Area Golf News: Mills GM drives to top of leaderboard

Mills GM wasn't the week's big winner, but it beat Reichert Bus 24.5-19.5 June 2 to take the lead in the men's league standing at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Mills GM wasn't the week's big winner, but it beat Reichert Bus 24.5-19.5 June 2 to take the lead in the men's league standing at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Mills GM's win, along with Shep's on 6th's meager 22.5-21.5 victory over Giovonni's Pizza, allowed the dealership to grab a 0.5-point lead.

Riverwood Bank, with its 31.5-12.5 win over Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, was the big winner. The victory pushed it into the top 10 as Ryan Downs collected a 9-2 win over his opponent to lead the charge.

Results from June 2:

Team results


US Bank 25.5, Mulligan's 18.5

.925 Silver 22.5, State Farm Insurance 21.5

Mills GM 24.5, Reichert Bus 19.5

Shep's on 6th 22.5, Giovanni's Pizza 21.5

Halverson Law Office 29.5, Edward Jones 14.5

Paulson Insurance 30, Deerwood Bank 14

Von Hanson's Meats 29.5, Hy-tec Construction 14.5

American National Bank 24, Randall State Bank 20


Riverwood Bank 31.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 12.5

Thelen Heating 25, Big Wood 19

Frandsen Bank & Trust 29.5, People's Security 14.5

Team standings

Mills GM 155.5

Shep's on 6th 155

State Farm Insurance 151

Big Wood 147


Von Hanson's Meats 145.75

American National Bank 144.5

Halverson Law Office 142

Frandsen Bank & Trust 136

Riverwood Bank 133.3

Paulson Insurance 132.3

Hy-Tec Construction 131.3

Reichert Bus 130


Edward Jones 129.5

Thelen Heating 129.5

Mulligan';s 127.8

Randall State Bank 126.5

Giovanni's Pizza 115.3

.925 Silver 115.25

US Bank 113.5

People's Security 102.5


Deerwood Bank 95

Mid-Minnesota FCU 93

Individual results

Closest to pin: Chris Phillips, Jarod Carlson

Longest putt: Chuck Halverson, Mark Pietig

Low net: Ian Ulrich -7, Tony Loosbrock -7, John Thelen -6, Chuck Halverson -5

Low gross: Drew Dufner -3, Tim Johnson -2, Todd Ringler -2, Dae LePage -1

Side game (net): Greg Miller, Don Quinn


Side game (gross): Jeff Hand

Thursday's matchups

US Bank vs. Deerwood Bank

Von Hanson's Meats vs. Randall State Bank

Reichert Bus vs. Riverwood Bank

Frandsen Bank & Trust vs. Giovanni's Pizza

Thelen Heating vs. Hy-tec Construction

Big Wood vs. State Farm Insurance

Shep's on 6th vs. Halverson Law Office

People's Security vs. Mills GM

American National Bank vs. Mulligan's

.925 Silver vs. Edward Jones

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. Paulson Insurance

Legacy women

Ali Timmons, Tina Johnson and Kayla Melbe shot a low net 32 on Bobby's to win the May 31 scramble during women's night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Finishing second was Anita Travica, Nadine Fraki, Sandy Bauman and Pam Musielewcz.

Kari Anderson made a long putt and was closest to the pin. Evie Marshall sank a long putt and JoEllen Reeck was closest to the pin.

The team of Julie Iten, Karen Opp and Jane Winter shot 32 to win on the Par 3 Course. Winter was closest to the pin and Nancy MacDonald made the longest putt.

Queen of the night went to Fraki.

Breezy Point men

Despite beating Commander 10.5-7.5 June 1, Billy's Too still trails the league leaders by 1.5 points in the Breezy Point Resort men's league standings.

Pequot Tool 1 also knocked off Ace Hardware 10.5-7.5 to move into third place.

Results from June 1:

Team results

Billy's Too 10.5, Commander 7.5

Pequot Tool 1 10.5, Ace Hardware 7.5

TMT 9.5, Billy's 1 8.5

DDJ 9.5, No Name 8.5

Dockside 9.5, Old School 8.5

JJ's Pub 9.0, Massie Creek 9.0

Hack Attack 9.0, Pequot Tool 2 9.0

Deacon's 9.0, Antler's 9.0

Billy's 3 9.0, Double Trouble 9.0

Team standings

Commander 32.0

Billy's Too 30.5

Pequot Tool 1 30.5

Pequot Tool 2 30.0

DDJ 29.5

Double Trouble 29.0

Hack Attack 28.5

Old School 28.5

Dockside 28.0

JJ's Pub 27.5

TMT 26.0

Massie Creek 26.0

Deacon's 26.0

Antlers 25.5

Billy's 1 23.5

Ace Hardware 23.0

Billy's 3 22.5

No Name 19.5

Individual winners

Longest putt: Mike Dowdall, Dick Williams

Closest to the pin: Mick McBrien

Low gross: Nick Kemp 39, Nolan Toft 40, Jim Fischer 43, Adam Hopps 43, McBrien 43, Greyson Thomas 43

Low net: Dave Thomas 33, Kevin Anderson 37, Jim Fischer 37, Frank Terry 37, Bob Vosnos 37, Jim Wagner 37, Ted Zarembski 37

Skins winners:

Breezy Point women

Kathy McTague, Verna Miller, Janie Pommer and Sylvia Schmitt won the June 2 net team event for the Breezy Point Resort women's league.

