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Resorters intrigue builds off success of 2021 By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press

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he intrigue of playing in the week-long match play Resorters Golf Tournament in Alexandria has grown in terms of entries in recent years, and the success of the 100th celebration of the tournament in 2021 seems to have continued that momentum. The tournament had such a big response a year ago that the host site, the Alexandria Golf Club, teamed up with the Geneva Golf Club in town to field additional flights. This year, tournament chairman Jerry Rose said the club had more than 600 entries the first day registration opened. The Alexandria Golf Club can accommodate 448 players in the tournament. Additional flights in some divisions will also be playing at Geneva again this year. “It’s going to be every bit as big as last year and actually a few more players over at Geneva it looks like,” Rose said. “We did a lot of things last year to try to make it a better event. We spent quite a bit more money on what I would call infrastructure stuff. Signage, decorations, a variety of things just to make it look more like a real tournament…I think the 100th really helped a lot

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The 2021 Resorters Tournament champions from the 100th playing of this event are, back, left to right, Braeden Sladek, Men's Championship; Tom Ryan, Masters; Betsy Aldrich, Women's Executive; Nicholas Adams, Men's Regular; Mark Lindberg, Senior; (front) Will Hacker, Junior 10-12; Bennett Olsen, Junior 13-15; Alayna Eldred, Women's Division; and Troy Johnson, Men's Executive. Not pictured is Grand Master Division winner Jerry Gruidl. because it generated a lot of excitement, but people are clamoring for things to do outside. It’s just been a combination of the 100th and golf continues to grow.” It takes almost 125

volunteers to pull off a tournament this big. “We really couldn’t do it without them,” Rose said. “The (AGC) membership is super supportive. They know it’s kind of the flagship event

for not only the club, but for the community because it’s bringing in so much tourist activity. People are more than willing to help.” This year’s Resorters starts with the Pro-Am on July 30

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Sladek shines during 100th Resorters Alex 16-year-old believed to be the youngest Men’s Champ ever By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press The Resorters Golf Tournament reached a significant milestone last year as the Alexandria Golf Club celebrated the 100th playing of this week-long match play event, so it was only fitting that history was made to cap off that celebration on the final day. Alexandria Golf Club president Jerry Rose was confident during the awards ceremony that there has never been a younger Men’s Division champion than Alexandria’s Braeden Sladek. He was 16 years old last summer, but one would be hard pressed to know that in watching his demeanor on the course. Sladek rarely shows much emotion during his rounds — after good or bad shots — despite plenty of pressure moments during the tournament. “I think a lot of it comes from my experience playing bigger tournaments all over the country,” Sladek said. “I just try to take it one shot at a time. If you hit a bad shot, it’s over with. Focus on the next one, stay calm, patient. Make birdies when they come to you. Focus on making pars and avoid the big mistakes.” Those miscues were few and far between for Sladek all week. After a 5-3 win in his matchplay opener, he rolled off three straight 2-1 victories, including a semifinal win over a recent 7-year pro and 2010 Resorters champion in Minnetonka’s Donald Constable. Sladek faced former University of Nebraska-Omaha golfer Kelly Brown in the championship. Brown, in his first time playing the Resorters, beat Nate Adams of North Dakota State University in a 2-1 match in the semifinals. He gave Sladek everything he had. In the end, back-toback wins on 17 and 18 allowed Sladek to cel-

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Alexandria 16-year-old Braeden Sladek watches his tee shot in front of PGA Tour veteran Tom Lehman on the 7th hole at the Alexandria Golf Club during the 100th Resorters Tournament on Aug. 7, 2021. Sladek is believed to be the youngest Men's Division champion ever in the tournament as he won two matches on the final day of last year's Resorters, including a 2-up victory over former University of Nebraska-Omaha golfer Kelly Brown in the finals.

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Brown settled for the gimme birdie win. Then at 12, he sank a putt of more than 20 feet for eagle that negated a birdie for Sladek and tied the match. “I knew for sure right away it was going to be ebrate a championship Executive Division finala good battle all day,” with friends and family ists Troy Johnson and Sladek said. “We weren’t all around the 18th green Daryl Schomer, went going to be giving each back and forth. after a 2-up victory. other 2, 3-footers. We “I love the atmo“It means a lot. It had to battle and make was a really fun week,” sphere,” Sladek said. good putts.” Sladek said. “It’s my “I loved everyone being The two exchanged second (Resorters) win around, especially today wins on 13 and 14 to after winning as a junior when they’d surround go to the par-4 15th all (in 2015), but I think the whole green and square again. Brown this one means a little everyone back in the made a near 10-foot, bit more. It’s the 100th fairway. If anyone made downhill putt for birdyear of the Resorters, so a good shot, you knew ie that put the pressure it had a little bit of that it was good when they on Sladek. He calmly bigger tournament feel. clapped if you had a stepped up from about blind approach shot.” It was fun.” that same distance and Brown and Sladek’s sank his birdie putt to The final two days of the Men’s Champion- match had plenty of big stay even. ship Division play cre- moments on the back It looked like Sladek ated some of the biggest nine that elicited a big was going to take 16 from that with a par. He put a long galleries this tourna- response ment has seen in years. crowd. Brown trailed by putt to within a few feet Carts circled every green two after a par win for on his birdie attempt, throughout all 18 holes Sladek at hole 10, but and Brown had a near on Saturday as Sladek he nearly chipped in for 15-footer for par. He put and Brown, and Men’s eagle on 11. the perfect pace on it

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and trickled the ball over the front lip of the cup. “I was sitting good. I lagged it up to about three feet,” Sladek said. “I saw him leave it 10, 15 feet short. He steps up and drains it, and then it’s like, ‘Well, the pressure is on me now. I’ve got this three foot, downhill putt to tie the hole.’” Sladek said he enjoys those pressure moments. He showed it over the final two holes. Both guys had near 5-foot putts for par on the par-3 17th. Sladek drained his. Brown sent his just wide. It was a lost hole Brown couldn’t afford as Sladek grabbed the 1-up advantage. On 18, Sladek originally had his driver out before putting it back in the bag. “I thought, ‘I’m one up here,’” he said. “‘Put it in the fairway, give myself a little flippy wedge in and put the pressure on him to make

birdie. Put it in the fairway was the biggest thing.” That’s exactly what he did as Sladek found himself with a clear look at the green. He stuck his approach shot to within 15 feet. Brown’s second shot went just deep of the green. He missed a par putt that would have been his only chance for a playoff as he conceded the hole and shook hands with Sladek. The win over Brown was memorable, but he wouldn’t have been there if not for what might have been his biggest win all week earlier in the day. Constable, who played for both the University of Texas and the University of Minnesota almost a decade ago before turning pro, looked like the favorite after shooting an 11-under par 133 (67, 66) through two rounds of qualifying. Sladek got a birdie win at No. 5 to go 2-up against Constable. It was back to even after 11, but a birdie win on 12 and a par win at 13 gave him a lead he never relinquished. “After qualifying with the numbers he put up, they were very solid,” Sladek said of Constable. “I felt like the pressure was off. He was the favorite to win, but I just stayed patient in that round. Let him make mistakes, and I just tried to make par and make birdies when they came to me.” The Men’s Division last year had many current, past and future high-level college players. Sladek certainly fits the description of one of those future college golfers after committing to the University of Kansas on March 14, 2022. Sladek and Brown are both back in the Men’s Championship Division this summer at the Resorters, trying to win a title against more than 80 other talented players in the division. Email Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.


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Aldrich wins third straight Women’s Executive title U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will keep Aldrich from this year’s Resorters

By Jared Rubado Alexandria Echo Press Minneapolis’ Betsy Aldrich was chatting with friends around the No. 16 green when the cork of a champagne bottle rolled across her foot. Her opponent, Molly Baker, got a head start on the celebration. Aldrich brought home her seventh Resorters trophy during the 2021 Resorters Tournament, including her fifth in the Women’s Executive Division. She beat Baker 4-2 to win her third straight title. “Oh, the centennial was great this year,” Aldrich said right after that match was over. “It’s really exciting, and it’s even more fun that my significant other, Tom (Ryan), is up a couple of holes in his (Masters Championship) match out here too.” Ryan ended up winning his match too to secure his first championship at the Resorters. Aldrich took the lead with a birdie on the first hole and never looked back. While Aldrich pulled away early in all of her matches during the

Alexandria Golf Club. Aldrich played in the semifinal round on Saturday morning against Joan Frie. She came away with a 6-4 win, while (Entries as of July 25, 2022 and are Baker pulled off a 2-up victory subject to change) over the 2018 Women’s ExecJENNIFER ANDERSON MOLLY BAKER utive Division champion, Jody COLLEEN BOERBOOM Sullivan. BRENDA BRECKHEIMER Aldrich was solid from start JEN CAVERS LAURIE CHRISTENSEN to finish during the 2021 tourCAITLIN CUMMINGS nament. Her best match came CJ DUBE in the quarterfinals against Liz TIFFANY JOHNSON GERI JORGENSON Dowd. JESSICA KAMMANN “I played pretty steady this KARNA PETERS week, especially my match (on MONIQUE KUSMAN ROSE LAMBROS Friday),” Aldrich said, “I had PAM MARLOW 12 pars. I won on the 12th hole, JENNY ODLAND and I literally had 12 pars. No AMANDA O’DONNELL CATHY SHOLTS bogeys and no birdies. That’s LORRIE SIENKO how I felt all week. I just felt LISA SOBBA steady.” JEAN SOLHEIM HEATHER STEEGE For the first time in ResortKAREN STUDER ers history, the Women’s JODI SULLIVAN Executive Division had a full field of qualifiers. To celebrate is unbelievable,” Aldrich said. the occasion, the players got “She was out here all day mak- together during the week for a ing 20-foot putts. So she had post-match gathering. me nervous.” “We did a really fun thing and Trailing by two, Baker’s par had a cocktail party,” Aldrich on No. 7 cut the lead in half. said. “We invited everybody Aldrich got it back on No. 8 in the whole entire draw and with a par before taking the their spouses and signififirst two holes on the back cant others on Tuesday night. nine. Aldrich went on to par This is a really fun group of the final two holes to win her women. There’s a contingent seventh championship at the that comes up from Arizona

