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VOL. 85, NO. 2 MEN’S CHAMPS

ADAMS BACK FOR ANOTHER RUN Resorters veteran joins two others in shooting 7-under in qualifying By Eric Morken emorken@echopress.com ate Adams of Maple Grove has been playing at the Resorters Tournament in Alexandria since he was 9-years old. He is a three-time junior champion at the tournament and has been a consistent threat in the Men’s Championship Division since taking second in 2018 in a 1-up final against Brian Choe. Now in his 12th year playing the Resorters, Adams does not mince words when talking about what it would mean to him to finish on top of this men’s field. “More than anything in the world,” Adams said. “It chokes me up just talking about this event, just because I’ve been here with my family forever. It’s just so much fun. I love it here, and if I could ever have the honor of winning this tournament, my golf career would be complete.” Adams positioned himself to make another run at it this week as he heads into match play on Wednesday afternoon as the No. 1 seed. Gunnar Broin, a native of Chanhassen, and Gavin Cronkhite of Lakeville joined Adams in shooting 7-under through the two rounds of qualifying. Adams won a scorecard playoff between the three to earn the top seed. Braeden Sladek, 17, of Alexandria took the second seed as the defending

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champion. Broin is the third seed, and Cronkhite is seeded fourth. A total of 11 players finished at under par through the two days. Lincoln Johnson, a University of Minnesota golfer and Resorters regular looking for his first Men’s Champ title, shot 5-under. The cut to make the championship flight was a 149. It just so happens that Nicholas Adams, Nate’s brother, won a playoff to grab the 32nd seed. They will play each other in the first round on Wednesday. Nicholas won two straight titles in the Men’s Regular Division before moving up to Men’s Champs this year. Nate Adams and Cronkhite are college teammates. They are part of almost half a dozen men’s golfers from North Dakota State University who are playing in this year’s tournament. Adams, who will play two more seasons at NDSU, has been a catalyst in getting more guys from the Bison to Alexandria each year. “Since I’ve been here for so long, guys have asked me on the team, ‘Do you like playing it? Is it a fun tournament? Should I play?’ It’s an easy, ‘Yes, you gotta play in the Resorters if you’re free.’ It’s so much fun,” Adams said. “Not just the golf, but everything else around it…It’s a serious golf tournament for us because we want to do well, but the fact that it’s such a relaxed vibe out here makes it a lot

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Maple Grove native Nate Adams, second from right, shakes hands with Gavin Cronkhite of Lakeville after their Men's Championship Division qualifying round on Aug. 2, 2022. Adams and Cronkhite are college teammates at North Dakota State University, and both finished at 7-under 137 through the two days of qualifying at this year's Resorters. Lincoln Johnson, second from left, shot 5-under. All three figure to be in the mix to make a deep run this week when match play gets going on Wednesday afternoon. easier to play.” Adams shot a 66 during his first round of qualifying before finishing with a 71 on Tuesday. He carded a total of 11 birdies, and said a lot of that had to do with his familiarity at AGC. “If you can get off the tee well here, the course gets real easy just because you have so many shots from 60, 70 yards into these par fours,” Adams

said. “Players like us, we work on those religiously. It’s a very comfortable shot to have. I’ve always been so big on my putting, and the way these greens are, it’s hard to miss these putts. The greens are so true. They roll great, and I’ve been playing on them for so long now.” Cronkhite’s experience at AGC could not be any different

than Adams. Sunday was his first time playing the course, but his first round was a 5-under 67. The junior at NDSU came back with a 70 on Tuesday. He had 10 birdies throughout the two days. Cronkhite said he got some help navigating the course for the first time from Nicholas

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Upsets add spice to first round matches By Sam Stuve and Al Edenloff Alexandria Echo Press There wasn’t a lack of drama in the 16 Men’s Seniors division match play matches on Tuesday as six golfers ranging from the 19th seed to the 32nd seed pulled off big upsets. This includes the No. 32 seed, Patrick Murphy, the No. 27 seed, Mike Johnson, the No. 25 seed, Lance Sunder, the No. 22 seed, Eric Peterson, the No. 20 seed, Brant Mcleod, and the No. 19 seed, Todd Schneiderhan, who all earned wins. The 16 winners continue in the championship flight on Wednesday, starting on No. 1 at 8:48 a.m. Here are the full results from Tuesday’s matches.

