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Von Hanson’s strengthened its grip on first place July 26 in the men’s league at Cragun’s Legacy Courses with a 27.5-16.5 win in a showdown with second-place Applebee’s.

Colonial Life jumped from fourth to second with a 25-19 win over Edward Jones.

Applebee’s dropped to third — three points ahead of American National.

Results from July 26:

Team results

Von Hanson’s 27.5, Applebee’s 16.5

First Security 28, Deerwood Bank 16

Bremer Bank 24, Shep’s on 6th 20

Thelen Heating 22.5, Halverson Law 21.5

BSN Sports 33.5, US Bank 10.5

Mulligan’s 22, D&D Exteriors 22

Colonial Life 25, Edward Jones 19

Peoples Security 24, American National 16

Team standings

Von Hanson’s 140.88

Colonial Life 132.25

Applebee’s 127

American National 123.63

Halverson Law 122.25

First Security 122.25

BSN Sports 117

Thelen Heating 116.13

Edward Jones 115.5

Shep’s on 6th 113.13

Bremer Bank 109.75

Peoples Security 107.50

D&D Exteriors 106.88

Mulligan’s 106.88

US Bank 96

Deerwood Bank 93.38

Individual results

Closest to pin: Tom Hice

Closest to pin: Mike Quinn

Longest putt: Jim Thompson

Thursday’s matchups

Dutch Legacy Course

Von Hanson’s vs. First Security

Applebee’s vs. Deerwood Bank

Bremer Bank vs. D&D Exteriors

Halverson Law vs. Colonial Life

US Bank vs. American National

Mulligan’s vs. Shep’s on 6th

Edward Jones vs. Thelen Heating

BSN Sports vs. Peoples Security

Legacy women

Heidi Brown and Janice “Tweet, Tweet” Oakley were pin hunting July 25 during women’s night at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Brown was closest to the pin on hole 7 of Bobby’s Course and Oakley peppered the flag of hole 11. Lisa Fouquette sank the longest putt on hole 2, while Tammy Olson dropped the longest putt in on hole 10.

On the Par 3 Course, Brenda Miller had the hot putter on hole 8, while Patty Rodningen, Phyllis Jones and Mary Ambroz chose the right clubs for their closest to the pin proximities.

Breezy Point men

Thomas Law had a bye, but remained in first place July 26 in the Breezy Point Resort’s men’s league.

Dockside remained second with an 8.5-3.5 win over Datam.

Mills Motor defeated Commander/JJ’s 8.5-3.5 to land 2.5 points out of second place.

Results from July 26:

Team standings

Dockside 8.5, Datam 3.5

Billy’s Buddies 6, Billy’s Bar and Grill 6

Mills Motor, 8.5, Commander/JJ’s 3.5

Thomas Law 6

Team standings

Thomas Law 23

Dockside 22.5

Mills Motor 20

Billy’s Bar and Grill 18.5

Billy’s Buddies 16

Commander/JJ’s 14

Datam 12

Individual results

Low net

0–6 handicap: Don Sandberg 30

7-9 handicap: Wayne Massie 28

10 and over: Nick Castillo 32

Longest putts: Brian Stenglein, Al Schmitt, Brad Cardini, Darold Owens, Don Sandberg

Closest to pin: Darold Owens

Thursday’s matchups

Traditional back nine

Commander/JJ’s vs. Billy’s Bar and Grill

Dockside vs. Thomas Law

Datam vs. Mills Motor

Billy’s Buddies — bye

Madden’s women

Alyssa Wiebusch continued her winning ways by capturing the low number of putts event July 24 during women’s night out on the Pine Beach East Golf Course at Madden’s Resort.

Pat Larson was second and Char Philp was third. Jackie West was closest to the pin.

GVL Outings

Carrie Spitzak, Barb Elmquist, Jean Morgan and Marian Duffy shot a 36 to win the July 24 step aside scramble during the Grand View Lodge women’s Outing.

Candace Prigge, Rosie Brown, Paula West and Lisa Omodt finished second followed by Betty Kackman, Betty Vosberg, Connie Lazar, Judi Moravec and Marilyn Sobiech in third and Ann Powers, Karen Williams, Judy Anderson, Renee Steffen in fourth.

