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VOL. 73, NO. 4

RESORTERS Golf Tournament

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AUG. 6, 2010

Juniors take to the tee again today. Page 17

A little father-son time L

ike father, like son. The Junior 10-12 Division is filled with young golfers who no doubt developed a love for the game by following around their dads at an early age.

Wednesday’s action in the championship flight offered these fathers an opportunity to lend a helping hand and teach their sons how to handle the ups and downs that go with playing in a tournament setting. Getting a chance to spend some quality time with them on the golf course makes it an easy job. On the right, Logan

Dube studied the green with his dad while his opponent prepared to putt. Below and right, Lincoln Johnson tried to figure out his line with his father offering some advice right behind him. Below, Christopher Adams gets congratulated by his dad, Dave Adams, after chipping his ball to within inches of the hole on the 17th green.

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Welcome Contestants & Patrons to the Alexandria Golf Club and the 89th Resorters Invitational Golf Tournament We have a strong field & a great venue for the 89th Resorters. Good luck & enjoy!

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Five Alexandria golfers ousted Defending champ pulls out another hard-fought win After surviving three extra holes in the opening round, defending champion Jim Lehman Jr. squeaked past his second round opponent in 18 holes yesterday to keep his hopes of a repeat Resorters Men’s Division title alive. Also advancing were the 2004 Junior Division champion Jack Dressen of Edina and six other hopefuls, including Don Constable of Deephaven, who continues to sizzle after a runner-up finish in the State Am. It was a rough afternoon for Alexandria golfers: Both Hafdals, Jordan and Jesse, were eliminated, as was Chris Sholts, Bennett Black and Derrick Whiting. The lone bright spot for the local golfers was Brian Robley of Alexandria who coasted to a 5-4 win. The “Elite Eight” will duke it out in today’s

quarterfinal action that begins from the No. 1 tee at 1:24 p.m. Here’s a recap of yesterday’s action: Lehman def. Monda, 1-up It was one of the bestplayed matches of the day. And that’s why it was so close. Lehman was even-par on the front nine but only led Tyler Monda of Brainerd by one at the turn. Lehman padded his lead to two with a birdie on No. 11 but Monda answered with a par win on the next hole. Lehman nailed a birdie win on No. 13 and didn’t blink after that. Both men shot birdie, birdie, par, par, birdie on the final five holes, giving Lehman a too-closefor-comfort 1-up victory. Monda shot 3-under par on the back nine but Lehman matched that and his two wins did the trick. The 51-year-old from Plymouth will square off against Kyle Bahe of Annandale this afternoon.

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP UPPER BRACKET

Jim Lehman (DC)

Kyle Bahe

Bahe def. Waldeland, 4-3 Bahe caught fire on the back nine against Eric Waldeland of St. Michael. Holding a slim 1-up lead at the turn, Bahe strung together wins on the first four holes on the back, thanks to par, birdie, birdie, par. Suddenly down by five, Waldeland tried to make a match of it with a par win on No. 14 but that was the end of the comeback. Pars on the next hole gave Bahe a 43 win. Strandemo def. Sholts, 1-up What a wild ride. The match between Chris Sholts of Alexandria and Tom Strandemo was more like a ping-pong match with the lead bouncing quickly back and forth through 18 topsy-turvy holes. All even at the turn, Shots won the first four even-numbered holes on the back, Nos. 10, 12, 14

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and 16 with a par and a eagle followed by two more pars. Strandemo, however, won Nos. 11, 13, 15 and 17 with birdie, par, birdie, birdie so the match was all even going to the final hole. Strandemo ended it in fitting style – a birdie to capture a wild 1-up win. Both golfers played excellent golf. Strandemo was 1-under for the day while Sholts was just 1-over. Dressen def. Black, 2-up Former Alexandrian Jack Dressen got off to a quick start against Bennett Black of Alexandria, winning the first two holes with birdies. Black struck for one win on the front, a par on No. 4 and trailed by one at the turn. Dressen turned up the heat by draining a 15foot birdie putt on No. 11 to go 2-up and his bogey was good enough to take No. 14. Black tried to mount a comeback with back-toback wins on Nos. 16 and 17 to take the match to No. 18, down by one. But Dressen sealed the deal with a nifty approach shot that left him just six feet from the cup for an easy birdie. “It was an even match all the way,” Dressen commented. “Bennett played really well and neither of us could shake each other for the win.” Robley def. Smolenski, 5-4 Brian Robley of Alexandria never trailed in his match against Tom Smolenski of Minnetonka.

Brian Robley

Dominic Todora

On the front side, he won Nos. 2, 3 and 5 before Smolenski finally stirred with a win on the par-5 No. 6. Robley won the next three holes to take a commanding 5-up lead at the turn. He coasted from there, dropping just one hole, the par-5 12th before putting the match away with a win on the 14th hole. Todora def. Hafdal, 3-2 Three straight wins on the back nine carried Dominic Todora of Woodbury to a 3-2 victory over Alexandria’s Jordan Hafdal. It was a very tight match in the beginning. Todora won the first hole with birdie but Hafdal tied it with a par win on No. 4. Todora surged back with a par win on No. 5 only to drop the next hole to Hafdal’s par. Todora’s par took No. 7 but Hafdal rallied with a birdie on the 9th hole to draw even at the turn. After swapping pars on the next two holes, Todora made his move, winning Nos. 12, 13 and 14 with birdie, par, birdie to suddenly go 3up with four holes left to play. Hafdal could only make par on the next two holes, which Todora matched to take a 3-2 victory. Klein def. Hafdal, 2-1 The other Hafdal match was even closer. Geoff Klein built a two-hole lead through the front, winning five holes to Jesse Hafdal’s three. Except for Klein’s pars on No. 4 and 8, all the wins came on birdies.

