Area Golf News: Von Hanson's cuts into Shep's lead

Legacy Men's league Shep's on 6th saw its men's league lead cut into despite beating Reichert Bus 24-20 May 28 at Cragun's Legacy Courses. That's because Von Hanson's Meats grinded out a 31-13 win over .925 Silver to jump into the second position...

Legacy Men's league

Shep's on 6th saw its men's league lead cut into despite beating Reichert Bus 24-20 May 28 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

That's because Von Hanson's Meats grinded out a 31-13 win over .925 Silver to jump into the second position.

Halverson Law Office dropped to third after beating Thelen Heating 23.5-20.5.

Results from May 28:


Team results

Paulson Insurance 25, US Bank 15

Mulligan's 26, Randall State Bank 18

Riverwood Bank 28.5, Deerwood Bank 15.5

American National Bank 29.5, Hy-Tec Construction 14.5

Mills GM 24, Mid-Minnesota FCU 20

Von Hanson's Meats 31, .925 Silver 13

Shep's on 6th 24, Reichert Bus 20


Halverson Law Office 23.5, Thelen Heating 20.5

Edward Jones 25, People's Security 19

State Farm Insurance 31.5, Giovanni's Pizza 12.5

Team standings

Shep's on 6th 113.25

Von Hanson's Meats 108.25

Halverson Law Office 104

Riverwood Bank 99


State Farm Insurance 98.5

Edward Jones 96.5

Mills GM 91.5

American National Bank 91.5

Hy-Tec Construction 86.75

Mulligan's 86.5

.925 Silver 84.5

Thelen Heating 81.25

Reichert Bus 79.75

Paulson Insurance 77.75

Randall State Bank 76.5

People's Security 74.5

US Bank 74

Giovanni's Pizza 66.75

Mid-Minnesota FCU 62

Deerwood Bank 61.25

Individual results

Closest to pin: Drew Dufner, Craig Kochsiek

Longest putt: Ron Getchell, Brad Holland

Low net: Mike Mohrfeld 32, Mike Toensing 32, Jamie Rowlette 32

Low gross: Dufner 34, Tim Trott 34

Side game (net): John Thelen

Side game (gross): Troy Getchell

Thursday's matchups

Bobby's Legacy

US Bank vs. Mulligans

Hy-Tec Construction vs. Von Hanson's Meats

Paulson Insurance vs. Deerwood Bank

Mills GM vs. Reichert Bus

American National Bank vs. Randall State Bank

.925 Silver vs. Thelen Heating

Giovanni's Pizza vs. Edward Jones

Shep's on 6th vs. People's Security

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. Riverwood Bank

Halverson Law Office vs. State Farm Insurance

Legacy women

Kari Anderson enjoyed an interesting two days playing golf at Cragun's Legacy Courses May 26-27.

A day before scoring a hole-in-one (see below), Anderson collected a closest to the pin proximity and helped the rotating team of Julie Cervine, Dawn Buckwalter, Kayla Melby, Susan Goll and Debbie Briggs to the low team score in the May 26 women's night on the Dutch Legacy.

JoEllen Reek made the longest putt and Tammy Olson also was closest to the pin.

On the Par 3 Course, Dee Mick, Carol Dindorf, Kristy Jedinak, Bonnie Brandon and Jan Houle was the low team.

Sue Moline made the longest putt and Jedinak was closest to the pin.

June 9 will be theme night for women's night. The theme will be polka dot/stripes.

Breezy Point men

With its 10.5-7.5 victory over Breezy Ace Hardware May 27, Johnson/Toft increased its season lead to five points on the rest of the Breezy Point Resort men's league field.

The team of Marsolais/Thomas/Johnson scored the week's biggest win of 12-5 6 over Thomas & Severson Law 3 to jump into second place.