Omodt and Anderson made the longest putts.

During the July 17 outing at the Pines, Prigge, Rosie Brown and Barb Wenschlag finished first. Blanche McMenmen, Omodt and Spitzak were second and Val Lueck, Betty Kackman and Betty Vosberg finishing third.

Karen Williams drained the longest putt, Spitzak was closest to the pin and McMenmen made a chip in.

The Aug. 7 women’s outing will be at the Preserve followed by the Aug. 14th event at the Pines.

Whitefish women

Helen McGrath and Joan Kantos tied for the flight A title July 25 in the first Go Red For Women event during the Whitefish Women’s 18-hole league.

The event was fairways and putts with Enga Wodziak coming in third for flight A.

Cheryl Bontrager won flight B followed by Myra Faust and Nancy Schmidt.

Ane Gazda scored 35 points to win flight C. Mary Jean Herdy was econd and Nancy Einan was third.

Mary Boeder’s 26 captured flight D. Lois Haglund was second and Sandra Pohl was third.

Heardy’s 65 was the low net for the day. McGrath carded a birdie and the sharp-shooting schmidt sank a chip in birdie.

League will start with a shotgun at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 1. A clinic will be held at 7 a.m.

Birch Bay

Joyce Evans scored the best poker hand in the couples Sunday afternoon group July 22 at Birch Bay Resort

Closest to the pin was Doris Gruszka for women and Bob Boushek for men.

In the women’s Wednesday morning group July 11, Jo Ann Sufka was closest to the pin.

The 2-person team of Suzanne Greenslit and Ardis Wulf won the scotch doubles mixer July 18.

All golfers are welcome to participate in an outing event. Contact Kathy at Birch Bay (800) 450-4481 or

St. Francis Classic

The second annual St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Golf Classic is scheduled Aug. 9 at The Legacy Courses at Cragun’s.

Registration is at 11 a.m. with a 4-person scramble starting at noon.

To register, or if you have any questions, call Mark Lelwica (218) 851-8437 or Nick Hoelz (218) 820-7309.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the school.

Junior camp scheduled

A Chris Foley Golf School four-day junior golf program is scheduled for Aug. 13-17.

The camp will consist of an hour of instruction each day followed by nine holes on Cragun’s Par 3 Course. Each day a different aspect of the game will be covered as well as rules and etiquette.

Camp will be taught by Director of Instruction Chris Foley and Legacy Courses Golf professionals.

There will be one instructor for every six students.

Program times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13-17. The cost is $100. For more information contact Foley at (218) 820-9426.

MWGA news

Barb Hanson of Whitefish Golf Course teamed with Dianne Frantz of Olympic Hills Golf Course to tie for second in the first flight of the 18th Minnesota Women’s Golf Association’s Senior four-ball tournament July 23-24 at Red Wing Golf Club.

The tournament was shortened to 27 holes because of weather. In those 27 holes, Hanson-Frantz shot a 122 or four shots behind first flight winners Molly Baker and Sandra Lemke.

Claudia Pilot of Austin Country Club and Brenda Williams of Windsong Farm shot a 104 to win the event.

Dru Sjodin scramble

Registrations are still being taken for the Aug. 19 Dru Sjodin three-person scramble at Whitefish Golf Club. The Noon shotgun will be accompanied with a picnic and silent auction.

The entry fee is $300 per team of three players. For more information contact Eli Loven at (218) 820-6834 or Dave Jacobson at (218) 820-7243.


Keith Brauns, Duluth, aced the 149-yard 15th hole on the Dutch Course at Cragun’s Legacy Courses July 25 with a 7-iron.

Chris Velasco, Nisswa, aced the 180-yard eighth hole of The Preserve at Grand View Lodge July 29 using a 3-iron.

Tom Ashcraft aced the 163-yard 11th hole at Eagles Landing July 27 using an 8-iron.

Tom Southward, aced the 125-yard 17th hole at Eagles Landing July 28 using a wedge.

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