Area Golf News: Von Hanson's seizes second-half lead at Cragun's

With a 33.5-10.5 victory over American National Bank, Von Hanson's Meats captured the top spot in the standings during the opening week of the second half in the men's league June 28 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

With a 33.5-10.5 victory over American National Bank, Von Hanson's Meats captured the top spot in the standings during the opening week of the second half in the men's league June 28 at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

First half-champion Reichert Bus is in second place following a 31-13 win over Hy-Tec Construction.

Team Legacy is third after a 29-15 win over Deerwood Bank No. 2.

Results June 28:

Team results


Von Hanson's Meats 33.5, American National Bank 10.5

Edward Jones 24.5, Deerwood Bank 19.5

Big Wood 27.5, Thelen Heating & Roofing 16.5

NextHome Horizons 24.5, People's Security 19.5

Randall State Bank 23.5, State Farm Insurance 20.5

Mid-Minnesota FCU 22, US Bank 18

Giovanni's Pizza 22, Riverwood Bank 22

Reichert Bus 31, Hy-Tec Construction 13


Smokin Aces 23, The Tee Hive 21

Sazama Family Chiropractic 24, Shep's on 6th 20

.925 Silver 24, Select Therapy 20

Team Legacy 29, Deerwood Bank No. 2 15

Second-Half Standings

Von Hanson's Meats 33.5, Reichert Bus 31, Team Legacy 29, Big Wood 27.5, Edward Jones 24.5, NextHome Horizons 24.5, .925 Silver 24, Sazama Family Chiropractic 24

Randall State Bank 23.5, Smokin Aces 23, Riverwood Bank 22, Giovanni's Pizza 22, Mid-Minnesota FCU 22, The Tee Hive 21, State Farm Insurance 20.5, Select Therapy 20

Shep's on 6th 20, Deerwood Bank 19.5, People's Security 19.5, US Bank 18, Thelen Heating & Roofing 16.5, Deerwood Bank No. 2 15, Hy-Tec Construction 13, American National Bank 10.5


Individual results

Longest Putt: Tim Johnson, Joel Clough

Closest to Pin: Tim Johnson, Bernie McDonough

Low Net: Steve Trebil -9, Micah Toftness -6, Seth Sazama -6

Second Flight Low Net: 1-Joel Clough, 2-Tim Engel

Low Gross: Tim Johnson -4, Tyler Monda -4, Mike Toensing -3

Second Flight Low Gross: 1-Sam Geraets, 2-Jesse Johnson

Side Game: Net-Andy Anderson, Gross-Sam Haug


Thursday, July 5, Matchups

Dutch Legacy Course

Select Therapy vs Deerwood Bank No. 2

Sazama Family Chiropractic vs Team Legacy

State Farm Insurance vs Thelen Heating & Roofing

.925 Silver vs Smokin Aces

Shep's on 6th vs Hy-Tec Construction

Tee Hive vs Riverwood Bank


Reichert Bus vs Randall State Bank

Giovanni's Pizza vs NextHome Horizons

People's Security vs Deerwood Bank

Big Wood vs American National Bank

Edward Jones vs Mid-Minnesota FCU

US Bank vs Von Hanson's Meats

Legacy women

Kristy Jedinak was closest to the pin to help her team win the women's night scramble event June 26 on the Par 3 Course at Cragun's Legacy Courses.


Jedinak teamed with Brenda Miller and Michelle Durant to win the team title. Deb Frazer drained the longest putt.

On Bobby's Course, the team of Dawn Buckwalter, Jenna Buckwalter, Jen Anderson and Susan Goll claimed the team title. Traci Kaminski and Hannah Moen pounded the longest drives.

Breezy Point men

L.A. Lawn Service squeaked out a 10.5-9.5 victory over Double Trouble June 27 to claim a one-half point edge in the Breezy Point Resort men's league standings.

Billy's 1 dropped to a second-place tie after losing to Patriots 11-9.

WBD also has 67 team points after posting a 13-7 victory over Mulligan's.

Results from June 27:

Team results

W.B.D. 13, Mulligans 7

Billy's 4 12.5, Verkennes/Burgoyne 7.5

JJ's Pub 11.5, Hack Attack 8.5

Patriots 11, Billy's 1 9

Farnsworth/Andersen 10.5, Billys 2 9.5

L.A. Lawn Services 10.5, Double Trouble 9.5

Dockside 10, Old School 10

Billy's 3 6.5, Ghost 13.5

Team Standings

L.A. Lawn Services 67.5, Billy's 1 67, W.B.D. 67, Verkennes/Burgoyne 66, Dockside 65.5

Old School 64.5, Mulligans 62.5, Patriots 59, Billy's 4 59, Farnsworth/Andersen 58.5

Double Trouble 58.5, Billy's 3 55, Billy's 2 54.5, Hack Attack 53, JJ's Pub 47

Individual Results

Low gross: Bill Hartl 37, Mick McBrien 39, Dick Williams 39

Low net: Bill Hartl 32, Jon Marsolais 32, Chuck O'Day 33

Skins: Mike Dowdall 17, Chuck O'Day 18

Longest putt: Brad Burgoyne 11, Paul Houle 14, Mike Dowdall 18

Breezy Point women

Sandy O'Day and Sylvia Schmidt combined for a 70 to win the blind draw for partner event June 28 during the Breezy Point Resort women's league.

