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Official Publication of the 90th Annual Resorters Golf Tournament by the Echo Press

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RESORTERS Golf Tournament

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Donald Constabl e defend 2010 Men returns to ’s Division championship

Five of seven 2010 champions returning Tournament action begins Wednesday All but two of last year’s champions will be back to defend their 2010 Resorters Golf Tournament titles as the 90th annual event gets under way Sunday, July 31 at the Alexandria Golf Club. MEN’ S DIVISION With a most impressive resume, Donald Constable of Deephaven will return for another Men’s Division championship run. Constable, who most recently won the 108th MGA Amateur Championship on July 20 at the White Bear Yacht Club, was a senior golfer for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, tying for 42nd at the NCAA West Regional tournament this spring. He was named to the PING All-Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America and was a second team All-Big Ten performer, having posted five top-10 and 10 top-20 finishes in 12 tournaments. He was also the 2010 MGA Player’s champion. Last year, Constable defeated Jim Lehman Jr. of Plymouth 6-4. Lehman, the 2009 champ and 2010 qualifying medalist, is not in the field this year. But Constable is not the only player with an impressive pedigree. Former Alexandrian, now from Edina, Jack

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The 2010 Resorters Golf Tournament champions were (left to right) Donald Constable, Men’s Division; Jon Freeman, Executive Men’s Division; Jon Empanger, Senior Men’s Division; Lincoln Johnson, Junior 10-12 Division; Matthew Bennett, Junior 13-15 Division; Sarah Roering, Women’s Division; and George Mikesh, Masters Division. Dressen was the 2004 Junior Division champ, and has since gone on to play for the Creighton University Bluejays golf team, where he just finished his junior season. Dressen is CU’s first golfer named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team since 2008. He averaged 79.3 strokes per round, including two of par or better, with a low of 71. He played in 11 of 12 events and 28 rounds overall, including three top-20 finishes. He was 41st in the recently

completed MVC Championships. Rochester’s Greg Peterson owns the 2001 Resorters Men’s Division championship and is among the field vying for a crown. Along with Peterson, Jerry Rose of Sarasota, Florida will be competing in the Men’s Division. He has titles from 1979, 1983 and 2000, while Eagan golfer Tyler Whiting, formerly of Alexandria, was the 2008 champion.

2010 RESORTERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS MEN’S DIVISION – Donald Constable, Deephaven, def. Jim Lehman Jr., Plymouth, 6-4 EXECUTIVE MEN’S DIVISION – Jon Freeman, Chanhassen, def. Dave Dilley, Alexandria, 6-5 SENIOR MEN’S DIVISION – Jon Empanger, Chaska, def. Greg Mattson, Becker, 1-up

Alexandria, 1-up, 20 holes WOMEN’S DIVISION – Sarah Roering, Glenwood, def. Maggie Leland, Alexandria, 4-3 JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION – Matthew Bennett, Marshall, def. Tommy Brandabur, Minnetrista, 5-4 JUNIOR 10-12 DIVISION - Lincoln Johnson, Chaska, def. Sam Franklin, Maple Grove 2-up

MASTERS DIVISION – George Mikesh, Scottsdale, AZ, def. Tom Eidsvole,

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Welcome Contestants & Spectators to the 90th Resorters Invitational Golf Tournament... The Alexandria Golf Club’s strong tradition of attracting the state’s premier golfers continues again this year as we celebrate the 90th year of the longest-running out-state golf competition in Minnesota here at the Resorters Golf Tournament. Many past champions will be among the competitors as a strong field of golfers take the stage in pursuit of the 2011 titles in their divisions. With a great venue and great friendships, you can see why the Resorters is a must-play year after year. We thank you for your loyalty. Enjoy your time at the Alexandria Golf Club and the 90th Resorters.

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Donald Constable is back to defend his 2010 Men’s Division championship.

Donald Constable of Deephaven played nearperfect golf at the Alexandria Golf Club last year to win his first-ever Resorters championship. The high heat and humidity didn’t wilt his game a bit. The 21-year-old senior at the University of Minnesota knocked off a tough defending champion, former Alexandrian Jim Lehman Jr. of Plymouth, in the final match with a crisp 6-4 victory. “It was a lot of fun,” said Constable on getting his first Resorters trophy after mowing through four opponents, Collin Lervick of Chanhassen (3-2), Derrick Whiting of Littleton, Colorado (43), Dominic Todora of Woodbury (5-4) and then Lehman. “I knew Jim would be a formidable opponent so I had to play well,” Constable said. And that he did – notching six birdies and an eagle in the final match to finish 7under par after 14 holes. Lehman, who advanced into the finals with a 5-4 win

over former Alexandrian Jack Dressen of Edina, didn’t play all that badly – he muffed only one hole, a bogey on No. 5 – but he just couldn’t gain any ground. “I was even par for the day but I didn’t hit many great shots,” Lehman said. “I got beat by arguably the best player in Minnesota right now.” Constable finished second in the Minnesota State Amateur Tournament the previous month, won the 2010 North and South Amateur Championship and missed qualifying for last year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by just one stroke. Despite the loss, Lehman said he was “very pleased” with his week. He noted that he’s advanced to the final match of a major match play tournament for eight years in a row now – six at the Northland Invitational in Duluth and two at the Resorters – and is 44 at winning it all. The ConstableLehman match was very close at the beginning. Both golfers parred the first two

holes before Constable drew first blood with a birdie win on No. 3. Lehman tied it on the next hole with a nice birdie putt but Constable moved ahead on No. 5 when Lehman missed a short but tricky par putt. Constable knocked a long, breaking eagle putt on No. 6 to within about four feet of the cup and then drained the birdie to go 2-up. Lehman’s drive on No. 7 hit a tree and bounced near a bunker but he was able to get up and down for par to halve the hole. Both golfers were on the green in two on No. 8 but Constable’s was close enough for a gimme birdie while Lehman ended up missing a tough pin-high putt to fall behind by three. Lehman took No. 9 with par when Constable missed a 12footer, putting the defending champ down by two at the turn. Any hopes of a Lehman comeback melted away when Constable struck for a pair of birdies on Nos. MEN Page 7

