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Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Sweet 16 field set for Pine to Palm Championship Hanson makes noise in first Pine to Palm By BRIAN WIERIMA

brianw@dlnewspapers.com There hasn’t been any rookie jitters from 16-year-old Beau Hanson in his first venture in the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament. Hanson didn’t waste anytime introducing himself to the field of the 77th Pine to Palm Tournament after qualifying for the Sweet 16 in his first year of eligibility to play. The Frazee golfer had to give away his first free entry into the Pine to Palm last year to his father after winning the Detroit Country Club men’s league championship, since he didn’t meet the age requirement of 16. But after winning his second DCC men’s league championship last month, Hanson was primed to make his mark in his home golf course’s prestigious tournament. “I expected to make match play and I knew I could make it this far,” the soft-spoken Hanson said. “I was confident I could do well.” Hanson also knows how to play in high-pressure golf, after finishing fourth as a freshman in the Minnesota Class 1A state boys’ golf tournament in June. Most sophomores in high school would shy away from taking on college-aged golfers, but Hanson hasn’t been affected by that intimidation factor this week and enters as the youngest qualifier in the Sweet 16. He earned his berth for

“I was confident I could do well.” Beau Hanson ▼

match play with a qualifying rounds of 72-76 for a six-over par 148. Although match play was pretty new to Hanson, he has built insurmountable leads in the first two rounds, topping Moorhead’s Nick Olsgaard 5 and 4 Thursday in the opening round. Hanson proceeded to start quick again Friday in round two, building a 5-up lead after six holes on Brian O’Connell. His mistake-free golf helped him gain the big edge after taking birdie on one and winning by par on holes two, five and six. Hanson needed that 5-up cushion, as O’Connell trimmed the deficit down to two holes and didn’t allow the Frazee golfer to win a hole until 15. But Hanson captured 15 with par to punch his ticket to the final round of 16.

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Frazee’s Beau Hanson chips up to the third green during his Friday match against Brian O’Connell. Hanson has been a quick learner in match play as he duels against his elder counterparts. “I’ve just learned how to cope with the pressure and how

to keep it going after you have built a lead,” Hanson said. “I just go out there and play my game and not worry about my opponent’s game.”

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Former Pine to Palm champion Rick Kuhn watches his tee shot on the par four fourth hole Friday. Kuhn beat Geoff Pirkl 5 and 3 to advance to Saturday’s match play.

Hanson had only one threeputt against O’Connell and was able to get up and down effectively consistently. That, along with playing fairway golf with a straight drive, has made his young age a nonfactor thus far in the tournament. Hanson will be tested by another veteran of the Pine to Palm in Ryan Vincelli, who survived an extra-hole playoff with Anthony Cordes. Another young and first-time Pine to Palm qualifier kept making her assault alive and well as she kept moving along in match play. Oxbow’s 17-year-old Amy Anderson shot 5-under par during her match against Wade Walters to advance to the third round with a 3 and 1. Anderson made birdie on 16 to cap her match, after once again playing her usual consistent fairway-to-green golf. “She doesn’t miss the center of the fairway,” Walter said. “I knew after shooting a 69-69 in qualifying, I had to shoot better than that to beat her. She is so steady out there.” Anderson —  the first female to qualify for Pine to Palm Championship match play —  will try to keep her historical pace going Saturday where she will face the oldest competitor

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Clinton Boutelle watches his tee shot to the par three eighth hole during Friday match play.

CHAMPIONSHIP from 2 remaining in 53-year-old Scott Linnerooth, who won 2 and 1 over 2006 runner-up Jason Rudquist. It was business as usual for the top three seeds, as defending champion Ben Freeman downed veteran Todd Hillier of Hoople, N.D. 5 and 4, while the co-medalists of Tom Hoge and Clinton Boutelle won going away, as well. He built a 2-up lead after making birdie on the first two holes, then repeated his birdie putts on five and seven, along with a par on eight for a commanding 4-up advantage. Freeman ignited his round with a solid sand shot out of a hole-six bunker to save birdie

and halve the hole. He capped his match by draining birdies on 10, 11 and 13. “I just kept playing hard despite the (4-up) lead, you learn never to stop no matter how far you are up,” Freeman said. “I’m playing well and putting better.” Hoge had a bit of a closer match Friday, but still won 3 and 2 over A.J. Olson, while Boutelle disposed of Pat Deitz 4 and 3. Two defending champions also advanced, as 1991 and 2003 champ Rick Kuhn won handily 5 and 3 over Geoff Pirkl. The 1995 champion Mike Halverson advanced over Detroit Lakes’ Ben Bergquist 3 and 2. “”I played solid and had

“I’m playing well and putting better.” Ben Freeman ▼ only one bogey in the round,” Kuhn said. “It was fairways and greens for the most part the last three days.” Kuhn finished with six birdies to keep the pressure on Pirkl. Halverson won each of 15 and 16 on pars to pull out the win over Bergquist after a close match throughout. Cameron White sunk a 14foot uphill putt on 18 to spoil Detroit Lakes’ and 2004 Pine to Palm champion Chris Braaten’s quest into match play, ending it with a 1-up win. Braaten’s 12-foot putt to force a playoff, drifted just right of the hole, to cap a close match. White said the turning point in the match came on a 30-foot birdie putt on 16, even though Braaten dropped his birdie on it to halve the hole. “That was just a confidence builder for me, since I wasn’t making my putts all day,” said White, who is the tournament’s co-medalist record holder with a 12-under par 130, along with Jeff Lamp. “I really just wanted to keep it to my three-shot routine and not get caught up playing on what my opponent did.” Other victors who will play in the Sweet 16, include Thomas Campbell, Lamp, Jon Sauer, Justin Jenkins, Max Hosking and Mike Balzer. The final 16 will be trimmed to the Final Four Saturday, with two rounds being played at the DCC, with the first group starting at 7:31 a.m.