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Betsy Aldrich, left, and Molly Baker chat walking off the 11th green on Aug. 7, 2021. Aldrich beat Baker for the Women's Executive Division title by a score of 4-2 in the 100th Resorters.

week, Baker’s short game kept her within striking distance on the front nine. “Molly Baker’s short game

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and then all over the state. We all know each other, but then there’s a lot of new people too. It was fun to meet everybody, and it made for a very festive atmosphere.” Aldrich took her champagne to go as she tried to track down Ryan in the closing holes of the Men’s Masters championship. She hopped in a cart with Baker in the passenger seat. Despite battling for nearly four hours for who would become champion, Aldrich and Baker showed that in the end, good people and good times matter most to players in this field. “That’s what this is all about,” Aldrich said. “This is about the families and the people. Winning is fun, and it is competitive, but it’s left out there. I look forward to the people more than anything else.” There will be a new champion in the 2022 Women’s Executive Division with Aldrich not playing in this year’s Resorters Tournament. She has a good reason. Aldrich qualified for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and will be playing in Alaska during the same week as the Resorters.


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Eldred back in the winner’s circle By Jared Rubado Alexandria Echo Press Osakis’ Alayna Eldred waited seven years to repeat what she did in 2014 at the Resorters golf tournament when she was 14-years-old. On Saturday of the 2021 Resorters at the Alexandria Golf Club, Eldred became a two-time Women’s Division winner with a 5-4 victory over Detroit Lakes’ Madison Herzog. While it wasn’t her first time winning this tournament, it was her most memorable. “Words cannot describe this feeling right now,” Eldred said after last year’s win. “I’ve been chasing this since I won in 2014. To be here again is just incredible.” Eldred, who plays golf at Ferris State University in Michigan, sank a par putt on No. 14 to win the match and finish 1-under-par. When the putt went in, a wave of emotion came over her in front of her friends and family watching. “In 2014, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Resorters champion,” Eldred said. “Playing out here for the last eight years and seeing how incredible this tournament is with its tradition, especially with it being the 100th year, is indescribable.” Eldred took an early two-hole lead with two pars and a birdie on the first three holes. Herzog got one back with a par on No. 4 before Eldred went 2-up with a par on No. 5. Herzog cut into the lead again on No. 7 with a par before Eldred won

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the last two holes on the front nine. Eldred went 4-up on No. 10 before finishing with a birdie on No. 12 and pars on Nos. 13 and 14. “When I chipped in for birdie on No. 12 after having an unlucky second shot was when I felt like I had it,” Eldred said. “I was 4-up at that point. That’s when I was like, ‘OK, it’s kind of in the cards for me today.’ I just had to hold on.” Eldred felt the nerves standing on the 14th tee box, knowing she needed to win one more hole to climb the mountaintop. “I never play No. 14 well,” Eldred said. “Was just trying to get through that tee shot and let the rest play out.” Herzog played some of the best golf out of anybody in the Women’s Division much of the week. After beating Alexandria’s Cora Larson 1-up in the quarterfinals, Herzog cruised by Lauren Contreras 7-6 in the semifinal round. “I’ve played Maddie many times,” Eldred said. “We played against each other about a month

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ago at the (Minnesota Women’s State Match Play Championship), so I know her game very well. I knew I just had to play steady like I’ve been playing all week. I wanted to treat it like any other match out there.” When the dust settled, Eldred was showered in adulation by her family, friends and AGC members who came out to watch her play. “The members out here are incredible,” Eldred said. “I work out here, and I’ve been part of the staff for six years now. I’ve gotten to know a lot of the members very well. I was seeing them every other hole or so, and they kept saying, ‘Let’s go, Alayna. You can do it.’ To win in front of them and knowing they were all rooting for me this week is really special. It extends far beyond my family and friends that were here with me too.” In the years between championships, Eldred learned many lessons about the game and herself. Seeing how

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Osakis native Alayna Eldred gets congratulated by friends and family after her championship-clinching hole on Aug. 7, 2021. Eldred beat Madison Herzog of Detroit Lakes, 5-4, to win her second Women's Division title at the Resorters. Her first came in 2014 when she was 14 years old. much she’s grown is what made Saturday’s win emotional. “I’ve had the 100th Resorters circled for a long time,” Eldred said. “I just really wanted to do it again in the 100th year. All of those close losses over the years

taught me so much about myself and about my game. It just made me hungry for this one. This is huge for me. This is by far the biggest win I’ve ever had.” Eldred is back in the Women’s Championship Division in 2022 as she

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2022 Resorters Golf Tournament Time 7:00 AM 7:10 7:20 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50 9:00 9:10 12:00 PM 12:10 12:20 12:30 12:40 12:50 1:00 1:10 1:30 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10 4:40 4:50 5:00 5:10 Time 7:00 AM 7:10 7:20 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50 9:00 9:10 9:20 9:30 12:10 12:20 12:30 12:40 12:50 1:00 1:10 1:20 1:30 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30 5:15 5:25 5:35 5:45

1st Tee 6:40AM 6:50 7:00 7:10 7:20 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50 9:00 11:30 12:10 PM 12:20 12:30 12:40 12:50 1:00 1:10 1:20 1:30 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30

Time 6:33 6:42 6:50 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

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Monday, August 1st, 2022

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 Foursomes Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Mens 3rd Flight First Round Match Mens 3rd Flight First Round Match Mens 4th Flight First Round Match Mens 4th Flight First Round Match

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Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 2 Qualifying Blue Mens 3rd Flight First Round Match Blue Mens 3rd Flight First Round Match Blue Mens 4th Flight First Round Match Blue Mens 4th Flight First Round Match End of Qualifying ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Honorary Starter and Chairman Ceremony Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Masters 1st Flight Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Masters 1st Flight Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Masters 1st Flight Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Masters 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight White Junior 13-15 1st Flight Womens Champ 1st Flight Gold Womens Champ 1st Flight Womens Champ 1st Flight Gold Womens Champ 1st Flight ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– End of play for Tuesday, August 2nd 1st Tee Mens Championship 1st Flight Mens Championship 1st Flight Mens Championship 1st Flight Mens Championship 1st Flight Mens Regular 2nd Flight Mens Regular 2nd Flight Mens Regular 2nd Flight Mens Regular 2nd Flight Mens Grand Master 1st Flight Mens Masters Championship Mens Masters Championship Mens Masters Championship Mens Masters Championship Mens Senior Championship

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Junior 13-15 Championship Cons Junior 13-15 Championship Cons Junior 13-15 Champ Flight Junior 13-15 Champ Flight Mens Regular 5th Flight Mens Regular 5th Flight Mens Regular 5th Flight Cons Mens Regular 5th Flight Cons Mens Grand Master 1st Flight Mens Senior Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Cons Men’s Regular 3rd Flight

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8:57 9:06 9:15 12:05 12:15 12:24 12:33 12:42 12:51 1:00 1:10 1:20 1:30 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30 5:15 5:25 5:35 5:45

Time 7:00 7:09 7:18 7:27 7:36 7:45 7:54 8:03 8:12 8:21 8:30 8:39 8:50 9:00 9:10 9:20 11:50 12:00 12:09 12:18 12:27 12:36 12:45 12:55 1:05 1:15 1:25 1:35 1:45 1:55 2:05

Time 7:00 AM 7:10 7:20 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50 9:00 9:10 12:00 PM 12:10 12:20 12:30 12:40 12:50 1:00 1:10 1:20 1:30 1:40 1:50 2:00 2:10

Time 6:50 7:00 7:10 7:20 7:30 7:40 7:50 8:00 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50 9:00

Mens Senior Championship Blue Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Mens Senior Championship Blue Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Consolation Mens Senior Championship Blue Men’s Regular 3rd Flight Consolation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Womens Championship Blue Mens Grand Master Championship Womens Championship Blue Mens Grand Master Championship Womens Championship Blue Womens Executive 1st Flight Womens Championship Blue Womens Executive 1st Flight Womens Executive Championship Gold Mens Regular 1st Flight Womens Executive Championship Gold Mens Regular 1st Flight Womens Executive Championship Gold Mens Regular 1st Flight Womens Executive Championship Gold Mens Regular 1st Flight Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Junior 10-12 Champ Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ Flight (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Champ Cons (9 holes) End of play for Wednesday, August 3rd

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

1st Tee Color of Tees 10th Tee Mens Senior 2nd Flight Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Cons Mens Senior 2nd Flight Blue Mens Senior 2nd Flight Cons Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Senior 1st Flight Cons Mens Senior 1st Flight Blue Mens Senior 1st Flight Cons Mens Executive 1st Flight Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Cons Mens Executive 1st Flight Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Cons Mens Masters 1st Flight Combo Mens Masters 1st Flight Cons Mens Masters 1st Flight Combo Mens Masters 1st Flight Cons Mens Regular 1st Flight Blue Mens Regular 1st Flight Cons Mens Regular 1st Flight Blue Mens Regular 1st Flight Cons Mens Regular 2nd Flight Blue Mens Regular 2nd Flight Cons Mens Regular 2nd Flight Blue Mens Regular 2nd Flight Cons Mens Championship 1st Flight Black Mens Championship 1st Flight Cons Mens Championship 1st Flight Black Mens Championship 1st Flight Cons Mens Regular 4th Flight Blue Mens Regular 4th Flight Consolation Mens Regular 4th Flight Blue Mens Regular 4th Flight Consolation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mens Grand Master 1st Flight Champ White Mens Grand Master 1st Flight Cons Mens Masters Championship Combo Mens Masters Championship Cons Mens Masters Championship Combo Mens Masters Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior Championship Cons Womens Executive Championship Gold Womens Executive Consolation Womens Executive Championship Gold Womens Executive Consolation Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Consolation Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Consolation Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Consolation Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Consolation Mens Championship Black Mens Championship Consolation Mens Championship Black Mens Championship Consolation Mens Championship Black Mens Championship Consolation Mens Championship Black Mens Championship Consolation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– End of Play Thursday, August 4th 1st Tee Mens Senior 1st Flight Mens Senior 2nd Flight Mens Masters 1st Flight Mens Regular 5th Flight Mens Regular 4th Flight Mens Regular 3rd Flight Mens Regular 2nd Flight Mens Regular 1st Flight Womens Executive 1st Flight Junior 13-15 1st Flight Cons Junior 13-15 1st Flight Mens Grand Master Championship Mens Grand Master Consolation