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CONNOR ALLEN (15), Edina, MN, Student, TPC Scottsdale. KYLE BAHE (NA), Annandale, MN, Student, NA. JOSH BELL (24), Irvine, CA, Sales, Riverside Country Club. BENNETT BLACK (20), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. BRYANT BLACK (23), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. MATT BENNETT (15), Marshall, MN, Student, Marshall Golf Club. TYLER BLOEDORN (18), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. TOMMY BRANDABUR (16), Mound, MN, Student, Burl Oaks Golf Club. NICK BRUNDELL (16), Alexandria, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club. MAX COATTA (17), Minnetonka, MN, Student, NA. SAM COATTA (21), Minnetonka, MN, Student, NA. SHAY CONDER (24), Lehi, UT, Insurance Agent, The Ranches Golf Club. DONALD CONSTABLE (22), Deephaven, MN, Student, Spring Hill Golf Club. – 2010 champ JEFF COTA (33), St. Michael, MN, Account Manager, Pebble Creek Golf Club. SAM CHRISTIANSEN (17), Carlos, MN, Student, NA. JACK CUMMINGS (15), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course. GORDY DIEKMAN (21), Alexandria, MN, Student, Atikwa Golf Club. JACK DRESSEN (22), Edina, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club – 2004 Junior champ AARON DUNCAN (17), Victoria, MN, Student, Deer Run Golf Club. MACK FARLEY (16), Lakeville, MN, Student, Bracketts Crossing Country Club. CONOR FREEMAN (17), Chanhassen, MN, Student, Windsong Farms Golf Club. MITCHELL FREEMAN (16), St. Cloud, MN, Student, St. Cloud Country Club. JOSH FRENCH (NA) AUSTIN FOWLER (17), Grand Rapids, MN, Student, Pokegama Golf Club. JAKE GARDINER (20), Deephaven, MN, Hockey Player, Wayzata Country Club. MAX GARDINER (19), Deephaven, MN, Student, Wayzata Country Club. MARK GIORGI (20), Red Wing, MN, Student, Red Wing Golf Club. BRENT GROSSMAN (31), Shakopee, MN, Area Director-REM Hennepin, Ridges at Sand Creek. GAGE GUSTAFSON (16), Inver Grove Heights, MN, Student, Southview Country Club. TANNER GUSTAFSON (18), Carlos, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. BRADY HAFDAL (16), Alexandria, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club. JESSE HAFDAL (21), Alexandria, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club. JOHN HAFDAL (19), Prior Lake, MN, Student, The Wilds Golf Club. JORDAN HAFDAL (19), Alexandria, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club. SEAN HALVERSON (19), Baxter, MN, Student, Legacy at Craguns – 2007 Junior champ JONATHAN HANNER (NA) NICK HANSON (16), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. C.J. HAUKOM (18), Marshall, MN, NA, Marshall Golf Club. ALEC HEINEN (18), Edmond, OK, Student, Oak Tree Golf Club. JON HENNESSY (20), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. RYAN HERM (25), Minnetonka, MN, Student, Les Bolstad Golf Club. CODY HVEZDA (NA) NICK JARRETT (22), Woodbury, MN, Student, Prestwick Golf Club. LUKE JOHNSON (20), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. DAN KLEIN (29), Phoenix, AZ, Restaurant General Manager, NA. GEOFF KLEIN (32), Mankato, MN, Financial Advisor, Mankato Golf Club.

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Page 1 Scottsdale, Arizona. Mikesh defeated Alexandria’s Tom Eidsvold 1up in a marathon 20-hole battle last year for the crown. Clayton owns six consecutive Masters titles spanning 2004-2009, along with a pair of Senior titles from 1994 and 2000. But Clayton is not the only veteran champion that Mikesh will have to worry about in 2011 as Mankato’s George Cliff and Alexandria’s Dave Harris are both in the field. Cliff sports four titles, having won the Senior Division in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007, with Harris claiming a pair from 1998 and 2006. Also in the field is last year’s qualifying medalist, Clayton Pike of Billings, Montana. WOMEN’ S DIVISION Defending champion Sarah Roering of Glenwood will not be among those vying for a 2011 crown, but three past champions will, including last year’s runner-up, Maggie Leland of Alexandria. Leland, the 2007 and 2009 champion and 2010 qualifying medalist, fell to Roering last year 4-3 in her bid for a second straight title. But, instead of battling Roering this season, Leland will need to face St. Louis Park’s Betsy Aldrich, who owns titles from 2003 and 2008, and Goodyear, Arizona’s Connie Sornsin, the 2002 and 2004 title winner. But Leland is a force to be

EXECUTIVE MEN’ S DIVISION A pair of champion brothers will be competing once again for the Executive Men’s title as defending champion Jon Freeman of Chanhassen returns to the Resorters. Freeman defeated Dave Dilley of Alexandria last year in a 6-5 contest to claim the crown. Stefan Freeman of St. Cloud was the 2009 champion, and defeated his brother that season 19-up in the division battle. Also in the field will be former Men’s Division winner, Pete Passolt of Orono, who won his crown in 1989. Todd Wagner of Austin, Texas, who was the top scoregetter in last year’s qualifier, is also in the field. SENIOR MEN’ S DIVISION Jon Empanger of Chaska defeated Greg Mattson of Becker, 1-up in last year’s Senior Men’s Division and returns as the only past champion in the field. Empanger has won seven trophies at the Resorters, including Executive Division wins in 1993, 1997, 2004, 2007 and 2008, and Senior titles in 2009 and 2010. He was also last year’s qualifying medalist. MASTERS DIVISION He’s back! Eight time Resorters Golf Tournament champion Ron Clayton of Sarasota, Florida returns to the tourney after a year’s hiatus to challenge the defending champ, George Mikesh of

reckoned with. She finished second in the 2010 Minnesota Women’s State Amateur Championship, and was named the Minnesota Golf Association’s junior player of the year. As a freshman last season at Augustana College, she was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate (NSIC) player of the week twice. She also earned AllAmerican honorable mention and was named the NSIC Newcomer of the Year as well as being named to the AllNSIC first team and all tournament team after leading her team to the Central Region golf championship. Not a bad resume. JUNIORS 13-15 Matthew Bennett of Marshall defeated Tommy Brandabur of Minnetrista 5-4. Neither are back, leaving the field wide open. Nick Heinen of Edmond, Oklahoma is back and will be looking to regain the crown he won in 2009. Heinen was last year’s medalist as well as medalist from 2009. JUNIORS 10-12 Lincoln Johnson of Chaska defeated Sam Franklin of Maple Grove, 2-up in the Juniors 10-12 Division and is back for another try. Sam Franklin, who was last year’s medalist from the qualifying rounds, has moved up into the Juniors 13-15 Division.

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10 and 11 and rolled in a 10-foot downhill eagle putt on No. 12 to go 5-up. Earlier that morning, Constable had eagled the same hole. Lehman prolonged the match by tying Constable’s par on No. 13 but after his birdie putt on No. 14 just barely missed the mark, he conceded the hole and the match to Constable. MEN’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT OPENING ROUND Jim Lehman Jr. def. Sam Peterson 21 holes Tyler Monda def. Alec Heinen 3-2 Kyle Bahe def. Jon Olson 5-4 Erik Waldeland def. Luke Johnson 2-1 Chris Sholts def. Eric Peterson 5-4 Tom Strandemo def. Bryant Black 3-2 Bennett Black def. Mark Giorgi 6-5 Brian Robley def. Tyler Whiting 2-up Tom Smolenski def. Tanner Gustafson 1-up Dominic Todora def. Casey Vangsness 2-1 Jordan Hafdal def. Grant Hanson 19 holes Jesse Hafdal def. Paul Webskowski 2-up Geoff Klein def. Riley Conley 6-4 Donald Constable def. Collin Lervick 3-2 Derrick Whiting def. Gordy Diekman 2-1 SECOND ROUND 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 2-1 Donald Constable def. Derrick Whiting 4-3 Jim Lehman Jr. def. Tyler Monda 1-up Kyle Bahe def. Erik Waldeland 4-3 Dominic Todora def. Jordan Hafdal 3-1 QUARTERFINALS Jim Lehman Jr. def. Kyle Bahe 6-5 Jack Dressen def. Thomas Strandemo 1-up Dominic Todora def. Brian Robley 2-1 Donald Constable def. Geoff Klein 4-2 SEMIFINALS Jim Lehman Jr. def. Jack Dressen 1-up Donald Constable def. Dominic Todora 5-4 CHAMPIONSHIP Donald Constable def. Jim Lehman Jr. 6-4

