Area Golf News: Rykals win Memorial Day tourney

Jason and Jordan Rykal earned top honors May 26 for the 12th annual Madden's Memorial Day Parent/Child Tournament. Other top finishers included Nick Christenson and Lreli Zimmerman, who fired a 69 to win the mother/child senior division. They wer...

Jason and Jordan Rykal earned top honors May 26 for the 12th annual Madden's Memorial Day Parent/Child Tournament.

Other top finishers included Nick Christenson and Lreli Zimmerman, who fired a 69 to win the mother/child senior division. They were followed by Adam and Kim Pogue and Matt and Kim Parker.

Scott and Haden Holt shot 65 to win the father/child junior division. They were followed by Chris and Gavin Metz and Mike and Evan Quinn in the championship flight.

Aaron and Tyler Hoppe finished first in the second flight with Jim and Maddie Simons in second and Tom and Weston Kurvers in third.

Scott and Josh Carlson won the third flight


The Rykal's 63 led the father/child senior division with Derek and Dave Brinker finishing second and Mike Mietunnen and Dave Brinker placing third.

Brian and Jesse Patterson shot 64 to win the second flight with Mark and Colin Fuhr in second and Scott Hoffman and Mark Lindquist in third.

Pat Wiebusch and Alyssa Scharpe captured the third flight followed by Dan and Jake Hare and Pat and Kelsey Cline.

Earning top honors in the mite flight were Austin and Tony Felling. Steve and Jacob Sazama were second and Andy and Adam Brown third.

Kim Pogue shot the low gross for mothers. Jason Rykal claimed that title for fathers, while Jordan Rykal collected it for senior child. Gavin Metz was the low junior child.

Finn Erholtz, Derek Brinker, Teddy Dlugosch and Charlie Dlugosch were all closest to the pin winners.

Legacy women

Vindy Pulak and Gayle Young smoked the longest drives on the Dutch Legacy during the May 22 women's night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.


Longest putts were sank by Kathy Coombs and Heather Carey.

On the Par 3 Course, Linda Corbett was closest to the pin and Jan Houle made the longest putt.

Legacy couples

Scott and Heather Bender fired a 36 May 25 to win the season's first Couples Night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Mickey Kaminski and Christy Winegar were closest to the pin winners. Gary Harris sank the longest putt.

Couples night at Cragun's will be the last Friday of every month.

Breezy Point men

Billy's 1 scored an 11-9 victory May 23 over Double Trouble to secure the top spot in the men's league standings at Breezy Point Resort.


Verkennes/Burgoyne collected the most points during the second week of league play with a 13.5-6.5 win over JJ's Pub to move into second place.

Old School is third after its 12-8 win.

Results May 23:

Team Results

Verkennes/Burgoyne 13.5, JJ's Pub 6.5

Old School 12, Hack Attack 8

Mulligans 12, L.A. Lawn Services 8

Dockside 11.5, DDJ 8.5

Billy's 1 11, Double Trouble 9

Billy's 2 10, Billy's 3 10

Farnsworth/Andersen 5

Team standings

Billy's' 1 25, Dockside 24, Verkennes/Burgoyne 23.5, Old School 22, L.A. Lawn Services 22, W.B.D. 21, Dalquist/Bajczyk 19.5, Billy's 3 19.5, Mulligans 19.5, Double Trouble 19, DDJ 18.5, Hack Attack 18, Farnsworth/Andersen 17, Billy's 2 16, JJ's Pub 14.5

Individual results

Low gross: Mick McBrien 39, Bob Verkennes 42, Gregg Johnson 43, Jim Wagner 43

Low net: Bob Verkennes 31, Jim Wagner 34, Gregg Johnson 35

Longest putt: David Dahlquist, Lucas Trompold, Dick Polsfuss

Breezy Point women

Kathy McTague collected 22 points to win the May 24 Fairways and Putts event for the Breezy Point Resort women's league on The Traditional.

Sandy O'Day finished second with 20 points and was followed by Martha Polsfuss 15, Verna Miller 13, Joi Brandt 12, Polly Aumock 10, Judy Thomas 10, Bugs Schmidt 10, Barb Owens 6, Carol Pioske 5, Janie Pommer 5, Gloria Thomas 4, Bunny Oseland 4 and Sylvia Schmidt 1.

Whitefish men

Tom Boyce won the first flight of the individual stableford event May 22 for the Whitefish men's league.

Tom Otteson finished second and Jerry Moore third in the first flight.

Mike Einan captured the second flight followed by Dean Brandt and Jim Rauenhorst.

Bill McKee was the third flight winner with Ed Bontrager second and Gordie Fischer third.

Bob Beatty and Steve Holubar were closest to the pin winners. Dick Hanson and Marv Bjugan made the longest putts.

Whitefish women

Cathy Munger, Pat McKee and Betsy Otteson topped the tiebreaking protocol to win the red, white and blue flags event May 23 during the Whitefish women's 18-hole league.

Barb Hanson, Myra Faust and Nancy Einan finished second. Mimi Swanson, Barb Holubar, Joi Brandt and Judy Eastwood finished third. In fourth place was Nancy McEnroe, Rox Thompson, Nancy Schmidt and Cheryl Stansfield.

Thompson and Munger both had chip-in birdies. Thompson sank another chip-in during her round.

Einan, Diane Giefer, Deb Enger, Hanson and McEnroe all carded birdies.

MGA news

Andrew Israelson of Staples fired a 2-under 70 May 23 at Wildflower in Detroit Lakes to take medalist honors and qualify for MGA's Players' Championship.


Greg Miller aced the 163-yard 11th hole of Eagle's Landing May 19 using a gap wedge.

Bill Lancaster, Nisswa, aced the 167-yard second hole of the Marsh Course at The Pines at Grand View Lodge May 23 using a 3-hybrid.

Tom Payne aced the 140-yard third hole of the Woods Course at The Pines at Grand View Lodge May 25 using a 9-iron.

Justin Burns, Brooklyn Park, aced the 168-yard, seventh hole of The Classic at Madden's May 26 using a 7-iron.

Upcoming events

June 1: Glow Golf, Northwood Hills

June 1: Staples Lions Charity Par 3 Challenge, Vintage at Staples

June 2: Knights of Columbus scramble, Crosswoods

June 3: Luau on the Links (member-guest), Crosswoods

June 5, Charlie's Scramble, Whitebirch at Breezy Point Resort

June 8: Crosby-Ironton Sports Boosters, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 8: 6-6-6 Tournament, Fiddlestix Golf Course

June 8: WDC scramble, Whitetail Run

June 9: Little Falls Extravaganza, Little Falls Country Club

June 10: Lions Club 4-person scramble, Minnesota National

June 10: 2-person 27-hole tournament, Whitetail Run

June 11: Minnesota Junior PGA Event, Crosswoods

June 11: Habitat for Humanity, Pine Ridge Golf Club

June 14: Garrison Area Bars Spring scramble, Northwood Hills

June 15: Jacques Art Center, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 15: Couples Night, Fiddlestix Golf Course

June 15: Camp Confidence Classic, The Classic at Madden's, Pine Beach West

June 15: Friends of the Library scramble, Whitefish Run

June 16: Duck's Unlimited, The Pines at Grand View Lodge

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