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10th Tee Mens Senior 1st Flight Cons Mens Senior 2nd Flight Cons Mens Masters 1st Flight Cons Mens Regular 5th Flight Consolation Mens Regular 4th Flight Consolation Mens Regular 3rd Flight Consolation Mens Regular 2nd Flight Consolation Mens Regular 1st Flight Consolation Womens Executive 1st Flight Consolation Junior 10-12 Championship Cons (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Championship (9 holes) Starter Time Starter Time

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

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mens Championship 1st Flight Black Mens Championship 1st Flight Cons Mens Masters Championship Combo Mens Masters Championship Cons Mens Senior Championship Blue Mens Senior Championship Cons Womens Executive Championship Gold Womens Executive Championship Cons Womens Championship Blue Womens Championship Cons Womens Championship Blue Womens Championship Cons Mens Executive 1st Flight Blue Mens Executive 1st Flight Cons Womens Champ 1st Flight Gold Womens Champ 1st Flight Cons Womens Champ 1st Flight Gold Womens Champ 1st Flight Cons Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Cons Mens Executive Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Cons Mens Championship Black Mens Championship Consolation Mens Championshp Black Mens Championship Consolation Junior 13-15 Championship Blue Junior 13-15 Championship Cons ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– End of play Friday, August 5th

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

1st Tee Color of Tees Mens Championship Black Mens Executive Championship Black Womens Championship Blue Womens Champ 1st Flight Gold Mens Senior 1st Flight & 1st Flight Cons Blue Mens Masters 1st Flight & Masters 1st Flight Co Combo Starter Time Mens Senior Cons & Masters Cons Blue/Combo Mens Regular 1st Flight & Cons Blue Mens Championship 1st Flight & Cons Black Mens Senior 2nd Flight & Cons Blue Mens Regular 4th Flight & Cons Blue Mens Grand Master 1st Flight & Cons White

10th Tee Mens Championship Cons Mens Executive Championship Cons Womens Championship Cons Womens Champ 1st Flight Cons Starter Time Junior 13-15 1st Flight & Cons Starter Time Junior 10-12 Champ & Cons (9 holes) Mens Regular 2nd Flight & Cons Mens Regular 3rd Flight & Cons Mens Regular 5th Flight & Cons Womens Executive 1st Flight & Cons Starter Time

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Approximate Tee-Times 11:30 Mens Grand Master & Grand Master Cons White Mens Geneva 2nd Flight and Consolation 11:45 Mens Executive 1st Flight & Cons Black Men’s Masters Geneva 2nd Flight & Cons. 12:00 Mens Championship Cons & Executive Cons Black Mens Senior Geneva 3rd Flight & Cons 12:15 Junior 13-15 Championship & Cons Blue Womens Champ & Executive Champ Cons 12:30 Womens Champ & Executive Championship Blue /Gold Womens Champ 1st Flight & Cons 12:45 Mens Senior & Masters Championship Blue/Combo Mens Geneva 1st Flight and Consolation 1:00 Mens Championship & Executive Championship Black Awards Ceremony after Play Concludes End of 2022 Resorters

Black Combo Blue White Blue Blue Blue Gold Gold Black Black Black Black Blue

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

Blue Combo Blue White / Gold Gold Blue

2023 Resorters Dates: Sunday, July 30 thru Saturday, August 5

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Mark Lindberg wins Senior title in dramatic finish Back-to-back birdies carry former Men’s champ over Haugen late By Eric Morken and Al Edenloff Alexandria Echo Press Texas golfer Mark Lindberg was one of the top Men’s Division players at the Resorters in the early 2000s when he won championships in 2002 and 2003 around runner-up finishes in 1998 and 2004. Lindberg has consistently been a good player at the Resorters in multiple divisions over the years, but the 2021 tournament was the week where he put things all together through multiple rounds to win another title — this time in the Senior Division. Lindberg had perhaps the most dramatic championship of the day on Saturday as he erased a 1-hole deficit after 16 to beat Alexandria’s Chris Haugen, 1-up. Haugen is a twotime Senior Division champion himself after taking the 2017 and 2018 titles. He has also finished runner-up now twice after also taking second to Alexandria’s Steve Herzog in 2019. Lindberg said he’s played against Haugen four or five times in the Resorters and he’s won about half of them. He remembers the matches as being close and last year was no exception. “He’s a good player,” Linderbg said about Haugen, who came within a whisker of sending the match into extra holes when his birdie putt just missed on No. 18. Trailing by one hole after 16, Lindberg used a 9-iron on No. 17 and hit it to within a foot of the cup. “It was in kick-in range,” he said. His birdie won the hole, setting up a dramatic 18th. Lindberg hit a driver and a wedge to within two and a half feet of the hole. Haugen, meanwhile, was looking at a long birdie try, but his putt stopped just a couple of inches from the cup. Lindberg then made

2022 SENIOR MEN

(Entries as of July 25, 2022 and are subject to change)

MARK LINDBERG

THOMAS ABRAHAMSON

SCOTT MARRIOTT

DAVID ADAMS BRIAN BALUSEK JEFF BELL CHRIS BERG PAUL BERGQUIST JEFF BIGGER GREG BOWEN JUSTIN CATTOOR HIRAM CHAMPLIN STEVE CUMMINGS MATT DAVIS DAVID DILLEY SCOTT DIRKES JOHN DOLAN DANA DUTOIT BRIAN EIDSVOLD TIM ELLISON BRIAN ENGSTROM CRAIG ERICKSON WILLIAM FITZGERALD STEFAN FREEMAN RICK FRIEBURG JOHN GARDINER

PHIL LINK BRANT McLEOD RICHARD MEYER LARRY MONTPLAISIR PATRICK MURPHY LARRY NOVOTNY JEFF NYGAARD PATRICK OBELE CHRIS O’HARA TIM O’NEIL PETE PASSOLT JAMES PATTERSON JEFF PEDERSON COREY PETERSON ERIC PETERSON GREG PETERSON MARK POKORNEY MARC REDMAN BOB ROACH DON ROBINSON PETE ROCKERS TIM RONGITSCH TODD SCHNEIDERHAN

PATRICK GUSTAFSON

PATRICK SCOTT

AL HAGEN

GREGG STEDRONSKY

CHRIS HAUGEN

SCOTT STOCKMOE

JOHN HAUSAUER

GUY STRANDEMO

MIKE HERZOG

JOHN STUCK

COREY HILL

PAUL THOMPSON

JONATHAN HILL

RICK VANYO

TODD HILL

JERRY VETSCH

DAN HOOPS

KEN WAGNER

CURT HOWARD

CHRIS WATSON

JEFFREY JOHNSON

TODD WHITBECK

MIKE JOHNSON

MICHAEL WHITE

TOM JOHNSON

OPIE WILLIAMS

THOMAS KELLY

CARL WITTENBURG

AJ KLUVER

DALE WOMELDORF

Photos by Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Texas golfer Mark Lindberg watches his tee shot during his championship match in the Senior Division against Alexandria's Chris Haugen on Aug. 7, 2021. Lindberg had back-to-back birdies on holes 17 and 18 to win a dramatic title by a 1-up final after being down one after 16. the “tap in” birdie, although he said those two or three foot putts aren’t easy. “If you start missing them it’s just not your day,” Lindberg said. Lindberg had high praise for Haugen. “He’s a good player,” he said. “He plays solid and he hits the ball long.” Lindberg said his

wedges carried him to the win. “I hit my wedges great,” he said. “And my driver went well too. I was about 2-under.” Lindberg shot even par on the front nine and then 2-under on the back. Both guys finished with a flurry as Haugen matched that 2-under back nine after a 38 on the front. He had birdies

at Nos. 2, 10, 11 and 14, but Lindberg birdied 2, 11, 17 and 18 around an eagle win at the par-5 6th to help secure his win. Both Lindberg and Haugen are back in the 2022 Senior Division field. Email sports and outdoor editor Eric Morken at emorken@ echopress.com.

Alexandria's Chris Haugen chips onto the green during his Senior Division championship match against Mark Lindberg at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 7, 2021. Haugen has two Senior Division championships and now two runner-up finishes to his name after Lindberg won a close match at the 2021 tournament.


