Area Golf News: Giovanni's recaptures lead in men's league at Cragun's

Giovanni's Pizza recaptured the lead in the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses with a 30-14 victory over Edward Jones July 26. Giovanni's and Von Hanson's Meats entered league play tied for the top spot. Von Hanson's slid into second place d...

Giovanni's Pizza recaptured the lead in the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses with a 30-14 victory over Edward Jones July 26.

Giovanni's and Von Hanson's Meats entered league play tied for the top spot. Von Hanson's slid into second place despite a 27.5-16.5 win over Reichert Bus.

The Tee Hive moved into third place with a 31-13 win over Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union.

Results from July 26:

Team results


Von Hanson's Meats 27.5, Reichert Bus 16.5

Giovanni's Pizza 30, Edward Jones 14

Big Wood 35, State Farm Insurance 9

People's Security 29, US Bank 15

Smokin Aces 24, Hy-Tec Construction 20

Riverwood Bank 22.5, Sazama Family Chiropractic 21.5

Select Therapy 26.5, Randall State Bank 17.5

Deerwood Bank No. 2 26.5, NextHome Horizons 17.5


Thelen Heating & Roofing 26, Team Legacy 18

.925 Silver 25, Deerwood Bank 19

Shep's on 6th 22.5, American National Bank 21.5

The Tee Hive 31, Mid-Minnesota FCU 13

Team standings

Giovanni's Pizza 142, Von Hanson's Meats 139.5, Tee Hive 136.5, Big Wood 130.5, .925 Silver 128.5, Edward Jones 121.5, People's Security 118.5, Select Therapy 115, Randall State Bank 111.5, Smokin Aces 111.5, Sazama Family Chiropractic 109, Shep's on 6th 108.5, State Farm Insurance 108, Reichert Bus 107, Team Legacy 105, Deerwood Bank 103, Thelen Heating & Roofing 102.5, Hy-Tec Construction 101.5, American National Bank 100, Deerwood Bank No. 2 100, Riverwood Bank 99.5, Next Home Horizons 86.5, US Bank 84, Mid-Minnesota FCU 66.5

Individual results

Longest putt: Kim Meyer, Mike Demuth


Closest to pin: Jerry Dechaine, Shane Hardee

Low net: 1-Kent Swenson -7, 2-Jon Schreiner -6, 3-Jerry Dechaine -5

Second flight net: 1-Mike Demuth, 2-Kurt Waters

Low gross: 1-Ryan Neitzke -2, 2-Shawn Chambers -1, 3-Tim Johnson -1

Second flight low gross: 1-Shane Hardee, 2-Jeff Kambeitz

Side game net: 1-Matt Ruis

Side game gross: 1-Pete Dahl

Aug. 2, matchups

Dutch Legacy Course

Riverwood Bank vs Hy-Tec Construction

Randall State Bank vs Smokin Aces

NextHome Horizons vs Sazama Family Chiropractic

.925 Silver vs Mid-Minnesota FCU

Thelen Heating & Roofing vs Select Therapy

Deerwood Bank vs Deerwood Bank No. 2

American National Bank vs Team Legacy

US Bank vs State Farm Insurance

Giovanni's Pizza vs People's Security

Reichert Bus vs Big Wood

Tee Hive vs Edward Jones

Shep's on 6th vs Von Hanson's Meats

Breezy Point men

Billy's 1 seized first place in the Breezy Point Men's Golf League with a 15-5 victory over W.B.D July 25.

L.A. Lawn Services, last week's leader, fell into second place following a 13.5-6.5 loss to Farnsworth/Andersen.

Billy's 4 remained third with a 12-8 win over Mulligan's.

Results July 25

Team Results

Billy's 1 15, W.B.D. 5

Farnsworth/Andersen 13.5, L.A. Lawn Services 6.5

Billy's 2 13, Hack Attack 7

Patriots 12.5, Old School 7.5

JJ's Pub 12, Double Trouble 8

Billy's 4 12, Mulligans 8

Billy's 3 11.5, Dockside 8.5

Verkennes/Burgoyne 9.5, Ghost Team 10.5

Team Standings

Billy's 1 104.5, L.A. Lawn Services 98, Billy's 4 96.5, Billy's 3 94, Farnsworth/Andersen 92.5, Verkennes/Burgoyne 92, Patriots 91, Dockside 91, W.B.D. 88.5, Billy's 2 88, Mulligans 88, Old School 82.5, Double Trouble 82.5, Hack Attack 80.5, JJ's Pub 80

Individual Results

Low gross: Dick Williams 40, Bill Hartl 42, Tom Maroni 42, Tom Aumock 43

Low net: Tom Aumock 32, Mike Dowdall 35, Tom Moroni 35, Ted Zarembski 35

Skins: Art Kosiba, Al Schmidt, Mike Bajczk

Longest putt: Mick McBrien, Lucas Trompold, Paul Sasse

Breezy Point women

Joi Brandt, Sue Marsolais, Joan Burnett and Bugs Schmidt teamed up to shoot a 34 and pace the ace, king, queen, jack game during the Breezy Point women's golf league July 26.

