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GOLF ROUNDUP: Bremer maintains slight margin

Thanks to a 24.5-19.5 victory over Kavanaugh’s Resort May 26, GL Sports narrowed the gap on standings leader Bremer Bank during men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

GL Sports was also helped by American National, which defeated Bremer 27-17. Bremer’s lead, which was 6.25, stands at .75.

Team Legacy moved up four spots into third place with its 28-16 win over Team PSP.

Results from May 26:

Team results

Thelen Heating 31, Deerwood Bank 13

Team Legacy 28, Team PSP 16

American National 27, Bremer Bank 17

First Security 30, People’s Security 10

Colonial Life 25, Von Hanson’s 19

Halverson Law 26, US Bank 18

GL Sports 24.5, Kavanaugh’s 19.5

Edward Jones 26.5, Shep’s on 6th 17.5

Team standings

Bremer Bank 144.25

GL Sports 143.5

Team Legacy 142.25

Von Hanson’s 140

Thelen Heating 138.5

US Bank 138

Kavanaugh’s 137

American National 135.5

Team PSP 133.5

Edward Jones 131

Halverson Law 128

First Security 125

Colonial Life 124.5

Shep’s on 6th 123.5

People’s Security 105

Deerwood Bank 94.5

Individual results

Low net: Tim Bogenschutz 32, Dan Faust 32, Chuck Halverson 32

Low gross: Tyler Monda 34

Side game: Mike Sands (net 36)

Closest to pin: Mike Moran

Longest putt: Gary Lippo

Thursday’s matchups

Dutch back

Event is a four-man team event against the field

Legacy women

Becca Hoppe was a double winner on the Par 3 Course May 26 during women’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Hoppe was closest to the pin, which helped her to the low number of putts. Lori Rich and Carol Dinndorf shot 33s for the low score, Sharon Myhre made the longest putt and Rachel Martin was the random place winner.

On the Dutch front nine, Kelly Gorvin’s 42 was the low score. Angie Sandelin, Connie Bender and Mary Crenna tied for the low number of putts. Sue Kieffer made the longest putt, Sandy Baumann was closest to the pin and Kathy Wernberg was the random place winner.

Legacy couples

Russ Jackson, Jim Axtell, Monica Kovalchuk and Susan Rogers were the winning team during the May 29 couples league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Sharon Harris and Axtell were closest to the pin.

The event 4 p.m. June 5 will be a shamble. Interested players can call the Legacy pro shop 800-272-4867 or email Tim Johnson at to register.

Breezy Point men

Commander/JJ’s defeated Thomas Law 7-5 May 26 to increase its lead in the men’s league at Breezy Point Resort.

Billy’s Bar and Grill used an 8.5-3.5 win over Mills Motor to jump three spots into second.

Results from May 26:

Team results

Dockside 7, Billy’s Buddies 5

Billy’s Bar and Grill 8.5, Mills Motor 3.5

Commander/JJ’s 7, Thomas Law 5

Datam 6

Team standings

Commander/JJ’s 24

Billy’s Bar and Grill 20.5

Datam 20

Thomas Law 18

Billy’s Buddies 11.5

Mills Motor 11

Dockside 9

Individual results

Low net: 0-6 — Brad Cardini 32; 7-10 — Siva Suthram 32; 11-over — Jim Wagner 34

Closest to pin: Dave Basil, Don Sandberg

Longest putt: Mike Marcum, Neal Moede, Darryl Boyd, Clyde Clement

Thursday’s matchup

Whitebirch front

Commander/JJ’s vs. Billy’s Buddies

Dockside vs. Mills Motor

Thomas Law vs. Datam

Billy’s Bar and Grill — bye

Breezy Point women

Sandy O’Day captured the blind holes and putts event May 26 during the Breezy Point Resort’s women’s league on the Traditional Course.

Linda Betker and Sylvia Schmitt tied for second. Ellen Koshenina and Martha Polsfus tied for third and Judy Thomas, Doris Moede, Linda Esser and Sue Marsolais tied for fourth.

Bunny Oseland, Jean Appleton and O’Day had the low number of putts. O’Day carded a birdie and Oseland had a chip-in.

GVL results

Carol Meyer, Rose Johnson and Candace Prigge shot 37 to win the May 24 Grand View Lodge women’s outing at Deacon’s Lodge.

Jackie Paine, Cathy Seczko and Pam Morrison shot 40 for second and Judi Moravec, Katie Wallace, Blanche McMenimen and Connie Lazor placed third.