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Another Freeman grabs Executive Men’s Division championship found himself in the No. 12 bunker but he made a nice out to halve the hole and keep his lead at five. Dilley wound up in the sand on No. 13 and Freeman took advantage to win the hole and the match. At the awards ceremony, Freeman said that winning the Resorters was special because when he was growing up the tournament was the “biggest thing in the world.” EXECUTIVE MEN’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT RESULTS OPENING ROUND Stefan Freeman def. John Gardiner 6-5 Steve Tax def. Steve Klongerbo 5-4 Bill Freeman def. Chad Saice 4-3 Brian Eidsvold def. Chris O’Hara 4-3 Tom Abrahamson def. Alan Tessmer 7-5 David Adams def. Duncan Woodhull 7-6 Jon Freeman def. John Bonstrom 7-6 Chad Johnson def. Pete Rockers 1-up Donnacha O’Connor def. Todd Wagner 3-2 John Butina def. Bryan Sanders 9-7 David Dilley def. Jeff Johnson 6-5 Jeff Bigger def. Patrick Gustafson 7-6 Chris Haugen def. Mike Gustafson 6-5 Joel Harris def. Mike Powell 1-up Al Hagen def. Mike Lueck 2-1 Thomas Johnson def. Eric Heimsness 2-1 SECOND ROUND 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 O’Connor def. John Butina, 6-5 Dave Dilley def. Jeff Bigger, 3-2 Joe Harris def. Chris Haugen, 3-2 Al Hagen def. Thomas Johnson, 5-4 QUARTERFINALS Steve Tax def. Brian Eidsvold 1-up Jon Freeman def. David Adams 8-7 Al Hagen def. Joel Harris 1-up Dave Dilley def. Donnacha O’Connor 19 holes SEMIFINALS Jon Freeman def. Steve Tax 5-4 Dave Dilley def. Al Hagen (no score) CHAMPIONSHIP Jon Freeman def. Dave Dilley 6-5

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Because his family had a lake home on Lake Darling, Jon Freeman of Chanhassen spent the summers of his youth growing up in Alexandria. And that meant spending a lot of time on the Alexandria Golf Course. All that experience paid off in last year’s Resorters Golf Tournament when the 47-year-old finance director won his first Resorters title – the 2010 Executive Men’s Championship. Freeman knocked off Alexandria’s Dave Dilley 6-5, avenging his 19-hole loss in the division final the previous year to his brother, Stefan Freeman of St. Cloud. “I played solid,” said Freeman after his big win. “I didn’t give him [Dilley] much room.” Freeman, who earlier that morning defeated Steve Tax of Sartell 5-4 in the semifinals, jumped out to an early lead against Dilley, winning two of the first three holes. Going into No. 7, Freeman was 3up. He appeared in danger of losing the “Minnesota Green” when his drive ended up on the cart path, but after a free drop, he made a nifty chip onto the green to save par, halve the hole and remain 3-up. Dilley came close to slicing into the lead on the next hole when he just missed a birdie putt and had to settle for a gimme par. On No. 9, Dilley’s tricky downhill putt rolled way beyond the cup and he dropped four back. Freeman kept his hot streak going with another win on No. 10 to go 5up. After halving No. 11, Freeman

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Executive Men’s Division TOM ABRAHAMSON (49), Wayzata, MN, Commodity Trader, Windsong Farms Golf Club. – 1999 champ DAVID ADAMS (45), Maple Grove, MN, Insurance Executive, Medina Golf and Country Club. STEVE BENNETT (46), Marshall, MN, Banker, Marshall Golf Club. JEFF BIGGER (45), Alexandria, MN, Massman Automation, Alexandria Golf Club. GREG BOWEN (44), Alexandria, MN, NA, Geneva Golf Club. MATT BULLARD (35), Belgrade, MN, School Administrator, Prairie View Golf Club. ROSS BULLARD (38), St. Paul, MN, Finance, Town and Country Golf Club. JOHN BUTINA (47), Cottage Grove, MN, Sales, Hastings Country Club. JUSTIN CATTOOR (40), Rosemount, MN, Financial Advisor, NA. STEVE CUMMINGS (50), Chaska, MN, Business Owner, Chaska Town Course. NATE DIGRE (50), Los Gatos, CA, Art Director, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. DAVID DILLEY (48), Alexandria, MN, Sales, Alexandria Golf Club. CHAD DURDEN (39), Austin, TX, Staffing Executive, Falconhead Golf Club. BRIAN EIDSVOLD (43), Alexandria, MN, Vice President, Alexandria Golf Club. DAVE FINGALSEN (44), Rogers, MN, Sales Manager, NA. JON FREEMAN (48), Chanhassen, MN, Finance Director, Windsong Farm Golf Club. 2010 champion STEFAN FREEMAN (44), St. Cloud, MN, Banker, St. Cloud Country Club, 2009 champ. JON GARDINER MIKE GUSTAFSON (50), Carlos, MN, Sales, NA. PATRICK GUSTAFSON (44), Inver Grove Heights, MN, Divisional VPTransamerica, Southview Country Club. BILL HAFDAL (NA) AL HAGEN (46), Harrisburg, SD, Retail Manager, Bakker Crossing Golf Club. CHRIS HAUGEN (44), Alexandria, MN, Manufacturing, Alexandria Golf Club. ERIC HEIMSNESS (47), Woodbury, MN, Lexus Sales, Prestwick Golf Club. KEN JENSEN CHAD JOHNSON (38), Burnsville, MN, Dental Sales, Southview Country Club. JEFF JOHNSON (41), Chaska, MN, Manager, Chaska Town Course. THOMAS D. JOHNSON (47), Maple Grove, MN, CPA, Rush Creek Golf Club.

KEVIN KIRKWOOD (51), Plano, TX, Computer Sales, Prestonwood Country Club – 2005 champ STEVE KLONGERBO (52), Lakeville, MN, Retired, Brackett’s Crossing Golf Club. MARK KRANZ (46), Sauk Centre, MN, Self Employed, Sauk Centre Golf Club. JEFF LARSON (56), Maple Grove, MN, Retired, Edinburgh Golf Club. CHRIS LEIGEB (45), Lexington, KY, Temp, Andover Country Club. BRUCE LELAND (NA), Alexandria, MN, NA. CHRIS LUND (35), Becker, MN, Sales, Pebble Creek Golf Club. MARK LYCZEWSKI (45), Crookston, MN, Sales, NA. – 2006 champ DOUG MARCINIAK (46), Alexandria, MN, Sales, Alexandria Golf Club. CHAD MARLOW (38), Wichita, KS, HVAC Sales, Reflection Ridge Golf Club. DONNACHA O’CONNOR, (NA), Alexandria, MN, Course Superintendent, Alexandria Golf Club. CHRIS O’HARA (46), Glenview, IL, Banker, Sunset Ridge Country Club. JON K. OLSON (47), Hopkins, MN, Investment Executive, Meadowbrook Golf Club. PETE PASSOLT (48), Orono, MN, NA, Meadowbrook Golf Club. 1989 Men’s champ TIM PETERSON (46), Lino Lakes, MN, Chemical Engineer, Forest Hills Golf Club. – 2002, 2003 champ TONY PETERSON (39), Newport Beach, CA, Software, Costa Mesa Country Club. PETE ROCKERS (52), Shorewood, MN, Business Owner, Windsong Farms Golf Club. CHAD SAICE (40), Brooklyn Park, MN, NA. DARYL SCHOMER (37), St. Cloud, MN, NA, Wapicada Golf Club. JOHN WILLIAM SMITH (41), Scottsdale, AZ, CEO, NA. BRAD SORNSIN (49), Goodyear, AZ, Warehouse, Cave Creek Golf Club. SCOTT STOCKMOE (44), Alexandria, MN, Sales, Alexandria Golf Club. STEVE TAX (43), Sartell, MN, Teacher/Coach, Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. ALAN TESSMER (53), Paradise Valley, AZ, Golf Sales Rep, Pinetop Country Club. TODD WAGNER (37), Austin, TX, NA. CHRIS WATSON (41), Omaha, NE, Operations Manager, Tiburon Golf Club. CHRIS WESSEL (35), Alexandria, MN, NA, Alexandria Golf Club.