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Ryan Vincelli watches his approach shot to the fourth green Friday afternoon

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Down to four in Mid-Am

New division succeeding in first year By BRIAN WIERIMA

brianw@dlnewspapers.com A year ago at this time, four Pine to Palm Mid-Am golfers may have already been done playing in the tournament, due to the dominating Championship play by the younger competitors having an extra step or two on the 40-plus year old participants. But with the introduction of the Mid-Am Division, each of Otis Hesteness, Jay Olafson, Thomas Solien and Kent Fronk are still alive and battling for Pine to Palm silver. The four advanced out of the quarterfinals and one theme dominated the wins —  consistent play. For Jay Olafson, it was consistent play and a resilient game which outlasted Todd Schaefer 1-up in 20 holes. Olafson didn’t make the mistake on the second playoff hole, as his drive on 11 went down the middle of the fairway, while Schaefer’s veered into the rough. The match was sealed for Olafson on a curling 12-foot par putt. “I was consistent on the back nine after falling down three at the turn,” Olafson said. “I made pars when he made bogeys.” Olafson is a long-time competitor of the Pine to Palm —  playing the last 10 years —  and is happy with the addition of the Mid-Am Division. “I hope there will be more

numbers in the future, it has been a good time in the MidAm,” he added. Olafson will face medalist Otis Hesteness of Audubon, who got the best of Aaron Burnside of Detroit Lakes 3 and 2. Burnside started off well by making three birdies and a bogey, but Hesteness survived the storm by pulling even at nine. The first-ever Mid-Am medalist then made nine pars on the back nine —  including a nice sand shot to save par on 10 —  while Burnside had two bogeys to tip the scales to Hesteness. “I was hitting the mid-fairways and mid-greens,” Hesteness said. “So far my game has been consistent and I have made some good putt saves.” In the bottom bracket, Thomas Solien downed Scott McNealy 2 and 1 and Kent Fronk out-dueled Jim Davidson 1-up. Fronk said the two started the match out well, but both fell into a slump midway through. A pair of pars on 13 and 14 gave Fronk a 1-up lead, but Davidson responded by tipping in a birdie on 17 to even it going into 18. Fronk was able to drain his putt on 18, while Davidson’s long uphill putt came up just short. “It feels great making it to the semifinals, now I just need to be more consistent,” Fronk added. Solien was able to extend a 3-up lead after 15 after they were even after 10.

“...it has been a good time in the Mid-Am” — Jay Olafson ▼ “I made a good par on 11 with a long two-putt, while he ended up three-putting,” Solien said. “I won bothf 14 and 15 with good pars, as well.” Solien didn’t find much trouble in the rough, adding the to theme that consistency is a main ingredient to success. So far, the Mid-Am has been a success for all who have competed in it and that goes for Solien — who’s brother T.L. Solien also made the semifinals in Senior’s play. “It was perfect for me,” Thomas Solien said. “I have a four-handicap and to even make championship qualifying, I would have to shoot at or under my handicap. This gives a good opportunity to play guys my own age, who are still good players.” Hesteness and Olafson will tee-off Saturday at 2:13 p.m., while Solien and Fronk at 2:21 p.m.

2009 Pine to Palm Mid-Am Championship #1 Otis Hesteness Otis Hesteness, 3 & 2 #16 Mark Ericksen Jr. Otis Hesteness, 3 & 2 #8 Craig Stein

Aaron Burnside, 1-Up (19 Holes)

#9 Aaron Burnside #4 Todd Schaefer Todd Schaefer, 2 & 1 #13 Matthew J. Ericksen #5 Jay Olafson

Jay Olafson, 1-Up (20) Jay Olafson, 4 & 3

#12 Duane Geiger

2009 Mid-Am Champion

#2 Scott McNealy Scott McNealy, 3 & 2 #15 Peter Bologna

Thomas Solien, 2 & 1

#7 Randy Hanson Thomas Solien, 3 & 2 #10 Thomas Solien #3 Kent Fronk Kent Fronk, 6 & 4 #14 Scott Moores Kent Fronk, 1-Up

#6 Frank Campbell Jim Davidson, 3 & 2 #11 Jim Davidson

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Mid-Am medalist Otis Hesteness rolls a putt on the 15th green Thursday.

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Fargo and Gopher golfers dominate P to P n In the past two decades, Fargo golfers have won 10 of the last 20 Pine to Palms. They are: In 1990 - Gary Johnson; in 1992 - Russ Newman; in 1993 - Mike Podolak; in 1994 - Russ Newman; in 1996 Laine Brantner; in 1999 - Andy Doeden; in 2001 - Andy Doeden; in 2002 - Dave Schultz; in 2003 - Greg Melhus and last years champ Ben Freeman. n University of Minnesota Gophers have won five Pine to Palm championships in the last 20 years. They are: Rick Kuhn - 1991 & 2005; Mark Halverson - 1995 (also of Fargo); Bill Thompson - 1997 and James McLean in 1998. Three Detroit Lakes golfers have won titles in the new millennium: Chad Skarperud in 2000; Chris Braaten in 2004 and Kane Hanson in 2006. The other two champions were Jim Strandemo of Mahnomen in 1989 and Cory Blenkush in 2007, who hails from Maple Grove. n Kane Hanson, Detroit Lakes resident and graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa had a very successful winter and spring playing on the Gateway Tour in the Arizona desert. In the winter series he collected $21,623, in the spring of 2009, he earned $20,856, ($16,000 coming with his first victory at the Vista Verde Golf Course in Phoenix on May 1st). He picked up another $13,176 in the summer series for a grand total of $55,655 before heading back to Detroit Lakes. This summer he is playing on the Dakotas Tour. n 16 year old Beau Hanson of Frazee moved into the round of sixteen with his victory over Brian O’Connell of Momoma, Wisconsin. Hanson, a sophomore at Frazee H.S. is playing in his first Pine to Palm. If he would go on to win the 77th tourney, he would be the youngest champion ever. Don Carmen in 1936 and Chris Perry in 1979 won the Pine to Palm at the age of 17. n Six golfers from the Madison and Milwaukee area came together to the Pine to Palm. Talk about success, all six qualified for championship flight, five of the six won their first match, Max Hosking survived Fridays round of 32. The rest of the players are, Nick Krattiger, Garrett Gosh, Brian O’Connell, Geoff Pirkl and Kenny Rucker. Nice job guys and thanks for coming to the tournament. n Correction: Pine to Palm Committee member Dave Woodward who was inadvertently left off of Thursdays Spotlight. Dave has worked at 17 Pine to Palms in Timing, Pairing and Scoring and is multi-talented in that he does every job except making rulings.