Judy Jensen and Schmidt placed third with a 73 and O'Day and Sue Marsolais combined for a 75 and third place.

Other results:

Kathy McTague-Schmidt 76, O'Day-Martha Polsfuss 77, Bunny Oseland-Myra Faust 78, Joan Burnett-Judy Thomas 78, Joan Burnett-Judy Thomas 81, Peggy Gustafson-Marsolais 81, Sue Skinner-Connie Colon 81, Verna Miller-Burnett 82.

Whitefish men

Tom Boyce, Brandon Pederson and Bob Beatty posted the low round to win the two best ball net team event June 26 in the Whitefish men's league.

Steve Ogden, Dave Keeling, John Larsen and Chuck Hicks finished second followed by Paul Schmidt, Don Skalman, Tom Baker and Jeff Baumgartner in third.

Jim Devine and Skalman made the longest putts. Ogden and John Thompson were closest to the pin.

Whitefish women

Nancy Einan, Joyce Fleck and Cheryl Stansfield tied the team of Nancy McEnroe, Mimi Swanson, Shari Loechler and Ginny Sitzer for first place in the June 27 Mutt and Jeff game during the Whitefish women 18-hole league.

There was a three-way tie for third with Roxie Thompson, Diane Giefer, Judy Eastwood teaming to tie with the team of Debbie Enger, Pat McKee, Betsy Otteson and Mary Kay Kendall and the team of Pat Kline, Barb Hanson, Joan Kantos and Marguerite Baker.

Sandy Meyer, Nancy Schmidt and Baker all tied for the individual low net with 66s.

Hanson, Pam Musielewicz, Barb Holubar and McKee all carded birdies. Enga Wodziak sank a chip in.

There will be no league play Wednesday, July 4. League will resume its regular schedule July 11.

Israelsons lead

FOREST LAKE-Fueled by an eagle on the 14th hole Monday, July 2, the brother and sister team of Andrew and Emily Israelson of Staples posted a 7-under par 65 to take an early lead following the opening round of the 28th Minnesota Golf Association Mixed Amateur Team Championship at Forest Hills Golf Club.

In search of their first victory in three appearances as a twosome at the event, the Israelsons entered Tuesday's final round with a two-shot advantage over 2009 champions Leigh Klasse and J.T. Johnson when the format switches from standard four-ball to a Modified Chapman alternate shot Tuesday, July 3.

"We left a couple out there, but we hit the ball well and we didn't fight," Andrew Israelson said in a news release. "A couple of the pin placements got us. They were a little closer to the edge than we were expecting."

"A few of the pin placements on the front we had wedges in and fought them off-that kind of hurt us, but we didn't make any bogeys," Emily Israelson said in the news release. "I think the tee shots for the men set up really well. I felt like we were back (with the men's tees) quite a bit."

Playing in their third championship together, the Israelsons were looking to become the third brother/sister tandem to win the title. Alissa and Tim Herron claimed the championship in 1993 and again two years later. Betsy and Mark Aldrich claimed the title in 2007, the last time Forest Hills hosted the tournament.

The team of Andrew Muesing/Hannah Moen of Cragun's Legacy Courses was tied for 19th after an 81-81 (9 over par).

Warrior Hockey Golf Classic Aug. 17

The Brainerd Warrior Hockey Golf Classic is scheduled 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Fort Ripley.

Register by emailing your 4-person team to or mail registration to David Stengrim, 8395 Travis Trail, Brainerd, MN 56401. Phone is 218-851-2113.

Advance registration is $100 per player, $125 the day of the event. Registration table opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 17. Checks should be made out to Brainerd Warrior Hockey.
Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, choice of hamburger or cheeseburger, side dishes of beans, chips and potato salad and Warrior Hockey hat. There will be cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. Raffle ticket given at registration is for meal, and raffle prizes at end of event.


Kalli Allen, Billings, Mont., aced the 150-yard 10th hole of Madden's Pine Beach East Course June 15 using a 7-iron.

Sandy McKenzie, Brainerd, aced the 90-yard 11th hole of Bobby's Legacy at Cragun's Legacy Courses June 26 using a sand wedge.

Marc Patton, Inver Grove Heights, aced the 135-yard fourth hole at Pierz Golf Course June 27 using a 6-iron.

Upcoming events

July 7: Izzy Cup 1957 Invite, Vintage at Staples

July 8: Isle Play Day scramble, Fiddlestix Golf Course

July 8: 4-person scramble, Whitetail Run

July 9: MGA Northern Division Senior Tour, Minnesota National

July 10: Cuyuna Chamber of Commerce, Cuyuna Rolling Hills

July 10: Garrison Play Days scramble, Northwood Hills

July 12: PGA Junior Players Championship, Whitebirch at Breezy Point

July 13: PGA Junior Players Championship, Deacon's Lodge

July 13: Riverwood 4-person scramble, Minnesota National

July 13, PGA Junior Tour, Vintage at Staples

July 14: Mille Lacs Raiders tournament, Fiddlestix Golf Course

July 15: The Quinn Open, Cragun's Legacy Courses

July 16: Little Falls Area Chamber Outing, Little Falls Country Club

July 16: Bay Lake Lions Dollars for Scholars, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

What To Read Next
Get Local