Area Golf News: Von Hanson's captures first-half title at Cragun's

Von Hanson's Meats overtook Shep's on 6th to capture the first-half title in the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses. Von Hanson's, which trailed Shep's by 5.5 points entering the final round of the first half June 22, scored a 31-13 victory ...

Von Hanson's Meats overtook Shep's on 6th to capture the first-half title in the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Von Hanson's, which trailed Shep's by 5.5 points entering the final round of the first half June 22, scored a 31-13 victory over American National Bank to catapult to the top of the standings with 227 points.

Shep's finished the first half in second place with 221.5 points after losing 24-20 to Big Wood.

State Farm Insurance finished third thanks to a 32-12 win over Randall State Bank.

Tony Loosbrock provided 11 points for Frandsen's B&T Gray Team in its 33.5-6.5 victory over Next Home Horizons.


Results from June 22

Team Results

US Bank 31, Mid-Minnesota FCU 13

Reichert Bus 33, Deerwood Bank 11

Thelen Heating 25.5, Sultans of Swing 18.5

People's Security 23.5, Team Legacy 20.5
State Farm Insurance 32, Randall State Bank 12

Giovanni's Pizza 22.5, Riverwood Bank 21.5

Edward Jones 25.5, Hy-Tec Construction 18.5


Frandsen B&T-Gray Team 33.5, NextHome Horizons 6.5

Big Wood 24, Shep's on 6th 20

.925 Silver 28, Frandsen B&T-Blue Team 16

Von Hanson's Meats 31, American National Bank 13

Team Standings after June 22

End of first half

Von Hanson's Meats 227
Shep's on 6th 221.5
State Farm Insurance 213.5
Edward Jones 212
Thelen Heating 203.5
Frandsen B&T-Gray Team 200
Team Legacy 195.5
.925 Silver 192.5
Big Wood 187.5
Frandsen B&T-Blue Team 181
Reichert Bus 180
Riverwood Bank 177
American National Bank 170.5
US Bank 168
Giovanni's Pizza 164.5
Randall State Bank 163
Hy-Tec Construction 158
People's Security 158
Sultans of Swing 157
Mid-Minnesota FCU 139
Deerwood Bank 132
NextHome Horizons 63

June 29 Matchups-Bobby's Legacy Course


US Bank vs Von Hanson's Meats

Frandsen B&T-Gray Team vs .925 Silver

Sultans of Swing vs State Farm Insurance

People's Security vs Deerwood Bank

Team Legacy vs Giovanni's Pizza

Riverwood Bank vs NextHome Horizons

Frandsen B&T-Blue Team vs Big Wood

Reichert Bus vs Mid-Minnesota FCU


Randall State Bank vs Edward Jones

Hy-Tec Construction vs Shep's on 6th

Thelen Heating and Roofing vs American National Bank

Individual Results

Longest Putt: Matt Dickinson, Tim Trott
Closest to the Pin: Craig Holm, Jeff Hand

Low net: 1-Mark Mitzel - 32, 2-Ian Ulrich - 33, 3-Tim Engel - 33, 4-John Ohlin - 33

Low gross: 1-Sam Holland - 37, 2-Drew Dufner - 37, 3-Seth Nelson - 38, 4-Dave LePage - 38

Side game: 1-Mike Moran


Legacy women

Anita Travica enjoyed a fine round of golf June 20 during women's night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Travica made the longest putt, was closest to the pin and had the least amount of putts on Bobby's Legacy to dominate the field. Jamie Clough also made a long put and Heather Bender was closest to the pin.

Jan Houle used the fewest putts on the Par 3 Course. Megan Hoppe sank the longest putt and Sharon Myhre was closest to the pin.

Breezy Point men

Billy's Fore soared to the top of the leaderboard after defeating DDJ 13.5-4.5 in the Breezy Point Resort men's league June 21.

Billy's Fore owns a 2.2-point edge over Billy's 3 team, which tied Farnsworth/Anderson 9-9.

Results from June 21:


League Results

Billy's Fore 13.5, DDJ 4.5

Billy's 2 12.5, Dockside 5.5

Hack Attack 11.5, Patriots 6.5

Breezy Bombers 11, Chicago Gangsters 7

JJ's Pub 10.5, Double Trouble 7.5

Mulligans 10, Old School 8

Sasse/Trumpold 9.5, Commander 8.5

Billy's 1 9.5, Fyle's 8.5

Farnsworth/Anderson 9, Billy's 3 9

Team Standings

Billy's Fore 55.5

Billy's 3 53

Breezy Bombers 51

Farnsworth/Anderson 51

Billy's 2 50.5

Hack Attack 50

Double Trouble 49

Sasse/Trumpold 48.5

JJ's Pub 46

Old School 46

Commander 43.5

Billy's 1 43

Dockside 42.5

DDJ 40

Fyles 39.5

Mulligans 39

Chicago Gangsters 35.5

Patriots 26.5

Individual results

Longest putts: Bill Toft, Chuck O'Day, Al Schmidt

Low gross: Levi Puetz 38, Mick McBien 39

Low net: Mark Shervey 33, Don Sandberg 34, Levi Puetz 34

Breezy Point women

Joan Burnett, Sandy O'Day, Bugs Schmidt and Connie Weber combined to win the AKQJ game June 21 during the Breezy Point Resort women's league.