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Pine to Palm Senior’s Division down to semifinals By BRIAN WIERIMA brianw@dlnewspapers.com William Blake knows timing. After taking lessons to correct a few things in his swing, Blake timed his best play of the summer perfectly, resulting in a trip to the Pine to Palm Senior’s semifinals. Already taking medalist laurels with a one-over par 72, Blake — who is a retired physician —  has had two dominating wins in match play by the identical scores of 5 and 3 against John Schwankl Thursday and Tim Rubis Friday in the quarterfinals. “This is the best I’ve been playing all summer,” Blake said. “Those lessons I took have really helped. I just have to keep working hard on being consistent.” So far, that plan has worked after he shot a two-under par after 15 holes against Rubis. Blake carded a 35 after nine and stayed on the fairways and out of trouble to build a 2-up advantage at the turn. A pair of birdies on 11 and 14 ended the match, as Blake advances to the semifinals for

the second time — the last being in 1999 where he finished as runner-up to Bemidji’s Gerry Douglas. “It feels good playing in the semifinals again,” Blake said. Bill Hawkins — a retired lawyer — will be making his first trip to the semifinals after he outlasted Mike Stirling 1-up. After trailing by three after six, Hawkins started to comeback with a birdie on seven, then won eight with a par. With the match all even going into 18, Hawkins slipped a nice birdie putt off the fringe and down a grade, setting himself up nicely for about a five to six-foot par putt uphill. Stirling’s par putt missed its mark, while Hawkins’ found the bottom of the cup. This year’s tournament is Hawkins’ 34th and he said he’s ready for just about anything after playing for last in the 20th Flight to making the semifinals this time around. “I’ve played in just about every flight,” Hawkins said. “It’s great to make it this far and playing where I grew up.” Hawkins is hoping a little luck rubs off his former fellow

DLHS graduate Joe Sauer, who won the Senior’s last year. T.L. Solien —  an artist/professor at the University of Wisconsin —  extended his quarterfinal match before topping Paudie O’Connor of Las Vegas, Nev., 1-up in 19 holes. A par on 18 by Solien evened the match to force the extra hole. In the playoff, Solien was on the green in two and sunk his putt for the win. “I kept the ball in play consistently,” Solien said. “My iron play was good yesterday, but it wasn’t as good today, with only two birdies.” Solien knocked out Sauer in the first round Thursday, which was keyed by six birdies. Solien was in the finals in 2007, before losing to Jim Bergeson of Barnesville 3 and 2. “All the experience you can get is good, because it’s a tough field,” Solien said. “The key is that I need to keep my ball in play.” The Senior’s final four starts their tee times at 1:57 p.m. BRIAN BASHAM/SPOTLIGHT

–Senior Final Four – T.L. Solien Age — 59 Residence — Madison, WI Occupation — Artist/Professor, U of Wisconsin Club Membership — Odana CC Qualifying Score — 75

Bill Hawkins

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William Blake Age — 65 Residence — Detroit Lakes Occupation — Retired Physician Club Membership — Detroit CC Qualifying Score — 72 (Medalist)

Perry Clark chips up to the fourth green during his senior championship match against Dan Elton Friday afternoon.

Age — 62 Residence — Detroit Lakes and Bonita Springs, Fla. Occupation — Retired Lawyer Club Membership — DCC & Shadowwood CC Qualifying Score — 75

Sand-tacular!

PERRY CLARK

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Age — 57 Residence — Detroit Lakes Occupation — Retired Club Membership — Wildflower GC Qualifying Score — 75

2009 Pine to Palm Senior Championship #1 Joe Sauer T.L. Solien, 4 & 2 #16 T.L. Solien #8 Paudie O’Connor

T.L. Solien, 1-Up (19) Paudie O’Connor, 1-Up, (19 Holes)

#9 Ronald Vincelli BRIAN BASHAM/SPOTLIGHT

Wade Walters holed this sand shot on the fifth green for an eagle and a hole win against Amy Anderson Friday.

#4 John Schwankl Bill Hawkins, 1-Up #13 Bill Hawkins #5 Mike Stirling

Bill Hawkins, 1-Up Mike Stirling, 1-Up

#12 John Bartley

2009 Senior Champion

#2 William Blake William Blake, 5 & 3 #15 John Schwankl

William Blake, 5 & 3

#7 Rick Johnson Tim Rubis, 7 & 6 #10 Tim Rubis #3 Jeff Tweeton Perry Clark, 1-Up #14 Perry Clark #6 Dan Elton #11 Chuck Renner

Perry Clark, 2 & 1 Dan Elton, 1-Up (19 Holes)

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Pine to Palm golfer Wade Walter, left, and caddie Jeff Cleveland give each other high fives after Walter holed his sand shot on the fifth green for eagle Friday.


