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Area Golf News: Big Wood grabs Legacy lead

All four players for Big Wood collected 7.5 points leading to a 30-14 victory over Reichert Bus Aug. 11, which pushed Big Wood to the men's league lead at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Joi Brandt captured the Breezy Point Resort Women's League Club Championship Aug. 11.
Joi Brandt captured the Breezy Point Resort Women's League Club Championship Aug. 11.

All four players for Big Wood collected 7.5 points leading to a 30-14 victory over Reichert Bus Aug. 11, which pushed Big Wood to the men's league lead at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Big Wood leads Halverson Law Office by seven points as last week's leader tied Giovanni's Pizza 22-22.

State Farm Insurance defeated Shep's on 6th 23-21 to land in third.

Results from Aug. 11

Team results

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State Farm Insurance 23, Shep's on 6th 21

US Bank 26, Edward Jones 18

Thelen Heating 32,Frandsen Bank & Trust 12

Big Wood 30, Reichert Bus 14

Hy-Tec Construction 23, Mid-Minnesota FCU 21

Randall State Bank 26, Deerwood Bank 18

.925 Silver 25, People's Security 19

Halverson Law Office 22, Giovanni's Pizza 22

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American National Bank 28, Riverwood Bank 16

Mulligan's 26, Paulson Insurance 18

Mills GM 24, Von Hanson's Meats 20

Team standings

Big Wood 193

Halverson Law Office 186

State Farm Insurance 180.5

Mills GM 173

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Shep's on 6th 169

Reichert Bus 168

American National Bank 159

Giovanni's Pizza 157.5

Von Hanson's Meats 156

Thelen Heating 156

Paulson Insurance 151.5

.925 Silver 150.5

Frandsen Bank & Trust 134.5

Edward Jones 133

People's Security 132.5

Riverwood Bank 132

Randall State Bank 128

Mulligan's 126

Mid-Minnesota FCU 117

Deerwood Bank 111

Hy-Tec Construction 103.5

US Bank 91.5

Individual results

Closest to pin: David Quisberg, John Foss

Longest putt: Darrell Pulak, Mike Demuth

Low net: David Ude -6, Jeff Hillborn -6, Ken Lacy -5, Brian Twamley -4

Low gross: Dave Lepage -3, Tim Johnson -3, Dan Vickerman -2, Justin Sourdiff +1

Thursday's matchups

Shep's on 6th vs. Edward Jones

State Farm Insurance vs. Frandsen Bank & Trust

Reichert Bus vs. Hy-Tec Construction

Von Hanson's Meats vs. Riverwood Bank

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. Randall State Bank

Deerwood Bank vs. Mulligan's

People's Security vs. Big Wood

Halverson Law Office vs. US Bank

Giovanni's Pizza vs. .925 Silver

American National Bank vs. Paulson Insurance

Mills GM vs. Thelen Heating

Legacy women

The best golfing team went to Ceirra Waverek, Ashley Money and Kayla Melby, which shot a 29 Aug. 9 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

The smartest team on the championship side went to Mary Lippo, Katie Warwas, Janice Oakley, Kelly Gorvin and Ruth Norman, which scored 7 out of 9 in the trivia contest during women's night

On the Par 3 Course, Heidi Brown, Michelle Joyce and Megan Hoppe carded the low team score and also had the best trivia score by answering five of the nine questions.

Scramble night is scheduled Aug. 23.

Breezy Point women

Joi Brandt claimed the Breezy Point Resort women's league club championship Aug. 10-11 by carding a two-day net score of 66.

Other titles went to Sandy O'Day (gross) and Sue Skinner (net) in the First Flight. Brandt won Second Flight gross with Gloria Thomas taking net.

Martha Polsfuss (gross) and Judy Jenson (net) were winners in the Third Flight. Betty Huseby was low gross for the Fourth Flight.

During actual league play Aug. 11, winners were:

First Flight: O'Day (gross), Chris Bjornson (net), Skinner (second low net)

Second Flight: Thomas (gross), Brandt (net), Connie Colon (second low net)

Third Flight: Polly Aumock (gross), Bunny Oseland (net), Sylvia Schmitt (second low net), Judy Thomas (third low net)

Fourth Flight: Joan Burnett (gross), Huseby (net)

Madden's women

Aug. 18 will be the final women's golf night of the season at Madden's Resort.

Proximity games will take place on all nine holes for the 5:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The dinner special at the 19th hole is a surprise.

For more information contact Cierra Waverek at 218-855-5922 or cwaverek@maddens.com .

Black Bear women

Eileen Springer shot the low net round during the Black Bear women's nine hole play Aug. 12.

Vivian Palmer finished second with Dorla Lind, Cathy Switajewski tying for third.

Switajewski had the low putts with 15.

Fairways at Howard's Barn

Helen Silva was the winner of the total score on odd holes during the Aug. 11 women's league at the Fairways at Howard's Barn.

Helen Blatz finished second.

Mac Curtis sank a chip in.

Aug. 18 will be the start of the league's club championship. The event will start at 9 a.m.

GVL Outing results

Stephanie Murray, Doreen Robideau and Sandi Baker shot a 28 to win the Aug. 9 Mutt and Jeff event for the Grand View Lodge Women's Outing at The Pines.

Finishing second was Karen Williams, Joan Baker, Faye Ysseldke, Audrey Dietsch. Betty Ramsbacher, Joni Gutknecht, Stephanie Haider and Mary Ann Prenevost placed third. In fourth, was Carrie Spitzak, Pearl Peterson, Marian Duffy and Barb Elmquist.