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Will Hacker makes good on second shot at a Junior 10-12 title By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Will Hacker of Owatonna seemed to be on a mission all week at the 2021 Resorters Tournament in Alexandria, and he accomplished that mission on the final morning. Hacker, son of Alexandria native Chad Hacker, was the No. 1 seed in the Junior 10-12 Division after finishing second in the field in 2020. He rattled off 3-2, 1-up and 2-up wins to get to the finals last summer before beating sixth-seeded Graham Odland in a 5-3 match on Saturday to earn the title. The Junior 10-12 golfers play nine-hole matches, so getting off to a fast start is paramount. Hacker did that in the championship as he used three straight pars on Nos. 10, 11 and 12 to move to 3-up. He never wavered in the entire match as his only slight blemish came on hole 13 with a bogey. Hacker bounced right back with back-to-back pars on holes 14 and 15 that secured wins and put away the match with a few holes to spare. Hacker flashed a smile

2022 JUNIOR 10-12 DIVISION

(Entries as of July 25, 2022 and are subject to change) JOSH BELL NATHAN BRIGHT HENRY BUTTWEILER CREW CONDER TYLER CULLEN BRONX ESTERLINE JAMESON GERIS AUSTIN GUGISBERG JAXN HACKER GARRISON JOHNSON LAYNE JOHNSON LEWIS KUHN JAGGER KULICS BENNETT PAULSEN BRODY STOUT RYKER THOMPSON

as he accepted his trophy during the awards ceremony when all the division champions were honored after the tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club. He thanked his family for helping him throughout the week, including his grandpa for caddying for him as he wrapped up his first Resorters championship. Hacker has moved up to the Junior 13-15 Division for the 2022 Resorters Tournament. Email sports and outdoor editor Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.

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Will Hacker of Owatonna looks over his 100th Resorters championship trophy as he's recognized by Alexandria Golf Club president Jerry Rose after winning the Junior 10-12 Division on Aug. 7, 2021.

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2022 COURSE MAP

Alexandria

GOLF CLUB

Home of the famous Resorters Golf Tournament Hole

1

Par 4 | 315 Yards Big hitters could drive this nifty little starter hole. A slight dogleg left, bunkers left-front and right of green. Good birdie hole!

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2

Par 4 | 321 Yards

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

Hole

3

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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4

Par 4 | 404 Yards Sloped green neatly nestled in the woods and guarded by deep trap on left.

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5

Par 4 | 409 Yards A good drive uphill should give golfers a view of the green for the second shot. Bunkers guard green left and right.

7

“Minnesota” Par 3 | 110-140 Yards

The famous Minnesota green. Tiered tee boxes make this a different hole each day. Green surrounded by water.

Hole

6

Par 5 | 500 Yards Breathtaking view of Lake Darling as fairway slopes down to large green. Fairway bunker on right, green bunkered on left.

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Par 4 | 363 Yards Uphill all the way. Level “Oklahoma” green, trapped on the left and right.

Hole

9

Par 4 | 403 Yards Third handicap hole. You want to be long enough off the tee to avoid steeply sloped fairway. Out-of-bounds on right.

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Hole

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Par 4 | 329 Yards A slight breather to start the back 9. Look out for the out-of-bounds on right, and trees on the left.

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Par 4 | 320 Yards Fairway dips sharply, second shot uphill to small green trapped on both sides.

Hole

12

Par 5 | 471 Yards Out-of-bounds left, but a good birdie hole. Rated easiest hole to par on the golf course!

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Par 3 | 184 Yards Narrow tee box makes hole a bit intimidating. Gently sloped green, bunkered left and right.

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14

Par 5 | 530 Yards Longest hole on the course. Out-of-bounds left. Tree-lined fairways, sand & grass bunkers guard the green. Number 2 handicap hole.

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Par 4 | 375 Yards Straight away, but fairway drops sharply. Tree-filled roughs can create a lot of problems.

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Par 3 | 154 Yards Elevated tee, elevated green with a dipsy-doodle in between. Cavernous bunkers left and right protect the “Texas” green.

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18

Par 4 | 340 Yards A relatively short but dangerous finishing hole. Out-of-bounds on right and thick wooded area left make accurate tee shots crucial.

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WOMEN’S DIVISION PAST CHAMPIONS

YEAR 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

WINNER Eleanor Lightner, St. Paul, 43-41-84 Mrs. E.R. Morrison, Kansas City Mrs. E.R. Morrison, Kansas City Eleanor Lightner, St. Paul Mrs. Bill Freeman, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Frank Jeffrey Patricia Stephenson, Minneapolis Margaret Lebatt, Minneapolis Margaret Lebatt, Minneapolis Edith Kierland, Alexandria Edith Kierland, Alexandria Edith Kierland, Alexandria Edith Kierland, Alexandria Edith Kierland, Alexandria Madeline Simonet, Little Falls Madeline Simonet, Little Falls Mrs. E.F. Carey, St. Paul Mrs. E.F. Carey, St. Paul Edith Kierland, Alexandria Mrs. Harold Sims, St. Paul Eddice Dochterman, St. Paul Eddice Dochterman, St. Paul Louis Herou, Minneapolis Bevery Hanson, Fargo Mrs. Herman Berg, Minneapolis Edith Kierland Lowry, Minneapolis Mrs. Paul Roel, Fargo Edith Kierland Lowry, Minneapolis Rae Milligan, Jasper Park, Canada Bev Gammon, St. Paul Jeanne Roel, Fargo Marion Gault, Kansas City Sunny Andresen, Minneapolis

RUNNER(S)-UP, SCORE Mrs. E. R. Morrison, Kansas City 47-48-95 Mrs. T.H. Graybill, St. Louis Mrs. William Freeman, Washington, D.C. Mrs. William Freeman, Washington, D.C. 4-3 Mrs. Frank Jeffrey, Minneapolis, 5-4 Mrs. M.S. Stringer, White Bear, 5-3 Mrs. R.C. Greenleafe, Kansas City, 6-4 Catherine Pillsbury, Wayzata, 1-up Mrs. Roscoe Fawcett, Brainerd, 2-1 Betty Hayes, Minneapolis, 4-3 Margaret Bartscher, St. Paul Ruth Walker, Pipestone, 6-5 Margaret Bartscher, St. Paul Kathleen Carey, Cedar Rapids, 1-up Rith Tank Gertrude Tracy, Kansas City, 4-3 Kathleen Carey, Cedar Rapids, 1-up Kathleen Carey, Cedar Rapids,4-3 Madeline Simonet, Little Falls, 1-up Edith Kierland, Alexandria, 4-3 Mary Schouweiler, Red Wing Katie Chappule, Faribault, 1-up Katie Chappule, Faribault, 1-up, 19 holes Jean Ann Perrine, Minneapolis Mrs. Erling Anderson, Minneapolis, 2-1 Mrs. Paul Roel, Fargo, 2-up Evelyn Skinner, Aberdeen, S.D., 4-3 Mrs. Paul Roel, Fargo, 2-up Nancy Lesley, Minneapolis, 5-4 Sunny Andresen, Minneapolis, 9-8 Lora Dixon, Fargo Sunny Andresen, Minneapolis, 3-2 Mrs. Shorty Noonan Hanson, Wayzata, 3-2

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Beth Stone, Muskogee, OK Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Beth Stone, Muskogee, OK Carole Pushing, Olivia Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Jan Eklund, Minneapolis Joan Garvin, St. Peter Joan Garvin, St. Peter Nancy Harris, Minneapolis Joan Garvin, St. Peter Kris Gilbertson, Mahtomedi Betsy Seitz, Edina Betsy Seitz, Edina Marlene Miller, Lake Bluff, IL Betsy Seitz, Edina Jody Gumlia, Crookston Nancy MacGibbon, Minnetonka Betsy Seitz, Edina Betsy Seitz, Edina Betsy Seitz, Edina Betsy Seitz, Edina Lisa Kluver, Alexandria Betsy Seitz, Edina Jan Hultgren, Raymond Peggy Kirsch, Duluth Lisa Kluver, Alexandria Kris Hanson, Granite Falls Barb Arrell, Maplewood Jodi Krafka, Alexandria Mary Dacumos, Birmingham AL Jodi Krafka, Minneapolis Mary Dacumos, Birmingham, AL

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Bev Gammon, Minneapolis 3-2 Edith Kierland Lowry, Hopkins, 1-up Maggie Carlson, Appleton, 4-3 Lenore Eilers, St. Paul, 4-3 Beth Stone, Muskogee, OK, 1-up Marlene Miller, Lake Bluff IL, 1-up Jan Eklund, Minneapolis, 4-2 Joan Garvin, St. Peter, 1-up Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Nancy MacGibbon, Minneapolis Joan Garvin, St. Peter, 3-1 Kris Gilbertson, Mahtomedi Nancy MacGibbon, Minnetonka, 4-3 Lenore Eilers, St. Paul, 2-1 Phyllis Hullette, Bakersfield, CA, 2-up Sue Graves, Alexandria, 2-1 Marlene Miller, Lake Bluff, IL Margo Anderson, Austin Betsy Seitz, Edina, 2-up Sally May, St. Cloud, 5-4 Julie Gumlia, Edina, 2-1 Betsy Seitz, Edina, 2-1 Peggy Kirsch, Duluth, 7-5 Kris Elton, Alexandria, 1-up Kris Hanson, Granite Falls, 6-5 Marilyn Lovander, Willmar, 5-4 Betsy Seitz Bro, Des Moines, IA, 2-1 Lynda Otness, Fosston, 3-1 Lori Gaffney, Des Moines, IA, 2-1 Carol Albers, Dallas, TX, 1-up Julie Kalina, Minneapolis, 4-3 Carol Albers, Dallas TX, 2-1

Kris Montplaisir, Phoenix/Alexandria Barb Arrell, Maplewood Heather Deke, DeWitt, IA Laura Bleyhl, Elk River Laura Bleyhl, Elk River Karen Schroeder, Glenwood Claudia Pilot, Austin Claudia Pilot, Austin Tracy Melby, Alexandria Claudia Pilot Austin Jennifer Volkerding, Fargo, ND Megan Hanson, Glenwood Amanda Lindquist, Monticello Connie Sornsin, Goodyear, AZ Betsy Aldrich, Crystal Connie Sornsin, Goodyear, AZ Karyn Stordahl, Minneapolis Christine Herzog, Detroit Lakes Maggie Leland, Alexandria Betsy Aldrich, St. Louis Park Maggie Leland, Alexandria Sarah Roering, Glenwood Emily Kvidera, Ramsey Maggie Leland, Alexandria Samantha Falk, Glenwood Alayna Eldred, Osakis Brianna Janu, Glenwood Kate Smith, Detroit Lakes Sophia Yoemans, Red Wing Stephanie Herzog, Red Wing Leah Herzog, Red Wing Ale Heinen, Wichita, KS Alayna Eldred, Osakis, MN