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Hoge captures MN. State Am title By MIKE FERMOYLE Minnesota Golf Association

Tom Hoge had been there, and done that, except that this time he got the result that he was after. The 106th MGA Amateur will be remembered by a lot of the competitors as much for the time they spent off the course at Mendakota Country Club as for the time they spent on it. There were two two-hour rain/lightning/thunder delays on Tuesday in the second round, which extended into Wednesday morning as a result, and the third round was interrupted for an hour and a half by another weather delay. All those stops and starts, delays and interruptions tended to cause players to lose their concentration, and more than a few promising rounds deteriorated in the confusion.  But Hoge was prepared for it, and even though his swing got a little shaky at times,  the TCU All-American  from Fargo South (which won four North Dakota state team championships in the four seasons that  Hoge played for the Bruins), never let his mind wander from the task in front of him. Through it all, he kept his focus, and that, as much as anything, was the reason he was able to win the tournament. Hoge’s  second round on Tuesday started two hours late  (a consequence

“I finished seventh two years ago and fifth last year. So it’s been a nice progression” — Tom Hoge ▼ of that morning’s weather delay). It was stopped while he and his group were playing the front nine, and they, as well as all the other players in the afternoon session, were forced to spend two hours in the clubhouse killing time. Then they went back out for a few more holes, but had to quit after putting out on the 13th green  because of darkness. That meant another re-start, at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning  at the 14th hole,  which is the beginning of one of the toughest five-hole stretches of golf this side of Hazeltine National. If a player was looking for excuses for letting his game get away from him, there were plenty to choose from. Yet Hoge was able to shoot a 5-underpar 67 in that second round, which put him at 141 for 36 holes, and in the lead. He  surrendered it only once during the final round, and quickly got it back. A  closing 72  -- which  took nearly six

Tom Hoge watches his drive Friday on the fourth hole.

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hours to complete -- gave him a three-day total of 213, and earned him a two-stroke victory. Although the conditions were trying, they  weren’t anything that Hoge hadn’t experienced before. He concluded his sophomore year at TCU in May at the NCAA Championships, where he tied for third place individually, and the conclusion of that tournament was pretty similar to what happened Wednesday in the State Am. “There was rain at the NCAA, too,” Hoge pointed out. “We got called off the course with seven holes to play. Today it was with six and a half holes to play. So I’ve been through this before, and I’ve learned from it.”  Jon Sauer, a  recent graduate of the University of New Mexico,  shot a 71 on Wednesday to finish at 215,  and tied for second place -- for the second year in a row. Last year, he  and Parker Pemberton both lost to Trent Peterson in a playoff at Windsong Farm. The other player at 215  was Sauer’s New Mexico teammate Travis Ross, who had a final-round 72. Then came a four-way tie for fourth --  Cameron White, Sammy Schmitz and the two most recent MGA Junior Players of the Year: Robert Bell (2008) and  Stephen Bidne (2007) --  another two shots back at 217. Bell, who tied Hoge for fifth in last year’s State Am,  got  to that number by virtue of a closing 68, and he capped it off with a birdie-birdie finish at the 17th and 18th. His birdie at the par-3 17th was almost  an accident.  From the tee to the middle of the green,  the hole played 198 yards; to the hole, which was front left, about 18 feet from the water, it was 190. “I was hitting a 7-iron,” reported Bell, a University of Minnesota redshirt freshman,  “and I was aiming about 20 feet right of the hole, just trying  not to hit it in the water. But in the middle of my swing, I thought: ‘Why am I aiming over there? I need birdies.’ So I came over the top with my swing, pulled the shot, and it landed right next to the hole. About 2 feet away.”    Adam Dooley, the reigning State MidAmateur champion, also shot 68, and it was quite the round. He started with five pars, bogeyed the sixth -- and then rattled off seven birdies in the next eight holes. The only hole he didn’t birdie from the seventh to the 14th was the ninth, a 550-yard par-5 that the muscular Dooley could easily reach in two. After the birdie binge, he bogeyed both the 15th and 16th holes. In other words, Dooley parred the first five holes, and the last two, and only one in between. His 68 pushed his tournament tab to 218 and elevated the former University of Minnesota All-American -- and State Am champ  (1999) -- into a tie for eighth with one of the current Gophers, Thomas Campbell. The winners of Minnesota’s two biggest match play titles -- Donald Constable, who won the Players’, and Troy Johnson, who won the Mid-Players’ -- both shot 74 and finished at 219, in a four-way tie for 10th, along with Jordan Ensrud (70) and Phil Schmidt (73).   You might think that losing in a playoff would leave a player feeling worse than losing  by two strokes in the regulation number of holes. But Sauer said

that wasn’t the case where he was concerned.  “I made more mistakes this year. More bogeys,” he explained. “I made a lot of birdies this year, but I also made quite a few more bogeys than last year. So I can’t help thinking that I left more shots out there this year.” Wednesday’s round was the best example of that. Sauer  birdied the first and second holes for a quick 2 under, and added another birdie at the fourth. But he gave two back with bogeys at the fifth and sixth, then birdied the seventh and parred the eighth. So he was 2 under going into the fivehole stretch at Mendakota that the players thought of as Birdie Row: 9-10-11-1213. It appeared he might be 4 or 5 under -- and that might be leading -- by the time he reached the 14th tee. Instead, he bogeyed both 9 and 10, and had to make birdies at  12 and 13 just to  play the five holes in even par. “Too many mistakes,” Sauer repeated. On the other hand, Sauer might simply have  been predestined by the Golf Gods to shoot the same score as Ross, because that’s what they seem to do every time they play in the same tournament. At the MGA Players’ Championship in June,  they both won their first three matches and faced each other in the quarterfinals. Naturally, they were tied after 18 holes, and it took 21 for Ross to finally subdue Sauer. (Ross ultimately lost to Constable in the final.) Both  qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links tournament in Norman, Okla., last week, and they  shot the same score, 144, in two rounds of stroke play. That tied them for 10th in the qualifying for match play, but both lost their first-round matches, Ross 1 down in 18 holes, Sauer 1 down in 21 holes.  Now they have tied again, and their 18-hole scores were nearly identical. Ross shot 72-71-72; Sauer went 72-72-71. “We were talking about that during the rain delay, how we always seem to shoot the same scores,” Sauer said. “It is a little weird.”   Several of the best players from last year’s State Amateur have turned professional and will be playing for money this weekend in the State Open at Hastings Country Club. That list includes the other two players besides Sauer from last year’s State Am playoff -- Trent Peterson and Parker Pemberton -- plus 2006 MGA Player of the Year Andy Paulson. Another pro who recently renounced his amateur status is the defending State Open champion, Yu Katayama, who completed his eligibility with the Gophers this spring and then made the switch. In spite of those defections from the amateur ranks, there seem to be more good amateurs playing in Minnesota right now than at any time in the past. And most of them started Wednesday with a chance to win the State Am. Schmitz, a 28-year-old former AllAmerican  at St. John’s, was the leader in the clubhouse, having shot a 69 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 142, 2 under. Hoge was also 2 under, but for 31 holes, and he had the daunting stretch of 14 through 18 still to play before he could post his second-round score. The leader on the course was Campbell, who was playing with Hoge. The Gopher senior-to-be from New Zealand was 3 under for the round as he stood on the 14th tee, and 4 under for the tournament. Campbell made two bogeys on the way in, to fall back into a tie with Schmitz at 142. But Hoge went 1 under on the final five holes, making four pars and picking off a birdie at the 17th, to finish with a 67. That turned out to be the low round of the tournament, and gave him an ag-

