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Area Golf News: iTeam Creative, Halverson Law new leaders

Two new teams raced to the top of the leaderboard July 31 during men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Halverson Law beat People's Security 28-16 and iTeam Creative topped Von Hanson's 24.5-19.5 to share a 1-point lead in the team standings with three weeks remaining.

Edward Jones is in third place after beating MRI 24.5-19.5.

Paulson Insurance dropped to fourth 1.5 points off the lead after falling to Mulligan's 25.5-18.5.

Results from July 31:

Team results

D&D Exteriors 23, US Bank 21

Mid-Minnesota FCU 31, Hytec Construction 13

Deerwood 31, Randall State Bank 13

Mulligan's 25.5, Paulson Insurance 18.5

925.Silver 25.5, Reichert Bus 18.5

Halverson Law 28, People's Security 16

American National Bank 26.5, Riverwood Bank 17.5

Edward Jones 24.5, MRI 19.5

Thelen Heating 25.5, Shep's 18.5

iTeam Creative 24.5, Von Hanson's 19.5

Team standings

iTeam Creative 152.5

Halverson Law 152.5

Edward Jones 151.5

Paulson Insurance 151

Shep's on 6th 150

Reichert Bus 148.5

Deerwood Bank 147.5

925.Silver 145

D&D Exteriors 139

Von Hanson's 133

Riverwood Bank 131

MRI 131

Thelen Heating 126.5

American National 121.5

Peoples Security 119

Mulligan's 118.5

US Bank 107

Randall State Bank 100

Mid-Minnesota FCU 94.5

Hytec Construction 89

Individual results

Closest to pin: Rolf Moen, Andrew Odean

Longest putt: Tim Bergin, Brian Stenglein

Low net: Ben VonBank 28, David Ude 31, Joe Reed 31, Troy Casper 31

Low gross: Matt Ruis 35, Drew Dufner 36, Adam Kalenberg 36, Joe Reed 36

Side game (net): Mark Korte

Side game (gross) Dan Faust

Thursday's matchups

US Bank vs. Edward Jones

Reichert Bus vs. Hytec Construction

Randall State Bank vs. Mid-Minnesota FCU

Mulligan's vs. Deerwood

People's Security vs. 925.Silver

Halverson Law vs. D&D Exteriors

American National Bank vs. Paulson Insurance

MRI vs. Shep's

Thelen Heating vs. iTeam Creative

Riverwood Bank vs. Von Hanson's

Legacy women

Katy Kalenberg, Theresa Proctor and Christy Winegar captured the July 29 scramble on the Dutch Legacy during women's night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Lyn Carner, Deb Frazer, Sharon Myhre and Nancy McDonald comprised the winning team on the Par 3 Course.

Megan Hoppe swept the Par 3 proximities.

Connie Tisdell and Becky Butcher went pin hunting on the Dutch Course. Sandy Lindberg, Mary Claire Ryan and Rachel Martin made the longest putts.

Aug. 12 will be "Rock Your Favorite Socks and Trivia Night."

Breezy Point men

Billy's 2 still leads the Breezy Point Resort men's league standings despite falling to Thomas & Severson Law 1 10.5-9.5 July 31.

The lead is one point as Dirt Busters tied Thomas & Severson Law 2 10-10.

Results from July 31:

Team results

Thomas & Severson Law 3 13, Billy's 1 7

Mike & Ben 11.5, Dockside 8.5

Billy's 3 11.5, Antlers 8.5

Double Trouble 11, JJ's Pub 9

Thomas & Severson Law 1 10.5, Billy's 2 9.5

Jon & Dave 10.5, Commander 9.5

Thomas & Severson Law 2 10, Dirt Busters 10

Team standings

Billy's 2 99.5

Dirt Busters 98.5

Thomas & Severson Law 3 88

Thomas & Severson Law 2 87.5

Thomas & Severson Law 1 80.5

Billy's 1 78

Double Trouble 77.5

Dockside 76

Commander 75.5

JJ's Pub 75.5

Antlers 75.5

Billy's 3 72

Mike & Ben 71.5

Jon & Dave 64.5

Individual winners

Longest putt: Lee Bergseth, Dave Marcum

Closest to pin: Paul Houle, Jody Schlitz

Low net: Wally Anderson

Breezy Point women

Sue Marsolais was closest to the pin for the good stuff and bad stuff event July 31 during the Breezy Point Resort women's league, which was played on the Traditional Course.