Murphy def. Pokorney, 3-2

No. 32 seeded Patrick Murphy knocked off the top seed Mark Pokorney, 3-2. Murphy picked up two birdies to start his round. Pokorney tied things with a birdie on No. 5 and won hole six. Each golfer then won a hole and were tied, heading to the back nine. Murphy then won holes 11 and 12, while Pokorney won hole 14. Murphy birdied the par-4 15th hole, which

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Hoops def. Kluver, 2-1

A hot start led the No. 9 seed, Dan Hoops, to gave him the win, along straight wins on holes 3 a 2-1 win over the No. through 5. Hagen cut his with a tie on hole 16. 24 seed, AJ Kluver, on deficit down to one hole Tuesday. Hoops won four Pederson def. Hagen, with a birdie on hole 7. out of the first five holes Pederson birdied hole 20 holes No. 12 to 2-up before by scoring par or better, A standard 18 holes Hagen won the later two including birdies on holes wasn’t enough to decide holes to force the playoff. 1 and 4. Kluver won hole the winner of the match 6 with a par and Hoops between No. 17 Al Hagen Sunder def. Berg, 4-2 led 3-up heading to the and the seed No. 16 Jeff With four birdies and back nine. Pederson. Pederson won an eagle in his round, Hoops won hole 12 but the second playoff hole the No. 25 seed, Lance Kluver won holes 11, 13 to advance to the next Sunder, defeated the No. and 14, to trim Hoops’ round. 8 seed, Chris Berg, 4-2. advantage to just 1-up Birdies on holes 13 and Sunder birdied holes five, with four holes to go. 15 forced the match to go six and eight to go 3-up Hoops and Kluver traded to a playoff. birdies on 15 and 16, but through the front nine. After Hagen birdied the Berg birdied hole No. 10 Hoops parred the par-3 first hole, Pederson took and won hole 11 to draw 17th to win the hole and a 2-up lead with three back within one. Sunder seal his win.

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Patrick Murphy launches a tee shot toward the green of hole No. 7, also known as the "Minnesota Hole," during a match at the 101st Resorters Tournament. Murphy, the No. 32 seed in the Men's Senior division, upset top-seed Mark Pokorney in the first round 3-2, on Aug. 2, 2022.

Redman def. O’Neil, 2-1

consistency on Tuesday as he parred 11 holes and birdied two to defeat the After tying the No. 20 No. 13 seed, Jeffrey Johnseed, Tim O’Neil, through son, 6-5. Mcleod birdied nine holes, four-seed, the 6th and 12th hole. Marc Redman, won four Jeffrey Johnson birdholes and tied two to earn ied the par-3 7th hole a 2-1 win on Tuesday. and had five pars on his Redman won holes 1 and round. 4 on the front nine while O’Neil won hole No. 2 Howard def. with a par and No. 6 with Freeman, 1-up an eagle. Trailing by one hole Redman won holes 10, to the No. 28 seed, Ste13, 16 and 17 while O’Neil fan Freeman, with three won holes 12 and 15. holes to go, the No. 5 seed Curt Howard made Mcleod def. J. some clutch shots to earn Johnson, 6-5 a 1-up victory. Howard The No. 20 seed, Brant Mcleod, was a model of SENIORS: Page 5

Pokorney shines during qualifying His 69 round was one better than Abrahamson’s

and 18, to go 2-underpar at the turn. He didn’t slow down much on the next nine. He nailed another birdie By Al Edenloff on No. 2 and made his aedenloff@echopress.com only misstep of the day, At last year’s Senior a bogey on No. 5, before Men’s Division qualifying erasing it with another round, Mark Pokorney birdie on No. 8. A par on shot a 78, finishing 23rd his final hole gave him a out of 32 golfers. 34-35-69 round. What a difference a Mark Lindberg took year can make. the second seed posiOn Monday, Pokorney tion as defending chamstood at the top of the pion. He’s also a twodivision with a medalist time champion (2002 and round of 69. His 3-under 2003) in the Men’s Divipar round not only shaved sion. nine strokes off his pace, Tom Abrahamson, it also equaled last year’s the 1999 champion in best qualifying round the division, earned the shot by JT Thompson, a number-three seed. He quarterfinalist in 2021. was nipping at PokorStarting from No.10, ney’s heels with a qualiPokorney breezed fying round of 70 – seven through his first nine strokes better than the 77 holes, hitting seven pars he shot last year. Abrahamson reeled off and two birdies, Nos. 12