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HOGE from 6 gregate of 141. So it was Hoge, who won the  2006 North Dakota State Amateur (Stroke Play),  at the front of the pack, 3 under for the tournament, followed by Schmitz and Campbell at 142, with Sauer, Ross and the Gophers’ Cameron White, a firstround co-leader, all at 144. Constable, Troy Johnson and Northern Colorado junior-to-be Stephen Bidne, the other firstround co-leader,  were also in the hunt, at 145. Almost none of the contenders parred the 505-yard, par-5 first hole Wednesday afternoon. Hoge, Campbell, Schmitz and Sauer all birdied it. Ross started his round with a bogey.  Hoge bogeyed the par-3 second.  Campbell and Sauer both birdied it, and Schmitz made a par. Suddenly,  Campbell was back in the lead, at minus 4; Schmitz and Hoge were tied for second, one behind at minus 3; and Sauer was  two back at minus 2. The third hole was where Hoge went ahead for good, with a par, because Schmitz made a bogey, and Campbell made a triple, after hitting his  first tee shot out of bounds and his next one left.  Hoge then birdied the par3 third and the  544-yard, par-5 fifth to get to 5 under for the week. Schmitz, who won the Twin Cities Championship, also birdied the fifth, which put him at 3 under and in second place.  At the  eighth -- one of the holes that Mendakota has bulked up in recent years, from a nothing 350-yard par-4 into a  460-yarder -- Schmitz was in the middle of the fairway after his tee shot, and Hoge was in trouble, off to the left. Hoge wound up making bogey, but so did Schmitz. Not only did Schmitz fail to make up any ground there, but he fell another shot behind at the par-5 ninth (550 yards). From 20 yards in front, he didn’t get his ball up and down for birdie. Meanwhile, Hoge hit a chip close and made his birdie putt, thereby getting back to 5 under and expanding his lead to three strokes. Sauer’s bogeys at 9 and 10 demoted  him to even par, and White made a double at 9, which killed him. It was his second double bogey of the tournament on a par 5 (he lost a ball on No.  5 in the second round), and even though he was one of the longest hitters in the field -- and made two eagles this week -- he was only 3 under par for the 15 par-5’s that he played in his three rounds. “Those two 7’s were the difference,” he said, referring to the four shots they cost him being he number of strokes that he finished out of first place. “You just can’t afford to do that.” It was still Hoge at minus 5, Schmitz at minus 2 and the other challengers all  lurking between minus 1 and plus 1 when the threat of lightning stopped play, with the final group of Hoge, Schmitz and Campbell in the fairway at the par-5 12th (561). An hour and a half -- and only few rain drops -- later, play resumed, and that was when Hoge was most vulnerable.  “My back was stiff,” he said, “and I wasn’t getting through my shots for the first few  holes after we started playing again.

Some of those shots weren’t very good at all.”  As a consequence, he squandered a chance for birdie at the 12th (so did Schmitz), and he nearly hit  his tee shot out of bounds at the 13th, the second of two consecutive par-5’s. Hoge was able to make par at  13, though, and once again Schmitz couldn’t get his ball up and down for birdie from fairly close range. Things tightened up at the intimidating, 230-yard, par-3 14th. Up ahead, all three players in the second-to-last group -- Sauer, Ross and White -- missed the green but saved their pars. No one in the last group made par.   Hoge pulled hooked his tee shot way left and made a double bogey, and Schmitz made a 5, too, after pushing his tee shot right of the green and then trying to be too precise with a flop wedge to short pin. Campbell, who birdied both 12 and 13 to get to 1 under,  made a bogey  at  14 and slipped back to even.  All of  which meant that Schmitz was  3 under, and his lead was reduced from three strokes to one. But now Sauer, who had also birdied 12 and 13,  was his closest pursuer, at 2 under. Ross was next, at 1 under. Ross stayed there by virtue of a sensational short game. He made a par from Tarzan Territory in the left trees at the 452yard 16th, where he got it up and down from 60 yards. The soon-to-be junior at New Mexico got it up and down again at the 17th, this time from over by the flowers right of the green, at least 90 feet from the hole, although it took a 20-foot put for him to rescue himself from that predicament. In the meantime, Hoge had pulled his tee shot at the 16th, and it looked as if it was going to hit a cart driven by an MGA official. If it had, Hoge would have been pretty thoroughly blocked from the green. But the ball scooted under the cart, and left Hoge with an opening to the green, which he took advantage of by hitting a 9-iron approach to 15 feet. As he was two-putting for his par, Sauer was missing a 4-footer for par at the 17th, and falling two shots behind. “I looked at it from two directions and saw the putt breaking both ways,” Sauer said later. “So I played it straight, and that didn’t work, obviously.” Sauer’s bogey took some of the pressure off Hoge, who didn’t  ask for any scores through the first 15 holes, but made sure he knew where he stood as he  played the final three. When Hoge saved par from just behind the 17th green and then drove it into the middle of the 18th fairway, he had the tournament championship pretty much in his grip. He did have one more  bullet to dodge, however.  Sauer, who hit his tee shot into the left fairway bunker at 18, hit his second shot to the front right corner of the green.  The 18th is a huge, two-tiered green, and Sauer’s ball was 110 feet from the hole, but he lipped out the putt for birdie.   “I finished seventh (in the State Am) two years ago, and fifth last year,” Hoge said. “So it’s been a nice progression. But I’m not sure where I go from here.”