Geoff Klein

Don Constable

After swapping pars on Nos. 10 and 11, they both ran into trouble on the long 12th hole. Klein wound up winning the hole with a bogey and followed it up with a birdie win on No. 13 to go 4-up. Hafdal hung tough, however, taking Nos. 14 and 15 with birdie, par to slice the lead to two with three holes left. The turnaround stalled though when Hafdal had to settle for pars on No. 16 and 17. Klein matched it to preserve a 2-1 victory. Constable def. Whiting, 4-3 Donald Constable is showing Resorters followers what has made him such a tough competitor in high-level golf tournaments. In mid-June, he finished second in the Minnesota match play tournament (last year, he won it all). He also finished second in the State Am and missed qualifying for the U.S. Open by one measly stroke. He also won the North-South Amateur, placed in the top 10 in the Porter Cup and was a local qualifier for the U.S. Amateur. Constable is no stranger to the Resorters. He played in the Junior Division four or five years ago and would have played more except the date conflicted with the amateur qualifier. He’ll be entering his senior year at the University of Minnesota and his plan after finishing college is to seek his professional card. But first things first. Yesterday, Constable MEN

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The defending Men’s Division champion, Jim Lehman (left), sent his birdie attempt from just off the green towards the hole on No. 2 yesterday. Above, Minnetonka’s Tom Smolenski sent his ball toward the pin out of the left bunker on the same hole. Lehman has had to fight his way through the first two rounds to keep his hopes of winning a second straight title alive. Smolenski doesn’t have that shot anymore after falling to Alexandria’s Brian Robley 5-4 yesterday.

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CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS FROM THURSDAY MENʼS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS THURSDAY Brian Robley def. Tom Smolenski 5-4 Jack Dressen def. Bennett Black 2-up Thomas Strandemo def. Chris Sholts 1-up Geoff Klein def. Jesse Hafdal 21 Donald Constable def. Derrick Whiting 4-3 Jim Lehman Jr. def. Tyler Monday 1-up Kyle Bahe def. Erik Waldeland 4-3 Dominic Todora def. Jordan Hafdal 3-1 SENIOR MENʼS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS THURSDAY Jon Empanger def. Roger Ledebuhr 5-4 Norty Blanchard def. Jim Arnold 2-up Greg Mattson def. Mike Fluegel 19 holes Gene Seashore def. Larry Peterson 2-1

Al Hagen of Harrisburg, South Dakota chipped from behind the No. 3 green during his Executive Men’s Division match against Thomas Johnson of Maple Grove yesterday. The South Dakotan prevailed, winning 5-4.

EXECUTIVE MENʼS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS THURSDAY Steve Tax def. Stefan Freeman 1up

Brian Eidsvold def. Bill Freeman, 4-2 David Adams def. Tom Abrahamson, 2-1 Jon Freeman def. Chad Johnson, 21 holes Donnacha OʼConnor def. John Butina, 6-5 Dave Dilley def. Jeff Bigger, 3-2 Joe Harris def. Chris Haugen, 32 Al Hagen def. Thomas Johnson, 5-4 MASTERSʼ DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS THURSDAY Steve Seavall def. Clayton Pike 6-4 George Mikesh def. George Cliff 20 holes Tom Eidsvold def. Gary Obele 21 Dan Mohwinkel def. Tom Hansen 1-up WOMENʼS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS THURSDAY Maggie Leland def. Molly Noser 5-4 Amanda Woodhull def. Molly Leland 5-4 Betsy Aldrich def. Bridget Cummings 7-6 Sarah Roering def. Heidi Beckendorf 5-4

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MEN from Page 4 found himself trailing by two after Derrick Whiting of Littleton, Colorado came out of the gate with birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. Constable fought back, winning Nos. 3, 4 and 5 with pars to steal the lead. The lead held through the front when both golfers shot nothing but pars. Constable kept the pressure on after the turn,

again winning three straight holes, Nos. 11, 12 and 13 with par, birdie, par to take a commanding four-hole lead. He continued his near mistake-free round by matching Whiting’s birdie and par on the next two holes, giving him a 4-3 win. On the day, Constable was 2-under par.

CHIP SHOTS The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion. The next time you hear someone say professional golfers are not athletes, clue them in on this. 1 mph of swing speed increase = 1.5mph of ball velocity increase = 3 yards of carry distance increase.

The ban was eventually lifted quite some time later, in 1502. Ever wondered where the golfing term “birdie” comes from? It seems we have an American named Ab Smith to thank. While striding around a course in 1899, he played what he described as a “bird of a shot”, which became “birdie” over time. (“Bird” was 19th American slang for anything really, really good. Kind of like “cool” is for us.) 


Golf buffs may cry “Sacrilege!”, but thereʼs an alternative version of the game in existence. Invented in 1989, Golfcross uses big suspended nets instead of holes, and the balls are oval – like golf balls crossed with eggs. There are dedicated courses from New Zealand to the UK, if youʼre feeling adventurous. Thereʼs a long-standing myth that the word “golf” is an acronym of Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden. Which is amusing, but unfortunately complete rubbish. The word actually stems from original 15th Century spellings that included “gouf”, “goulf”, “goiff” and “gouff” (indecisive lot, 15th Century Scots).

George Cliff of Mankato clapped his hands in frustration after a missed putt during his Masters’ Championship match against George Mikesh yesterday. Cliff, a four-time champion in the Senior Men’s Division, was edged out after 20 holes.

Golf was actually outlawed in Scotland in 1457. James II was the killjoy behind the ban – he was preparing for an English invasion and wanted his citizens to concentrate on useful hobbies like archery.

Dormie, the golf jargon word referring to a player decisively leading a game, comes from “dormir”, a word of shared French and Latin origin which means “to sleep”. In other words, the playerʼs so far in front he can afford to sleep. 


There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. The longest putt in history was measured at 140 feet and 2 3/4 inches on the 18th hole at St. Andrewʼs golf course. It was shot by Bob Cook on October 1, 1976. There are approximately 11,000 golf courses in North America. There are more than 50 million golfers in the world.

