ken Lieske and Tom Walker.

Taking third was the team of Dick Hubbard, Larry Wickstrom, Roger Richters and Bill Wroblewski.

Wroblewski had the longest putt; Hagel, Walker and Bruce Nelson were closest to the pin; Dick Blevins, Morreim and Curry reported chip ins.

Wednesday Night Women’s League

The women played the third and final week of their tournament. Eileen Jensen had a birdie; Joanne Walker, Mary Schreier, Jensen and Jane McKinley reported chip ins.

Thursday Morning Women’s League

The league finished their year-end tournament. Carol Germann had a birdie, and Gail Bancroft had a chip in.

Birch Bay

Stella Czeczok won the best poker hand game and, along with Barb Heck, had chip ins Aug. 21 during the Birch Bay Resort women’s outing.

Bev Fruth was the longest drive winner Aug. 14.

Heck, Janet Kramarsic and Dorothy Johnson were first on the green winners Aug. 7 with Linda Harrier sinking a chip in.

Judy Kolstad mad the fewest putts July 31 and Vi Anderson guessed her score for eight holes to win the July 24 league event.

Cragun’s Men

Thanks to a 27.5-16.5 victory over Mid-Minnesota Aug. 22, Edward Jones pulled to five points of Cragun’s Legacy Courses Men’s League leaders D&D Exteriors.

Von Hanson’s, who had been leading most of the second half, also climbed back into the picture as the third-place team dominated D&D Exteriors 25.5-18.5 to pull to 9.25 points of first place.

Team results from Aug. 22: Mulligan’s 22, 925.Silver 22; American National 30.5, Halverson Law 13.5; Shep’s on 6th 26.5, Deerwood 17.5; Thelen Heating 24.5, People’s Security 19.5;

Reichert Bus 23, First Security 21; Edward Jones 27.5, Mid-Minnesota 16.5; Von Hanson’s 25.5, D&D Exteriors 18.5; US Bank 25, DPA/DK Insurance 19.

Team standings: D&D Exteriors 174.75; Edward Jones 169.75; Von Hanson’s 165.5; US Bank 163; Halverson Law 159.75; Shep’s on 6th 156.75; 925.Silver 155.75; DPA/DK Insurance 155; Reichert Bus 154; American National 151; Thelen Heating 139.5; First Security Agency 138.5; Peoples Security 134; Deerwood Bank 125.75; Mulligan’s 122.5; Mid-Minnesota FCU 106.5.

Individual results: closest to pin, Kurt Muesing, Brian Briggs, Todd Ringler and Jim Mullen; low net, David Mernin 30, Don Quinn 30 and Jim Butcher 30; low gross, Justin Simon 34 and Tim Johnson 35; side-game, Eric Gangl 39 gross and Bob Torkelson 36 net.


Gary Amundson of Breezy Point aced the 165-yard third hole Aug. 20 at Black Bear Golf using a 6-iron.

Colin MacDonald, Baxter, aced the 100-yard eighth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses Aug. 22 using a pitching wedge.

Joe O’Connor, Duluth, aced the 165-yard second hole of The Classic at Madden’s Aug. 18 using a 7-iron.

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