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2009 pine to palm Flights Results

first flight

william davenport over Marty fiala 1 up Jacob witham over ron rishel 5 & 4

first flight consolation

ross mickelson over tim bohlman 1 up, 19 holes brad solheim over brain zerface 2 up

second flight

chad kosin over travis trapp 5 & 4 collin schifferman over mark deilke 4 & 3

second flight consolation neil braaten over todd quirk 1 up george theisen over bill modrich 10-8

third flight

michael conner over andrew strand 1 up cory krueger over tony bugliosi 1 up

18th flight

bruce bryngELson over greg geisen 7 & 5 brent harris over corey zastrow 8 & 6

18th flight consolation alexander sine over eric walter 6 & 4 nick ericksEn over william wheeler 3 & 1

MELISSA 1 FLIGHT PATRICK BUGLIOSI OVER AUSTIN DEAN 10 & 8 TONY MEIERHOFER OVER TOM WELLE 3 & 1 CHRIS CLARK OVER PAUL UITHOVEN 2 UP SCOTT WINJUM OVER BEN CARTER 6 & 4

MELISSA 2 FLIGHT

third flight consolation

conner hedstrom vs phil phoeshl NA brian kibler over gary lawson 1 up, 20 holes carter holmquist over lee bystrom 4 & 3 eric lundmark over nick gillam 1 up

fourth flight

CORMORANT FLIGHT

Tim lafriniere over travis instad 1 up nick jenson over mick saul 5 & 3

gary wheeler over kyle freske 7 & 5 steve klongerbo over dan lysaker 4 & 2

fourth flight consolation nate peters over david laine 3 & 1 jamie paurus over steve germundson 1 up

fifth flight

derek pierce over scott goffe 1 up christopher harris over rick morris 2 & 1

fifth flight consolation trevor opheim over steve tedford 10 & 8 logan rohs over anthony ness 6 & 4

11th flight jason huus over sam worma 1 up matt nelsen over john samuelson 1 up

11th flight consolation j scott tiege over erik magnuson 1 up bob lewis over dave delmonico 5 & 4

12th flight joe cheney over bruce lindvig 4 & 3 rob hanson over matt larson 1 up

12th flight consolation conner perkins over mark mcguire 4 & 3 randy burnside over john mcguire 2 up

13th flight DAVE CAMERON OVER MATT MADDEN 1 UP JAMES WINSOR OVER PETER PALMISANO 4 & 3

13th flight consolation DAN FREEMAN OVER DAN LONGHENRY 2 & 4 HARLEY HANSON OVER JIM GROETTUM 4 UP

14th flight DAVID SOUTOR OVER SEAN BELMONT 4 & 2 JEFF LARSON OVER BRIAN SAXERUD 3 & 1

14th flight consolation

GAGE PEDERSON OVER NICK HOOPER 2 UP JEFF SCHNEIDER OVER JOHN BONSTROM 5 & 4

15th flight ERIC DAHL OVER BOB ONSTAD 6 & 5 DALE HERBERT OVER MICHAEL BOLoGNA 1 UP

15th flight consolation ETHAN BJERKE OVER CHRIS WIDME 1 UP TODD CARLSON OVER COLE PERKINS 2 & 1

16th flight DARYL PEDERSON OVER FLOYD MARSHALL 2 & 1 TOM TREICHEL OVER TRAVIS VOEGLE 6 & 4

16th flight consolation

SEAN KRUSCHKE OVER JOHN GOFFE 2 & 1 WINSTON BEDFORD OVER RYAN BOTNER 6 & 5

17th flight

MICHAEL AMUNDSON OVER JOHN E MCGUIRE 9 & 7 TYLER HENDRICKSON OVER BRIANS CORBEN

17th flight consolation

ALEX ERICKSON OVER CHAD ZIMMERMAN 1 UP DEAN LARSEN OVER TODD MONGE 7 & 6

RON SMET OVER BUZZ RAYMOND 3 & 2 WALLACE THUNE OVER MIKE CHRISTENSEN 3 & 2 GERRY HAMM OVER RICK THEISEN 1 UP KEN RIESBERG OVER JIM ALBERTSON 4 & 3

MID-AM CONSOLATION

CRAIG STEIN OVER MARK ERICKSON 6 & 5 MATTHEW ERICKSEN OVER DUANE GEIGER 6 & 5 RANDY HANSON OVER PETER BOLoGNA 3 & 2 FRANK CAMPBELL OVER SCOT MOORES 10-8

SENIOR CONSOLATION

JOHN SCHWANKL OVER JOHN BARTLEY 3 & 2 RON VINCELLI OVER JOE SAUER 3 & 2 RICK JOHNSON OVER WILLIAM ERICKSON 2 UP

PEARL FLIGHT

DENNIS MODRICH OVER JAMES CHRISTENSEN 7 & 6 JOHN SIELING OVER JEFF THUNE 5 & 4 RICK KALLHOFF OVER PAT CHRISTENSEN 1 UP, 20 HOLES LARRY DOEDEN OVER MARK ERICKSEN SR. 3 & 2

PELICAN FLIGHT

KEVIN TABERY OVER HENRY OHRT 1 UP KEN OPHEIM OVER JIM BAKKEN 10-8 RUSSELL JAHNKE OVER OWEN GERMUNDSON 4 & 2 PETER LYSAKER OVER TIMOTHY LARSON 10-8

SALLIE FLIGHT

MATT WROLSTAD OVER CHARLIE ERICKSON 4 & 3 SEAN KRALL OVER KENT SPrIGGS 1 UP NIC WAGNER OVER BOBBY REUTER 5 & 3 MATT RUBIS OVER JAKE PEARSONS 2 & 1

