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GOLF ROUNDUP: GL Sports foils upset bid to retain lead

In a matchup of the top two teams, GL Sports dominated Halverson Law Office 26.5-17.5 Aug. 4 to build a 9.5 lead over the field of the Cragun’s Legacy Courses men’s league.

Von Hanson’s Meats used a 28.5-15.5 victory over Shep’s on 6th to move into third place.

Results from Aug. 4:

Team results

GL Sports 26.5, Halverson Law 17.5

Team Legacy 23, Bremer Bank 21

Edward Jones 24.5, Colonial Life 19.5

People’s Security 26, Deerwood Bank 18

Von Hanson’s 28.5, Shep’s 15.5

Thelen Heating 22, First Security 18

US Bank 22.5, Kavanaugh’s 21.5

Team PSP 28.5, American National 15.5

Team standings

GL Sports 158.5

Halverson Law 149.0

Von Hanson’s 144.5

Deerwood Bank 138.0

Edward Jones 135.5

Kavanaugh’s Resort 135.0

Bremer Bank 133.5

People’s Security 131.5

Team PSP 130.0

US Bank 129.5

American National 129.5

Shep’s on 6th 123.5

First Security 117.5

Thelen Heating 108.5

Team Legacy 104.0

Colonial Life 100.0

Individual results

Low net: Tim Bogenschutz 26, Adam Kalenberg 30, Tom Teasck 30

Low gross: Kalenberg 33

Side game: Doug VanSteenwyk

Closest to pin: Bryan Kavanaugh, Brian Briggs

Longest putt: Matt Ruis

Thursday’s matchup

Team PSP vs. Kavanaugh’s

Edward Jones vs. Deerwood Bank

US Bank vs. American National

Shep’s on 6th vs. Thelen Heating

First Security vs. Von Hanson’s

GL Sports vs. Team Legacy

Bremer Bank vs. Halverson Law

People’s Security vs. Colonial Life

Legacy women

Jill Beyer has been practicing at the Wildwedge Mini Golf Course as she needed just 15 putts to get around Bobby’s Aug. 2 during women’s night at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Rhonda Mareck’s 41 was the low round on the championship course with Dawn Wiebusch getting closest to the pin and Sandy Baumann making the longest putt.

Melissa Berg made the longest putt on the Par 3 Course and Wendy Shamp was closest to the pin. 

Donna Gottsch and Patti Mernin tied for low putts with 20 and to nobodies surprise Becca Hoppe shot the low round with a 37.

The Aug. 16 women’s night is guest night. Guests play for free during league play.

Breezy Point men

Thomas Law crept closer to the top of the season standings as it defeated Datam 7.5-4.5 Aug. 4 during the Breezy Point Resort men’s league.

The law firm was helped by Commander/JJ’s 8-4 loss to Billy’s Buddies.

Commander/JJ’s holds a one-point lead over Thomas Law, with Billy’s Buddies three points back.

Results from Aug. 4:

Team results

Thomas Law 7.5, Datam 4.5

Mills Motor 7.5, Dockside 4.5

Billy’s Buddies 8, Commander/JJ’s 4

Billy’s Bar and Grill 6

Team standings

Commander/JJ’s 32

Thomas Law 31

Billy’s Buddies 29

Datam 20.5

Billy’s Bar and Grill 20

Mills Motor 19.5

Dockside 16

Individual results

Low net

0-6 handicap: Brad Cardini 34

7-10 handicap: John Person 31

Over 11: Dave Basil 33

Closest to pin: Ron Obeidzinski, Siva Suthram

Longest putt: Jim Fischer, Dick Burns, Chuck O’Day, Paul Houle

Thursday’s matchups

Commander/JJ’s vs. Mills Motor

Billy’s Bar and Grill vs. Thomas Law

Dockside vs. Datam

Billy’s Buddies

Breezy Point women

Kathy McTague and Eileen Henderson brought home the gold Aug. 4 as they won the Ryder Cup format during the Breezy Point Resort women’s league.

Verna Miller and Bugs Schmidt finished second followed by Sandy O’Day and Jorie Lindner.

The team of Bonnie Person-Betty Huseby tied with Martha Polsfus-Doris Moede and Gloria Thomas-Ardelle Cook.

Madden’s women

Wendy Smith carded the top round Aug. 2 in the Callaway scoring event at Madden’s Pine Beach West.

Deb Prazak had the low number of putts, longest putt and was closest to the pin. Donna Peppel was the drawing winner.

Whitefish women

Joi Brandt, Barb Hanson, Joan Kantos and Sharon Keister scored a 124 to win the reverse cha cha cha event Aug. 3 during the Whitefish women’s 18-hole league.

Mary Kay Kendall, Helen McGrath, Betsy Otteson and Sandra Pohl finished second. Diane Giefer, Mary Jean Herdey, Maxine Riches and a blind draw finished third.

Riches’ 70 was the low net. Giefer, Riches and Hanson all carded birdies with Giefer, Kendall, Riches and Pohl all chipping in from off the green.

Aug. 9 will be the Women of Whitefish event. The 18-hole league will hosts its championship Aug. 16-17.

State putting

champs crowned

PGA professionals Tim Johnson (Cragun’s Legacy Courses) and John Larsen (Madden’s) shot a best ball score of 35 to win the inaugural Minnesota Putting Championship July 30 at Grand View Lodge’s The Pines.

Second place went to non other than Fred Boos and his partner the Amazing Hondo.

Five $100 hole-in-one prizes were also won by Jim Beaudette, Coralee Ostlund, Hondo, Bill Mauzy and Tim Johnson.

Lakewood’s tournament slated

The 18th annual Lakewood Health System’s Foundation golf classic is scheduled for Aug. 26 at The Vintage at Staples.

The five-person scramble has two shotgun starts to choose from. The first is at 7 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and participants will also be eligible to receive prizes and awards.

All proceeds from the tournament will go toward the Capital Campaign to renovate and improve the Lakewood Senior Care Center.

Sponsorships are also available. The tournament has 40 team spots available and early registration is appreciated. Registration ends Aug. 10.

Greater Whitefish Scramble

The 16th annual Greater Whitefish Scramble is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Whitefish Golf Course in Pequot Lakes.

The entry fee for the two-day, four-person golf event is $99 per player and includes golf, a Sunday brunch and a half price practice round with cart on Friday.

For more information call Steve Bengtson at (218) 543-4900.


Steve Cramer, San Ramon, Calf., aced the 156-yard, seventh hole of Bobby’s Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses Aug. 4 using a 6-iron.

Mike Bisanz, St. Paul, aced the 188-yard, 11th hole of Golden Eagle Aug. 2 using a 5-iron.

Siva Suthram aced the 164-yard 13th hole at Breezy Point Resort’s Traditional Golf Course Aug. 4 using a 7-iron.

Dan Johnson, Chanhassen, aced the 165-yard first hole of Madden’s Pine Beach East Aug. 4 using a 7-iron.

Todd Pries, Eden Prairie, aced the 137-yard seventh hole of the Lakes Course at Grand View Lodge’s The Pines Aug. 7 using a 9-iron.