Second was the team of Sandy O'Day, Verna Miller and Kathy McTague with a 38.

Tying for third with 39s were Team One of Barb Owens, Judy Thomas, Connie Colon and Betty Huseby and Team Two of Gloria Thomas, Martha Polsfuss, Polly Aumock and Judy Jenson.

League play Thursday, Aug., 2 will be at the Traditional Course.

Whitefish women

Lori McCormick, Barb Holubar, Pat McKee and Cheryl Bontrager teamed up to win via tie breaker the cha cha cha game of the day in the Whitefish women's 18-hole league July 25.

The three top teams all scored 126 points, and the USGA tiebreaker was applied. Second place went to the team of Helen McGrath, Mimi Swanson, Dorie Kaleva and Myra Faust. Third-place team was Pat Kline, Connie Weber, Pam Musielewicz and Sandy Meyer.

McCormick and McGrath each shot net 67s to tie for honors. Ginny Sitzer, Bontrager, Kaleva and Meyer earned honorable mention with a net 69.

McGrath and Marty Moakley had chip-in birdies on No. 6 and Deb Enger chipped in for birdie on No. 7. McGrath also carded a birdie on No. 8. Anne Gazda and Darlene Bonnema recorded the other chip-ins.

The first two Wednesdays in August will be regular league play, followed by the 2-day league championships Aug 14-15 and the Women of Whitefish (WOW) and Cause Day, which is a fundraiser for the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center. Shootout qualifying and team match play will continue into August.

New members are always welcome.

Putting champions

Greg Larson and Roger Miller posted a 39 to win the sixth-annual Minnesota State Putting Championship at Grand View Lodge.

Larson and Miller needed a scorecard playoff to top jack and Nick Michel and Ben Bailey and Phil McSorley, who also shot 39s.

Max and Barry Labine placed fourth with a 41 followed by Gordy Johnson-Jim McArthur, Clinton Strother-Erick Holland, Preston Luman-Randy Wilson and tim Johnson and Jacob Kleke.

Heggerston ties for 12th

Maggie Heggerston of Cragun's Legacy Courses tied for 12th place in the MGA Women's Amateur Championship at White Bear Yacht Club July 25.

Heggerston finished with a 9-over-par 231 following rounds of 76-77-78.

Claudia Pilot of The Pines at Grand View Lodge placed 30th with rounds of 83-81-78 for a 242 total.


Stuart Rauvola, Stillwater, aced the 198-yard 12th hole at Madden's Classic July 23 using a 4 hybrid.

William Gifford, Glyndon, aced the 145-yard 15th hole on the Dutch Course at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 25 using a 9-iron.

Jim Zaleski, Brainerd, aced the 77-yard ninth hole on Bobby's Course at Cragun's Legacy Courses July 25 using a gap wedge.

James Erickson, Chandler, Az., aced the 174-yard ninth hole of the Lakes Course at Grand View Lodge July 21 using a 4-iron.

Tom Sedgewick, Brainerd, aced the 130-yard 13th hole of The Preserve at Grand View Lodge July 29 using a 9-iron.

Upcoming events

Aug. 3: Royalton Wrestling Club tournament, Pine Ridge Golf Club

Aug. 4-5: Dean Erdman Memorial Classic, Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 5: Battle of the Bars, Emily Greens

Aug. 6: Relay for Life Scramble, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Aug 7: Charlie's Scramble, Whitebirch at Breezy Point

Aug. 8-9: Minnesota PGA Junior Players Tour Tournament of Champions, Minnesota National

Aug. 10: Deerwood Open, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

Aug. 10: Women's Invite, Fiddlestix Golf Course

Aug. 10: FAB Golf Outing, Little Falls Country Club

Aug. 11: Swanson's Melanoma Cancer Scramble, Traditional at Breezy Point Resort

Aug. 12: Legacy Pro Am, Cragun's Legacy Courses

Aug. 12: Dru Sjodin Classic, Whitefish Golf Club

Aug. 13: Northern MGA Senior Tour, Vintage at Staples

Aug. 16: Holder Tournament, Cuyuna Rolling HIlls

Aug. 16: Sourcewell Outing, Vintage at Staples

Aug. 17: Ducks Unlimited Outing, Little Falls Country Club

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