five birdies en route to his 70. They came on Nos. 11, 13, 14, 17 and 2. The next competitors trailed Abrahamson by four strokes – Marc Redman, Curt Howard and David Adams. Rounding out the top 18 were Chris Haugen (Senior Men’s champ in 2017 and 2018 and last year’s runner-up), Chris Berg and Dan Hoops with 75s; Rick Frieburg (a three-time Men’s Division champion), John Gardiner, Mike Herzog and Jeffrey Johnson with 76s; and Greg Peterson (2001 champion in the Men’s Division), Larry Montplaisir, Jeff Pederson, Al Hagen and Steve Cummings with 77s. Rick Vanyo, the 2020 champion in the division, qualified with a round of 78.

Other cagey veterans who made the cut included Eric Peterson, the 1993 Men’s Championship runner-up; A.J. Kluver, the 2015 Senior Men’s champ; and Stefan Freeman, the 2009 Men’s Executive titlist. The cutoff for the Senior Men’s Championship Division was 80. Six golfers tied with that score so a playoff took place between Patrick Murphy, Guy Strandemo, Jeff Nygaard, Matt Davis, Pete Passolt (the 1989 Men’s Division champion) and Scott Dirkes. Murphy emerged as the winner. The 80 cutoff was the same as last year when seven players tied with that score.

SENIOR MEN’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFYING SCORES - 1.Mark Pokorney (69), 2. Mark Lindberg (DC), 3. Tom Abrahamson (70), 4. Marc

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Mark Pokorney watches his putt during the first round of match play in the Senior Division on Aug. 2, 2022. Pokorney was the top seed in the division after qualifying with a round of 69, but he fell in the opening round of match play by a 3-2 final to Patrick Murphy on Tuesday. Redman (74), 5. Curt Howard (74), 6. David Adams (74), 7. Chris Haugen (75), 8. Chris Berg (75), 9. Dan Hoops (75), 10. Rick Frieburg (76), 11. John Gardiner (76), 12. Mike Herzog (76), 13. Jeffrey Johnson (76), 14. Greg Peterson (77), 15. Larry Montplaisir (77), 16. Jeff Pederson (77), 17. Al Hagen (77), 18. Steve Cummings (77), 19. Todd

Schneiderhan (78), 20. Brant Mcleod (78), 21. Tom Johnson (78), 22. Eric Peterson (78), 23. Rick Vanyo (78), 24. AJ Kluver (78), 25. Lance Sunder (78), 26. Jerry Vetsch (79), 27. Mike Johnson (79), 28. Stefan Freeman (79), 29. Tim O’Neil (79), 30. Scott Marriott (79), 31. Greg Bowen (79), 32. Patrick Murphy (80).


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made par on hole 16, birdie on 17 and par on 18 to win the match. Howard won the second hole with a birdie to go 1-up but then Freeman won the next three holes to go 2-up. Howard birdied hole No. 7 to cut his deficit to one hole and tied the match by winning hole No. 12. Freeman won his final hole of the day on hole 15 with a birdie.

Herzog def. T. Johnson, 5-4

Mike Herzog, who is the No. 12 seed in the bracket, got going early in his round and won four out of the first five holes against the No. 21 Tom Johnson. The lone hole Herzog didn’t win out of the first five was No. 3, which Johnson birdied to win the hole. With a 3-up lead after five holes, Herzog birdied the sixth hole and would lead 4-up after nine holes. From there he never looked back and won the match, 5-4.

berg’s pars on No. 6 and 7 put him 3-up. Bowen rallied with a par win on No. 9 to pull within two at the turn. After Lindberg took No. 11 with par, Bowen made a match of it, winning the next two holes with a birdie and a par to cut the lead to one. Lindberg kept the pressure on, taking No. 14 and 15 with birdie, par to regain a three-hole advantage with just three holes left to play. Both golfers parred No. 16, which ended the match in the defending champ’s favor, 2-1.