Individual points winners were: Spitzak 12, Duffy 13, Williams 13, Joan Baker 14, Sandy Baker 14 and Ysseldke 14

Peterson made the longest putt. Joni Gutknect was closest to the pin. Joan Baker had a chip in.

Finnerty claims top spot

Casey Finnerty shot a 71 Aug. 3 at Madden's Pine Beach West to win the boys 13-15-year-old divisions.

The Crosby athlete was followed by Brady Raph of Pine River and his 73. Hunter Nybakken of Breezy Point placed third with a 78.

Jack Evans of East Gull Lake placed second in the boys 16-18 group. He shot a 1-under 66 on the par 67 course. Nisswa's Danny Olson placed sixth with an 81.

Anna Krieger of Fifty Lakes placed second in the girls 13-15 age group with an 89.

Other area golfers in the boys 13-15 division were: 5-Cody Evans (East Gull Lake) 78, 7-Colton Turk (Crosby) 79, 7-Henry Neva (Nisswa) 79, 9-Cayden Turk (Crosby) 80, 9-Keenan Dahl (Backus) 80, 16-Tyler Seeling (Breezy Point) 90, 19-Brendan Brill (Breezy Point) 98, 22-Sivert Klefsaas (Motley) 105.

During the Warrior Cup Aug. 15 at Pebble Creek Golf Club, Finnerty placed 17th with a 77 and Cody Evans was 45th with an 84.

The Warrior Cup is a season-ending tournament of champions for those players who won a Minnesota Junior PGA tournament during the summer. Finnerty won five tournaments and Cody Evans collected one win.

Vintage Senior Open scheduled

The Vintage at Staples will host its Fall Senior Open 11 a.m. Sept. 16.

The $45 entry fee includes golf, cart and lunch with a skins game option.

The three groups for men, women and pros will all have net and gross divisions. The groups are senior (age 50-59), masters (60-69) and super seniors (70 and older).

For more information, or to register, contact The Vintage at 218-894-9907 or Glen Hasselberg at 218-894-3544.

Curling on the golf course

The Brainerd Lakes Curling Association will celebrate its 10th year with a tournament fundraiser Aug. 28 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

The event will start with a 3:30 p.m. shotgun start.

For more information contact Cragun's Legacy Courses at 218-825-2789.

Holes-in-one

Ed Draheim, Owatonna, aced the ninth hole at Black Bear Golf in Pine River Aug. 9 using a 7-iron.

Dan Johnson, Brainerd, aced the 155-yard 17th hole at The Preserve at Grand View Lodge Aug. 11 using a 6-iron.

Todd Hurley, St. Paul, aced the 194-yard 18th hole of the Lakes Course at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Aug. 11 using a hybrid.

Jimmy Wesp, Sartell, aced the 124-yard seventh hole of Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses Aug. 12 using a pitching wedge.

Lee Mexer, Elk River, aced the 100 yard ninth hole of the Par 3 course at Cragun's Legacy Courses Aug. 11 using a gap wedge.

Charlene Waverek, East Gull Lake, aced the 80-yard 17th hole at The Classic at Madden's Aug. 13 using a 7-iron.

Mike Hoke, Crosslake, aced the 185 yard fourth hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club Aug. 13 with a 5-wood.

Sandie Bloom, Nisswa, aced the 123-yard 15th hole at Eagle's Landing Aug. 9 using a 7-iron.

Jared Rothenberger, Baxter, scored a double-eagle on the 295-yard 16th hole at Eagle's Landing Aug. 9 using a driver.

Gina Shiffert, Holland, Ohio, aced the 90-yard 11th hole at Eagle's Landing Aug. 12 using a pitching wedge.

Upcoming events

Aug. 17: Brainerd Lakes Chamber tournament - The Pines at Grand View Lodge

Aug. 20-21: Club Championship - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 27: Woodtick Open - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 27: Wolfhound Cup - Emily Green

Aug. 28: Brainerd Lakes Curling fundraiser - Cragun's Legacy Courses

Aug. 31: Pink Ribbon tournament - Madden's Pine Beach East

Sept. 6: Charlie's Scramble - Breezy Point's Whitebirch

Sept. 7: Women's Invitational - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 10: Cheddar Open - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 10: The Green Jacket Open - Emily Greens

Sept. 10-11: Best Ball tournament - Whitetail Run

Sept. 11: St. James Church tournament - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 16: Camp Shamineau - Pine Ridge

Sept. 16: Vintage Fall Senior Open - The Vintage at Staples

Sept. 17: Ladies Invite - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 17: O'Briens Pub - Pine Ridge

Sept. 18: Aitkin Baseball Fundraiser - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 19: St. John's Prep Classic - The Classic at Madden's

Sept. 21 Nisswa Chamber's Pretty Good Golf tournament - The Pines at Grand View Lodge

Sept. 24: 12th annual Gary Stiner Ironman Classic - Emily Greens

Sept. 24-25: Fish and Golf Tournament - Grand View Lodge

Sept. 24-25: Greater Whitefish Scramble - Whitefish Golf Club

Sept. 25: Ruttyuna - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Sept. 25: Classic 6-6-6 Shootout - The Classic at Madden's

Betty Huseby (left), Judy Jenson, Martha Polsfuss, Gloria Thomas, Joi Brandt, Sue Skinner and Sandy O'Day won their respective flights in the Aug. 11 Breezy Point Resort Women's League Club Championship.
Betty Huseby (left), Judy Jenson, Martha Polsfuss, Gloria Thomas, Joi Brandt, Sue Skinner and Sandy O'Day won their respective flights in the Aug. 11 Breezy Point Resort Women's League Club Championship.

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