JUNIOR DIVISION PAST CHAMPIONS

YEAR 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

WINNER Ryan Elton, Pelican Rapids Jonathon Larson, Starbuck Rob Bloedorn, Alexandria Ryan Peavey, Marshall Ryan Peavey, Marshall Jason Whiting, Alexandria Pat Tuel, Fergus Falls Brett Swedberg, Alexandria Herbie Champlin, Enid, OK Herbie Champlin, Enid, OK Bryce Hanstad, Alexandria Bryce Hanstad, Alexandria David Justice, Alexandria

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Jake Seltz, Alexandria Jack Dressen, Alexandria Mike Tuel, Fergus Falls Adam Thielen, Detroit Lakes Sean Halverson, Brainerd Joey Shroyer, Victoria Nick Heinen, Edmond, Oklahoma Lincoln Johnson, Chaska (10-12 division); Matthew Bennett, Marshall (13-15 division) Christopher Adams, Maple Grove (10-12 division); Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK, (13-15 division) Nathaniel Adams, Maple Grove, def. Elliot Amundson, Alexandria

2013

2014

2015

(10-12 Division) Peter Dierks, Leawood, KS def. Carter Kranz, Sauk Center (13-15 Division) Ryan Swedberg (13-15 Division) def. Andrew Lindberg 1-up; Nathaniel Adams, Medina def. Gabe McKeown, 3-1 (10-12) Ben Sigel, Deephaven (13-15 Division) def. Reece Sanders, Deephaven, 5-4; Gabe McKeown, Lenexa, Kansas, def. Davis Johnson, Chaska, 4-3 Braeden Sladek, Alexandria, (1012 Division) def. Sean Lehman, Scottsdale, AZ, 2-1; Hunter Re-

2016

2017

2018

brovich, Alexandria, (13-15 Division) def. Nate Adams, Maple Grove, 4-3 Bennett Olsen, Alexandria, def. Zach Stennes, Minnetonka, 2-1 (Junior 10-12); Nate Adams, Maple Grove, def. Cecil Belisle, Red Wing, 3-2 (Junior 13-15) Davis Johnson, Chaska, def. Carson Herron, Deephaven, 6-5 (Junior 13-15); Bennett Olsen, Alexandria, def. Zach Stennes, 3-2 (Junior 10-12) Davis Johnson, Chaska, def. Cole Harste, 3-2 (Junior 13-15); Charlie Moen, Edina, def. Bennett

2019

2020

2021

Olsen, Alexandria, 1-up (Junior 10-12) Thomas Gogel, Missions Hills, KS, def. Charlie Moen, 5-4 (Junior 13-15); Carver Larson, Alexandria, def. Charlie Hanson Lunden Esterline, def. Will Hacker, 2-up (Junior 10-12); Hannah Boraas, Alexandria, def. Carson Boe, Cottonwood, 6-5 (Junior 13-15 Division) Will Hacker, Owatonna, def. Graham Odland, 5-3 (Junior 10-12) Bennett Olsen, Alexandria, def. Carson Boe, Cottonwood, 4-2 (Junior 13-15)

Jodi Krafka, Alexandria, 2-1 Shelly Finnestad, Boone, IA, 4-3 Barb Arrell, Maplewood, 1-up Shelly Finnestad, Boone, IA, 5-4 Shelly Finnestad, Boone, IA, 2-1 Carol Albers, Dallas, TX 3-1 Chandy Schneekloth, Long Prairie, 7-6 Chris Montplaisir, Tempe, AZ, 3-2 Connie Sornsin, Sauk Centre, 2-1 Brenda Williams, Minnetriska, 1-up Barbara Arrell, Vadnais Heights, 3-1 Betsy Aldrich, Plymouth, 1-up Connie Sornsin, Phoenix, AZ, 7-6 Megan Hanson, Glenwood, 1-up (19 holes) Connie Sornsin, Phoenix, AZ, 3-2 Tricia Nelson, Alexandria, 1-up Christine Herzog, Detroit Lakes, 7-6 Betsy Aldrich, Crystal 5-4 Christine Herzog, Detroit Lakes, 1-up 21 holes Molly Leland, Alexandria, 4-2 Allison Thimjon, Plymouth, 5-3 Maggie Leland, Alexandria, 4-3 Betsy Aldrich, St. Louis Park, 2-1 Emily Kvidera, Ramsey, 7-6 Sarah Roering, Glenwood, 2-1 Jenna Janu, Glenwood, 20 holes Jenna Janu (sisters), Glenwood, 2-1 Jenna Janu, Glenwood, 1-up Alejandra Arellano, 3-2 Leah Herzog (sisters), Red Wing, 4-3 Madison Herzog, Detroit Lakes, 1-up Alayna Eldred, Osakis, 3-2 Madison Herzog, Detroit Lakes, 5-4

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YEAR WINNER 2019

Tom Eidsvold, Alexandria (3-0 in round-robin format)

2020

Tom Eidsvold, Alexandria, def. George Cliff, 4-3

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YEAR 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

WINNER Harry Legg, Mpls. Harry Legg, Mpls. Runcie Martin, Duluth Runcie Martin, Duluth Fred Bopp, Mpls. Roscoe Fawcett, Brainerd Allan Labatt, Mpls. Don Bohmer, St. Cloud Pat Sawyer, Mpls. D.N. Tallman, Willmar Don Bohmer, St. Cloud Stan Larson, M pls Wally Taft, Mpls. John Lakotas, Mpls Morris Cain, Wahpeton, ND John Kraft, Denver John Kraft, Denver Bob Fraser, Omaha Bud Tracy, St. Louis Gene Christensen, Northfield Alex “Noel” Lucas, Decatur, Ill. Chet Nelson, Mpls. Bill Zieske, Mpls. Dr. Bill Kostelecky, Fargo Loren Krugel, Mankato Pat Sawyer, Mpls. Pat Sawyer, Mpls. Pat Sawyer, Mpls. Pat Sawyer, Mpls. Pat Sawyer, Mpls. Ted McFarlane, Mpls Neil Croonquist, Mpls. Pat Sawyer, Mpls.

RUNNER(S)-UP, SCORE Russell Collins, Mpls. Runcie Martin, St. Paul 1-up Roscoe Fawcett, Brainerd “Sonny” Malone, Mpls. 3 and 2 Forest Fowler, Kansas City, 5 and 3 W.W. Dean, St. Paul, 3 and 2 Roscoe Fawcett, Brainerd, 1-up Wilson Schoelkopf, Dallas Earl Larson, Mpls., 3 and 2 F.M. Warden Chicage D.M. Tallman, Willmar Earl Larson, Mpls., 3 and 2 Bill Boutell, Mpls., 3 and 2 Dick Evenson, Mpls., 2 and 1 Palmer Kise, Redwood Falls, 6 and 5 Bill Kostelecky, North Dakota, 6 and 5 Herman Berg, Mpls., 6 and 5 Roy Gilbertson, Benson, 3 and 2 Virgil Roby, Mpls. Pat DuBois, Sauk Centre, 4 and 3 John Seavell, Mpls., 6 and 5 Herb Wussow, Alexandria, 5 and 4 Keith Bridston, Grand Forks John Seavall, Mpls., 6 and 5 Jerry Burns, Mpls., 2 and 1 Bill Zieske, Mpls., 5 and 4 Neil Croonquist, Mpls., 6 and 5 Dr. Quentin Dunnum, Alex, 3 and 2 Glen Gilbertson, Milan, 1-up Pat Sawyer, Mpls., 1-up Pat Sawyer, Mpls., 4 and 2 Babe Veum, Appleton, 3 and 2

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Dr. Quentin Dunnum, Oak Harbors, WA Gene Elstun, Kansas City, 3 and 2 Eddie Langert, Mpls. Wilson Schoelkopf, Jr., Dallas, 1-up Neil Croonquist, Mpls. Ted McFarlane, Mpls., 4 and 3 Gene Elstun, Kansas City John Schoelkopf, Dallas Tom Vickers, Wichita Jim Severson, Montevideo Joel Goldstrand, Worthington Dave Gumlia, Crosby, 1-up Paul Sanderson, Worthington Les Peterson, Redwood Falls, 1-up George Boutell, Phoenix Jon Hoffman, Windom Les Peterson, Redwood Falls Paul Sanderson, Worthington, 2 and 1 Neil Croonquist, Edina Wilson Schoelkopf, Jr., Dallas, 2 and1 Kenny Pinns, Las Vegas Neil Croonquist, Edina Mike Morley, Minot, ND Neil Croonquist, Edina, 3 and 2 George Boutell, Phoenix Greg Rose, Fresno, CA, 4 and 3 Richard Heise, Mpls. Al Sheldon, Mpls. 6 and 4 Steve Satterstrom, North Branch Dick Blooston, Mpls., 6 and 5 Dick Blooston, Mpls. Gary Burton, Duluth, 1-up in 20 holes Steve Zauft, Prairie du Sac, WI Joe Hasbrouck, Albany, 2 and 1 Mike Fermoyle, Mpls. Jim Ihnot, Mpls. 1-up in 20 holes Bill Von Wald, St. Paul Arlo Kluver, Alexandria, 1-up in 19 holes Dick Johnson, St. Cloud Bill Harris, Fort Worth, TX, 2 and 1 Neil Croonquist, Edina Rick Gorham, Alexandria Rick Gorham, Alexandria Richard Johnson, St. Could Jerry Gruidl, Golden Valley Tom Lehman, Alexandria Dave Kluver, Alexandria Dave Rovick Jerry Rose, Fresno, CA Mike Kasner, St. Cloud, 5 and 4 Tom Lehman, Alexandria Bill Israelson, Bemidji, 3 and 2 Dave Kluver, Alexandria Jay Axelson, Northfield, 2 and 1 Pat Herzog, Alexandria Rick Frieburg, Alexandria, 4 and 3 Jerry Rose, Idaho Falls, ID Jim Sorenson, Mpls., 2 and 1 Steve Herzog, Detroit Lakes Pat Herzog, Alexandria, 1-up in 22 holes Kirk Vanstrum, Dellwood Jerry Peterson, Benson, 5 and 4 Pat Herzog, Alexandria Greg Peterson, Benson, 2 and 1 Jon Christian, Albert Lea Trev Anderson, Tempe, AZ, 5 and 4 Trev Anderson, Tempe, AZ, 1-up in 22 holes Rick Frieburg, Alexandria