Montplaisir def. Cummings, 6-4

The match between Larry Montplaisir and Steve Cummings was tight in the early going. Montplaisir won three holes on the front, Nos. 1, 3 and 8 with birdies while Cummings scored a par win on No. 5 and trailed by two when they crossed the road. After that, it was all Montplaisir. He took four straight holes, Nos. 11 through 14, highlighted by an eagle on No. 14 to go 6-up. Bogeys on the next Lindberg def. Bowen, 2-1 hole gave Montplaisir a quick Defending champion Mark 6-4 victory. Lindberg survived the heat – and a 16-hole duel against Greg Haugen def. Vetsch, 8-up. Bowen – to advance to the secIt just wasn’t Jerry Vetsch’s ond round. day. Lindberg jumped out to the He came out of the gate against early lead by taking Nos. 2 and Chris Haugen with four straight 3 with birdie, par but Bowen bogeys. Haugen took advantage fought back with a par win on and built a 4-up lead. Vetsch No. 4 to draw within one. Lind- stopped the bleeding with a par

on No. 5 but Haugen also parred the hole to keep his big lead. Both men matched pars on No. 6 before Haugen pulled away with three big par wins on Nos. 7, 8 and 9 to go 7-up at the turn. After swapping birdies and parks on the next two holes, Haugen put the match away with a birdie on No. 12 to post an 8-up win.

Frieburg def. Vanyo, 4-3

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 5 hole with a par to go 2-up at the turn. He added another win on 11 with an eagle to go 3-up. Marriott won the long 12th hole with a birdie to draw within two but that would be his last hurrah. Abrahamson won No. 13 with par and No. 15 with a birdie to take the match, 4-3.

Schneiderhan def. G. Peterson, in 19 holes

It was one of the rollercoaster matches of the day. Todd Schneiderhan bolted out to an early lead, winning four of the first five holes with pars on Nos. 1 and 3, a birdie on No. 4 and a bogey on No. 5. Greg Peterson notched a birdie on No. 2 but trailed by three going into No. 7. That’s when Peterson suddenly seized the momentum, winning Nos. 7, 8 and 9 with pars to deadlock the match. Schneiderhan grabbed the lead back with a birdie on No. 10 but it was short-lived. Peterson took Nos. 11 and 12 with pars to take his first lead. After halving the next two holes, Peterson won No. 15 with par to go 2-up. Schneiderhan mounted another rally, winning No. 16 Abrahamson def. with birdie. His par win on No. 18 tied the match and sent it to Marriott, 4-3 Scott Marriott took the first overtime where Schneiderhan lead against Tom Abrahamson won the first extra hole and the with a par on No. 3, but Abraha- match. mson rallied with wins on Nos. 5 and 6 with a par and a birdie M. Johnson def. Adams, to steal the lead. He never fell 1-up behind after that. Momentum swings highAbrahamson won the ninth lighted the match between Mike In a battle between two former champs named Rick, Frieburg, the Men’s Division champ in 1988, 1991 and 1997, came out on top, defeating the Men’s Senior 2020 champion, Vanyo. Vanyo started out OK, taking four of the first seven holes with pars on Nos. 1, 3 and 4 and notched a birdie on No. 7. Frieburg, however, didn’t wilt in the heat. He won Nos. 2, 5 and 6, with pars and evened the match with a birdie on No. 9. Frieburg won No. 11 and 12 with par, birdie to go 2-up. After they halved No. 13 with birdies, Frieburg pulled away, winning Nos. 14 and 15 with birdie, par to seal a 4-3 win.

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Johnson and David Adams. Adams cruised out to the first lead with par and bogey wins on Nos. 1 and 2. Johnson fought back with a bogey win on No. 5, tied the match with a par on No. 8 and took a 1-up lead with a birdie on No. 9. The match ping-ponged back and forth after that. Johnson took No. 10 with par. Adams won No. 11 with birdie. Johnson won the 12th hole with birdie but Adams won No. 15 with par to draw to within one. Johnson padded his lead with a par on No. 16 but Adams pulled back to within one with a birdie on No. 17. Both golfers could only make bogeys on No. 18, which ended the match in Johnson’s favor.