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GIMMEE: Baby talk for “give me,” a putt of two feet or less that a friendly opponent declares does not have to be holed out. GOBBLE: A putt that unexpectedly lands in the hole. IN THE LEATHER: A putt closer to the hole than the distance between a putter’s head and its grip. In friendly matches, an opponent may declare such a putt a gimmee. MULLIGAN: A second shot off the tee, often permitted once in a casual round. Also known as a Shapiro. POT BUNKER: A small, deep sand trap. QUAIL HIGH: A long shot that has a low trajectory. RABBIT: A topped shot that bounces erratically. Also called a scooter. RAINMAKER: A ball hit underneath that goes straight up into the air. RUB OF THE GREEN: When a ball in motion is stopped or deflected by an outside agency. Another way of saying “tough luck.” SCLAFFING: Hitting the ground behind the ball, causing an embarrassing divot. SCOOP: A bad swing in which the club head has a dipping or digging action.

SKULLING: Hitting a chip or pitch shot too hard and sending the ball past the green. SKYWRITING: The act of making a loop or circle with the club head at the top of the backswing. SNIPE: A sharpl hooke dball that dives quickly. STONY: A shot where the ball lands close to the flagstick. STYMIE: In the past, this referred to the situation when one’s putt was blocked by an opponent’s ball. The rules have been changed so that the blocking ball can be lifted. Now the term refers to being blocked by a tree or other obstruction. TAKING THE PIPE: Collapsing under pressure at the critical stage of a golf competition. Also called choking. TIGER: Someone who is playing unusually well. WHIFF: A complete miss of the ball on a swing. Also called a fan. WHINS: A British term for heavy rough or brush. VIPS: Convulsive shakes that cause the player to badly miss a putt.

Amanda Woodhull of Minnetonka watched the flight of her ball off the first tee box on Thursday afternoon. The Gustavus-Adolphus golfer was on top of her game yesterday as she upended Alexandria’s Molly Leland 5-4. Woodhull hopes to take down another Leland today. She’ll face off with Class AAA champion, Maggie, this time around as the two battle it out with a trip to the championship match on the line.

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Defending Executive Men’s champion Stefan Freeman had to bust his way out of the left bunker near the 2nd green during his match with Sartell’s Steve Tax yesterday afternoon. There will be a new champion among the Execs this year

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Defending champ moves into semifinals Jon Empanger is one of four remaining in the Senior Men’s Division flight Defending champion Jon Empanger of Chaska had an easier time of it yesterday than he did in his first match,

putting him into today’s semifinal match against Norty Blanchard of Burnsville. Blanchard, on the other hand, had a hard battle to finally upend Jim Arnold of Plymouth to earn his spot. In the lower bracket, Greg Mattson of Becker and Gene Seashore of Lakewood Ranch,

Florida will face off. Empanger def. Ledebuhr 5-4 A pair of birdie wins sparked the defending champion to his 5-4 victory over Roger Ledebuhr of Eden Prairie yesterday. Things started slow for the two golfers as they shared the first three holes of play, but

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then Empanger stepped up, winning the next three on par, par, birdie. The final three holes of the front were halved by the pair, and that left Empanger with a 3-up margin heading onto the back nine. After another knotted hole to start the back, the defending champ snatched up a par win on No. 11 and a birdie win on No. 14 to close out the match. Blanchard def. Arnold 2-up It was Blanchard’s birdie on the final hole of play yesterday that propelled him into today’s semifinal as he defeated Jim Arnold of Plymouth 2-up. Neither player could gain a strong foothold in this match with the early lead going Blanchard’s way on a birdie win on the third hole and a par win on No. 4. Arnold was able to erase part of that deficit he was in with a birdie win on six, but Blanchard secured a par victory on No. 8 to take a 2-up advantage heading into the back nine. The Plymouth player didn’t allow Blanchard any breathing room as he came through with his second birdie of the round on No. 10, once again halving Blanchard’s lead.

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nine to even the match yet again. The back-and-for contest continued through the back nine as Mattson won Nos. 10 (par), 12 (par) and 14 (birdie), while Fluegel put together wins on Nos. 11 (birdie), 13 (par) and 16 (birdie). It was Mattson who ended the match after 19 holes as he won on a par. Seashore def. Peterson 2-1 It was a tale of two halves in Seashore’s win over Larry Peterson of Albert Lea. Peterson notched two birdies (Nos. 3 and 13) and four wins on the front nine to take a 2-up lead from Seashore at the turn. Seashore, who had won the opening hole on the front, then birdied No. 4, got his game going on the back nine as he won both 10 and 11 on pars to even the match. Nos. 12 and 13 were shared by the golfers, and Seashore took his first lead of the match since his win on No. 4 as he parred the 14th hole. Another two shared holes occurred before Seashore closed out the match with a par win on 17.

Blanchard again increased his lead to two with a par win on the 12th hole, and again it was Arnold barreling back to win No. 16 with a par to leave Blanchard with a tenuous 1-up margin. It was then that Blanchard’s second birdie allowed him to move on to today’s round. Mattson def. Fluegel, 19 holes It was a horserace between Mattson and Fluegel of Alexandria in the lower bracket matchup with the two players exchanging leads throughout the round and requiring them to play an extra hole. Mattson was able to grab the lead on No. 3 when he parred for a win, but Fluegel didn’t give him any time to breathe as he quickly evened the match with a par on the following hole. He jumped into the lead on No. 5 with another par win, but No. 6 went Mattson’s way on a birdie victory, once again tying things up. The two coasted through a shared hole on 7, but Mattson emerged as the leader after a par win on 8. Fluegel refused to give up and birdied the final hole on the front

Mike Fluegel of Alexandria watched his tee shot on No. 6 during his match against Greg Mattson in the Senior Men’s Division Championship. Mattson won a very close contest in 19 holes.