Ruth Tiedeman made the longest putt. Joi Brandt and Barb Owens hit the longest drives for their handicap divisions and Jean Appleton and Cathy Johnson were closest to the line for their handicap divisions.

Whitefish men

Arlen Stensby, Bill Johander, Steve Holubar and Greg Lindahl shot a 120 to win the easy as 1-2-3 event July 29 in the Whitefish men's league.

Joe Wagner, Gary Kipling, Fred Skog and Richard Gady shot 123 for second. Shooting a 129 for third place was Dick Femrite, Max Martz, Mike Carnahan and John Kropp.

Femrite and Johander were closest to the pin and Dave Lobben and Max Martz made the longest putts.

Whitefish women

Marty Moakley, Nancy Schmidt, Shari Loechler and a blind draw needed a tiebreaker to top two other teams, which shot 119 in the two best net balls event during the Whitefish Women's 18-hole league July 30.

The event was in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Minnesota organization, to which the league made a donation.

Second place in the golf event went to Rox Thompson, Cheryl Stansfield, Mary Boeder and a blind draw. Barb Hanson, Barb Holubar, Faye Owen and a blind draw placed third.

Loechler was on fire, shooting a low net 59 for the best round of the day. Diane Giefer, Joan Kantos shot net 64s, Mary Kay Kendall shot 65, Cheryl Bontrager and Susan Walstrom 68s and Judy Eastwood, Thompson and Holubar 69s.

Hanson scored two birdies, Anita Stensby, Kendall, Schmidt and Cathy Munger each carded one. Guest player Pam Musielewicz also made a birdie, while Faye Owen had the only chip-in.

The league championship is scheduled Aug. 12-13 followed by the Women of Whitefish event Aug. 21.

Birch Bay results

Doris Gruszka won the longest putt competition during the July 27 couples social at Birch Bay Resort.

Mary Lienke hit her ball closest to the cone during the July 9 women's social. Dorothy Johnson and Gruszka won the two-person scramble July 16. Judy Kolstad guessed her score exactly to win the July 23 women's social.

Ardelle Wentworth had the least number of putts during the July 30 women's social.

GVL Outing

Katie Wallace, Candace Prigge, Jimmy Kendall and Dave Busch shot 32 to win the Coed Outing step aside scramble July 29 at The Pines.

John Oswald, Judi Moravec and Jim and Kathy McTagne shot 34 for second. There was a three-way tie for third place between the teams of Doug and Vicki Dypwick and Gene and Carol Lovro; Bob and Sue House and John Rappath and Stephanie Haiden and the team of Ron Mickevicus, Judith Anderson and Dick and Karen Williams.

Chuck Jorgenson and Judi Moravec made the longest putts and Dick Williams and Katie Wallace were closest to the pin winners.

Chix with Stix

Diane Dahl and Coralee Ostlund each shot 25s to win the July 31 pick nine holes event during the Chix with Stix league event held at The Classic at Madden's.

Leslie Gravley shot 26 and Pat Lewis, Teddy Sedgwick, Flossie Ahles and Marji Wieber all tied with 28s.

Sedgwick made the longest putt. Cheryl Cote was closest to the pin and Gravley made a birdie.

During the July 24 event at The Preserve, Rose Johnson scored a 58 to win the aces wild game. Debbie Briggs placed second and Gravley third.

Diane Dahl made the longest putt, Briggs was closest to the pin.

Barb Wenschlag and Carrie Spitzack had chip-ins with Jennie Bunce, Joni Meyer, Gravley and Briggs carding birdies.

Black Bear Women

Donna Balzer, Lila Kersey and Gloria Taylor won the group low net game July 31 during the Black Bear women's nine-hole league.

Taylor captured the low putts honor with 11 and Carol Lovro carded a birdie.

Eagle's Landing results

Stacy Brooks and Kathy Toensing both shot gross 31s during the July 30 women's league at Eagle's Landing.

Margie Thesing, Peggy Tautges and Darlene Swedin shot gross 45s.

Sweden's net 28 was the top score. Diane Tamm shot 29 followed by JoAnn Martin's 30 and 31s from Kathy Blanck and Toensing.