E. Peterson def. Gardiner, 6-5

A four-hole surge on the back nine lifted Eric Peterson to a 6-5 win over John Gardiner. Peterson built a solid lead on the front, winning four holes to Gardiner’s two, thanks to two birdies (Nos. 1 and 8) and two pars (Nos. 4 and 5). Leading by two at the turn, Peterson played steady, solid golf, making pars on Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13, all of them winners, to coast to an early win.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS - 1ST TEE 8:48 p.m. - Patrick Murphy vs. Jeff Pederson; Lance Sunder vs. Dan Hoops 8:57 p.m. - Marc Redman vs. Brant Mcleod; Curt Howard vs. Mike Herzog 9:06 a.m. - Mark Lindberg vs. Larry Montplaisir; Chris Haugen vs. Rick Frieburg 9:15 a.m. - Thomas Abrahamson vs. Todd Schneiderhan; Mike Johnson vs. Eric Peterson


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Three finish at even par or better Gophers senior shoots 3-under in first time at AGC By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Emma Carpenter had little trouble navigating the Alexandria Golf Club during her first round ever playing the course during the Women’s Division qualifying round on Monday afternoon. Carpenter, a Dekalb, Illinois native who plays in the Big Ten at the University of Minnesota, shot a 3-under par 70. She will take the top seed into match play that starts on Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 from the first tee box. “I was driving the ball well all day,” Carpenter said. “I wasn’t really able to capitalize on it on the back nine, but on the front I was able to hit some better wedges in there and take advantage of some more of those tee balls.” Carpenter started on the back and got her first of five birdies at the parfive 12th. She was steady the rest of the way, parring Nos. 13-16, along with 18, around a bogey at 17. Carpenter is good friends with Resorters regular Lincoln Johnson of Chaska, with Johnson also playing his college golf at the University of Minnesota. He joined up with Carpenter as her caddie near the middle of her round, and she credited him with helping her navigate the course for the first time. Carpenter converted more birdie opportunities

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after making the turn to the front. It started on No. 1 before adding three more birdies at Nos. 3, 5 and 6. She took advantage of the par fives, birdying three of the four holes. “I shot even on that first nine with a threeputt. That was super disappointing because a lot of times I just had a little wedge into the green and wasn’t able to capitalize,” Carpenter said. “I think I just did a really good job of staying patient. It’s really easy to get frustrated in those situations where you feel like you should be making birdies and you’re not. I stayed

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1st Tee Color of Tees 10th Tee Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Executive Division Qualifying Blue Mens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying Mens Senior Division Qualifying Blue Mens Senior Division Qualifying ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mens Masters Division Qualifying Combo Mens Masters Division Qualifying Mens Masters Division Qualifying Combo Mens Masters Division Qualifying Mens Masters Division Qualifying Combo Mens Masters Division Qualifying Mens Masters Division Qualifying Combo Mens Masters Division Qualifying Womens Champ Division Qualifying Blue Womens Champ Division Qualifying Womens Champ Division Qualifying Blue Womens Champ Division Qualifying Womens Champ Division Qualifying Blue Womens Champ Division Qualifying Womens Champ Division Qualifying Blue Womens Champ Division Qualifying Womens Executive Division Qualifying Gold Womens Executive Division Qualifying Womens Executive Division Qualifying Gold Womens Executive Division Qualifying Womens Executive Division Qualifying Gold Womens Executive Division Qualifying Mens Regular 5th Flight Blue Mens Regular 5th Flight Mens Regular 5th Flight Blue Mens Regular 5th Flight Junior 13-15 Division Champ Blue Junior 13-15 Division Champ Junior 13-15 Division Champ Blue Junior 13-15 Division Champ ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Junior 10-12 Division Champ Junior 10-12 Division Champ Junior 10-12 Division Champ Junior 10-12 Division Champ ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– End of play for Monday, August 1st

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

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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

Friday, August 5th, 2022 Color of Tees Blue Blue Combo Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Gold White White White White

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

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

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

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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JUNIOR 13-15

Top seeds cruise in opening round By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Matches in the opening round of the Junior 13-15 Division went very much according to plan as far as top seeds moving on to the quarterfinals. Seven of the eight top seeds remain, with 14th-seeded Will Hacker being the lone higher seed to pull off an upset if one wants to call it that. Hacker has shown he can make deep runs in this tournament in years past after winning the Junior 10-12 Division title last summer and finishing second in 2020. Here is a look at how all of Monday’s matches played out before the quarterfinalists take to the 10th tee on Wednesday morning starting at 7:09 a.m.