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Medalist upended Steve Seavall knocked Clayton Pike from competition in Thursday’s Masters’ Division action The Masters Division looks like it’s anybody’s to take after this year’s medalist was bounced from the field yesterday. Steve Seavall of Spicewood, Texas needed to be on his game to upend division favorite Clayton Pike of Billings, Montana. That’s exactly what he was as he played at 3-over par and took care of Pike in a 6-4 match. That opens the door for the rest of the field, including Alexandria’s own Tom Eidsvold. Eidsvold survived a close contest with Becker’s Gary Obele to advance to the semifinals today. The Masters will determine who will play for a championship when they take to the first tee box at 12:12 this afternoon. Seavall def. Pike, 6-4 The best way to describe Seavall’s game on Thursday would be as steady. The Texas product parred seven of his nine holes on the front, including the final five heading into the turn. Five of those pars were good for wins as Pike struggled to find his stroke and finished the front at 7-over par. He finally got one back with a bogey win on No. 11. By that time, it was too late. Seavall continued to put up pars on Nos. 12 and 13 before a birdie on 14 ended the

match with four to go. Eidsvold def. Obele, 2-1 Eidsvold should have the gallery on his side today as the Alexandria resident tries to slow down Seaval. Eidsvold is coming off a match that he never trailed in but never led by more than two holes against Obele. He took the early lead with a birdie on No. 4 before adding another hole on the par-5 6th. It was a game of give and take from there. Every time Obele won a hole back, Eidsvold answered. It’s a scenario that played out three times as Obele took Nos. 7, 10 and 12 before Eidsvold answered with wins on 8, 11 and 13. Obele again put a little pressure on his opponent by taking No. 15 with a par. The two halved the next hole before a par win by Eidsvold on 17 advanced him to the semifinals for a battle with Seavall. Mikesh def. Cliff, 20 holes The match of the day in this division was finally decided in 20 holes as Scottsdale, Arizona’s George Mikesh used a par win on No. 2 to complete a gutsy comeback win over Mankato’s George Cliff on the second playoff hole. Cliff got off to a great start on the back by birdying No. 10 to take a 3hole lead. He held that same lead after 13 before Mikesh started to make his run. It’s a charge that came in a hurry as the Arizona product won three MASTERS Page

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JUNIORS’ 13-14 CHAMPIONSHIP LOWER BRACKET

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Matthew Bennett

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Mitch Freeman

Junior 13-15s battle this morning

Junior 13-15 Division medalist Tommy Brandabur sent a putt towards the hole on No. 17 during his round on Wednesday. Brandabur will battle Mitch Freeman for a spot in tomorrow’s finals when they tee off the first box at noon today.

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A few intriguing story lines still remain as the Junior 13-15 Division gets set to determine who will get a chance to play for a Resorters championship. Can Marshall’s Matthew Bennett continue to make 13-15S ON noise as the lowest seed in the champiTHE TEE onship flight? Or The Junior will medalist 13-15 Division will Tommy Brandabur tee off at prove to be too noon much for the rest of the field in the final They will be two days? playing from Brandabur will the first tee have his hands full today when he takes on Mitch Freeman of St. Cloud. Freeman shot a 79 during his qualifying round and has come out firing in the two rounds since. He shot 2over par on the back on Wednesday to build a big lead against Elk Rivers’

Garrett Turnacliff before putting him away on the front. Brandabur had to hold on a little bit in his last match. He built a five-hole lead over Alexandria’s Nick Brundell before edging him 2-1. Brandabur is long off the tee, which put him in position to pick up five birdies during his round on Wednesday. Bennett hopes his magical run through this year’s tournament continues when he battles Grady Meyer today. Meyer was on his game on Wednesday as he birdied Nos. 12 and 14 on his way to playing the back at even par. That led to a 4-2 win over Alexandria’s Austin McCulloch. Bennett’s win over defending champion Nick Heinen in the opening round has him playing with a lot of confidence, though. Can he continue his run into the finals? Will another Freeman play for a title tomorrow? The answers to those questions will start to come when this group tees off of No. 1 at noon today.

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JUNIORS’ 10-12 CHAMPIONSHIP LOWER BRACKET

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Junior 10-12s pare down today The younger group tees off at 9:27 a.m. at No. 10 After a day of rest, the Junior 10-12 Division is ready to determine a couple of finalists who will play for a chance to hoist their first Resorters trophy tomorrow afternoon. One Alexandria player still remains as Grant Zwilling hopes to be the last one standing on Saturday. He has the advantage of playing on his home course, but he has to go through medalist Sam Franklin of Maple Grove to reach the finals. Franklin shot a 42 during his qualifying round on Tuesday and is coming off a 5-3 win over Andrew Lindberg on Wednesday. Zwilling edged Jack Dierks of Leawood, Kansas on Wednesday in a tight 2-1 battle. He took bogey wins on

Nos. 14 and 15 before doing the same on No. 17 to take the match. Hastings’ Logan Dube and Chaska’s Lincoln Johnson will fight it out this morning to join either Zwilling or Franklin in tomorrow’s final. Dube is riding the emotions of a comeback win on Wednesday that saw him tie his match with Christopher Adams on the 18th before winning it on the first playoff hole. Johnson had a little easier time of things in his 3-1 win over Alexandria’s Blake Bloedorn. He never trailed on Wednesday and took holes 13, 15 and 17 to ends things early. These four now have an opportunity to play themselves into a championship match when they take to the box this morning. They’ll be the first championship flight to tee off when they gather on the 10th tee at 9:36.

Alexandria’s Blake Bloedorn followed through on a putt during the first round of play in the Junior 10-12 Division on Wednesday. Bloedorn came up short against Chaska’s Lincoln Johnson as Johnson advanced to face Logan Dube in today’s semifinals.

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Vangsness 41st at MGA State Amateur Alexandria’s Casey Vangsness finished 41st after the final round of the 107 Minnesota Golf Association State Amateur Championship at Dakotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, with a total 76-75-77-228. He made the day two cut by finishing 34th. Both Gordy Diekman of Alexandria and former Alexandrian Jack Dressen missed the cut after day two. Dressen came in with a 75-79154, while Diekman finished at 81-79-160. The cut was 153. Tom Hoge of Village Green Golf Club won the tournament with a three-day total of 67-6771-205, one stroke ahead of Resorters regular Donald Constable of Deephaven.