Jan Maxfield made the longest putt, Toensing was closest to the pin. Thesing hit the closest third shot and Laura Newman hit the shortest drive.

Eric Rowbottom shot 68 for the low gross followed by Steve Wiltse's 76 and Billy Indihar's 77

Wiltse's 76 translated into a low-net 63. Dave Hill and Bob Tusler shot 65s and Gary Pierzinski shot 66.

Nine-hole low scores went to Jeff Conrad 36, Marty Nooter 38, Josh Dahl 40, Steve Grams 41 and Joe Bachan 41. Low nets for nine holes were Nooter 27, Grams 30, Conrad 31, Ron Bieganek 31, Tom Cotton 31 and Pete Balaski 31.

Larry and Patty Paige were the winners for the Aug. 3 couples night. Mike and Bunny Caughey placed second and Jeff and Donna Schultz placed third.

JoAnn Lewis hit the longest drive for women. Mike Caughey hit the longest drive for men and Sarah Brill hit the closest second shot.

Shane Eastman and Brad Harrington combined to win the gross division of the Monday Night Scramble event July 28. Brad Vold-Steve Messerschmidt placed second followed by Howie Person-Tom Younghans.

Ron Hart-Kevin Hall won the net division. Don Pilarski-Bryan Hill placed second with Lance Hanfler-Shawn Alhom in third.

Harry Tollas hit the longest drive for over 50-year-olds. Harrington had the longest for under 50 years.

Pat Paumen and Tammy Scanlon were closest to the pins and Barb Lieber made the longest putt.

Madden's women

Marie Ryan, Elaine Klinger and Jennifer Bergman shot a 54 to win the colors game during Thursday's women's night at Madden's Resort.

Cathy Ross, MaryAnn Mahler and Margie Newpower finished second.

Ross, Deb Thuringer and Kelly Engel made the longest putts of the night.

Pilot coasts in qualifier

Claudia Pilot of The Pines at Grand View Lodge qualified for the US Women's Mid-Amateur July 31 after shooting a third-place 78 at the Edina Country Club.

Leigh Klasse of Keller shot 76 for medalist honors in the sectional qualifier.

Klasse is coming off her victory in the Minnesota Women's State Match Play senior championship Wednesday. Pilot fell in the semifinals to Alison Hurley, who lost to Klasse 4&3.


Dave King, Thunder Bay, Ontario, aced the 103-yard ninth hole of Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 28 using a 56-degree wedge.

Sheldon Erdman, Ramsey, aced the 184-yard 16th hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club July 29 using a 5-wood.

Robert Kimmes, Hibbing, aced the 138-yard 17th hole at Eagle's Landing Golf Club July 29 using a 9-iron.

Scott Jendro, Baxter, aced the 157-yard 15th hole at Eagle's Landing Golf Club Aug. 3 using an 8-iron.

Upcoming events

Aug. 8: Fab tourney — Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 8: Deerwood Open — Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 9: Swanson's Melanoma Cancer scramble — Breezy Point Resort's Traditional

Aug. 9: Gillingham-Liebel tournament — Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 10: Couples Mixer — Emily Greens

Aug. 10: Dru Sjodin Classic — Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 11: Tri-County Hospital Foundation fundraiser — Whitetail Run

Aug. 12-13: Women's Club championship — Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 13: Women's Holder Tournament — Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 14: Men's Holder Tournament — Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 15: Ducks Unlimited tournament — Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 16-17: Club championship — Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 17: St. James Catholic Church Scramble — Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 17: 4th Emily-Outing Food Shelf Scramble — Emily Greens

Aug. 18-19: MGA Senior Tour — The Pines and Preserve at Grand View Lodge

Aug. 20: Brainerd Chamber tournament — The Pines at Grand View Lodge

Aug. 21: Women of Whitefish (WOW) — Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 22: Lakewood Health Systems — Pine Ridge Golf Club

Aug. 23: The Wolfhound Cup — Emily Greens

Aug. 23: Member Club tournament — The Pines at Grand View Lodge

Aug. 24: Club Championship — Emily Greens

Aug. 24: Men's and Women's Club Championship — Whitetail Run

Aug. 31: Lakes Area Par 3 Championship — The Pines at Grand View Lodge