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Paulson new leader at Cragun's

Paulson Insurance surged to the top of the men's league leaderboard after beating Mid-Minn FCU 32-12 June 5 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

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The 20-point victory gives Paulson a 2.5 lead over former leader Reichert Bus, which beat Riverwood Bank 24.5-19.5.

Von Hanson's Meats is in third place thanks to a 28-16 win over Randall State Bank.

Results from June 5:

Team results

Deerwood Bank 24, US Bank 20

Mulligans 22.5, American National 21.5

Paulson Insurance 32, Mid-Minn FCU 12

Von Hanson's Meats 28, Randall State Bank 16

Thelen Heating 26, Hy-Tech Construction 18

Reichert Bus 24.5, Riverwood Bank 19.5

iTeam 25, People's Security 19

925.Silver 22, MRI 22

Shep's on 6th 26.5, D&D Exteriors 17.5

Halverson Law 23.5, Edward Jones 20.5

Team standings

Paulson Insurance 158.5

Reichert Bus 156

Von Hanson's 144

D&D Exteriors 143

925.Silver 143

American National 142

Halverson Law 138.5

Mulligan's 134.5

Shep's on 6th 131

iTeam Creative 126.5

Riverwood Bank 122.5

Deerwood Bank 121.5

Thelen Heating 120

Peoples Security 119

US Bank 117

MRI 117

Randall State Bank 104

Mid-Minnesota FCU 97.5

Hytec Construction 97.5

Edward Jones 97

Individual results

Closest to pin: Andrew Odean, Nate Wood

Longest putt: Mike Moran, Brian Twamley

Low net: Ben Von Bank 29, Kurt Buckwalter 30, Ian Ulrich 32, John Thelen 32

Low gross: Michael Foley 33, Tim Trott 35, Ben Duhn 35, Eric Pion 36

Side game (net): Brian Stenglein, Tim Engel

Thursday's matchups

Reichert Bus vs. Paulson Insurance

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. Deerwood

People's Security vs. Riverwood Bank

925.Silver vs. Edward Jones

iTeam Creative vs. D&D Exteriors

US Bank vs. American National Bank

Halverson Law vs. Shep's

Von Hanson's vs. Mulligan's

Hytec Construction vs. MRI

Thelen Heating vs. Randall State Bank

Legacy women

Lori Rich, Patty Rodningen, Patty Mernin and Ginny McDonald won the low team total event on the Par 3 Course June 3 during Women's Night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Martha Prusak, Tammy Olson, Kathy Wernberg and Deb Cranny won on Dutch's front nine while Katie Lippo, Mary Lippo, Ruth Norman and Kelly Gorvin won on the Dutch's back nine.

Longest putts were made by Brenda Miller, Lyn Holbrook and Ali Timmons.

Bonnie Brandon, Carol Dinndorf, Kari Anderson, Alyce Shook and Lottie Oehrlein were closest to the pin.

June 17 will be regular play.

Whitefish men

Tom McGrath, Jack Heidman, Jim Devinck and Duane Ambuehl won the June 3 two best ball net event during the Whitefish men's league.

Finishing second were Larry Dahl, Mike Finley, John Rathman and Joe Fetter. Paul Schmidt, Tom Baker, Dale Frandsen and Jim McKeehen placed third.

Jim Rauenhorst and March Pechauer made the longest putts and Max Martz and Dick Femrite hit the closest approaches.

GVL Outing

Ellen Ogg, Julie Hofius and Marian Duffy shot a 37 to win the scramble event June 3 during the Grand View Lodge Women's Outing.

Sue House, Pat Larson, Linda Gronholz and Nancy Ehlenfeldt placed second. Carrie Spitzak, Naomi Brockhoff, Doreen Robideau and Stephanie Murray finished third.

House and Barb Elmquist sank the longest putts and Elmquist was the winner of the golf lesson.

The Pink Links for Cancer golf event is June 17. The next women's outing will be 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the Pines.

Black Bear Women

Carol Lovro shot a 27 to win the gross score minus putts event during the Black Bear nine-hole women's league.

Cathy Switajewski placed second. Eileen Springer had two chip ins. and Lovro had the low putts with 15.

Eagle's Landing results

Brad Vold and Jeff Schultz shot a 35 to win the gross division and Tom Cotton and Dave Glaze shot 29 to win the net during the Monday Night Scramble June 2 at Eagle's Landing.

Brian Mackinac and Patty Mackinac placed second in the gross division followed by Ryan Poster and John Poster in third and Jeff Smith and Abbey Carr in third.

Kevin Hall and Ron Hart placed second in the net division. Bill Andres and Greg Stangl placed third and Tom Hall and Le Hartness placed fourth.

Peggy Tautges was a double winner during the June 4 Women's League at Eagle's Landing.

Tautges was closest to the pin on Hole 3 and closest on her second shot on hole No. 2. She also placed fourth in the low gross division. Winning that was Margie Thesing, who also drained the longest putt along with Stacey Brooks. Kathy Toensing was second in the low gross and Julie Schueller was third.

Jean Mahling won the low net division followed by Neola Rausch, Margaret Becker, Patty Paige, Mary Tautges and Thesing with 29s.

Gopher Golf

The 14th Gopher Golf Gathering will be held June 26-27 at Cragun's Legacy courses.

University of Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague will be the featured guest along with head and assistant coaches.

Thursday, June 26, will be the coaches dinner and everyone is welcome to attend. The cost is $25 with a social hour and silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the coaches program to follow.

Friday's golf event will begin at 8 a.m. with a brunch reception followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The 18-hole event will be played on The Dutch Legacy followed by prizes and social hour. Entry fee for the golf tournament is $125 and does include the Thursday night dinner. For those wanting to play, but unable to fill out a foursome, contact the Legacy staff at 825-2789 to be paired with a group.

Pilot leads after round one

Claudia Pilot, now representing Grand View Lodge, teamed with Brenda Williams of Windsong Farm to shoot a first-round 71 and take the early lead in the 20th MWGA senior four-ball tournament June 9 at Northland Country Club in Duluth.

Pilot-Williams hold a one-shot lead over Leigh Klasse and Mary Hoisser of Keller Golf Course.

Barb Hanson of Whitefish and Dianne Frantz of Olympic Hills are tied for fifth in the first flight after shooting a 92.

Helen McGrath and Mimi Swanson of Whitefish are eighth in the second flight with a 98.

Katie Deeg of Golden Eagle and Renee Christensen of Forest Hills shot a 103 for sixth place in the third flight.

Martha Polsfuss of Breezy Point and Bev Naab of Island View are third in the Master's division.

Holes-in-one

Sue Marsolais aced the 119-yard second hole of the Traditional Course at Breezy Point Resort May 27 using a 7-wood.

Chris Hite, Hammond, Wis., aced the 127-yard 16th hole at Madden's Pine Beach West June 7 using an 8-iron.

James Probst, St. Paul, aced the 101-yard eighth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 9 using a 9-iron.

Mark Hendrickson, White Bear Lake, aced the 135-yard 17th hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 9 using a pitching wedge.

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