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2009 EXEC MEN’S DIVISION From the July 19, 1972 edition of the Lake Region Echo… The Lakes Publishing Company of Detroit Lakes recently put out a folder entitled “Listening Rates for Golf”. It lists the rates for “sympathetic listening to descriptions of your golf game”. For a time limit of five minutes, the general rates are as follows for listening to: Long drives – 25 cents; Flubbed drives – 50 cents; Beautiful approaches – 75 cents; Long putts sunk – 35 cents; Short putts missed – 50 cents; Getting out of rough – 15 cents; getting out of bunkers – 45 cents; birdies – 85 cents; eagles – $1.15; almost a hole-in-one – $2.00. Qualified rates for a listening time limit of 15 minutes for describing 18 holes, hole-by-hole, as follows; Under 90 – $1.00; between 91 and 100 – $1.50; over 100 – $2.50; description of vacation golf – $2.50.

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Defending champion ousted in Executive Men’s race Osakis coach Steve Tax tops Stefan Freeman to open up the division Osakis boys’ and girls’ golf coach Steve Tax of Sartell proved yesterday that he can do more than just teach the game. Tax, who guided the Silverstreak girls to a third-place finish and Kelsey Ross to an individual Class A title this past spring, blew the Executive Men’s Division field wide open by edging defending champion Stefan Freeman 1-up. Tax took his first lead with a par on 15 and held on through the final three holes to advance to the quarterfinals today. Waiting for him on the 1st box when the Execs tee off today at 1 p.m. will be Alexandria’s Brian Eidsvold. He is one of three Alexandria golfers who still have a chance to hoist that trophy at the end of the week. Donnacha

O’Connor and Dave Dilley joined Eidsvold as winners yesterday. Tax def. S. Freeman, 1-up Tax found himself trailing by two after 10 holes but he birdied Nos. 11 and 12 to draw even. After both competitors birdied the 13th hole and swapped pars on No. 14, Tax took his first lead of the day by making par on No. 15. It appeared the lead would be short-lived when Tax faced a long 25-foot par putt on No. 16 but he sank it to halve the hole. “That was big,” Tax noted after the match. Both golfers parred No. 17 and bogeys on No. 18 ended the match in Tax’s favor. Tax has competed in the Resorters before but this is the farthest he has advanced into the

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tournament. B. Eidsvold def. B. Freeman, 4-2 It wasn’t a good day for the Freemans as Bill saw his hopes of a title come to an end against Eidsvold. The Alexandria golfer continued his stretch of solid play. These two players came out of qualifying with rounds of 76, but Eidsvold was just a little better yesterday as he played his way to a 4-2 win. Adams def. Abrahamson, 2-1 A late charge on the front gave David Adams

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of Maple Grove a little room to work with as he held on late in a 2-1 win over Wayzata’s Tom Abrahamson. Things were all even after a par win for Abrahamson on No. 7. Adams responded by birdying the 8th and parring the 9th to take a two-hole advantage onto the back. Abrahamson wouldn’t go away, though. Backto-back birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 put the pressure on Adams. He responded with two straight par wins that gave him a lead he

Chris Haugen watched his ball sail over the trees to the left of the No. 2 green after he got into a bit of trouble and had to hit from just below the No. 3 tee box. Haugen stuck that shot on the green but came up short in his bid to advance after a 3-2 loss to Joel Harris.

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wouldn’t relinquish. A bogey and two pars followed for both golfers as the match ended after 17. J. Freeman def. C. Johnson, 21 holes It took a furious comeback by last year’s runner-up to keep all three Freemans from getting knocked out yesterday afternoon. Chad Johnson of Burnsville jumped all over Jon from the get-go, picking up a birdie win on the 2nd before taking Nos. 3 and 4 with a par and a bogey. Another birdie on the 6th made it a four-hole advantage nearing the turn. Freeman finally broke through with a big hole on the 9th. He took advantage of a bogey by Johnson with a par win that cut the deficit to three heading onto the back. Once there, he slowly chipped away at that lead. Freeman needed to just shoot par on the back to get the job done. His only birdie came on the 12th, but it did him no good as Johnson carded one of his own. Freeman’s wins came with pars on Nos. 10, 13 and 16 to tie things up late. Johnson answered with a par win on 17 before opening the door with a bogey on the 18th. Freeman took advantage with a par to force extra holes. It took a while, but he completed the comeback on the 21st hole to advance to the quarterfinals. O’Connor def. Butina, 6-5 Alexandria Golf Club Superintendent Donnacha O’Connor continued his run with another win over an opponent coming off a great round. O’Connor took down division medalist Todd Wagner on Wednesday and had to face an opponent in John Butina of Cottage Grove who won 9-7 on Wednesday. Butina didn’t hit a bad ball that day but struggled to get going from the get-go yesterday. O’Connor took advantage of that and built a big lead through nine. Par wins on Nos. 2 and 3 got him going before a

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birdie on the par 3 7th made it a 3-up lead. He didn’t stop there. O’Connor got par wins on Nos. 8 and 9 before Butina finally got one back on the 10th. It wasn’t enough as O’Connor continued to card pars, winning Nos. 11 and 12 before the two halved the 13th to end the match. Dilley def. Bigger, 3-2 Dave Dilley came out on top in a battle of two Alexandrians yesterday as birdies on Nos. 11 and 14 helped him secure a 3-2 win over Jeff Bigger. Bigger struck first with a birdie on No. 1, but it didn’t take Dilley long to answer. He carded a par win on the 2nd and birdie win on No. 6 to take his first lead. Bigger answered with a birdie of his own on No. 7, but the rest of the round belonged to Dilley. He picked up wins on Nos. 9 and 10 to go along with those birdies on 11 and 14 as he survived to play another day. Harris def. Haugen, 3-2 Joel Harris of Summit, New Jersey never trailed in this one as he built a 4-up lead through the first five holes yesterday afternoon. He won the first three with a bogey on No. 1 and pars on 2 and 3. A birdie win on the 5th gave him plenty of room to work with over the rest of the round. Haugen tried to fight back. He birdied the 9th and parred the 10th to cut his deficit to two. Harris was just too consistent the rest of the way, though. He parred out, picking up wins on Nos. 11 and 15 to end the match after 16. Hagen def. T. Johnson, 5-4 Al Hagen of Harrisburg, South Dakota fell behind early but rallied with three straight wins heading into the turn to pick up a 5-4 win over Maple Grove’s Thomas Johnson. Johnson got back-toEXECS Page

