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Area Golf News: Mareck makes it look easy at Legacy

Rhonda Mareck had a busy July 2 during women’s night at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Mareck’s 44 tied Debbie Briggs for the low score on Bobby’s Legacy. She also carded the lowest putts of 15, which tied her with Meriel Park and she hit the longest drive.

Kari Anderson also hit a long drive with Kathy Statz making the longest putt and Rachel Martin hitting it closest to the pin.

On the Par 3 Course, Suzanne Goll shot 41 for the low round. Mary Biersach’s 17 was the low putts and Susan Goll made the longest putt.

Breezy Point women

Sue Marsolais, Kathy McTague, Jean Appleton and Joi Brandt shot a 28 to win the colored ball event July 5 during the Breezy Point Resort women’s league.

Verna Miller, Sue Adamson, Gloria Thomas and Kathy Zender shot 32 for second place followed by Cathy Johnson, Patty Caryle, Judy Thomas and Ruth Tiedeman.

Madden’s women

A four-person scramble is scheduled 5 p.m. Thursday at Madden’s Pine Beach East Course in East Gull Lake.

Players can sign up as a complete team or be paired with other players. For more information or to sign up call Tom Kientzle at (218) 855-5906 or email him at

Junior PGA

Emily Israelson of Staples shot a 7-over-par 79 to find herself three shots behind co-leaders Jennifer Pederson of Inver Grove Heights and Sara Detlefsen of Eagan after the first round of the Minnesota Section Junior PGA Championship Monday at Geneva Golf Course in Alexandria.

Jenny Muesing fired an 86 for a 14-over She is 10 shots back as Pederson and Detlefsen both shot 76s Monday.

On the boys side, Andrew Israelson of Staples shot an 80 and Andrew Muesing shot 89. Both trail co-leaders Dalton Charboneau of Brooklyn Park and Brady Hanson of Woodbury. Those two shot 2-under-par 70s

The final round is Tuesday.

The overall winners of the boys and girls divisions qualify to compete in the PGA of America’s 37th National Junior PGA Championship July 31-August 3 in Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

MGA News

The first round pairings for the 109th MGA Amateur Championship were announced.

Brainerd’s Tyler Monda playing out of Cragun’s Legacy Courses will tee off at 9:30 a.m. from the 10th tee box during the July 16-18 event to be played at Hastings Country Club.

Nick Forsberg of the Vintage at Staples will begin at 1:30 p.m. from the 10th tee.

Robert Bell of Pierz, playing out of the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Club, earned an automatic bid last year and will begin his hunt for the title at 2 p.m. from the first tee box.

Mitch Means from The Pines at Grand View tees off at 2:30 p.m. from hole No. 1.

Deeg a winner

Cassie Deeg, representing Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes, teamed with Cecia Kuenster of Somerset to shot a 137 and win the 33rd Minnesota Women’s State Amateur Four-Ball Championship July 2-3 at North Oaks Golf Club.

The pair shot rounds of 68-69 to win by three strokes.


Betty Huseby, Nisswa, aced the 114-yard 12th hole of Breezy Point Resort’s Whitebirch Golf Course.

Peggy Harper, Chicago, aced the 140-yard third hole of Madden’s Social Nine July 2 using a 5-hybrid.

Brian Briggs, East Gull Lake, aced the 84-yard ninth hole of Bobby’s Legacy at Cragun’s Legacy Courses July 5 using a pitching wedge.

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