Area Golf News: Shep's lengthens league lead at Cragun's

Shep's on 6th scored a 39-5 win over NextHome Horizons to remain in the top spot in the Legacy Men's League at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 1. Shep's increased its lead 20.5 points over second-place Von Hanson's Meats which registered a 27-17 vic...

Shep's on 6th scored a 39-5 win over NextHome Horizons to remain in the top spot in the Legacy Men's League at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 1.

Shep's increased its lead 20.5 points over second-place Von Hanson's Meats which registered a 27-17 victory over Randall State Bank.

Thelen Heating moved into third place with a 27.5-16.5 win over Hy-Tec Construction.

Edward Jones slipped into fourth following a 24.5-19.5 loss to .925 Silver.

John Berg and Colin MacDonald each picked up 10.5 points for Shep's.


Team Results June 8

Shep's on 6th 39, NextHome Horizons 5

.925 Silver 24.5, Edward Jones 19.5

Giovanni's Pizza 27, Frandsen B&T-Blue Team 17

State Farm Insurance 19.5, Big Wood 24.5

Frandsen B&T-Gray Team 26, People's Security 18

Thelen Heating 27.5, Hy-Tec Construction 16.5

Deerwood Bank 22.5, US Bank 21.5


Riverwood Bank 25.5, Reichert Bus 18.5
American National Bank 28.5, Sultans of Swing 15.5
Team Legacy 23.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 20.5

Von Hanson's Meats 27, Randall State Bank 17

Team Standings after June 1

Shep's on 6th 184
Von Hanson's Meats 163.5
Thelen Heating 156
Edward Jones 155
State Farm Insurance 154
Team Legacy 154
Frandsen B&T-Gray Team 152.5
Big Wood 151
Riverwood Bank 139.5
.925 Silver 138
American National Bank 137
Frandsen B&T-Blue Team 129.5
Randall State Bank 129
Sultans of Swing 127
Reichert Bus 124
Hy-Tec Construction 123
US Bank 113.5
Giovanni's Pizza 112
People's Security 106.5
Mid-Minnesota FCU 105
Deerwood Bank 98
NextHome Horizons 48

June 8 matchups on Dutch Legacy Course

US Bank vs American National Bank

Sultans of Swing vs Von Hanson's Meats

Shep's on 6th vs .925 Silver


People's Security vs Riverwood Bank

Frandsen B&T-Blue Team vs NextHome Horizons

Reichert Bus vs Team Legacy

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs Deerwood Bank

Edward Jones vs Big Wood

Randall State Bank vs Thelen Heating and Roofing

Hy-Tec Construction vs State Farm Insurance

Frandsen B&T-Gray Team v Giovanni's Pizza


Individual results:

Longest putt: Dan Faust, Mark Mitzel
Closest to the pin: John Berg, Mike Toensing

Low net: 1-Chris Sonmor 29, 2-Jeff Hand 30, 3-Dan Faust 30, 4-Ron Getchell 31

Low gross: 1-Dave LePage 33, 2-Seth Nelson 34, 3-Craig Kochsiek 36, 4-Jake Brandt 37
Side game winners: Mark Mitzel, Mike Quinn

Legacy women

Hannah Moen and Sarah Swenson hit the longest drives during a packed women's night June 6 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Meriel Park made the longest putt on Bobby's Legacy.

On the Par 3 Course, Brenda Miller sank the longest putt, while Michele Stenglein was closest to the pin.


Breezy Point men

Breezy's Bombers used a 12.5-5.5 victory June 7 to build a 2.5-point lead over the field in the men's league standings at Breezy Point Resort.

Double Trouble is in second place after defeating Old School 9.5-8.5. One point back is Farnsworth/Anderson, which defeated Fyle's 10.5-7.5.

League Results June 7

Billy's 2 13, Billy's 1 5

Breezy Bombers 12.5, JJ's Pub 5.5

Ace Hardware 12.5, Sasse/Trumpold 5.5

Dockside 11.5, Patriots 6.5


Farnsworth/Anderson 10.5, Fyle's 7.5

Hack Attack 10, Commander 8

Billy's 3 9.5, Chicago Gangsters 8.5

Double Trouble 9.5, Old School 8.5

DDJ 9, Mulligans 9

League Standings

Breezy Bombers 35.5, Double Trouble 32, Farnsworth/Anderson 31, Dockside 30.5, Billy's 3 30.5, Hack Attack 30, Old School 29.5, Sasse/Trumpold 29.5, JJ's Pub 28.5, Billy's 2 26.5, Ace Hardware 26, Commander 25.5, Billy's 1 24, DDJ 24, Fyles 22.5, Mulligans 22.5, Chicago Gangsters 20, Patriots 18

Individual results

Longest Putts: Brad Burgoyne, Jon Marsolais, Don Sandberg

Low Gross: Mick McBrien 38, Levi Puetz 39

Low Net: Keith Anderson 31, Mark Shervey 31

Breezy Point women

Kathy McTague and Sue Skinner tied for first in the individual game lucky 7 during the Breezy Point Resort women's league June 8.

Verna Miller placed second and Joi Brandt was third for the first flight.

Winning the second flight was Martha Polsfuss with Gloria Thomas in second and Ruth Klukow third.

Polly Aumock won the third flight followed by Janie Pommer and Sylvia Schmidt in second and Judy Jensen in third.