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MASTERS from Page 12 straight holes with two pars and a bogey. Cliff answered back with a par win of his own on 17 to give him the advantage going into 18. Once there, he left the door open a bit with a bogey, and Mikesh took advantage by parring the final hole to force a playoff. Both players started off steady with pars on No. 1. On the 2nd, Cliff ran into some trouble as he double bogeyed. Mikesh wasn’t about to let the opportunity slip away as he calmly made par to advance to today’s semifinals. Mohwinkel def. Hansen, 1-up This was another one that went down to the wire as Annandale’s Dan Mohwinkel used a par win on No. 17 to edge Tom Hansen of Lakeville. Neither player led by more than two holes in this one. Mohwinkel took the first lead with a par win on No. 2. It didn’t take Hansen long to answer as he parred No. 4 to even things back up. He then got another win on 7 to take a 1-hole lead into

the turn. That’s where Mohwinkel made a charge that proved to be the difference in the match. He played 1under over the first three holes on the back, parring Nos. 10 and 12 with a birdie on 11 sandwiched in between. Hansen just wouldn’t go away. He answered with a birdie win of his own on No. 14 to cut his deficit to one. Two holes later, he evened things up with a par win on 16. Mohwinkel didn’t dwell on that. He took advantage of an opportunity on the next hole when Hansen bogeyed the par-3 17th. Hansen needed to take the 18th after that, and he couldn’t do it as both players parred the hole to end things in regulation. MASTERS DIVISION THURSDAYʼS RESULTS Steve Seavall def. Clayton Pike, 6-4 Tom Eidsvold def. Gary Obele, 2-1 George Mikesh def. George Cliff, 20 holes Dan Mohwinkel def. Tom Hansen, 1-up FRIDAYʼS PAIRINGS 1st Tee – 12:12 – Steve Seavall vs. Tom Eidsvold; George Mikesh vs. Dan Mohwinkel

Tom Morris, Jr., in the 1868 Open Championship at Prestwick, made the first recorded hole in one. Chances of making a hole in one if you’re not a pro: 1:12,600. The oldest person in the world to ace was Otto Bucher. He was 99 when he scored a hole in one in 1985. And two 6-year-olds – Tommy Moore (1968) and Brittny Andreas (1991) – beat the odds, too. No one knows why the warning shout of “fore!” is used all over the world, but it is known that the first person to shout it was a caddie named Herd, in 1854. One speculation is that it’s a shortened version of “beware before!” – which is shouted by the British army artillery as a warning to the infantry in front of them. The infantry would lie down to let the cannonballs pass over their heads. Golfers are thus warned by fellow players that ducking might be a good idea. The human traffic is so heavy on the Fukuoka Golf Course in Japan that stop-and-go lights have been placed at three holes.

EXECS from Page 20 back wins on 4 and 5 before three straight pars on 7, 8 and 9 gave Hagen a 2-up lead to work with. He continued to build on that lead with three birdies on the back. The first came on the 10th before he went back-to-back on Nos. 12 and 13. Both players ran into trouble on 14 with double bogeys, but that’s all Hagen needed to wrap up the match early.

EXECUTIVE DIVISION THURSDAYʼS RESULTS Steve Tax def. Stefan Freeman, 1-up Brian Eidsvold def. Bill Freeman, 4-2 David Adams def. Tom Abrahamson, 2-1 Jon Freeman def. Chad Johnson, 21 holes Donnacha OʼConnor def. John Butina, 6-5 Dave Dilley def. Jeff Bigger, 3-2 Joel Harris def. Chris Haugen, 3-2 Al Hagen def. Thomas Johnson, 5-4 FRIDAYʼS PAIRINGS 1st Tee – 1:00 – Steve Tax vs. Brian Eidsvold; David Adams vs. Jon Freeman 1:12 – Donnacha OʼConnor vs. Dave Dilley; Joel Harris vs. Al Hagen

The Nyanza Club in British East Africa (1950) allowed a player another ball, without penalty, if the first landed too near a crocodile or a hippopotamus. When golf balls were made of leather and stuffed by hand with feathers, a good worker could only produce four balls a day. The wooden tee was invented n 1920 by Dr. William Lowell, a Boston dentist and golfer. Dr. Lowell

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 1st Tee Color of Tees 10th Tee Color of Tees Menʼs Masters 1st Flight White Menʼs Masters 1st Flight Cons White Menʼs Senior 2nd Flight Blue Menʼs Senior 2nd Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Senior 1st Flight Blue Menʼs Senior 1st Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Exec 2nd Flight Blue Menʼs Exec 2nd Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 4th Flight Blue Menʼs Reg 4th Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 3rd Flight Blue Menʼs Reg 3rd Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 2nd Flight Blue Menʼs Reg 2nd Flight Cons Blue Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Cons Black Open Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Cons Black Open Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Black Open Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Black Open Junior 13-15 1st Flight Cons White Junior 10-12 1st Flight Cons (9 holes)Gold Junior 13-15 1st Flight White Junior 10-12 1st Flight (9 holes) Gold Junior 13-15 2nd Flight Cons White Junior 10-12 Champ Cons (9 holes) Gold Junior 13-15 2nd Flight White Junior 10-12 Champ (9 holes) Gold ——————————————— Cross Over ———————————————

NOON 12:12 12:24 12:36 12:48 1:00 1:12 1:24 1:36 1:48 2:00

Junior 13-15 Champ Menʼs Masters Champ Menʼs Senior Champ Womenʼs Reg 1st Flight Womenʼs Reg Champ Menʼs Exec Champ Menʼs Exec Champ Menʼs Reg Champ Menʼs Reg Champ Menʼs Reg 1st Flight Menʼs Reg 1st Flight

Blue Blue Blue Gold White Black Black Black Black Black Black

Junior 13-15 Champ Cons Menʼs Masters Champ Cons Menʼs Senior Champ Cons Womenʼs 1st Flight Cons Womenʼs Reg Champ Cons Menʼs Exec Champ Cons Menʼs Exec Champ Cons Menʼs Reg Champ Cons Menʼs Reg Champ Cons Menʼs Reg 1st Flight Cons Menʼs Reg 1st Flight Cons