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Senior Men’s Division

JIM ARNOLD (65), Plymouth, MN, Teacher, Hazeltine National Golf Club. LOREN BACKLUND (60), Brooklyn Park, MN, Consultant, Edinburgh USA. BRIAN BLOEDORN (NA) SCOTT BOSELSON (50), Burnsville, MN, Sales, Wilds Golf Club. JOHN CANAVAN (66), Pensacola, FL, Retired, Perdido Bay Golf Club. ROBERT CHESLEY (61), Mankato, MN, Attorney, Mankato Golf Club. THOMAS DIBBLE (67), Bloomington, MN, Retired, Heritage Links Golf Club. ROBERT DUBÉ’ (54), Hastings, MN, Retired, Hastings Country Club. PAT ELLINGSON (61), Carlos, MN, Mechanical Contractor, Alexandria Golf Club. JON EMPANGER (56), Chaska, MN, Sales, Island View Golf Club – 2010 champ, 2009 champ, Executive champ 2008, 2007, 2004, 1997, 1993 BOB FALLS (61), Edina, MN, Retired, Braemar Golf Club. RICK FERIANCEK (58), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. MICHAEL FLESCH (54), Neenah, WI, Managing Director, North Shore Golf Club. MICHAEL FLUEGEL (63), Alexandria, MN, Attorney, Alexandria Golf Club. ALAN GRUNDEI (62), Medina, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. BRAD HANSON (NA) JIM HOWE (65), Houston, TX, Owner of Manufacturing Rep Agency, Village Golf Club. DARRYL JOHNSON (61), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. RANDY JOHNSON (62), Marshall, MN, Dentist, Marshall and Alexandria Golf Club. BURKE KIGER (63), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Minnewaska Golf Club. LARRY KOWALCZYK (54), Plymouth, MN, Loan Officer, Geneva Golf Club. TIM KULOW (NA) RICK LARSON (60), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Lake Miltona Golf Club. MIKE LAVELLE (60), Minnetonka, MN, Associate Dean-University, Alexandria Golf Club. ROY LENDE (62), Livingston, MT, Self-Employed, Livingston Country Club. DAVE LODGE (53), Champlin, MN, Real Estate, Sundance Golf Club. GREG MATTSON (55), Becker, MN, NA, Pebble Creek Golf Club. TODD MCNAMARA (54), Apple Valley, MN, Architect, Hastings Country Club. DON MEHESAN (58), Alexandria, MN, Business Executive, Alexandria Golf Club. MIKE NOYES (NA), Littleton, CO, Lawyer, Lone Tree Golf Club. MARK MOTANICH (NA) GENE PANSER (50), Crystal, MN, Mail Carrier, Sundance Golf Club. JEFF PEDERSON (NA) LARRY PETERSEN (64), Albert Lea, MN, Insurance Agent, Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. BYRON M. PETERSON (63), Plymouth, MN, Lawyer, NA. DAN PROCHNOW (55), Colorado Springs, CO, Regional Director Compassion International. GARY ROLFZEN (58), St. Cloud, MN, Retired, Oak Hill Golf Club. JOEL RUDLOFF (60), Minneapolis, MN, Retired, University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Club. BYRAN SCHLAGER (51), Burnsville, MN, General Manager, NA. AL STRASSBURG (58), Clear Lake, MN, Retired, Territory Golf Club. JOHN SWEENEY (59), Plymouth, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. GARY SYVERSON (61), Alexandria, MN, Attorney, Alexandria Golf Club. TOM SOUTHWARD (NA) HOWARD TESSMER (57), Scottsdale, AZ, Property Manager, Starfire Golf Club. JOHN S. TESSMER (50), Wayzata, MN, Sales Representative, Alexandria Golf Club. STEVE TESSMER (59), Hood River, OR, Innkeeper, Indian Creek Golf Club. RALPH TUTTLE (59), St. Paul, MN, Consultant, NA. TOM VIPOND (61), Woodstock, GA, Systems Engineer, Eagle Watch Golf Club. MIKE VOGT (55), Carlos, MN, Electrical Contractor, Alexandria Golf Club. KENNETH WINGE (64), Richfield, MN, NA. BYRON ZINN (58), Spicewood, TX, Retired, Barton Creek Lakeside Golf Club.

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Empanger is Senior Men’s crown winner Hoisting a trophy at the end of Resorters week has become more than routine for Chaska’s Jon Empanger – it’s become expected. Like he has six times in the past, Empanger delivered again in 2010 with his second straight Senior Division championship. It’s the fourth straight Resorters title for the Island View Golf Club member after taking Executive Division championships in 2007 and 2008. His win over Becker’s Greg Mattson in last year’s Senior final did not come easy. It took all 18 holes to decide it as the two went into the 18th all even before Empanger scored a par victory to wrap up the match. That put the finishing touches on what was a back-and-forth round. Neither player led by more than one hole throughout the day. Empanger struck first with a par win on No. 4. Mattson answered right back with a par and a birdie on Nos. 5 and 6 to take a 1-up lead. It’s a lead that lasted until the 9th. Empanger made the turn with a par win in his back pocket to even things up. The drama only intensified once they hit the back nine. The two players had an answer for every hole the other took. Mattson struck first with a win on 11 before a birdie on 12 for Empanger evened things up again.

Two holes later, Empanger struck with another birdie win only to be followed with a Mattson birdie on the 15th. Empanger proved to be a little steadier down the stretch. He took another lead with a par on the 16th, but Mattson wasn’t finished. His birdie on the par 3, 17th set up an intense 18th hole. Empanger knows how to close out titles in this tournament, though. He did it again when he made par after Mattson opened the door with a bogey. Another year, another title for the perennial champ. SENIOR MEN’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP Jon Empanger def. Burke Kiger 3-2 Roger Ledebuhr def. Byron Zinn 3-2 Norty Blanchard def. Mark Matanich 6-4 Jim Arnold def. Don Mehesan 6-5 Mike Fluegel def. Jeff Peterson 24 holes Greg Mattson def. Bob Falls 4-3 Larry Peterson def. Michael Flesch 19 holes Gene Seashore def. Tom Vipond 3-2 QUARTERFINALS 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 SEMIFINALS Jon Empanger def. Norty Blanchard 2-1 Greg Mattson def. Gene Seashore 1-up CHAMPIONSHIP Jon Empanger def. Greg Mattson 1-up Echo Press file photo

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Picturesque, short hole with elevated green. Accuracy off the tee is crucial. Trees & triple-trapped green make this more difficult than it looks.

Par 4 | 406 Yards Rated toughest hole on the course! Big hitters can cut the dogleg right. Steeply sloped green, deep bunkers left and right.

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Scottsdale’s Mikesh claims Masters Division honors The Masters’ Division has a new champion after six years. The former champ, Ron Clayton of Sarasota, Florida, was not among the entries in last year’s Resorters Golf Tournament due to a scheduling conflict, which left the door open for any comers. George Mikesh of Scottsdale, Arizona claimed the prize, edging out Alexandria’s own Tom Eidsvold 1-up in a marathon

20-hole battle. Neither golfer had ever won the title before, and both were hungry for the crown. Eidsvold was the first to gain ground in this contest, winning the second hole on a par after the pair shared the opener. Mikesh, however, rebounded quickly to win Nos. 3 and 4, with the second win coming on his first of two birdies for the match.