Whitefish men

The June 13 Whitefish men's league event was shortened to nine holes due to rain. Scoring for the four man teams was the best two net scores per hole.
First place team: Paul Schmidt, Jim Rauenhorst, Tom Baker, Ross Kaleva
Second: TJ Jones, John Farrel, Neil Melvin, Hank Duitsman
Third: John Rathman, Jim Thompson, Fred Skog, Dale Frandsen
The League is plays every Tuesday and welcomes new members.

Lakes Junior Cup

starts June 25

The first tournament of the Lakes Junior Cup season begins at 3:30 p.m. June 25 with a shotgun start at Deacon's Lodge in Breezy Point.

Purpose of the Cup is to provide access and competition to the best courses in the lakes area (The Pines, The Classic, Deacon's Lodge, Cragun's Legacy Courses) to high school and future high school golfers.
Boys and girls on the golf teams from Brainerd, Crosby, Pillager, Staples and Pequot Lakes, as well as summer residents, are eligible. Players ages 13 through graduating seniors are eligible.

Additional Cup tournaments will be played on the following Sundays:

July 9: The Classic 3:30 p.m. shotgun
July 23: The Pines 2 p.m. shotgun
Aug. 6: Cragun's Legacy 4:30 p.m. shotgun
Each event will be individual stroke play each week and an aggregate total for the four events.

Registration fee is $50 and covers all four events. Players do not have to play in all four events to participate.

Please register first, then sign up for each event you plan to play in. Just registering does not sign you up for individual events.

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For additional information, email or call Chris Foley at 218-820-9426. Son of BHS grad third

Jay "Tornado" Brooks, son of Brainerd High School graduate Jim Brooks who now lives in Florida, recently finished third in a European Tour event in Scotland.

The 12-year-old Brooks finished third out of more than 75 of the world's best golfers. Brooks shot 71-73-77 and ranks No. 1 in points in his age group.

According to Wikipedia, Brooks has played in multiple tournaments like the 2013 U.S. Kids Golf Monterey Challenge, 2015 U.S. Kids Golf Palm Springs Open and the 2015 U.S. Kids Golf Seaview Open. He was runner-up in the 2016 US Kids Golf World Championships.

He has played golf since the age of 13 months. By the age of 6, he started to play golf competitively. He won the U.S. kids golf local tour championship in Minnesota.

By age 8, he won his first Regional win in US Kids Golf. The result of that turned into more competitive wins in the country like the Nicklaus Junior Championship.

Sigel Mr. Golf,

Herzog Ms. Golf

Ben Sigel of Minnetonka was the winner of the Minnesota Mr. Golf Award that was announced Sunday and Stephanie Herzog of Red Wing was named Ms. Golf for 2017.

Sigel's selection was almost a foregone conclusion. In 2016, he won individual championships in the section and state high school tournaments and led the Skippers to team championships in both.

So far, he the senior has finished second in The Preview, the tournament that boasts the strongest field of the Minnesota high school season, and he tied for first in the Section 2-3A tournament, leading his team to another section title-and back to the state tournament-in the process.

The University of Kansas recruit also had the lowest scoring average in the state during the regular season-70.8.

The girls award came down to a choice among three of eight finalists: Herzog, Edina's Grace Kellar and Visitation's Anni Heck.

Herzog, who will be playing for Iowa next year, had the lowest scoring average in Minnesota girls golf this spring, at 71.5, and she either won or tied for first in 11 of the 13 tournaments she played in. One of the two she didn't win was the first tournament of the year, and she finished second to her sister Leah, a sophomore, in that one. The other was the Section 1-3A tournament, where she finished second to teammate Sophia Yoemans, another sophomore. Yoemans won the 1-3A crown with a record score of 141. Stephanie Herzog's runner-up score was 147.

Herzog the elder had won section individual championships four years in a row before surrendering the crown to Yoemans. She has finished in the top 11 at the state tournament in each of the last four years.

Like Sigel, Herzog is currently No. 1 in the MGA individual high school rankings.


Steve Sands, Crosslake, aced the 163-yard 11th hole at Eagle's Landing Golf Club June 1 using a 6-hybrid.

Troy Staples, Pine River, aced the 134-yard 11th hole at Eagle's Landing Golf Club June 6 using a 9-iron.

Evan Quinn, Brainerd, aced the 135-yard seventh hole of Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 7 using an 8-iron.

Dave Christopherson, Waconia, aced the 144-yard 17th hole on the Whitebirch Course at Breezy Point Resort June 12 using a 7-iron.

Upcoming events

June 16-Jaques Art Center, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 16-Camp Confidence Classic, The Classic at Madden's

June 16-Humane Society scramble, Whitetail Run

June 18-Father-child tournament, The Vintage at Staples

June 19-20-MGA senior Tour, Grand View Lodge's Preserve and Pines

June 20-Crosswoods/Moonlite Bay 2-person tourney, Crosswoods

June 22-Minnesota State Open Qualifier, Grand View Lodge's Preserve

June 23-Drive Fore Cancer , Eagle's Landing

June 23-Brainerd Sports Boosters charity event, Grand View Lodge's Preserve

June 23-Friends of the Golf Course scramble, Whitetail Run

June 24-Ducks Unlimited Conservation Cup, Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 24-Match Play Madness, Grand View Lodge's Pines and Preserve

June 25-Lakes Junior Cup, Deacon's Lodge

June 25-26-Grand View Lodge Pro-Am Challenge, Grand View Lodge Preserve and Pines

June 25-CocoLoco Cup, Whitefish

June 27-Pink Links for Cancer Tournament, Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 27-Crosswoods/Moonlite Bay 2-person tourney, Crosswoods

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