PALM FLIGHT

BILL CARLSON OVER ERIC HARRIS 1 UP BRANDON HARTZELL OVER BRANDON HALLQUIST 6 & 5 REID MATTSON OVER ROBERT WAGNER 4 & 3 MARK ROBINSON OVER JON RUBIS 7 & 6

PINE FLIGHT

MICHAEL MAY OVER JORDAN DICKEY 1 UP, 20 HOLES TONY VINCELLI OVER JORDIE SIVERSON 3 & 2 JONATHAN NORTHARD OVER ERIK WEISS 2 & 1 MIKE HOLM OVER ANDREW PASSANANTE 3 & 1

CHAMPIONSHIP CONSOLATION TANNER JONES OVER BOB CAVANAGH 1 UP KENNY RUCKER OVER PERRY PIATZ 5 & 4 CALEB KETTERLING OVER LEE CAVANAGH 2 & 1 SPENCER HILDE OVER JOHN DELZER 2 & 1 NICOLAS GLASS OVER LUKE DAVISON 3 & 2 RYAN KUEHNE OVER RICKY COPELAND 1 UP TANNER LANE OVER BEN BRAATEN 1 UP RUSS NEWMAN OVER GREG MELHUS 3 & 2 NICK OLSGAARD OVER CURTIS CARLSON 5 & 4 JAKE VARRIANO OVER BRANSON MYERS 5 & 3 BROCK BUCKELLEW OVER BEN CAHILL 1 UP PETER KRIER OVER TIM FIECHTNER 3 & 2 KYLE VANDEVOORT OVER BRYCE MATTSON 4 & 3 DUSTIN STEINER OVER BRETT SEVERSON 5 & 3 GRANT WAYLAND OVER JON ANAS 2 & 1 PARKER DIRE OVER AARON CLAUSEN 2 & 1


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–Sweet Sixteen Championship – ben freeman Age — 20 Residence — Fargo, N.D. Occupation — S  tudent, Drake University, Junior Club Membership — Oxbow C.C. Qualifying Score — Defending Champion

thomas campbell

vs.

jeff lamp Age — 35 Residence — Fargo, N.D. Occupation — Wells Fargo Financial Advisor Club Membership — Oxbow C.C. Qualifying Score — 66-71-137

rick kuhn

vs.

beau hanson Age — 16 Residence — Frazee Occupation — Student  at Frazee High School, sophomore Club Membership — Detroit Country Club Qualifying Score — 72-76-148

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Age — 53 Residence — Bozeman, Mont. Occupation — Salesman-J&V Restaurant Supply Club Membership — Valley View C.C Qualifying Score — 67-72-139

max hosking

vs.

mike balzer Age — 17 Residence — Bismarck, N.D. Occupation — S  tudent, Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy at Hilton Head, S.C. Club Membership — Hawktree C.C. Qualifying Score — 76-72-148

Age — 21 Residence — Brookings, SD Occupation — Student, South Dakota State University, SD Club Membership — Brookings Country Club Qualifying Score — 142

scott linnerooth

tom hoge Age — 20 Residence — Fargo, N.D. Occupation — S  tudent, Texas Christian University Club Membership — Fargo C.C. Qualifying Score — 62-70-132

Age — 23 Residence — St. Cloud Occupation —  Student, University of New Mexico Club Membership — St. Cloud Country Club Qualifying Score — 143

justin jenkins

amy anderson Age — 17 Residence — Oxbow, N.D. Occupation — S  tudent, North Dakota State University Club Membership — Oxbow C.C. Qualifying Score — 71-73-144

Age — 33 Residence — Brandon, S.D. Occupation — Optometrist Walmart Vision Center Club Membership — Willow Run G.C. Qualifying Score — 74-73-147

jon sauer

clinton boutelle Age — 19 Residence — Cody, Wyoming Occupation — S  tudent, Univeristy of Wyoming Club Membership — N/A Qualifying Score — 132 (Co-Medalist)

Age — 39 Residence — Bismarck, N.D. Occupation — Financial Advisor Edward Jones Club Membership — Apple Creek C.C. Qualifying Score — 72-67-139

ryan vincelli

cameron white Age — 21 Residence — Plymouth Occupation — S  tudent, University of Minnesota Club Membership — University G.C. Qualifying Score — 69-69-137

Age — 21 Residence — Dunedin, New Zealand Occupation — Student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Club Membership — University G.C. Qualifying Score — 71-70 - 141

Age — 19 Residence — Madison, Wisc. Occupation — Student, Madison Area Tech College Club Membership — Oaks G.C. Qualifying Score — 71-70-141

mark halverson

vs.

Age — 35 Residence — St. Louis Park Occupation — Portfolio Manager Compass Capital Club Membership — None Qualifying Score — 71-70-141


Saturday, August 15th, 2009

MARK LARSON/SPOTLIGHT

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Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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39th Annual Ironman Classic

13 - 18 year old division Karter Smith, Brady Crawford, Beau Blanchard

FINAL RESULTS

2009 IRONMAN JUNIOR CLASSIC

Girls 10 - 12Friyear old Kate Smith, Sydney Busker,& Shelby Busker Thur Total Age City

State

GIRLS 8 - 12 YEAR OLD DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1st

45

36

2nd

41

3rd

47

81

Smith

Kate

10

Detroit Lakes MN

41

82

45

92

Busker

Syndney

12

Detroit Lakes MN

Busker

Shelby

7

46

49

Detroit Lakes MN

95

Larson

Naomi

10

Detroit Lakes MN

55 63

55

110

Spaeth

Makenna

8

Waubun

63

126

Larson

Emily

8

Detroit Lakes MN

63

79

142

Perkins

Rachael

9

Detroit Lakes MN

Grand Forks MN

MN

BOYS 8 & 9 YEAR OLD DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1st

39

44

83

Van Raden

Adam

9

2nd

43

42

85

Paskey

Ryan

9

Detroit Lakes MN

3rd

49

49

98

Clark

Jaycee

8

Mahnomen

MN

46

53

99

Traynor

Ben

9

Fargo

ND

52

49

101

Brooks

Eli

9

Detroit Lakes MN

50

55

105

Burnside

Tyler

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Detroit Lakes MN

Boys 8 & 9 year old Championship Flight, Adam Van Raden, Ryan Paskey & Jaycee Clark.