Eidsvold balanced the match on No. 6 as he countered with a birdie of his own, then won 7 and 8 on pars to go 2-up. The Scottsdale golfer cut the lead to one as he parred No. 6 and the two halved No. 10 on the back nine before Eidsvold won 11 on a par, pushing his lead to 2-up. Again Mikesh rallied, cutting the lead to one as he won No. 14 on a par, but Eidsvold continued to push, staking claim to the 15th

hole on a par. But Mikesh evened the match with a birdie and a par on the ensuing holes, and after both golfers notched pars on the 18th, the match went into extra play. Heading back onto the front nine, both golfers shot an even par to stay tied after No. 1, but Mikesh closed the match out on No. 2 as his opponent bogeyed the hole, leaving him with a 1-up win in 20 holes.

MASTERS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT OPENING ROUND Clayton Pike def. Jim Fitzgerald 3-2 Steve Seavall def. Thomas Gray 6-4 Gary Obele def. Ken Riesberg 1-up, 19 holes Tom Eidsvold def. David Shriver 3-1 George Mikesh def. Jack Mathiasen 19 holes George Cliff def. Dave Harris 3-2 Tom Hansen def. Loren Berg 4-3 Dave Mohwinkel def. Connie Freeman 4-3 QUARTERFINALS Steve Seavall def. Clayton Pike 6-4 George Mikesh def. George Cliff 20 holes Tom Eidsvold def. Gary Obele 2-1 Dan Mohwinkel def. Tom Hansen 1-up SEMIFINALS Tom Eidsvold Def. Dan Mohwinkel 3-2 George Mikesh def. Steve Seavall 5-4 CHAMPIONSHIP George Mikesh def. Tom Eidsvold 20 holes

Masters’ Division ROBERT BEIGHLEY (68), Indian Wells, CA, Retired, Indian Wells Country Club. BUTCH BERG (78), Lakeville, MN, Retired, Northfield Golf Club. LOREN BERG (70), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. ALLEN BLUE (66), Norwalk, IA, Retired, Indianola Country Club. MICHAEL CARLSON (65), St. Michael, MN, Marketing, Wild Marsh Golf Club. RON CLAYTON (72), Sarasota, FL, Retired, Misty Creek Golf Club – 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004; Seniors title 1994, 2000 GEORGE CLIFF (65), Mankato, MN, Retired, Mankato Golf Club – Senior champ 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001 DICK DANIELSON (76), San Clemente, CA, Retired, Bella Collina Golf Club. GREG R. DEHAVEN (65), Spicewood, TX, Retired, Barton Creek Golf Club. TOM EIDSVOLD (70), Alexandria, MN, NA, Alexandria Golf Club. PAUL FISCHER (80), Plymouth, MN, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. MARTIN GARBER JR. (NA) STEVE GEIST (65), Wichita, KS, Optometrist, Kingman Country Club. PETER GLANVILLE (67), Scottsdale, AZ, Retired, Alexandria Golf Club. MIKE GOLDEN (65), Alexandria, MN, Retired, Atikwa Golf Club.

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Resorters newspaper will be published five times The Resorters paper will be published five times during the 2011 Resorters Golf Tournament. The pre-tournament issue is the first containing stories and pictures of the returning players, last year’s results, history of the tournament and other general information. Other issues will be published following qualifying on Wednesday morning with issues also on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings following match play. Copies will be located at various places around the club and as usual are free of charge. It will be greatly appreciated if all championship flight players

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George Mikesh will try to repeat as the Resorters Golf Tournament Masters Division champion.

Congratulations to Evan Peters ~ Champion of Kyle’s 23rd Annual Lakes Area Golf Classic!

will fill out their cards during the tournament and match play. We know this takes some extra time but it is easier to write stories and conduct interviews following the matches. If you know of something exciting or newsworthy that happens during the tournament in any of the flights that we may not be aware of and may not get much publicity, please pass it along. We want to make this as successful as possible and wish all the participants in the 2011 tournament the best of luck.

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2011 Resorters Golf Tournament 8 AM 2 PM

1st Tee 7 AM 7:09 7:18 7:27 7:36 7:45 7:54 8:03 8:12 8:21 8:30 8:39 8:48 8:57

1:39 1:48 1:57 2:06 2:15

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011 Shotgun start practice round for all competitors entered into the Resorters Tournament (first 120 entrants) Pro-Am shotgun start

Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue

Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Executive Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior Men’s Senior

Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Women’s Regular Women’s Regular Women’s Regular Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15

Blue Blue Blue Blue White White White Blue Blue Blue Blue

Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Men’s Masters Women’s Regular Women’s Regular Women’s Regular Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15 Juniors 13-15

Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue

Blue Blue Blue Blue White White White Blue Blue Blue Blue

——————————————— Cross Over —————————————— End of play for Monday 1st Tee 7 AM 7:09 7:18 7:27 7:36 7:45 7:54 8:03 8:12 8:21 8:30 8:39 8:48 8:57 9:06

Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue END OF QUALIFYING

Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Men’s Regular Junior 10-12 (9 holes) Junior 10-12 (9 holes) Junior 10-12 (9 holes) Junior 10-12 (9 holes) Junior 10-12 (9 holes) Junior 10-12 (9 holes)

Color of Tees Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold

———————————————— Cross Over —————————————— NOON 12:09 12:18 12:27 12:36 12:45 12:54 1:03 1:12 1:21 1:30 1:39 1:48 1:57 2:06 2:15

Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Senior Championship Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Executive 2nd Flight Men’s Executive 2nd Flight Men’s Executive 2nd Flight Men’s Executive 2nd Flight

Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue White White White White Blue Blue Blue Blue

Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Junior 13-15 Championship Junior 13-15 Championship Junior 13-15 Championship Junior 13-15 Championship Junior 13-15 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Exec/Senior Combo Flight Exec/Senior Combo Flight Exec/Senior Combo Flight Exec/Senior Combo Flight

Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue White White White White Blue Blue Blue Blue

———————————————— Cross Over —————————————— End of play for Tuesday

1st Tee 6:51 AM 7:00 7:09 7:18 7:27 7:36 7:45 7:54 8:03 8:12 8:21 8:30 8:39 8:48 8:57 9:06 9:15 9:24 9:33 9:44

Men’s Regular 4th Flight Men’s Regular 4th Flight Men’s Regular 4th Flight Men’s Regular 4th Flight Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Men’s Regular 2nd Flight Men’s Regular 2nd Flight Men’s Regular 2nd Flight Men’s Regular 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Regular 5th Flight Men’s Regular 5th Flight Men’s Regular 5th Flight Men’s Regular 5th Flight

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue

Junior 10-12 2nd Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 2nd Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 1st Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 1st Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Championship (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Championship (9 holes) Junior 13-15 1st Flight Cons Junior 13-15 1st Flight Cons Junior 13-15 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Junior 13-15 Championship Cons Junior 13-15 Championship Cons Junior 13-15 Championship Junior 13-15 Championship

Color of Tees Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold White White White White Blue Blue Blue Blue

Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Senior Champ Men’s Senior Champ Men’s Senior Champ

Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Blue Blue Blue

Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Masters Champ Men’s Masters Champ Men’s Masters Champ

Men’s Masters Champ Women’s Regular 1st Flight Women’s Regular 1st Flight

Blue Gold Gold

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee

Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Men’s Reg 4th Flight Men’s Reg 4th Flight Men’s Reg 5th Flight Men’s Reg 5th Flight

Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue White White Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue

Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Blue Blue Blue

Color of Tees

Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Cons Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Cons Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Senior 1st Flight Cons Men’s Senior 1st Flight Cons Men’s Masters 1st Flight Cons Men’s Masters 1st Flight Cons Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 4th Flight Cons Men’s Reg 4th Flight Cons Men’s Reg 5th Flight Cons Men’s Reg 5th Flight Cons

Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue White White Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue

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Men’s Masters Champ Men’s Masters Champ Men’s Senior Champ Men’s Senior Champ

Blue Blue Blue Blue

Women’s Reg Champ Women’s Reg Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ

White White Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black

Men’s Masters Champ Cons Men’s Masters Champ Cons Men’s Senior Champ Cons Men’s Senior Champ Cons

Blue Blue Blue Blue

Women’s Reg Cons Women’s Reg Cons Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight

White White Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black

——————————————— Cross Over ——————————————— End of play for Thursday 1st Tee 7:30 AM 7:39 7:48 7:57 8:06 8:15 8:24 8:33 8:42 8:51 9:00 9:09 9:18 9:27 9:36

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee

Men’s Masters 1st Flight Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Men’s Senior 1st Flight Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Men’s Reg 4th Flight Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Men’s Exec 1st Flight Cons Men’s Exec 1st Flight Cons Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Exec 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Cons Junior 13-15 1st Flight Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Flight Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Flight Cons

White Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Black Black Black Black White White Blue Blue

Color of Tees

Men’s Masters 1st Flight Cons Men’s Senior 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Senior 1st Flight Cons Men’s Exec 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 4th Flight Cons Men’s Reg 3rd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 2nd Flight Cons Men’s Reg 5th Flight Cons Men’s Reg 5th Flight Junior 10-13 2nd Flight Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 2nd Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 1st Flight Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 1st Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ (9 holes)

White Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold 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 Men’s Masters Champ Men’s Senior Champ Women’s Reg 1st Flight Women’s Reg Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg Champ Men’s Reg 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight

Blue Blue Blue Gold White Black Black Black Black Black Black

Junior 13-15 Champ Cons Men’s Masters Champ Cons Men’s Senior Champ Cons Women’s 1st Flight Cons Women’s Reg Champ Cons Men’s Exec Champ Cons Men’s Exec Champ Cons Men’s Reg Champ Cons Men’s Reg Champ Cons Men’s Reg 1st Flight Cons Men’s Reg 1st Flight Cons

Blue Blue Blue Gold White Black Black Black Black Black Black

——————————————— Cross Over ——————————————— End of play for Friday 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 6, 2011 Color of Tees 10th Tee

Men’s Exec 1st Flight Men’s Reg 1st Flight Men’s Exec Champ Men’s Reg Champ Open Men’s Exec/Senior Combo Flight/Cons Men’s Senior 2nd Flight/Cons Men’s Senior 1st Flight/Cons Men’s Masters 1st Flight/Cons Women’s Reg/1st Flight/Cons Men’s Senior & Masters Champ Cons Junior 13-15 1st Flight/Cons

Black Black Black Black Blue Blue Blue White Gold Blue White

Color of Tees

Men’s Exec 1st Flight Cons Men’s Reg 1st Flight Cons Men’s Exec Champ Cons Men’s Reg Champ Cons Men’s Exec 2nd Flight/ Cons Men’s Reg 4th Flight/Cons Men’s Reg 3rd Flight/Cons Men’s Reg 2nd Flight/Cons Men’s Reg 5th Flight/Cons Junior 10-12 2nd Flight/Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 1st Flight/Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ/Cons (9 holes)

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—————————————— Cross Over ———————————————— NOON 12:09 12:18 12:27 12:36 12:45 11:54 1:03 1:12 1:21 1:30

Blue White White White White

Color of Tee

—————————————— Cross Over ——————————————— NOON 12:09 PM 12:18 12:27 12:36 12:45 12:54 1:03 1:12 1:21 1:30 1:39

Men’s Senior Champ Women’s Regular Champ Women’s Regular Champ Women’s Regular Champ Women’s Regular Champ

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Approximate Tee-Times 11:00 AM Men’s Executive 1st Flight/Consolation Black 11:20 Men’s Regular 1st Flight/Consolation Black 11:40 Men’s Regular/Executive Championship Cons Black 12:00 Junior Championship/Consolation Blue 12:20 Men’s Senior/Masters Championship Blue 12:40 Women’s Championship/Consolation White 1:00 Men’s Regular/Executive Championship Black End of 2011 Resorters

Black Black Black Black Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Gold Gold Gold


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Roering claims Women’s crown It was a much anticipated event as the Women’s Division championship in the Resorters Golf Tournament last year featured a pair of local golfers vying for the title – defending champion Maggie Leland of Alexandria and first-time player Sarah Roering of Glenwood. The two golfers have been friends and competitors. Leland’s only loss of her senior year came at the hands of Roering on May 20, 2010 in St. Cloud. She rebounded the next day to beat Roering at the Red Wing Invitational when she set a new tournament record at 2-under-par 69. Both players are state champions – Leland in Class AAA and Roering in Class AA – and both players compete on teams that are consistently ranked in the state polls. In other words, they are exceptional players. All that added up to a very interesting championship match. It proved to be Roering’s year as she unseated the defending champ 43 at the Alexandria Golf Club, using her play on the front nine to gain the advantage, while Leland struggled with her short approach shots through most of the day. Both players felt out the course by halving the first hole, with Roering just missing a birdie as her putt rimmed out of the cup. The first move went to the Glenwood golfer who then birdied the second hole as she sank a fivefoot putt. It looked as if Leland would even the match as Roering found her second shot landing in the trap on No. 3. She blasted out of the bunker and her ball hit the flag stick on the fly, bouncing into the rough. Leland, who now plays at Augustana College, sank her putt

and notched a par, but Roering then sank her chip shot, again hitting the flag, and this time dropping the ball into the cup to save par. A three-putt on No. 4 gave Leland a nice par win to even the match as her opponent bogeyed the hole. The Colorado State University golfer then picked up three straight wins to close out the front nine. On No. 6, Roering recovered from an errant tee shot to birdie the hole and go up one. The next two holes saw Leland struggle with her putting, including a three-putt on No. 7 after a stellar tee shot onto the green, leaving Roering up three at the turn. The two players halved the first three holes of play on the back nine with pars before Leland bogeyed No. 13. Roering edged her out on that hole after reaching the green on her tee shot and putting out for a par to put her 4-up with five holes remaining. From there, the players shared Nos. 14 and 15, ending the match at 43 and giving Roering the title. WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT OPENING ROUND Maggie Leland def. Jenna Westerham 7-5 Molly Noser def. Grace Todora 10-8 Amanda Woodhull def. Brenna Lervick 7-5 Molly Leland def. Andrea Dwyer 5-4 Betsy Aldrich def. Connie Sornsin 6-5 Bridget Cummings def. Lauren Johnson 6-5 Sarah Roering def. Brynn Novotny 5-3 Heidi Beckendorf def. Maxine Carlson 4-3 QUARTERFINALS 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 SEMIFINALS Maggie Leland def. Amanda Woodhull 5-4 Sarah Roering def. Betsy Aldrich 1-up CHAMPIONSHIP Sarah Roering def. Maggie Leland 4-3

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Sarah Roering claimed the 2010 Women’s Division championship, but will not be back to challenge for this year’s title.