Joi Brandt, Kathy McTague, Bunny Oseland and Janie Pommer tied the team of Sue Marsolais, Sylvia Schmitt and Judy Thomas for second.

Polly Aumock, Ruth Klukow, Verna Miller and Gloria Thomas were next.

Whitefish men

Jim Wodziak used a hole-in-one to earn a closest to the pin proximity during the June 20 men's league at Whitefish Golf Club.

Game of the day was low net score and Paul Beilfuss carded the top score for the first flight followed by John Farrell and Steve Ogren.

Gary Amundsen won the second flight with Jim Rauenhorst second and Neil Mcewen third.

Dave Lubben captured the third flight followed by Steve Holubar and John Bruner.

Warren Kleinsasser and Farrell made the longest putts, while Bill Johander was the other closest to the pin winner.

Whitefish women

Members Cheryl Bontrager and Joi Brandt showed their guests Carol Doschadis and Chris Barnes a swell time June 21 as the foursome won the two-best net score competition during the Whitefish Women's 18-hole League's member-guest event.

Second place went to Connie Weber, Nancy McEnroe, Susan Smith and Susan Walstrom.

Judy Eastwood, Carol Pioski, Ginnie Sitzer and Sabra Otteson placed third. Cathy Munger, Jean Collins, Pat McKee and Mary Jo Schleif placed fourth.

Guests winning proximities were Susan Smith (longest putt), Sabra Otteson (closest to the pin), Teresa Nelson (closest second shot) and Jena Nelson (closest to the line).

Member winners were: Joi Bradt (closest to the line), Enga Wodziak (longest putt), Cheryl Bontrager (closest to the pin) and Barb Holubar (closest second shot).

Fairways at Howard's Barn

Pat Rauenhorst, Gloria Meidinger, Nan Kemper and Mac Curtis were winners of the 3-2-1 game June 6 at the Fairways at Howard's Barn.

Rauenhorst and Donna Balzer tied for the low putts title in the June 20 low putts/most putts competition.

Penny Resstal had the most putts.

Marlene Walter, Marlene Miller, Balzer and Curtis made chip ins.

Senior Open scheduled

The Fall Senior Open is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at The Vintage at Staples.

The $50 entry fee includes golf, cart and lunch with an optional skins game available.

There will be men's, women's and professional divisions. Those divisions will also be broken down into age groups with a senior division (50-59), masters division (60-69) and a super seniors division (70 and older). There will also be a net and gross pay out.

For more information, or to register, contact the Vintage at Staples at 218-894-9907 or tournament organizer Glen Hasselberg at 218-8943844.

Brainerd chamber tourney

It's the 28th year for the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce golf fundraiser and this year's event is scheduled Aug. 16 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

There is a July 16 early bird prize deadline for the five-person scramble event. Entry fee is $700 per team or $140 for individual. The fee includes a full breakfast, driving range, golf with cart, lunch and an entry ticket to win prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, fifth-, 15th- and last-place teams.

For more information contact event coordinator Sue Galligan at 218-822-7119. To register visit and click on events.

MGA News

Alex Stone of Crosswoods Golf Course was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the MGA Women's Amatuer Match Play championship June 21 at Bent Creek Golf Club in Eden Prairie.

Stone fell to Alexandra Stewart 4&3. Olivia Herrick of Dellwood Country Club defeated Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek Golf Club 2-up in the championship match.


Darryl Beadle, Merrifield, aced the 155-yard 11th hole on the Lakes Course at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge June 21 using a 7-iron.

Barry Milbauer, Sioux Falls, S.D., aced the 96-yard ninth hole of The Par 3 Course at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 20 using a pitching wedge.

Jack Vettel, Plymouth, aced the 128-yard 11th hole at Madden's Pine Beach West Course June 24 with a pitching wedge.

Upcoming events

July 4-Celebrate America Junior tourney, Crosswoods

July 8-Izzy Cup, 2-person combo tournament, The Vintage at Staples

July 9-Lakes Junior Cup, The Classic at Madden's

July 10-Little Falls Area Chamber Golf Outing, Little Falls Golf Course

July 10-Junior PGA event, Madden's Pine Beach West

July 11-Charlie's Scramble, Breezy Point Resort's Whitebirch

July 11-Crosswoods/Moonlite Bay 2-person tourney, Crosswoods

July 12-Junior PGA event, The Classic at Madden's

July 12-Cuyuna Lakes Chamber scramble, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

July 13-PGA Junior event, Whitetail Run

July 14-Hospice, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

July 16-Emily Days 9 Hole 'Go Low' scramble, Emily Greens

July 17-Bay Lake Lions scramble, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

July 18-Crosswoods/Moonlite Bay 2-person tourney, Crosswoods

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