Blue Blue Blue Gold White Black Black Black Black Black Black

1st Tee 6:30 AM 6:42 6:54 7:06 7:18 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 Color of Tees 10th Tee

Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Black Menʼs Reg 1st Flight Black Menʼs Exec Champ Black Menʼs Reg Champ Black Open Open Menʼs Senior 2nd Flight/Cons Blue Menʼs Senior 1st Flight/Cons Blue Menʼs Masters 1st Flight/Cons White Womenʼs Reg/1st Flight/Cons Gold Menʼs Senior & Masters Champ ConsBlue Junior 13-15 1st Flight/Cons White

Color of Tees

Menʼs Exec 1st Flight Cons Black Menʼs Reg 1st Flight Cons Black Menʼs Exec Champ Cons Black Menʼs Reg Champ Cons Black Menʼs Exec 2nd Flight/ Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 4th Flight/Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 3rd Flight/Cons Blue Menʼs Reg 2nd Flight/Cons Blue Junior 13-15 2nd Flight/Cons White Open Junior 10-12 1st Flight/Cons (9 holes)Gold Junior 10-12 Champ/Cons (9 holes) Gold

——————————————— Cross Over ——————————————— Approximate Tee-Times 11:00 AM Menʼs Executive 1st Flight/Consolation 11:20 Menʼs Regular 1st Flight/Consolation 11:40 Menʼs Regular/Executive Championship Cons 12:00 Junior Championship/Consolation 12:20 Menʼs Senior/Masters Championship 12:40 Womenʼs Championship/Consolation 1:00 Menʼs Regular/Executive Championship

Black Black Black Blue Blue White Black

End of 2010 Resorters

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CHIP SHOTS Be it rough, trees, sand, water, wind or wild animals, the golfer must contend with everything nature can throw at him. Fairway: a narrow strip of mown grass that separates two groups of golfers looking for lost balls in the rough. – Henry Beard and Roy McKie A golf ball can stop in the fairway, rough, woods, bunker or lake. With five equally likely options, very few

balls choose the fairway. – Jim Bishop When you’re having trouble and topping the ball, it means the ground is moving on you. – Chi Chi Rodriguez The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash. – Bobby Jones

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Splosh! One of the finest sights in the world: the other man’s ball dropping in the water – preferably so that he can see it but cannot quite reach it and has therefore to leave it there, thus rendering himself so mad that he loses the next hole as well. – Henry Longhurst The number one thing about trouble is...don’t get into more. – Dave Stockton

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CHIP SHOTS If the wind is in your face, you swing too hard just to get the ball through it; if the wind is at your back, you swing too hard just to see how far you can get the ball to go. – Henry Beard If the purpose of golf is purgatorial, nothing more needs to be said. But if the purpose is to entertain as well as instruct, then let us pause in the mad rush for hazards, more hazards and still more and fiercer hazards. – William Hemingway (in 1909) I’ve lost balls in every hazard and on every course I’ve tried. But when I lose a ball in the ball washer, it’s time to take stock. – Milton Gross Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. – Sam Snead If your ball lands within a club length of a rattlesnake you are allowed to move the ball. – Local rule at Glen Canyon GC in Arizona Once when I was golfing in Georgia, I hooked the ball into the swamp. I went in after it and found an

alligator wearing a shirt with a picture of a little golfer on it. – Buddy Hackett You can, legally, possibly hit and kill a fellow golfer with a ball, and there will not be a lot of trouble because the other golfers will refuse to stop and be witnesses because they will want to keep playing. – Dave Barry The behavior etiquette for a greenside bunker should go into reverse. Players should be forbidden to smooth them in any way. The bunker should be the fearful place it once was, not the perfect surface from which a pro expects to float his ball out stone dead, something he doesn’t expect when chipping. – Michael Hobbs If a ball comes to rest in dangerous proximity to a crocodile, another ball may be dropped. – Local rule at Jinja Golf Club, Uganda One of the advantages bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball. – Don Carter

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies. – Bobby Jones

The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger. – Bobby Jones

The object of a bunker or trap is not only to punish a physical mistake, to punish lack of control, but also to punish pride and egotism. – Charles Blair Macdonald

Golf acts as a corrective against sinful pride. I attribute the insane arrogance of the later Roman Emperors almost entirely to the fact that, never having played golf, they never knew that strange chastening humility which is engendered by a topped chip shot. If Cleopatra had been ousted in the first round of the Ladies’ Singles, we should have heard a lot less of her proud imperiousness. – P.G. Wodehouse

If your adversary is badly bunkered, there is no rule against your standing over him and counting his strokes aloud, with increasing gusto as their number mounts up; but it will be a wise precaution to arm yourself with the niblick before doing so, so as to meet him on equal terms. – Horace Hutchinson Too much ambition is a bad thing to have in a bunker. – Bobby Jones

Golfers who carry ball retrievers are gatherers, not hunters. Their dreams are no longer of conquest, but only of salvage. – David Owen

Players don’t get relief from divots in fairways or footprints in bunkers. Why should they get relief from spike marks on greens? – Jeff Hall (USGA Spokesperson)

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Birdies abound as the defending champion, a Gustie golfer, a three-time Resorters champ and a two-time state champion remain alive for today’s semifinals There was some hotshooting going on in the Women’s Division yesterday as the two foursomes carded 13 birdies and an eagle in the championship flight. The eagle belonged to Minnewaska graduate Sarah Roering, who claimed three of the birdies as well, while defending champion Maggie Leland of Alexandria had four, St. Louis Park’s Betsy Aldrich had three, Amanda Woodhull of Minnetonka two and Molly Noser of Rochester collected one. Pairings for today will be interesting to watch as they match Leland, a two-time champ, with Woodhull, a member of the Gustavus Adolphus golf team that finished second in the NCAA Division III Championships. In the lower bracket it will be the two-time state champion Roering