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Peter Passolt, Mpls. John Holmes, Jr., Plymouth Rick Frieburg, Alexandria Mark Aldrich, Wayzata Steve Herzog, Little Falls Jerry Gruidl, Plymouth Jeff Barney, Appleton Mike Sipe, Milbank, SD Rick Frieberg, Roselle, IL Jeff Barney, Appleton Brian Johnson, Bismarck Jerry Rose, Louisville, KY Greg Peterson, Rochester Mark Lindberg, Coppell, TX Mark Lindberg, Coppell, TX Brett Swedberg, Alexandria Ben Ward, Dewey, AZ Ryan Smith, Victoria Bryce Hanstad, Alexandria Tyler Whiting, Alexandria Jim Lehman, Plymouth Donald Constable, Deephaven Ben Vangsness, Alexandria Ben Vangsness, Alexandria Casey Vangsness, Alexandria Jacques Wilson, Victoria Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK Tom Strandemo, Delano Brian Choe, Coppell, TX Cecil Belisle, Red Wing Austin Vukovits, Indiana Braeden Sladek, Alexandria

Les Peterson, San Ramon, CA, 1-up Mike Lehman, Alexandria, 3 and 2 Pat McCormick, Hutchinson, 4 and 2 Rick Frieburg, Alexandria, 5 and 4 Eric Peterson, Benson, 4 and 3 Dave Christensen, Elk River, 4 and 3 Rick Frieburg, Alexandria, 3 and 2 Mike Lehman, St. Paul, 3 and 1 Pat Beste, Sauk Centre, 4 and 2 Mark Lindberg, Irving, TX4-3 Jeff Barney, St. Paul, 1-up Reid Lende, Livingston, MT, 2-1 Reid Lende, Livingston, MT, 4-3 Derrick Whiting, Alexandria, 1-up Greg Peterson, Rochester, 3-2 Mark Lindberg, Coppell, TX, 4-3 Tyler Whiting Alexandria, 5-3 Bryce Hanstad, Alexandria 6-5 Danny Anderson, Willmar 5-4 Bryant Black, Alexandria 3-2 Will Harris, Alexandria 5-4 Jim Lehman Jr., Plymouth 6-4 Tyler Whiting, Alexandria Jerry Rose, Sarasota, FL 2-1 Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK 5-4 Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK 1-UP Justin Doeden, Prior Lake, MN, 2-1 Lincoln Johnson, Chaska, 6-5 Paul Stankey, Eden Prairie, 1-up Nate Adams, Maple Grove, 1-up Miles McCarthy, Excelsior, 4-3 Josh Galvin, Maple Grove, 1-up Kelly Brown, Marshalltown, Iowa, 2-up

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YEAR 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

WINNER Dr. Jack Clifford, Alexandria Lloyd Goodson, Enid, OK Ted McFarlane, Mpls Bill Lord, Mpls. Russ Olson, Granite Falls Unavailable Don Sarenpa, Mpls. John Peterson, Rockford, IL Don Sarenpa, Mpls. Bob Krogh, Rockford, IL Harold Erickson, Norridge, IL Don Sarenpa, Mpls. Tom Hoak, Edina

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Lloyd Freden, Edina John Biernat, Roseville Tuffy Nelson, Perham Herb Howe, Rochester Lloyd Freden, Edina Tuffy Nelson, Perham Tuffy Nelson, Perham George Saiki, Lompoc, CA Ed Greenleaf, Minnetonka Bob Jones, Alexandria Howard Karkhoff, Mpls. Jerry Ranheim, New Hope Dr. Jerry Hanson, Granite Falls Dr. Jerry Hanson, Granite Falls

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Bill Crowl, Burnsville Dr. Jerry Hanson, Granite Falls Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL Jim Archer, Kansas City Jim Archer, Leawood, KS Jim Archer, Leawood, KS Dave Harris, Alexandria Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, CA Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL George Cliff, Mankato George Cliff, Mankato Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, CA Connie Freeman, Alexandria George Cliff, Mankato

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Dave Harris, Alexandria George Cliff, Mankato Peter Glanville, Scottsdale, AZ Jon Empanger, Chaska Jon Empanger, Chaska Jon Empanger, Chaska Steve Herzog, Alexandria def. Jim Arnold, Plymouth, 6-5 2013 Steve Herzog, Alexandria def. Greg Mattson, 6-4 2014 Jeff Pederson, Haymarket, Virginia, def. Jim Arnold, Plymouth, 2-1 2015 A.J. Kluver, Alexandria, def. Mark Frie, Monticello, 4-3

2016 Greg Mattson, Becker, def. Jim Arnold, Plymouth, 2-1 2017 Chris Haugen, Alexandria, def. Steve Herzog, Alexandria, 1-up in 19 holes 2018 Chris Haugen, Alexandria, def. Jon Empanger, Chaska, 1-up 2019 Steve Herzog, Alexandria, def. Chris Haugen, 4-2 2020 Rick Vanyo def. Pete Passolt, 5-4 2021 Mark Lindberg, Texas, def. Chris Haugen, 1-up


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Adding to his Resorters legacy Troy Johnson wins fourth straight Men’s Execs title By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Troy Johnson of Maple Grove has been as consistent as a player gets at the Resorters Tournament over the last four years, and nothing changed during the 2021 tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club. Johnson won his fourth straight Men’s Executive championship last summer. For the second time during that run, the finals win came against four-time division champion Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud. Johnson beat Schomer in a 3-2 match in 2018. Last year, he won a 2-1 final after he had beaten Chad Bisson 3-2 earlier in the morning during the semifinals. Schomer won a 5-4 match over perennial contender Andy Petersen in the semis. “It means a lot,” Johnson said of his fourth straight title. “I started off a little shaky in the semifinals and found my game a little bit. I knew going into the finals against Daryl that it was going to be a tough match. He played great in the semifinals, so it felt good getting the job done because I knew he’d be a tough opponent.” Both Schomer and Johnson played well throughout their round as Johnson was 1-under par on the front and Schomer was even. It was all square going to the back before Johnson used birdie wins at 11 and 12 and a par win at 14 to go 3-up. Schomer still had a run in him. He parred Nos. 15 and 16 after Johnson opened the door a bit with a couple of missed putts that were testers, but ones he often makes. “It really wasn’t the putts. It was more my second shots,” Johnson said. “I didn’t execute the shots I really wanted to hit. I guess my mentality was, ‘Hey, I’m still winning. Make a couple good swings.’ Unfortunately, Daryl gave me a window on 17 there. I made a good swing and 2-putted for the par. That stuff hap-

MEN’S EXECUTIVE PAST CHAMPIONS

YEAR WINNER 1985 Jerry Ranheim, New Hope (first year held) 1986 Dr. Jerry Hanson, Granite Falls 1987 Wayne Elton, Alexandria 1988 George Cliff, Mankato 1989 George Cliff, Mankato 1990 Bill Schroeder, St. Cloud 1991 Dick Lasch, Circle Pines 1992 Steve Herzog, Alexandria, Little Falls 1993 Jon Empanger, Chaska 1994 Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, CA 1995 Pat Reichel, Edina 1996 Mark Frie, Monticello 1997 Jon Empanger, Chaska, MN 1998 Joe Klick, Albert Lea 1999 Tom Abrahamson, Lakeland, FL 2000 Mark Frie, Monticello, MN 2001 Joe Klick, Albert Lea 2002 Tim Peterson, Albert Lea 2003 Tim Peterson, Albert Lea 2004 Jon Empanger, Chaska 2005 Kevin Kirkwood, Plano, TX 2006 Mark Lyczewski, Crookston 5-4 2007 Jon Empanger, Chaska, 5-4 2008 Jon Empanger, Chaska, 2-up 2009 Stefan Freeman, St. Cloud, 1-up 19 holes 2010 Jon Freeman, Chanhassen, 6-5 2011 Tim Peterson, Lino Lakes, 1-up 2012 Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud def. Kevin Farley, 1-up 2013 Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud def. Tim Peterson, Lino Lakes, 1-up 2014 Jeff Johnson, Chaska, def. Dave Carothers, 2-1 2015 Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud def. JT Johnson, Woodbury, 5-4 2016 Dave Carothers, Buffalo, def. JT Johnson, Woodbury, 5-3 2017 Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud def. Andy Petersen, Albert Lea, 4-3 2018 Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, def. Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud, 3-2 2019 Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, def. Dan Johnson, Elk River, 4-2 2020 Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, def. Geoff Klein, 1-up 2021 Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, def. Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud, 2-1

pens, and I try not to let it bother me.” Schomer was down one heading to the par-3 17th when he hit his tee shot into the front, right bunker. Johnson stepped up and put it right over the front bunker onto the green. Schomer could not get up and down from the sand to force an 18th hole. Johnson, who plays amateur events across the country, has been there and done that so many times in big rounds. That’s why moments like last year’s finals when Schomer started to inch closer don’t seem to phase him.