Shari Burns, Eileen Henderson, Colleen Rawlings and Bugs Schmidt placed second with Joan Burnett, Jorie Linder, Sandy O'Day and Gloria Thomas finishing third.

Whitefish women

Anita Stensby and a blind partner shot a net 60 to win Flight A of the June 1 best net ball for the Whitefish Women's 18-hole League.

Finishing second with a 64 was Helen McGrath and Barb Hanson.

Maxine Riches and Cheryl Bontrager won Flight B with a 62 with Rox Thompson and Mimi Swanson finishing second with a 66.

Myra Faust and Sherrie Adam teamed to win Flight C and Diane Giefer and Connie Weber placed second.

Joi Brandt and Judy Eastwood shot a net 61 to win Flight D. Ginnie Sitzer and Marguerite Baker finished second.

Stensby carded the low net of the day with an individual 65. Hanson finished second with a 67.

Birdies were collected by Stensby, Eastwood, Bontrager, Paula Gulliford and Giefer. Adam made a chip-in.

Madden's Women

Cierra Waverek-Kalli Funk shot a 44 to win the two-person best ball event June 2 in the women's night at Madden's Resort.

Jane Guild-Kathie Phillips tied Mary Chapman-Smith for second.

Phillips made the longest putt and Guild was closest to the pin.

Thursday's event will be a step away scramble 5:30 p.m. on the Pine Beach East Course.

Black Bear Women

Gloria Taylor, Judy Conrad and Susan Riley won the total team score and total team putts events June 2 in the Black Bear women's nine-hole league.

Eagle's Landing men

Carl Hendrickson's 70 held up as the low gross score in the June 2 men's night at Eagle's Landing Golf Club.

Nick Dahl followed with a 73, Brett Thompson shot 74 and Mike Caughey 76.

Dale Reberg shot 61, Chuck Shaw 62 and Bubba Nooter a 64 for the low net scores on 18 holes.

Nine holes low nets were carded by Steve Grams 30 and Chad Ploof 31.

Low gross for nine went to John Thielen 39, Mark Boone 40, Reed Hines 41 and Joe Bachan 41.

Eagle's Landing women

Theresa Goble and Peg Tautges each shot 47s for low gross honors in the June 1 women's night at Eagle's Landing Golf Club.

Vicky Shanks shot 49 for third low gross and also hit the longest drive. Laura Newman carded a net 29.

Pat Einerson made the longest putt and Lori Reuer was closest to the pin.

Eagle's Landing couples

The Shanks collected two proximities during the June 5 couples night at Eagle's Landing Golf Club.

Vicky and Gene Shanks both drained the longest putts. Sherry Reberg and Jeff Schulz hit the closest third shot.

GVL Outing results

Doreen Robideau, Sandi Baker and Cathy Saucier shot 22 to win the game "ones" during the May 31 Grand View Lodge Women's Outing.

Finishing second was Katie Wallace, Betsy Asturias, Sally Ekman and Kris McGrath. Barb Elmquist, Marian Duffy, Sue House and Chris Niemi finished third.

Jean Swenson and Saucier made the longest putts.

The June 14 outing will be played at 5:30 p.m. at The Preserve. To register or for more information contact Joni Meyer at 218-820-26-7 or .

Israelson ties for sixth

Bill Israelson shot rounds of 76-74 to tie for sixth place in the Minnesota Senior Open Friday at Minnesota Valley Country Club.

The head PGA professional at The Vintage at Staples was six strokes off the winner, Tom Vizina of The Oaks Golf Course. Vizina shot 73-71.


Dave Modder, Thunder Bay, Ontario, aced the 117 yard sixth hole of The Dutch Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 2 using a wedge.

Stan Olsen, Nisswa, aced the 131-yard fifth hole of the Marsh Course at The Pines at Grand View Lodge June 2 using an 8-iron.

Upcoming events

June 10: C-I Sports Boosters - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 11: Knights of Columbus - Crosswoods

June 11: 2nd annual Bungalow Open - Emily Greens

June 11: Al Erickson Scholarship Event - Whitetail Run

June 12: Crosslake Community School Fundraiser - Crosswoods

June 13: Junior Golf - Crosswoods

June 13: Habitat of Little Falls - Pine Ridge

June 17: Camp Confidence Classic - The Classic at Madden's

June 17: 9-hole Camp Confidence - Madden's Pine Beach West

June 17: Womanade Golf Event - Whitetail Run

June 17: Scandia Valley Lions - Pine Ridge

June 19: The Quinn Open - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 20: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Foundation Benefit - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 20-22: 38th MGA Players Championship - The Classic at Madden's

June 21-22: Inaugural Golden Eagle Women's Invitational - Golden Eagle

June 22: Northwoods Classic Women's Invite - Whitefish Golf Club

June 23: Aitkin Chamber tournament - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 24: Relay for Life - Eagle's Landing

June 24: Brainerd Sports Boosters Charity tournament - The Preserve at Grand View Lodge

June 25: Match Play Madness - Grand View Lodge

June 26-27: 2-day Pro Am - Grand View Lodge

June 28: Pink Links women's tournament - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 28: Minnesota State Open qualifier - The Pines at Grand View Lodge

June 28: CocoLoco Cup - Whitefish Golf Club

June 29: PGA Junior Event - Breezy Point's Whitebirch

June 29: PGA Beginner's Event - Breezy Point's Traditional

June 30: Drive, Chip and Putt Championship qualifier - Cragun's Legacy Courses

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