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Women’s Division BETSY ALDRICH (44), St. Louis Park, MN, Training Coordinator, Woodhill Country Club – 2008, 2003 champ HEIDI (G0LDEN) BECKENDORF (35), Blaine, MN, Athletic Trainer, Majestic Oaks Golf Club. JULIE BIGGER (45), Alexandria, MN, NA, Alexandria Golf Club. MAXINE CARLSON (18), Alexandria, MN, Student, Geneva Golf Club. JEN CAVERS (NA) MARIAH CHESLEY (18), Mankato, MN, Student, Mankato Golf Club. BRIDGET CUMMINGS (18), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course. COLLEEN CUMMINGS (21), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course. CJ DUBE´ (48), Hastings, MN, Business Owner, Hastings Country Club. PAIGE GARDINER (16), Deephaven, MN, Student, Wayzata Country Club. LAUREN JOHNSON (18), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. LORI JOHNSON (42), Chaska, MN, Office Manager, Chaska Town Course. LAURA KNUTSON (22), Edina, MN, Student, NA. MOLLY KNUTSON (20), Edina, MN, Student, Braemar Golf Club. EMILY KVIDERA (20), Ramsey, MN, Student, Victory Links Golf Club. ALLISON LEIGEB (16), Lexington, KY, Student, Lakeside Golf Club. MAGGIE LELAND (19), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club – 2007, 2009 champ MOLLY LELAND (21), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. PAM MARLOW (60), Pratt, KS, Retired, Park Hills Golf Club. LYNN MELLANG (60), Plymouth, MN, Sales, Stonebrooke Golf Club. KATHLEEN MENGEL-FLESCH (55), Neenah, WI, Yoga Instructor, North Shore Golf Club. ANDREA NELSON (28), Alexandria, MN, Athletic Trainer, Alexandria Golf Club. JESSICA NELSON (29), Alexandria, MN, Real Estate Broker, Alexandria Golf Club. BRYNN NOVOTNY (16), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. EMILY SHERLOCK (NA) CONNIE SORNSIN (48), Goodyear, AZ, Hospital Administrator, Cave Creek Golf Club – 2002, 2004 champ ELAINE SULLIVAN-DIGRE (62), Los Gatos, CA, Marketing, Santa Teresa Golf Club. TAYLOR THORESON (19), Hastings, MN, Student, Hastings Country Club. GAYLE VINCELLI (64), Rosemount, MN, Retired, Bracketts Crossing Golf Club. AMANDA WOODHULL (21), Minnetonka, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club.

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Annual Pro-Am is Sunday at 2 p.m. Veteran golf pro Mike Barge of the Hazeltine National Golf Club is back to defend last year’s Pro-Am crown as the 22nd competition once again kicks off action for the annual Resorters Golf Tournament. Barge has five titles to his name, but isn’t alone in holding multiple honors, as Don Berry of Edinburgh USA is also on the competitors’ list and is the owner of seven Pro-Am titles at the Alexandria Golf Club. Bill Israelson of the Vintage Golf Club is in the field as well and sports three titles, while Ben Meyers of the Medina Golf and Country Club, Jeff Sorenson of the Columbia Golf and Learning Center and Lisa Grimes of the Geneva Golf Club have one each. For the first 16 years of the ProAm, it served as the kickoff for the annual Resorters Golf Tournament, but moved away from that event in 2004, playing on a different weekend. But for its 21st season in 2009, the Pro-Am returned to the Resorters Golf Tournament to kick off a week of exceptional golf in Alexandria. The Pro-Am is sponsored again

this year by Sprint All-State Wireless. Other sponsors include the Echo Press newspaper and State Bank and Trust. PROFESSIONALS ENTERED Paul Kelly, Bent Creek Golf Club Nick Wimer, Dakota Winds Golf Club Steve Fessler, Riverwood National Golf Club Greg McCullogh, Edgewood Golf club Kris Ramberg, St. Cloud Country Club Jeff Olson, Thumper Pond Golf Club Tony Grimes, Geneva Golf Club Bill Israelson, Vintage Golf Club Matt Just, Lifetime Fitness Eric Chiles, Chaska Town Course Tim Johnson, The Legacy Golf Club Shannon O’Neil, Rich Springs Golf Club Ben Meyers, Medina Golf and Country Club Mike Barge, Hazeltine Golf Club Ron Rebrovich, Alexandria Golf Club Jeff Sorenson, Columbia Golf and Learning Center Grant Hanson, Alexandria Golf Club Jon Hatcher, Oneka Ridge Golf Club. Aaron McClay, Sundance Golf Club Barrett Boe, Stonebrooke Golf Club Nic Anderson, Perham Lakeside Golf Club. Brian Riner, Dick’s Sporting Goods Sam Drodofsky, Little Crow Golf Club Herbie Champlin, Dallas Country Club Kris Kroetch, The Wilds Golf Club Aaron Jacobson, Rush Creek Golf Club Adam Guilli, Edinburg USA Lisa Grimes, Geneva Golf Club Don Berry, Edinburg USA Jeff Drimel, Medina Golf and Country Club

CHIP SHOTS Leland, Black 10th in MGA Mixed Amateur

Black, Vangsness in MGA Players’ Championship

Alexandria’s Maggie Leland and Bennett Black tied for ninth in the 21st MGA Mixed Amateur Team Championships at Fox Hollow Golf Club in St. Michael after shooting a 2-under-par 140 in round one on Monday and Tuesday. Claudia Pilot (Austin Country Club) and Dave Carothers (Wild Marsh Golf Club) won the tournament with an 11-under-par 131.

Alexandria’s Bennett Black and Casey Vangsness both competed in the 33rd MGA Players’ Championship at Deacon’s Lodge at Breezy Point. Bennett fell to Eyler Ekenberg of the Valleywood Golf Course 4 and 2, and Vangsness fell to Colton Buege of Fox Hollows Patrons 2 and 1.

Scott Dirck’s Golf Academy Students 2011 Students who participated in the State High School Tournament: Minnewaska - 3rd as a team Class AA Sam Falk - 6th individually Brianna Janu - 9th individually Jenna Janu Alexis Guggisberg Ellen Stensrud Jamie Smith

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Junior 13-15 Division

NICHOLAS ADAMS (15), Maple Grove, MN, Student, Medina Golf and Country Club. NATALIE AMUNDSON (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. AMANDA BIGGER (15), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. LUKAS BIGGER (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. HUNTER BRUHN (15), Buffalo, MN, Student, Wild Marsh Golf Club. DEVIN BRUNDELL (13), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. ALEX BUYSSE (15), Marshall, MN, Student, Marshall Golf Club NOLAN DWYER, (14), Elk River, MN, Student, Elk River Golf Club. RYNE FARLEY (12), Lakeville, MN, Student, Bracketts Crossing Golf Club. SAMUEL FRANKLIN (13), Maple Grove, MN, Student, Rush Creek Golf Club. ALEX FREEMAN (15), Chanhassen, MN, Student, Windsong Farms Golf Club. GEOFFREY GRIEPENTROG (13), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. COLE HAUGEN (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. BRENT HAUKOM (15), Marshall, MN, Student, Marshall Golf Club. NICK HEINEN (15), Edmond, OK, Student, Oak Tree Country Club – 2009 champion DAN HENNESSY (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. AARON JOHNSON (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. JP KNUTSON (13), Edina, MN, Student, Braemar Golf Club. CARTER KRANZ (14), Sauk Centre, MN, Student, Sauk Centre Golf Club. ANDREW LINDBERG (13), Coppell, TX, Student, Dallas National Golf Club. ALEC MAHER (15), Hutchinson, MN, Student, Crow River Golf Club. RYAN MARCINIAK (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. COLE MATTHEWS (15), Edmond, OK, Student, Oak Tree Golf Club. CHASE NIELSON (14), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. EVAN NOYES (NA), Littleton, CO, Student, Lone Tree Golf Club. TOMMY O’HARA (15), Glenview, IL, Student, Sunset Ridge Country Club. EVAN STEDRONSKY (15), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course. RYAN SWEDBERG (13), Monterey, CA, Student, Bayonet-Black Horse Golf Club. TANNER WAGNER (12), Austin, MN, Student, NA. JOSH WENTE (13), Plymouth, MN, Student, NA. DYLAN WOOLF (14), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course. GRANT ZWILLING (13), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club.