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Troy Johnson of Maple Grove stares down his line before a putt during his Men's Executive championship match against Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud in the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 7, 2021. Johnson beat Schomer 2-1 in the finals to win his fourth straight title in this division. “That is a big key for me in terms of playing a lot of competitive, big tournament rounds,” Johnson said. “Just not letting those little things, one shot here or there, really get you down. That’s where I have an advantage over a lot of players. Especially in bigger matches, I try to just be light about it. Try to take the positive out of

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Tom Ryan gets first title in rematch of 2020 Masters final By Eric Morken and Al Edenloff Alexandria Echo Press Tom Ryan knows all about running big tournaments through his role as the executive director and chief operating officer of the Minnesota Golf Association. He showed during the Resorters Tournament last summer that he’s pretty good at golfing in them too. Ryan was the 2020 runner-up to Dan Elton — a three-time Masters Division champion at the Resorters. Given another chance to face Elton in the Masters championship in 2021, Ryan won by a 3-2 score to win the title. Ryan won the first three holes, and he never trailed from there. He held a 4-up advantage at the turn after shooting a 1-under par 35 on the front nine.

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“I got up early and settled in,” Ryan said. “It was good golf. We both were around par or under. It was a matter of holding on.” Ryan lost the 2020 final to Elton in a similarly-close match by a 3-1 score.

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“Dan is such a good player,” Ryan said. “It makes the match special when you play against a good guy. We had a competitive match. Both of us played well.” Elton shot a 39 on

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Tom Ryan hugs Betsy Aldrich after both of them completed their division championships at the Resorters Tournament in Alexandria on Aug. 7, 2021. Ryan won his first-ever Masters Division championship, while Aldrich wrapped up her seventh Resorters title overall and now fifth in the Women's Executive Division after she beat Molly Baker in the 2021 Women's Execs final.

Gruidl grinds out third Resorters title He wins Grand Masters with big par putt on 18 By Al Edenloff Alexandria Echo Press “I can’t make it from three feet on 16, and then, this.” That’s what Resorters Grand Masters champion Jerry Gruidl said after winning his match against Mike Golden on the 18th green last summer. The “this” Gruidl was referring to was a long putt that gave him his first Grand Masters trophy, which he’ll add to Al Edenloff / Echo Press his two Men’s Division Jerry Gruidl (left) and Mike Golden exchange a handshake after a down-to-thetitles (1977 and 1994). The match was a roll- wire Grand Masters Division final during the 2021 Resorters Tournament. Gruidl ercoaster ride for Gold- won and earned his third Resorters trophy. en. Down by two going into 15, Golden tried to 16 when Gruidl missed a Golden ended up in the the sand but was lookbunker and Gruidl was ing at a long par putt. mount a comeback, win- short birdie putt. The match appeared to sitting pretty on the His ball rattled the pin ning 15 with par to draw to within one and halving be over on No. 17 when green. Golden got out of and dropped straight in,

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getting a roar from the gallery. Gruidl was also able to make par, sending the match to the 18th with Gruidl clinging to a 1-up lead. They both drove to within five feet of each other. Gruidl’s second shot landed in the rough near the sand trap, leaving him with a difficult chip. In full concentration mode, Gruidl was about to hit the ball when a loud group from another hole passed by, causing Gruidl to reset. He brushed off the interruption and got on

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the green but was still looking at a long par putt. Golden’s birdie try came within an inch or two of dropping in the cup so now he could only watch and hope for Gruidl to bogey, which was possible because Gruidl was about 15 feet away, looking at a tricky downhill putt for par. Gruidl sank the pressure putt to tie the hole and close the match, 1-up.

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Gruidl never trailed in the contest. He won Nos. 1 and 3 with par and No. 7 with birdie while holding Golden to one winner, a par on the 8th hole. Leading by two at the turn, Gruidl put the pressure on,

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the round and move on if I don’t make a good swing. It’s a golf round, and that’s more the way I think about it.” Johnson and Schomer helped put on a good show as they played with Men’s Championship Division finalists Braeden Sladek and Kelly Brown in front of one of the biggest galleries of spectators seen at the Resorters in recent years. “For me, I feel a little bit of an advantage because I don’t really think too much about it,” Johnson said. “But it does give you that little boost of adrenaline. Sometimes maybe it freaks your oppo-

winning No. 10 with par. Golden won No. 12 with a par when Gruidl’s putter faltered. “I didn’t make a putt all day – except for that last one,” Gruidl said. Golden said his 7-wood failed him throughout the round but was delighted that the match was an exciting one – and the

nent out a little bit, so I feel like maybe it’s an advantage for me because I try not to let it bother me at all. It’s the same thing. I’m just trying to go through my routine.” That routine has been spot on for Johnson in each of the last four years. He’s excited to come back in 2022 and try to add to his legacy at the Resorters. “Some people give me a hard time for not playing in the (Men’s Championship Division),” Johnson said. “I normally have had some work conflicts, so it just hasn’t allowed me to do it. Since I’ve kept winning, I feel like it’s kind of fun to come back as the defending champion.” Schomer is also back

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farthest he’d advanced in the Resorters. “I came up just a hair short,” he said. Golden and Gruidl are both back in the Grand Masters Division this summer as another talented field of Resorters veterans compete for a title.

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WINNER John Falldin, Fridley Lloyd Freden, Scottsdale, AZ John Falldin, Fridley Dean Stromwall, Apopka, FL Dean Stromwall, Apopka, FL Jim Fitzgerald, Houston, Tx Wayne Elton, Alexandria Bill Crowl, Lakeville Jack Seltz, Alexandria Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL

Changed to Masters Division 2007 Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL 2008 Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL 2009 Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL 2010 George Mikesh, Scottsdale, AZ 2011 Pat Vincellil, Rosemount 2012 Tom Eidsvold, Alexandria 2013 Tom Eidsvold, Alexandria Dave Harris, Alexandria 2014 2015 Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL Dan Elton, Moorhead 2016 2017 Dan Elton, Moorhead 2018 Randy Johnson, Alexandria 2019 Dave Battey, Alexandria 2020 Dan Elton, Moorhead 2021 Tom Ryan

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Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud watches his tee shot during the Men's Executive Division championship match during the 2021 Resorters Tournament. Schomer fell just shy of winning his fifth Resorters title last year, but he returns for the 2022 tournament in another talented Executive Division field trying to make another run. in another talented field of Men’s Executive Division players

this summer. Email Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.

the front, and was even better on the back nine where he was 1-under. He got a birdie win at hole 12, and a par win at 15. But Ryan’s win at 16 put the finishing touches on his victory. This was Ryan’s first Resorters title and it came during his ninth appearance in the tournament.

RUNNER(S)-UP, SCORE Linus Guggenberger, Rockville 1-up, 19 holes John Falldin, Fridley 3-1 Dean Stromwall, Apopka, FL Ed Manderville, Minneapolis 3-1 Linus Guggenberger, Rockville, 2-1 Wayne Elton, Alexandria, 2-1 Jim Fitzgerald, Houston, TX, 4-3 Dr. Jerry Hanson, Alexandria, 7-6 Gerry Douglas, Bemidji, 6-5 Larry Carlson, Bella Vista, AR, 6-5 Frank Lewis, Florida, 5 and 4 Larry Carlson, Bella Vista, AR 5-4 Jerry Hanson, Alexandria, 4-3 Dick Lasch, Circle Pines, 3-2 Dave Harris, Alexandria, 1-up Tom Eidsvold, Alexandria, 1-up, 20 holes Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, CA, 4-3 Dick Lasch, Circle Pines, 21-holes Ron Clayton, Sarasota, FL, 2-up George Cliff, 3-2 Dave Harris, 1-up Dave Harris, 6-5 Norty Blanchard, Alexandria, 1-up Ron Way, 5-4 Norty Blanchard, 2-1 Tom Ryan, 3-1 Dan Elton, 3-2

“Winning it in the 100th year of the Resorters is really great,” he said, “and winning it with (Alexandria Golf Club president) Jerry Rose as the manager of the tournament makes it extra special.” Ryan is back in the division at the 2022 tournament as he goes for a second straight Masters Division championship. Email Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.

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Nicholas Adams wins second straight Men’s Regular title Adams makes jump to Men’s Champs By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Nicholas Adams accomplished what he wanted to do in the Men’s Regular Division’s 1st Flight at the Resorters by winning his second straight championship in 2021 at the Alexandria Golf Club. Now he’s ready to make the jump up. Adams said during the awards ceremony at AGC last summer that he plans to play in the Men’s Championship Division in 2022, and he is signed up with more than 80 other entries in that Championship Division. Adams rolled through the tournament in 2021 by winning 4-3 in his first two rounds. Adams had a little tougher time in a 3-1 win over Alexandria’s Brandon Bistodeau that sent him to the title match. Once there, he beat 13th-seeded Michael Herzog in a 3-2 final. Adams never trailed

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Nicholas Adams, left, shares a laugh with Alexandria Golf Club president Jerry Rose during the awards ceremony at the 100th Resorters Tournament on Aug. 7, 2021. Adams won his second straight Men's Regular Division title last summer and is making the jump up to the Men's Championship Division this year. in the championship as he used pars on Nos. 1, 2 and 5 to grab a 3-up lead. Herzog got his first of three wins at hole 6 with a birdie, but Adams responded right back with a birdie win of his own at the par-3 7th. Herzog struck with a par win at 9, but he could never couple his wins with another before

Adams got it back. Adams won Nos. 10 and 13 with pars. Herzog got a birdie win at the par-5 12th, but both players parred Nos. 14, 15 and 16 as Adams’ lead held up. Herzog is back in the Men’s Regular Division this summer with almost 80 other entries. Email sports and outdoor editor Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.