Results from May 27:

Team results

Marsolais/Thomas/Johnson 12, Thomas & Severson Law 3 6

Billy's 4 11.5, Antlers 6.5

Double Trouble 11.5, Dockside 6.5

Jewell/Johnson/Greer/Humphrey 11, Thomas & Severson Law 1 7

Breezy Pt. Golf Equipment 10.5, Billy's 2 7.5

Johnson/Toft 10.5, Breezy Ace Hardware 7.5

Billy's 1 10.5, Larson/Maroni/Terry 7.5

Farnsworth/Cooper 10, Thomas & Severson Law 2 8

Commander 9, Massie Creek 9

Team standings

Johnson/ Toft 38.0

Marsolais/Thomas/Johnson 33.0

Jewell/Johnson/Greer/Humphrey 31.5

Massie Creek 30.5

Farnsworth/Cooper 30.5

Billy's 4 30.0

Double Trouble 29.5

Breezy Point Golf Equipment 29.0

Commander 29.0

Thomas & Severson Law 3 26.5

Antlers 25.0

Thomas & Severson Law 2 24.0

Dockside 24.0

Thomas & Severson Law 1 23.5

Larson/Maroni/Terry 23.0

Breezy Ace Hardware 22.0

Billy's 1 20.5

Billy's 2 16.5

Individual winners

Longest putt: Joe Kocak, Mark Shervey

Low gross: Mick McBrien 38, Mark Johnson 39, Dick Burns 39

Low net: Tom Aumock 31, Mike Farnsworth 33, Gregg Johnson 33, Mick McBrien 33

Skins winners: Ben Cooper, Mike Farnsworth, Gregg Johnson

Breezy Point women

Barb Owens won the mini skills points event May 28 in the Breezy Point Resort women's league.

Tying for second were Gloria Thomas and Patty Carlyle. Jean Appleton and Judi Moravec tied for third.

In fourth place were Ruth Klukow, Martha Polsfuss and Sandy O'Day. Verna Miller and Judy Thomas tied for fifth.

Whitefish men

Paul Beilfus, John McEnroe and Roger Jensen were the first flight winners in the May 26 individual net front/back/total event of the Whitefish men's league.

Beilfus shot a 31 on the front, McEnroe a 34 on the back and Jenson combined for a low net 68.

Todd Wordelman shot 33 on the front nine for top honors in the second flight. Bruce Markey shot 34 on the back and Bill Johander's 67 was the low total.

Third flight winners were: Mike Carnahan 34 on front, Steve Holubar 33 on back and Duane Ambuehl 69 total.

McEnroe and Steve Ogren sank the longest putts.

Whitefish women

Patty Kline drained about a 95-yard pitch for an eagle 2 May 27 on the par 4 third hole at Whitefish Golf Club to help her team to second place during the Whitefish women's 18-hole league.

The team game was two best nets and the foursome of Kline, Myra Faust, Cheryl Stansfield and Bev Ogren finished second, one stroke behind the winning team of Helen McGrath, Marguerite Baker, Dar Bonnema and Judy Eastwood.

Third place went to Rox Thompson, Susan Finley, Mary Boeder and Sandra Pohl.

Cathy Munger, Barb Hanson and Barb Holubar each made birdies with Baker and Betsy Otteson sinking chips.

Nancy Schmidt was low net for the day with a 67. Faust's 69, Holubar's 71, Dorie Kaleva's 71 and Baker's 72 were close behind.

New members are welcome. Information and registration is available at the Whitefish pro shop by calling 218-543-4900.

Whitefish head PGA professional Steve Bengtson will conduct a free short game clinic for league players June 3 followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Madden's women

Judy Pryor enjoyed a chip in helping her win the May 28 golf god's giveth, golf god's taketh away event during Madden's women's night.

Pam Musielewicz placed second followed by Deb Lundbohm in third.

Rox Thompson was closest to the pin and tied Cierra Waverek for the low score with 48.

Cathy Ross made the longest putt.

Thursday's event will be a two-person best ball starting at 5:30 p.m. To register or for more information contact Tom Kientzle at or 218-855-5932.

Eagle's Landing women

Sherry Norton, Eileen Dwyer and Dorothy Pierzinski all shot 38 for the low score during the May 27 Eagle's Landing women's league.

Kathy Toensing, Roberta Nyquist, Stacey Brooks and Fay Grams shot 39s.

Closest to the pins went to Sherry Norton and Vicky Shanks. Peggy Tautges hit the longest drive and the longest putt.

