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Area Golf News: Shep's still celebrating lead

Maxine Riches (left), Roxi Thompson, Marguerite Baker and Nancy Schmidt of the Whitefish Golf Club won the first flight during the Tianna Invitational in Walker.

Shep's on 6th bounced American National Bank 29.5-14.5 on July 17 to increase its men's league lead at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

iTeam Creative moved into second place with a 28.5-15.5 win over Mulligan's.

Paulson Insurance moved into third place as it and Halverson Law each scored the week's highest point total with 31.5 points each.

Results from July 17:

Team results

Reichert Bus 24, D&D Exteriors 20

Halverson Law 31.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 12.5

Paulson Insurance 31.5, Hytec Construction 12.5

Randall State Bank 24.5, Riverwood Bank 19.5

925.Silver 28.5, Deerwood 15.5

Thelen Heating 23.5, MRI 16.5

iTeam Creative 28.5, Mulligan's 15.5

People's Security 26.5, US Bank 17.5

Von Hanson's 24.5, Edward Jones 19.5

Shep's 29.5, American National Bank 14.5

Team standings

Shep's on 6th 111

iTeam Creative 109

Paulson Insurance 105.5

Halverson Law 105.5

Reichert Bus 105

Edward Jones 97.5

D&D Exteriors 95

Riverwood Bank 93

Von Hanson's 90

925.Silver 90

MRI 86.5

Thelen Heating 86.5

Deerwood Bank 86

Peoples Security 84

American National 70

Randall State Bank 70

Mulligan's 68

US Bank 67

Hytec Construction 62.5

Mid-Minnesota FCU 49

Individual results

Closest to pin: Joe Diemer, Jim Butcher

Longest putt: Matt Ruis, Mike Sands

Low net: Jake Brandt 29, Joe Diemer 30, Mike Sands 31, Jarod Carlson 31

Low gross: Dave Lepage 32, Tim Trott 34, Jake Brandt 34, Brad Holland 34

Side game (net): Brian Stenglein

Side game (gross): Bob Thorkelson

Thursday's matchups

People's Security vs. D&D Exteriors

Deerwood vs. Hytec Construction

Randall State Bank vs. Paulson Insurance

Mulligan's vs. Riverwood Bank

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. 925.Silver

Halverson Law vs. Reichert Bus

American National Bank vs. iTeam Creative

MRI vs. US Bank

Thelen Heating vs. Edward Jones

Shep's vs.Von Hanson's

Legacy women

Sue Carrol, Joni Melin, Amy Nelson, Alexandra Nelson and Bella Aveai owned the front nine of the Dutch Course July 15 to win the New Orleans/Mardi Gras scramble during women's night out at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Capturing the back nine were Rhonda Mareck, Lottie Oehrlein and Rachel Martin.

Ruth Zauhar and Sara Lembcke dominated the Par 3 Course as they won the team title and all the proxies. Lembcke was closest to the pin and Zauhar had the longest putt.

Katie Lippo, Carrol, Vindy Pulak and Angie Sandelin were closest to the pin on Dutch. Tina Johnson and Martin were closest in two shots and Mary Claire Ryan and Shana Krantz made the longest putts.

July 29 will be the end of the month scramble.

Breezy Point men

Billy's 2 scored a 15-5 victory over Jon and Dave on July 17 to build a one-point lead in the men's league standings at Breezy Point Resort.

Dirt Busters moved into second thanks to a 13.5-6.5 win over JJ's Pub. Thomas & Severson Law 3 topped Antler's 14-6 to climb into third place.

Results from July 17:

Team results

Billy's 2 15, Jon & Dave 5

Thomas & Severson Law 3 14, Antler's 6

Dirt Busters 13.5, JJ's Pub 6.5

Mike & Ben 12.5, Billy's 3 7.5

Dockside 12.5, Thomas & Severson Law 1 7.5

Commander 10.5, Thomas & Severson Law 2 9.5

Double Trouble 10, Billy's 1 10

Team standings

Billy's 2 77

Dirt Busters 76

Thomas & Severson Law 3 68

Thomas & Severson Law 2 64.5

Dockside 60

Antlers 60

JJ's Pub 59.5

Billy's 1 58

Double Trouble 58

Thomas & Severson Law 1 57

Commander 54.5

Mike & Ben 52.5

Billy's 3 48

Jon & Dave 47

Individual winners

Longest putt: Dale Tiedeman, Mike Dowdall

Closest to pin: Dick Williams, Gene Berry

Low net: Jim Jasper 24

Breezy Point women

Verna Miller's 13 putts were the low and Sandy O'Day captured the guess your score event during the July 17 Breezy Point Resort women's league.

Miller was followed by Barb Owens with 15 putts. Gloria Thomas, Colleen Rawlings and Judy Thomas tied for third with 16 putts each.

Ellen Koshenina and Bugs Schmidt tied for second in the guess your score portion of the event.

Judi Moravec and Connie Parsley tied for third.

Whitefish men

Darrell Swanson, Don Skalman and Bill Anderson won the best two balls net during the July 15 Whitefish men's league.

Larry Dahl, John Rathman and Jim Devinck finished second followed by George Martin, Mike Carnahan and Dean Brandt in third.

Paul Schmidt and Don Skalman were closest to the pin winners with Todd Wordelman and Erlin Johnson drained the longest putts.

Whitefish women

Carol Germann cashed in her low-net round of 64 to win flight C of the July 16 T-E-N-S game during the Whitefish Women's 18-hole league.

Faye Owen placed second in flight C.

Mindy Brown won flight B with Marguerite Baker and Cheryl Bontrager tying for second.

Barb Hanson and Maxine Riches tied for Flight A honors.

Hanson and Cathy Munger shot net 68s, with Faye Owen carding a net 69.