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Olsen ready for next step after third junior title By Jared Rubado Alexandria Echo Press Alexandria’s Bennett Olsen is used to playing on championship Saturday at the Resorters golf tournament. He had already done it four times at 15-years-old. After two years of going home empty-handed in the Junior 13-15 Division, Olsen made his last run count in a 4-2 win over Cottonwood’s C a r s o n Boe last summer. The win is his third Boe Resorters championship, with the first two coming in 2016 and 2017 in the Junior 10-12 Division. “This is my third, but it just feels different this year,” Olsen said after the 2021 Resorters. “The last two years I ran into Hannah (Boraas), which is never good. The people here made it special this year.” Olsen had a good approach all week but saved his best stuff for last. Boe went 1-up on No. 1 with a birdie before Olsen took control. He won the next six holes with three birdies and three pars. “The course was really firm all week,” Olsen said. “Usually, my putter is my weakness. My driver has been squirrely on me a few times, but this week comes down to making putts. That was my focus today.” Boe is no stranger to Resorters Saturdays either. In 2020, he fell in the championship to Boraas, 6-5. Boe won medalist honors in the qualifying round last year with a low score of 72. Olsen and his high school teammate, Carver Larson, tied for second at 74. “I used to play the same way as (Carson) before I grew a little bit and put some pounds on,” Olsen said. “He’s the kind of kid that’s going to hit the ball straight and not make a ton of mistakes. You have to take advantage of them when he does.”

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“I’m ready for it .You see these crowds and these people out here. It’s just special. I’m ready to give Braeden a run for his money.” BENNETT OLSEN Boe crept into the match with a par on No. 9 and a birdie on No. 12. With the lead down to three, Olsen put his foot on the gas and sank a birdie putt on No. 14, which pinned Boe on his heels. Needing to win every one of the last four holes to force a playoff, Boe’s par kept the match alive for another hole. Olsen would make par on No. 16 in front of a crowd of friends and family for his third Resorters title. “It helped that I was three-under after eight (holes) because I was leaking oil,” Olsen said. “(Carson) is a good player, and he’s got another year to win this before moving up. He’s going to make another run at it next year.” Olsen’s championship match was rather anticlimactic compared to his semifinal bout. After a day off on Thursday, Olsen and Larson faced off for a chance to go to the final. For the second straight year, Olsen got the upper hand. “There was a lot of trash talk on the day off before the match,” Olsen said with a laugh. “There was a lot of commotion, to say the least. That match was just a grind too. I was two down going into No.

11. Then I made a couple of birdies on Nos. 15 and 16. I missed a three-footer on No. 17. I just kept telling myself I had to come back on No. 18.” With the match squared going to the final hole, Olsen made a par putt to beat Larson again, giving him the upper hand in the friendly rivalry for another year. “That’s a two-peat on him now,” Olsen said. “I beat him last year, so he’s 0-for-life against me now.” Olsen will move up to the Men’s Championship Division this summer. He joked about taking down another teammate in 2022 — Men’s Championship Division title winner Braeden Sladek. “I’m ready for it,” Olsen said. “You see these crowds and these people out here. It’s just special. I’m ready to give Braeden a run for his money.” Sladek and Olsen are part of more than 80 golfers set to compete in that Men’s Championship Division this summer. Boe is back in the Junior 13-15 Division looking to get over the hump this year and grab his first Resorters title.

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Bennett Olsen hugs friends and family on the 16th green on Aug. 7, 2021. Olsen won the Junior 13-15 championship at the 100th Resorters with a 4-2 win over top-seeded Carson Boe.

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Haugens win largest Lakes to Links field ever at AGC By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press ALEXANDRIA — The Haugen family has a long history at the Alexandria Golf Club, and the family can now add a Lakes to Links Member/Guest Tournament title to their name. Chris Haugen, the 2017 and 2018 Senior Division champion at the Resorters match-play tournament, and his son, Cole, took AGC’s member/ guest tournament title on July 9 to wrap up three days of play in the event. “We lost our first match (during pool play) and played a lot better in the remainder of the matches, but Cole really caught fire on Saturday,” Chris said. “The last round, we were going head-to-head with (Derek) Swedberg’s team that we needed to beat in the final round. Cole played really well, and then he played really well in the shootout. We were lucky to get the win.” AGC’s member/guest starts with the two-per-

son teams placed into pools with similar players based on the two combined handicaps. They go head-to-head in matches against other teams in their pool to determine which teams make a final shootout on Saturday afternoon. This year, 14 flight winners and three wildcard teams advanced to a shootout. Once in the shootout, teams are given a stroke against certain opponents based on handicaps to make it an even field where any team that makes the shootout has a chance to win. Teams are eliminated hole by hole before the finalists are left standing. This year’s event had a record number of teams for the tournament at 84. Chris and Cole Haugen held off AGC member Ray Martin and his guest, Perrin Rome, on the ninth hole. “That’s what made it more fun for us,” Chris said. “On the ninth hole against good fam-

ily friends of ours, Ray Martin and Perrin Rome. Battling it out with them on the final hole made it more sweet.” Stephen Davidson and Robbie Frits were eliminated on hole 8 of the shootout, and Brian Salzer and Patrick Cattoor were also part of the last four teams after getting eliminated on hole seven. The shootout runs as an alternate-shot format between the two team members. The Haugens made par on the ninth hole to earn the win. Cole set things up with a good tee shot before Chris put his approach shot onto the green. “The other team hit it over the green and didn’t get it up and down,” Chris said. “They had a putt for five, and Cole put a putt up there to where I couldn’t miss it a few inches from the hole. That was the end of it.” Cole, a former standout for the Cardinals who graduated in 2015 from Alexandria, now lives in the Twin Cities area.

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From left: the team of Cole Haugen and his father, Chris Haugen, from Alexandria took first place during the Lakes to Links Member/Guest tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club on July 9, while Perrin Rome and Ray Martin finished second. Chris said Cole does not get the chance to play much golf anymore, but he could see the competitiveness come back out in him through the threeday tournament. This was the first time the two have ever played

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up with the championship rounds at AGC on the afternoon of Aug. 6. Similar to a year ago, tournament organizers have planned a number of extra events around the Resorters for players, but also to get members of the community more involved. A champions dinner will kick things off for former Resorters champions on Sunday night. Jonny Mogambo Band out of Colorado is scheduled to play three nights on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the tournament. Those performances are open to the public. “There will be specials on meals to get members and community members involved,” Rose said. “We’re doing a variety of things and hopefully leveraging some of the success we had last year.” Alexandria area golf fans will have an opportunity to watch many familiar faces and plenty of college-level talent from around the country. Alexandria’s Braeden Sladek, a senior in high school for the Cardinals this

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Alexandria's Braeden Sladek hits out of the bunker on the back nine during his 2-up win over Kelly Brown of Marshalltown, Iowa in the Men's Division championship match at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 7, 2021. Sladek won the men's championship at 16 years old last summer and is back for the 2022 tournament as part of another talented field in the Men's Championship Division. coming fall, is the defending champion in the Men’s Championship Division. Sladek won the tournament at age 16 in 2021, becoming what Rose believes is the youngest player to ever win the Men’s field. Sladek beat former University of NebraskaOmaha golfer Kelly Brown in last year’s championship match by a 2-up final. Sladek also beat former University of Minnesota and University

of Texas golfer Donald Constable of Minnetonka in the semifinals on that same day. Constable, a former pro, shot an 11-under par 133 (67, 66) during his two days of qualifying leading into last year’s match-play portion of the Resorters. Sladek is back among the Men’s Championship field this year. He will play his college golf at the University of Kansas after committing to the Jayhawks this past March.

the Lakes to Links Member/Guest together. “I can’t even imagine a better scenario for me,” Chris said. “It’s really hard to win the member/guest. There was 84 teams. You got to play well and you got to get

“The galleries last year in the semis and the finals were as big as they have been in a number of years,” Rose said. “I would credit that to the interest in coming out and seeing what Braeden is all about. Someone who is 16 years old having a chance to win the tournament. We’ve got so much talent around here on the high school women’s and men’s teams. It’s pretty spectacular to have this many good golfers come out of a small community like this.” Brown joins Sladek in returning this summer as he tries to make another deep run. Many former Alexandria golfers make up the championship division, and former champions like Jacques Wilson (2014), Jim Lehman (2009) and Rose (1979, 1983, 2000) are on the entry list around many others who have come close but are still searching for their first Men’s Championship Division title. “We’ve got a lot of really good college players coming back again,” Rose said. “It seems like every year we’re getting more and more really good young players. It’s kind of a trend in golf. You look at the PGA Tour, there’s a lot more younger players under

some lucky breaks. To do it with my son and have everybody watching and experience that with him is something I’ll never forget.” Email sports and outdoor editor Eric Morken at emorken@ echopress.com.

30 that are performing really well. We’re seeing the same thing here with Sladek last year winning at 16 years old. We’ve got a whole plethora of young college kids coming this year to play in the event.” Rose said the Women’s Division is probably the best in terms of depth of talent that the field has had in years. Osakis native Alayna Eldred is the returning champion there after also winning the women’s title at just 14 years old in 2014. Ale Heinen (2020 champion) of Wichita, Kansas, and Leah Herzog (2019 champion) of Red Wing are in this year’s field, along with last year’s runner-up, Madison Herzog of Detroit Lakes. Story lines exist across all 10 divisions as many top amateur golfers return to Alexandria for the 101st playing of the Resorters. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s so different from when I grew up playing golf,” Rose said. “All these young guys hit it nine miles. They teach them how to generate speed now at a young age. You couldn’t really do that when I was growing up with the ball and the club that we played. It’s fun to watch what’s going on, and we got a lot of talent coming back this year.”


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