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Area Golf News: Von Hanson wins second half

Von Hanson’s Meats cruised to a 30.5-13.5 victory over D&D Exteriors Aug. 23 to win the second-half league championship at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Those same two teams will square off again Thursday for the overall league championship as D&D Exteriors won the first-half title.

Halverson Law will battle Applebee’s for the third-place title.

Results from Aug. 23:

Team results

Von Hanson’s 30.5, D&D Exteriors 13.5

Deerwood Bank 28, Shep’s on 6th 16

Bremer Bank 26.5, First Security 17.5

Colonial Life 20, US Bank 16

Applebee’s 27, Mulligan’s 17

Halverson Law 28.5, American National 15.5

Thelen Heating 26, Peoples Security 14

Edward Jones 26, BSN Sports 18

Overall standings

Von Hanson’s 455.13

D&D Exteriors 437.38

Halverson Law 425.25

Applebee’s 425.25

Shep’s on 6th 423.63

American National 417.38

Colonial Life 416.75

Bremer Bank 413.75

Deerwood Bank 407.38

Thelen Heating 405.88

Edward Jones 396.25

People’s Security 394.5

BSN Sports 394.5

First Security 393.5

US Bank 363.5

Mulligan’s 328.88

Individual winners

Closest to pin: Drew Dufner, Brian Twamley

Longest putt: Dan Travica

Legacy women

Jen Weisbrich was a double winner during the Aug. 21 women’s night at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Weisbrich had the longest drive and longest putt on the Dutch Legacy. Kelly Gorvin also had a longest drive and Kaarin Hanske made the longest putt.

Debbie Briggs shot the low score of 39. Heather Carey, Kari Anderson and Jo Ellen Reeck had the low number of putts.

On the Par 3 Course, Carol Dinndorf shot 34 for the low round. Wendy Shamp had the low putts, Phyllis Jones was closest to the pin and Mary Ambroz drained the longest putt.

Breezy Point men

Thomas Law will take a six-point lead into position night after topping Datam 6.5-5.5 Aug. 23 during men’s league at Breezy Point Resort.

Dockside will face Thomas Law to determine the second-half championship Thursday. Dockside enjoyed a bye Aug. 23.

Mills Motor beat Billy’s Bar and Grill 7.5-4.5 and Billy’s Buddies downed Commander/JJ’s 9.5-2.5 to force a tie between the two winning teams for third place.

Results from Aug. 23:

Team results

Billy’s Buddies 9.5, Commander/JJ’s 2.5

Thomas Law 6.5, Datam 5.5

Mills Motor 7.5, Billy’s Bar and Grill 4.5

Dockside 6

Team standings

Thomas Law52.5

Dockside 46.5

Mills Motor 43

Billy’s Buddies 43

Billy’s Bar and Grill 39.5

Datam 39

Commander/JJ’s 30.5

Individual results

Low net

0-6 handicap: Dick Williams 32

7-9 handicap: Jim Fischer 32

10 over: Ken Ess 32

Longest putt: Gaynard Brown, Brian Stenglein, Jim Jasper, Bruce Buxton

Closest to pin: Jim Fischer

Thursday’s matchups

Thomas Law vs. Dockside

Mills Motor vs. Billy’s Buddies

Billy’s Bar and Grill vs. Datam

Commander/JJ’s — bye

Grand View Outings

Katie Wallace, Judi Moravec, Paula West and Carrie Spitzack shot 36 to win the Aug. 14 Women’s Outing scramble at The Pines at Grand View Lodge.

Marlene Perkins, Barb Elmquist and Betty Kackman finished second and Joan McBrien, Marilyn Sobiech, Clare Anderson and Jean Morgan were third.

Ann Powers and McBrien sank the longest putts and Kackman had a chip-in.

During the Aug. 7 women’s outing at The Preserve, Elmquist, Spitzack, Morgan and Anderson shot 35 for first place.

Candace Prigge, Marian Duffy and Sobiech were second.

Connie Lazar, Betty Vosberg and Wallace tied for third with Cindy Clow, Chris Lee and Judy Anderson.

Morgan made the longest putt and Clow was closest to the pin.

Birch Bay results

Mary Lienke had the lowest number of putts during the Aug. 1 women’s social golf at Birch Bay Resort.

On Aug. 15, Judy Kolstad, Judy Stemper and Linda Harrier won the first on the green contest with the threesome of Jo Ann Sufka, Barb Heck and Judy Kolstad winning the pink ball game.

The women’s social group will host a season-ending event Aug. 29 followed by a luncheon. All women are welcome.

During couples social golf July 29, Dan Gruska won the lowest number of putts with Gruszka, Bob Boushek and Larry Stemper winning the pink ball game.

Boushek and Doris Gruszka won the Aug. 5 longest drive game and Doris Gruszka won the bingo-bango-bongo game.

Bell scores a top 15

Robert Bell and David Haley Jr. shot a two-day 9-under-par to tie for 11th in the 51st MGA Four-Ball championship Aug. 22 at Chaska Town Course.

Bell, a graduate of Pierz High School, and Haley shot rounds of 68-67 to finish seven shots behind the winning team of Colton Buege-Tyler Lowenstein.

Fall golf programs

Chris Foley Golf Schools will offer a fall golf program this season.

For students in preschool through third grade there will be an after school program from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays at Cragun’s Legacy Courses. The program will start Sept. 10 and run through Oct. 15.

For players in grades 4-7 the program will be held every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 11 and going through Oct. 16.

Students in eighth grade and older will have their program on Thursdays between Sept. 13 and Oct. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m.

For more information on these programs, or to sign up, contact Foley at 218-820-9426.

Chili Open scheduled

This year’s Madden’s Chili Open is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Madden’s Pine Beach West.

The four-person scramble is $40 per person or $160 per team. Interested players may sign up by calling (218) 855-5934.

Charlie’s Scramble

The three-person Charlie’s Scramble is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Whitebirch Golf Course at Breezy Point Resort. To sign up your team call (218) 562-7178 or email


Terry Smith, Brainerd, aced the 173-yard 15th hole at Eagles Landing Golf Club Aug. 17 using a 6-iron.

Rev. Steve Jones, aced the 163-yard 11th hole at Eagles Landing Golf Club Sunday, Aug. 19 using a 6-iron. (Editor’s note: The Lord must approve of golf on Sundays).

Todd Benson, Milaca, aced the 122-yard fourth hole on the Par 3 Course at Cragun’s Legacy Course Aug. 25 using a wedge.

Sandie Bloom, Brainerd, aced the 110-yard 15th hole at Eagle’s Landing Aug. 26 using a 7-iron.

Mark Streed, Eagan, aced the 147-yard fifth hole of the Woods Course at The Pines at Grand View Lodge Aug. 9 using a 7-iron.

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