Bennett claims 2010 13-15s championship It was quite a week for Marshall’s Matthew Bennett in the 2010 Junior 13-15 Division championship flight. The Marshall Golf Club member was the last one to make the cut after shooting an 82 in qualifying. Four rounds later, he left Alexandria as a Resorters champion. Bennett’s run through match play started with a win over defending champion Nick Heinen of Edmond, Oklahoma and ended with a 5-4 win over medalist Tommy Brandabur of Minnetrista. Bennett took control from the getgo and never looked back in the win. He was in complete control after a birdie on No. 8 put him 1-under par through his first eight holes and 5-up on the scorecard. Pars on Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 7 gave him four wins and an early cushion to work with. Brandabur tried to make a run. He took two straight holes with a par and a birdie on Nos. 9 and 10. It was just too late at that point. Brandabur struggled to make par on a consistent basis. That opened the door for Bennett, who earned par wins on Nos. 11 and 12 before the two players halved Nos. 13 and 14 with pars to wrap up the match. JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP OPENING ROUND Matthew Bennett def. Nick Heinen Brandon Bistodeau def. Hunter Bruhn, 3-2

Matthew Bennett JUNIOR 13-15 CHAMPION Austin McCulloch def. Lukas Bigger, 4-3 Grady Meyer def. Nicholas Adams, 4-3 Tommy Brandabur def. Jordan Kolden, 4-3 Nick Brundell def. John Vogeler, 4-3 Garrett Turnacliff def. Jack Cummings, 1-up Mitch Freeman def. Michael Ostdiek, 1-up QUARTERFINALS Matthew Bennett def. Brandon Bistodeau 2-1 Grady Meyer def. Austin McCulloch 4-2 Tommy Brandabur def. Nick Brundell 2-1 Mitch Freeman def. Garrett Turnacliff 5-3 SEMIFINALS Tommy Brandabur def. Mitch Freeman 4-3 Matthew Bennett def. Grady Meyer 21 holes CHAMPIONSHIP Matthew Bennett def. Tommy Brandabur 5-4

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Junior 10-12 Division

Lincoln Johnson is 2010 Juniors 10-12 champion Chaska’s Lincoln Johnson may have been the smallest in stature but his game proved to be better than his older counterparts in the 2010 Junior 10-12 Division championship flight. Johnson, at just 10 years old, battled 12-year-old Sam Franklin of Maple Grove and persevered in a tight match for a 2-up win. Franklin was the division medalist after shooting a 42 in qualifying, but Johnson never trailed on his way to the win. He finally broke through on their fourth hole by taking No. 13 with a par. Franklin responded with a win on the 14th before Johnson answered right back with another par win on 15. It’s a lead he never lost again. Both players halved the next two holes with bogeys to set up an intense final hole. Franklin needed to take 18 to force a playoff. Instead, Johnson found a way to make bogey and pick up a win on the hole to put the finishing touches on his championship. JUNIOR 10-12 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP OPENING ROUND Lincoln Johnson def. Blake Bloedorn 3-1

Lincoln Johnson JUNIOR 10-12 CHAMPION Logan Dube´ def. Christopher Adams 1-up in 10 holes Sam Franklin def. Andrew Lindberg 5-3 Grant Zwilling def. Jack Dierks 2-1 SEMIFINALS Lincoln Johnson def. Logan Dube´ 3-2 Sam Franklin def. Grant Zwilling 1-up CHAMPIONSHIP Lincoln Johnson def. Sam Franklin 2-up

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CHRISTOPER ADAMS (12), Maple Grove, MN, Student, Medina Golf and Country Club. NATHANIEL ADAMS, (10), Maple Grove, MN, Student, Medina Golf and Country Club. BRIDGET AMUNDSON (12), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. ELLIOT AMUNDSON(10), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. JOSEPH BIGGER (NA), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. BLAKE BLOEDORN (12), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. NOAH BORAAS (10), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. BEN DOHERTY (10), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. LOGAN DUBE’ (12), Hastings, MN, Student, Hastings Country Club. WILL FREEMAN (10), St. Cloud, MN, Student, St. Cloud Country Club. ASHLYN GUGGISBERG (12), Glenwood, MN, Student, Minnewaska Golf Club. BEN JENSEN (NA) LINCOLN JOHNSON (11), Chaska, MN, Student, Chaska Town Course – 2010 champ MITCH JOHNSON (11), Maple Grove, MN, Student, Rush Creek Golf Club. MORGAN KRANZ (11), Sauk Centre, MN, Student, Sauk Centre Golf Club. NATE MARTIN (10), St. Cloud, MN, Student, St. Cloud Country Club. RYAN O’HARA (10), Glenview, IL, Student, Sunset Ridge Country Club. MAX PETERSON (12), Benson, MN, Student, Benson Golf Club. NICHOLAS PORTZ (11), St. Cloud, MN, Student, St. Cloud Country Club. HUNTER REBROVICH (NA), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club. TYLER SWEDBERG (10), Monterey, CA Student, Bayonet-Black Horse Golf Club. AARON TELANDER (12), Alexandria, MN, Student, NA. PARKER WAGNER (10), Austin, TX, Student, NA. CARSTEN WESSEL (10), Alexandria, MN, Student, Alexandria Golf Club.

CHIP SHOTS Leland named to All-American Scholar team Augustana golfer Molly Leland has been named to the 2010-11 AllAmerican Scholar Team, the National Golf Coaches Association has announced. All honorees must have a mini-

mum grade point average of 3.5 and excel on the course. Leland, a junior from Alexandria, carries a 3.57 GPA as a mathematics major. She owned an 82.4-stroke average in 2010-11 and logged two top-10 finishes, including sixthplace honors at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Championship. Leland was also named Academic All-NSIC. Augustana won seven tournament titles in 2010-11, including the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship and Central Region Championship. The Vikings were ninth-place finishers at the NCAA Championship.

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Alex Golf Club is ready The staff and course are prepared for the 90th event

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The Alexandria Golf Club has its course ready for the opening of the 90th Resorters Golf Tournament this week, including the signature No. 7 green shaped like the state of Minnesota.

For 89 years, the Resorters Golf Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Course (AGC) has been providing memorable moments of great golf. But it goes far beyond that. It’s an event that binds families together, keeps drawing new generations of families into the lakes area and establishes proud traditions that connect the past to the present. This year, the tournament celebrates its 90th anniversary and again, many of the best golfers in the state will be competing in the week-long event. The galleries will be filled with family and golf enthusiasts, all on hand to share the beautiful drives, the errant shots and the game-winning putts on a course filled with history and signature holes. The tournament will include not only some very serious competition that kicks off with the annual ProAm on opening Sunday, but some lively fun as well with a putting contest and the ever-quirky derby, sure to coax a laugh from even the most serious player. Many high profile athletes have competed in this tourney, most notably professional golfer and Alexandria graduate Tom Lehman, who won the Resorters title in 1980. The Alexandria Golf Club is the place that the PGA Tour

AGC IS HISTORIC The Alexandria Golf Club is the oldest golf course in the Alexandria area, dating back to 1915 AGC is an 18-hole facility that plays 6,504 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 71.9 and a slope of 132. It boasts a signature green – No. 7 – which is shaped like the state of Minnesota Professional and USA Ryder Cup Captain learned the game of golf. More than 300 golfers will take part in the tournament again this year. The Alexandria Golf Club and the Resorters Golf Tournament are nothing short of spectacular. Of the three largest golf competitions in out-state Minnesota – the Pine-toPalm in Detroit Lakes and the Birchmont in Bemidji – the Resorters is the longest-running tournament. The most famous hole on the course –the 7th hole – has an elevated tee that plays 172 yards from the back tees. The shot to the green, shaped like the state of Minnesota, is over a creek, protecting the putting surface. So be sure not to miss this signature event in the lakes area. If you’re a golf enthusiast, it offers some of the best free entertainment around.

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