Birdies came in pairs with Hanson, Mimi Swanson and Munger each marking down two. Marty Moakley made one birdie. One of Swanson's birdies was a chip-in, the only chip-in on the day.

GVL Outing

Candace Prigge, Lisa Omodt, Carrie Spitzack and Naomi Brockhoff shot 36 to win the scramble format July 15 in the Women's Outing at Grand View Lodge.

Connie Lazor, Sue House, Jean Morgan and Marilyn Sobiech finished second. Doreen Robideau, Stephanie Murray, Val Lueck and Marlene Perkins tied the team of Pearl Peterson, Barb Elmquist, Kris McGrath and Katie Wallace for third.

Sobiech was closest to the pin and Judy Anderson made the longest putt.

The next Coed Outing will be 5:30 p.m. July 29 at the Pines.

Chix with Stix

Debbie Briggs shot a 36 to win the July 17 Ts, Fs and Ns game in the Chix with Stix league at Grand View Lodge's The Pines.

Rose Johnson and Pat Lewis tied for second with 38s. Jann Blesener finished third.

Flossie Ahlers made the longest putt and Briggs was closest to the pin.

Pam Cook carded two birdies, including one on a chip-in. Ahlers and Johnson also scored birdies.

The July 24 event will be at the Preserve.

Black Bear Women

Pattie Erickson's 34 was the low net during the Black Bear women's nine-hole league July 17.

Mary Lou Jacobs finished second with a 41.

Lila Kersey needed the least number of putts.

Eagle's Landing results

Ruth Ruka and Carol Anderson shot a net 22 to win the July 16 women's league at Eagle's Landing.

Roberta Nyquist and Fay Grams placed second with a 23 and Jean Mahling and Darlene Swedin shot 24 for third.

Eric Rowbottom shot a gross 69 during the July 17 men's league. He was followed by Jon Brill 76, Carl Hendrickson and Kevin Klempka with 77s and Dave Walsh, Nick Dahl and Mike Caughey with 78s.

Steve Klein shot 61 for low net. He was followed by Bubba Nooter and Justin Bieganek with 62s and Bryan Hill and Dave Walsh with 63s.

Nine-hole winners were Mat Arnoldy with a gross 40 and Pete Balaski with a net 30.

Other gross scores were Pete Balaski 41, Jared Heldt and Jeff Conrad with 42s and Jim Barber with 43.

Low net scores were Matt Arnoldy 31 and Tom Cotton and Ross North with 32s.

Klempka and Chuck Forss made long putts, Rowbottom and Karl Samp were closest to the pin and Nick Dahl pounded out the longest drive.

During couples league July 20, Steve and Joyce Gottsch placed first with Jeff and Joann Lewis in second and Margie and Curt Thesing in third. The Thesings swept the longest drive competition with Patty Paige sinking the longest putt.

Derek Schmeck and Jason Beyer were the gross winners in the July 14 scramble with Dan Bzdok and Brian Stark in second and Brett Thompson and Scott Jendro third.

Stark hit the longest drive, Jerry Vanek was closest to the pin, Derek Schmeck hit the closest second shot and Jim Guida made the longest putt.

Whitefish represents at Tianna

The foursome of Maxine Riches, Roxi Thompson, Marguerite Baker and Nancy Schmidt captured the first flight of the Tianna Invitational in Walker.

Sixteen women from Whitefish competed in the event.

Cuyuna Rolling Hills site of two tournaments

Cuyuna Rolling Hills Women's Golf Association will host two 9-hole tournaments Aug. 6.

The first event, which begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, will be the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure. There is a $20 registration fee, which includes a gift bag, magazine subscription and a chance to win a pair of golf shoes.

The second event is the Leslie Cummings Memorial Tournament, which begins with a 10:30 a.m. start. There is a $3 league fee and green fee charge if the golfer is not a Cuyuna Rolling Hills member.

All women are invited to play. For more information contact Edie at 218-927-2168 or Cathy at 218-546-5982.

MAO scramble set

The 10th and final MAO Scramble will be Aug. 24 on the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

The entry fee is $85 and includes golf, practice range and buffet lunch. $20 of each entry fee will go toward Confidence Learning Center. Nearly $25,000 has been raised in the nine prior years.

For more information, to register a team or to donate to the prize raffle and silent auction contact Ken Lacy at


Denny Nybo, Pine River, aced the 160-yard seventh hole of Whitefish Golf Club July 12 using a 7-iron.

Scott Mendelblatt, Richfield, aced the 161-yard 12th hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 17 using a 7-iron.

Greg McKinney, Grand Rapids, aced the 220-yard fourth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 17 using a driver.

Jack Evans, Brainerd, aced the 183-yard seventh hole of the Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 18 using a 5-iron.

Joe Diemer, aced the 110-yard eighth hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 17 using a pitching wedge.

David Vick, Merrifield, aced the 155-yard 12th hole of the Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 21 using a 7-iron.

Vic Sophie, East Gull Lake, aced the 125-yard 17th hole at Eagle's Landing using a pitching wedge.

Upcoming events

July 23: MMBA Scholarship Fundraiser — Cragun's Legacy Courses

July 27: Best Ball Beach Party (member/guest) — The Pines at Grand View Lodge

July 27: Pine River-Backus Sports Boosters — Black Bear Golf

July 27: Couples Mixer — Emily Greens

July 30: Make-A-Wish Minnesota fundraiser — Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 1-3: Little Falls Classic — Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 1: Inaugural Wadena-Deer Creek Hockey scramble — Whitetail Run

Aug. 3: The 8th Battle of the Bars — Emily Greens

Aug. 4: Jerry Wegscheid Memorial junior tourney — Whitetail Run

Aug. 5: Charlie's Scramble (3-person, flighted) — Breezy Point Resort's Whitebirch

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