facing off against St. Louis Park’s Betsy Aldrich, who has three Resorters titles to her name. No matter how you slice it, the final four will be putting on a show today as they tee off on the first hole at 12:48 p.m. Ma. Leland def. Noser 5-4 The back nine must have held some special secret for the defending champion, Maggie Leland, who defeated Noser 5-4 yesterday as she carded three of her four birdies for the day on that nine. Leland’s consistent play found her slowly building momentum after the first two holes that were halved by the two players, winning No. 3 on a par. Her lead was shortlived as Noser carded her only win of the day – a birdie – on No. 4. From there, the two

players were deadlocked for the next three holes and it was Leland who edged into the lead on No. 8 with a birdie. She held that 1-up lead onto the 10th tee, but cleaned up on the back nine, recording wins of birdie, par, birdie for a 4-up lead, then ended it on No. 14 with her final birdie of the day. Woodhull tops Mo. Leland Molly Leland wasn’t as fortunate as her sister, falling to Woodhull of Minnetonka by a 5-4 score. It was a back-andforth match for the two golfers through the first five holes with Woodhull winning holes 1,3 and 5 on pars and the Alexandria golfer taking 2 and 4, also on pars. Woodhull, who tied for 36th in the NCAA Division III Championships while playing for the Gusties,

Maggie Leland (DC)

Amanda Woodhull

improved to 3-up at the turn as she won Nos. 7 and 8 and on a par and a birdie. Unlike Leland, Woodhull found the back nine to her liking, jumping ahead by four with a par on No. 10, then birdied No. 13 for a 5-up lead. Leland posted a par on the following hole to cut one point from Woodhull’s advantage, but the Minnetonka player finished off the match as she parred No. 14. Aldrich downs Cummings It was a fairly easy round for Aldrich, who burned up the course early as she opened with a birdie win on No. 1 in her 7-6 victory over

Betsy Aldrich

Bridget Cummings of Chaska. Aldrich added two more birdie victories on Nos. 5 and 6, sandwiched between par wins on Nos. 2, 7 and 8. She allowed Cummings just one hole, that a par win on No. 3, before the two-time Women’s Division champ took a 5up lead into the turn. On the back nine, Aldrich continued her march toward a spot in the semifinals as she won 10 and 12 on pars to close out the match at 7-6. Roering defeats Beckendorf Roering was flying high yesterday as she recorded three birdies and an eagle en route to a 5-4 win over Heidi

Sarah Roering

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Buck Burgers - 6-11pm $1.00 - Hard or Soft Shell Tacos $2.00 - All Domestic Beer $4.50 - 1/4 Dark Chicken $6.00 - 1/2 Dark Chicken or 1 Topping Pizza and Bucket of 5 Miller Lites only $15.00 $4.85 - Beef or Chicken Philly w/choice of potato $8.95 - All You Can Eat Fish 4:00pm - Bar Bingo (Proceeds go to Leaf Valley Sportsman始s Club (Lic. #B02355001)

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Linda & Tom Akenson “HOUSESOLD” Names! Direct (Linda).....(320)-762-7344 Cell .....................(320)-760-0250 Toll Free MN......(800)-630-0250

211 Broadway, Alexandria

Lake Darling! Old but the best 100+ year old summer cottage on 160’ perfect shoreline. Browns Point. $650,000.

South Lake Miltona! The setting, swimming & walkout home with great features offers the best on Miltona. $460,000.

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Email .........linda@akenson.com Direct Tom ......... (320) 762-7343 Cell ..................... (320) 760-0380

Lobster Lake! A “true” log cabin/home so rustic on 150’ lot with best swimming! View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson.com. $399,500.

Grill Lake! Nice home on acreage & lots of frontage. Access into Mill Lake. Sits on edge of Hardwood Hills Golf Course. $325,000.

Lake Carlos! Wonderful “A frame” chalet on 150’ best, level shoreline. True lake charmer. View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson.com. $695,000.

East Lake Carlos! Very level & sandy at water’s edge plus roomy lakehome for everyone to enjoy. $469,000.

Lake L’Homme Dieu! Gorgeous home with “California” feel, on great lot in excellent neighborhood. Ready to go! $649,000.

Stowes Lake! Great lake home on north shore with level lot. Nice! $289,000.

Lobster Lake! Walkout “rustic” 3 bedroom with 3 car garage & clean shore. $369,900.

Lake L’Homme Dieu! Great lot with fixer upper but “quaint” yearround cabin. $425,000. Garage with bunk house & extra lot also for $375,000.

Lake L’Homme Dieu! Gorgeous, deep wooded lot with price so good the house is included. What a deal! $375,000.

Maple Lake! One of a kind “Timber Frame” 2 story walkout. Absolutely gorgeous. View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson. com. $700,000.

West Lake Carlos! Brand new with old cottage 1920s design. What a treat to see! View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson.com. $1,850,000.

Lake L’Homme Dieu! Spectacular 2 story walkout on wonderful shoreline with boat house. Dream home! View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson.com. $950,000.

East Lake Carlos! True yearround cabin with boat house and large private lot. Excellent swimming too. $449,500.

Lake Cowdry Townhome! Enjoy this delightful, reasonably priced & turn-key home. Must see! View the Virtual Tour at www.Akenson. com. $209,900.

Blakes by the Lakes! Lovely walkout with every perk you can ask for on best grounds & swimming around. View the Virtual Tour at www. Akenson.com. $459,000.

Lake Carlos/Blakes! 2 level unit with 2 BR, 3 BA, 2 car garage & wonderful decorating. Great opportunity! $319,900.

Lake Mary! Cute as a bug on water’s edge - 2 BR in nice association. $159,900.

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Galaxy Condo! 2 BR, 2 BA, porch, all amenities are great! Underground heated parking. $99,500.

2 Story Walkout! Lovely with 5 bedrooms, 4 season porch & views of the lake. Come see! Near L’Homme Dieu access! $339,900.

Andrew, Cowdry, Miltona with access, Carlos back lot with 30x60 garage, Whiskey Lake, Darling, Chippewa, Ida, Geneva, Carlos, Soloman by Willmar, Twin Lake near Battle Lake Miltona & Resser Lake.

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Townhome! Space galore with 2+ BR, 3 BA & skip to Latoka Beach! $125,000.

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