Eagle's Landing men

Carl Hendrickson is swinging some pin-point sticks lately.

Hendrickson shot 75 May 28 for the 18-hole low gross during Eagle's Landing men's league.

Steve Wiltse shot 79 and Nick Dahl 80 followed Hendrickson.

Low 18-hole net was Jay Felton 64, Brad Koering 64, Bob Mulenburg 66 and Bob Ohman 66.

Low 9-hole gross was Pete Balaski 41, Jeff Conrad 42, Joe Bachan 42

Low 9-hole net was Balaski 32, Bob Heldt 33 and KC Kohlbrand 34.

Kohlbrand and Felton were closest to the pin. Wiltse and Jeremy Werhan made the longest putts and Dan Breimhurst hit the longest drive.

Sunday night couples league at Eagle's Landing will begin June 7.

Golf for MS

In hopes of raising money for the fight against multiple sclerosis, Preston Luman will be conducting the "Golf till I Drop" fundraiser June 11 at the Vintage at Staples.

Luman will play as many holes as he can in one day in hopes of raising money and awareness for the Golf MS movement.

Those interested in donating one sum or per hole may contact the Vintage Pro shop at 218-894-9907 for more information.

MGA Players' qualifiers

Bruce McIntosh shot an 82 at Minnesota National Golf Course Wednesday to qualify for the MGA Senior Players' championship.

McIntosh fired nines of 39-43 to claim the lone qualifying spot by one stroke.

Kyle Thompson of Cuyuna Rolling Hills landed an alternate position as she shot a third-place 84 in the Players' division.

Pilot places sixth

Claudia Pilot of The Pines at Grand View Lodge shot rounds of 82-81 for a sixth-place 164 during the 19th Minnesota Golf Association's Women's Mid-Amateur Championship Monday at Bunker Hills Golf Club.

Pilot finished 10 shots behind Olivia Herrick of Manitou Ridge Golf Club, who fired rounds of 75-79 to beat Leah Klasse of Keller Golf Club by a stroke.


Les Ernster, Rochester, aced the 185-yard eighth hole of Madden's Pine Beach East May 26 using a 7-iron.

Kari Anderson, Brainerd, aced the 70-yard ninth hole of Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses May 27 using a sand wedge.

Mike Swenson, Eagan, aced the 160-yard seventh hole of The Classic at Madden's May 30 using a 7-iron.

Upcoming events

June 5: Jaques Art Center - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 6: Little Falls Golf Extravaganza - Little Falls Golf Course

June 7: Couples Mixer - Emily Greens

June 7: 2-person 27-hole scramble - Whitetail Run

June 8: Habitat for Humanity 4-person scramble - Pine Ridge Golf Club

June 12: C-I Sports Boosters - Cuyuna Rolling Hills

June 12: Prostate Cancer Tournament - Little Falls Golf Course

June 13: O'Brien Pub Tourney - Pine Ridge Golf Club

June 14: Crosslake Community School FunDraiser - Crosswoods Golf Course

June 15: Junior PGA - Crosswoods Golf Course

June 15-16: Summer Kickoff Junior Golf Clinic - Crosswoods Golf Course

June 15: Match Play Madness Golf Tournament - Grand View Lodge

June 16: Pink Links Golf Tournament for Cancer - Grand View Lodge

June 19: Relay for Life 4-person scramble - Eagle's Landing Golf Club

June 19: Camp Confidence Classic - The Classic at Madden's

June 19: Camp Confidence 9-hole Classic - Madden's Resort

June 19: Lions Tourney - Pine Ridge Golf Club

June 20: 4-man scramble - The Vintage at Staples

June 21: The Quinn Open - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 21: Relay for Life 4-person scramble - The Lakes Course at Ruttger's

June 24: Gopher Coaches Dinner - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 25: U of M Scholarship tournament - Cragun's Legacy Courses

June 26: 4-person Friends scramble - Whitetail Run

June 28: Couples Mixer - Emily Greens

June 28-29: Grand View Lodge Pro-Am Challenge - Grand View Lodge

June 28: Coco Loco - Whitefish Golf Club

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