Judy Anderson drained the longest putt and Paine was closest to the pin.

The next women’s outing will be 5:30 p.m. June 7 at The Preserve. 

The next coed outing will be 5:30 p.m. June 14 at The Pines.

To register call Joni Meyer at 820-2607.

Madden’s women

Teri Neumann was a double winner during the May 24 women’s night at Madden’s Resort.

Neumann made the longest putt and won a scorecard playoff for first place in the “Hate EM’ event.

Sandy Willow was closest to pin and Katie Rangen was the drawing winner.

Parent/child winners

Jason and Jordan Rykal shot a 65 to win the father/child junior division of the Madden’s Memorial Day Parent/Child tournament at Pine Beach East.

Jerry and Andrew Theis won the father/child senior division. Adam and Kim Pogue won the mother/child senior division and Lisa and Marie LaFrance captured the mother/child junior division.

Dale and Chris Voigt were the second flight winners in the senior father/child division. Alan and Nick Kaufman were the second flight winners and Steve and Charlie Glasser were third flight winners in the father/son junior division.

Alan Kaufman and Kevin Beltz were closest to the pin.

Whitefish women

Cheryl Bontrager, Joi Brandt, Nancy Schmidt and Anita Stensby won the red, white and blue flags event May 25 during the Whitefish women’s 18-hole league.

The foursome of Darlene Bonnema, Judy Eastwood, Joan Kantos and Mary Kay Kendall finished second.

Brandt owned the course for a low net of 60. Marlys Guse, Kantos and Kendall carded birdies with Brandt, Jean Freytag and Kantos enjoying chip-ins.

On June 1, league will start with a 2 p.m. shotgun start followed by an event at the clubhouse.

Interested players can call Anita Stensby (218) 692-3537 or the Whitefish pro shop for more information or to register.

Charlie’s Scramble


The three-person, nine-hole Charlie’s Scramble is scheduled for 5 p.m. June 7 at Breezy Point Resort. 

Interested players can call (218) 562-7178 or email to register their team.

MGA news

Bruce McIntosh paced the field with his 4-over 76 May 24 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course to qualify for the 12th Senior Players’ Championship.

McIntosh, of Golden Eagle, topped the field by three strokes.

Jim Einarson of Eagles Landing Golf Club shot 83 for eighth at Eagle Ridge in his quest to qualify for the 33rd Players’ championship.


Clive Neall, Dryden, Canada, aced the 144-yard 17th hole of Breezy Point Resort’s Whitebirch Golf Course May 28 using a 7-iron.

Steve Jensen, Maple Grove, aced the 180-yard fifth hole of Breezy Point Resort’s Whitebirch Golf Course May 30 using a 6-iron.

Jake Herdine, Maple Grove, aced the 160-yard first hole at Madden’s Pine Beach East Course May 29 using a 7-iron.

Jeff Smith, Little Falls, aced the 125-yard 17th hole at Eagles Landing with an 8-iron May 24.

Upcoming events

June 1: MGA Senior Tour — Grand View Lodge

June 3: Staples Lions Par 3 — The Vintage at Staples

June 4: Little Falls Golf Extravaganza — Little Falls Country Club

June 6: Women’s Outing — The Preserve at Grand View Lodge

June 7: Charlie’s Scramble — Breezy Point Resort

June 8: “Bring a guest day” — Birch Bay

June 10: C-I Sports Boosters — Cuyuna Country Club

June 11: Red Bull Prostate Cancer tournament — Little Falls Country Club

June 12: Relay for Life — Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge

June 13: All Season Match Play Tourney deadline — Grand View Lodge

June 14: Coed Outing — The Pines at Grand View Lodge

June 16: Staples-Motley Chamber tournament — The Vintage at Staples

June 17: ESPN Best Ball Challenge — The Pines at Grand View Lodge

June 18: Twisted Sisters — The Vintage at Staples

June 19: Jr. Optimist Tri-State District Qualifier — Cragun’s Legacy

June 19: Father’s Day Tournament — The Vintage at Staples

June 20-22: 33rd MGA Players’ Championship — Deacon’s Lodge

June 21: ACS Pink Ribbon tournament — Grand View Lodge

June 24: Brainerd Sports Boosters tournament — The Preserve

June 26-27: Grand View Challenge 2-day Pro-Am — Grand View Lodge

June 28: Women’s Outing — The Pines at Grand View Lodge