FIRST FLIGHT

Ironman Golf Course Final Day Results • Friday, August 14, 2009

1st

59

69

128

Heitkamp

Matthew

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Detroit Lakes MN

2nd

64

69

133

Wacker

Logan

9

Detroit Lakes MN

3rd

67

72

139

Miller

Kyle

8

Audubon

67 75

72 70

139 145

Krueger Edvall

Micah * Tyler

9 9

Plymouth MN Detroit Lakes MN

74

76

150

Nelson

Augie

8

St. Paul

MN

In the Boys 8 -9 year old division, Adam Van Raden was leaking oil coming in but hung on to best Ryan Paskey by two strokes. Matthew Heitkamp had the best rounds both days in the First Flight to win going away. In the Girls 8 -12 year old division, Kate Smith charged back the second day with a 36 to nip Sydney Busker by one shot. The Buskers took home second and third, Sydney and Shelby. Karter Smith wins the 13 – 18 year old division beating Brady Crawford in the final match. The Boys 10 – 12 year old division did not disappoint. Putting a trophy in the

hands of Alexander Nelson delighted the Ironman staff. What improvement! The Championship Flight was not played at Hazeltine but they may be someday. Three players distinguished themselves as the best golfers in the field; Dakota Waverek, Patrick Traynor, and the winner of the flight, Max Restemayer. Another great tournament, join us next year for the 40th Annual Ironman Junior Classic. What might be in store for the future with your junior golfer? Nine years ago Amy Anderson of Oxbow, North Dakota played her first tournament at Ironman Golf Course.

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT- AGES 13 - 18 Consolation Bracket

* lost in a score card playoff starting on the first hole BOYS 10 - 12 YEAR OLD DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1st

33

64

97

Restemayer Max

12

Fargo

ND

2nd

38

66

104

Traynor

Patrick

12

Fargo

ND

3rd

35

70

105

Waverek

Dakota

12

Staples

MN

35

74

109

Johnson

Lucas

10

Moorhead

MN

38

72

110

Cahill

Joseph

12

Moorhead

MN

39

81

120

Kahlbaugh

Blake

11

Mahnomen

MN

40 FIRST FLIGHT

83

123

Spaeth

Jordan

12

Waubun

MN

1st

41

74

115

Clark

Hunter

11

Mahnomen

MN

2nd

42

81

123

Kahlbaugh

Nathaniel

12

Mahnomen

MN

3rd

41

84

125

Rayl

Conor

12

Fargo

ND

41

87

128

Cihak

Isaac

10

Detroit Lakes MN

42

88

130

Freeman

Zane

10

Detroit Lakes MN

42

89

131

Lindquist

A.J.

10

Detroit Lakes MN

47

99

146

Busker

Sam

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Detroit Lakes MN

1 Karter Smith 30 Karter Smith 4. Bye

SECOND FLIGHT

Beau Blanchard

Karter Smith

3rd place

Champion 2. Brady Crawford 38

Brady Crawford

Beau Blanchard Beau Blanchard 51

MN

2nd place

1st

51

106

157

Clark

Lucas

10

Mahnomen

2nd

65

96

161

Sonstegard

Carson

12

Detroit Lakes MN

3rd

MN

54

113

167

Nelson

Alexander

12

St. Paul

66

119

185

Wimmer

Tristan

10

Detroit Lakes MN

MN

69

146

215

Price

Kelvin

10

Detroit Lakes MN

73

177

250

Edvall

Connor

12

Detroit Lakes MN

Blanchard

Ben

10

Morris

66 wd

wd

MN


FINAL • SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 • 2:45PM 2009 PINE TO PALM CHAMPION

JON SAUER, 7 & 5

MARK HALVERSON, 3 & 2 MARK HALVERSON, 2 UP

BEN BERGQUIST, 1 UP(19)

THOMAS WELK, 5 & 4

JON SAUER, 5 & 4

GARRETT GOSH, 1 UP

chris braaten, 2 up

MIKE BALZER, 3 & 2

MIKE BALZER, 4 & 3

cameron white, 2 & 1

cameron white, 1-Up

NICK KRATTIGER, 4 & 3

ryan vincelli, 5 & 4

MAX HOSKING, 5 & 4

MAX HOSKING, 3 & 2

ryan vincelli, 1-Up (19)

TOM HOGE, 3 & 2

anthony cordes, 5 & 4

TOM HOGE, 3 & 2

JASON RUDQUIST, 1 UP(19)

A.J. OLSON, 2 & 1

beau hanson, 3 & 2

rick kuhn, 5 & 3

BRIAN O’CONNELL, 4 & 3

beau hanson, 5 & 4

GEOFF PIRKL, 5 & 4

SCOTT LINNEROOTH, 1 UP(21)

rick kuhn, 6 & 5 SCOTT LINNEROOTH, 2 & 1

AMY ANDERSON, 2 & 1

AMY ANDERSON, 3 & 1

ben wood, 6 & 4

jeff lamp, 2 & 1

WADE WALTERS, 1 UP(19)

MIKE HUBER, 3 & 2

PAT DIETZ, 1 UP

jeff lamp, 3 & 2

JUSTIN JENKINS, 2 & 1

CLINTON BOUTELLE, 4 & 3

JUSTIN JENKINS, 5 & 3

thomas campbell, 1-up(21)

ben freeman, 5 & 4

CLINTON BOUTELLE, 5 & 4

LOWER BRACKET

patrick thomas, 4 & 2

thomas campbell, 1-up(19)

todd hillier, 2 & 1

ben freeman, 2 & 1

UPPER BRACKET

Championship Field

2009 Pine To Palm 12 Saturday, August 15th, 2009


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