Esterline def. Stennes, 7-5

Esterline

Crosby

Boe

Scholl grabbed a 1-up lead with a birdie win at No. 5, but Hanson had the last say when his pars at Nos. 7 and 8 moved him back to 1-up. Both players bogeyed the ninth as Hanson held on.

Gugisberg

Hacker def. Nyberg, 1-up

Larson

Hanson

Hacker

Thornburg

Crosby def. Sladek, 1-up

Alexandria’s Ellie Sticha, who qualified as the 13th Eighth-seeded Adam seed, during an 8-7 final Crosby earned the right on Monday. Boe shot a to face Esterline in the 2-under 34 on the front, quarterfinals by winning grabbing wins at holes 1, a 1-up match against 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9. His par ninth-seeded Ashton win at No. 11 finished off the match. Sladek. Crosby took a 3-up advantage at one point Gugisberg def. on the front by using par Moen, 5-4 wins at Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 7 Fifth-seeded Zacharound Sladek’s par win ary Gugisberg beat at No. 4. 12th-seeded Henry Moen Sladek shaved that in a 5-4 final. deficit back to one with Gugisberg never wins at 8 and 12, but trailed in the match. He Crosby’s par win at 13 got wins at 1, 2 and 5 to moved him back to 2-up. go to 3-up before Moen He held on from there to got his only two wins at advance to the quarter- holes 6 and 7. Gugisberg finals. responded by taking 9 with a par. Boe def. Sticha, 8-7 That momentum carCarson Boe of Cottonried into the back where wood has finished secGugisberg took 10 with ond in this division in back-to-back years, and a par and added birdie he looked poised to make wins at 11 and 14 to finanother run this sum- ish things off.

Top-seeded Lunden Esterline, the 2020 10-12 Division champion, grabbed control of his match against 16th-seeded Landon Stennes early and never let go. Esterline won the first five holes with pars before Stennes took the par-5 sixth hole with a birdie. Esterline was steady throughout his round. He added par wins at Nos. 8 and 9 mer during his opening and then grabbed a bird- match. ie win at 10 to help lead Boe, the fourth seed him to the win. after qualifying, beat

Larson def. Horstman, 5-3

Second-seeded Carver

Will Hacker and Weston Nyberg were right with each other all afternoon before Hacker finished off a 1-up victory. The two started on the back nine and were all even heading to the front. Hacker was able to finish things off down the stretch as he advanced to the quarterEric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press finals where he will take Cottonwood's Carson Boe shares a smile with his on sixth-seeded Will mom, Rachel Boe, after Carson chipped in for birdie Thornburg.

from just off of the green on the second hole during the opening round of match play in the Junior 13-15 Thornburg def. Division on Monday. Boe, the back-to-back runner-up Rohrer, 8-6 in this field, was on his game on Monday as he beat Will Thornburg was Ellie Sticha of Alexandria in an 8-7 final to advance to in control from the getWednesday's quarterfinals. go during his 8-6 win Larson of Alexandria is looking for his second junior division title at the Resorters after winning the 10-12 title in 2019. He got off to a good start with a 5-3 win over Sam Horstman on Monday. Larson used par wins at Nos. 15 and 16 after starting on the back nine, and he never relinquished that lead from there. He added a win at hole 1 after making the turn, and then used three straight wins at

over 11th-seeded Ryan holes 4-6 to finish off Rohrer. the win. Thornburg shot a 2-over 38 on the back Hanson def. Scholl, nine with wins at holes 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 1-up S e v e n t h - s e e d e d to take a 5-up advantage Charles Hanson needed onto the front. He did not slow down all 18 holes to fend off once he got there. 10th-seeded Blake Scholl in his 1-up victory on Thornburg won holes 1, 2 and 3 with pars to finish Monday. The two were all even off the match. after making the turn from the back to the front at AGC. Hanson moved up with a birdie win at No. 1 before Scholl took hole two with a par.

JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION WEDNESDAY PAIRINGS - 10TH TEE BOX 7:09 a.m. - Lunden Esterline vs. Adam Crosby; Carson Boe vs. Zachary Gugisberg 7:18 - Carver Larson vs. Charles Hanson; Will Hacker vs. Will Thornburg

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Esterline grabs medalist honors in Junior 13-15 By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Lunden Esterline won the Junior 10-12 Division Resorters championship in 2020, and he positioned himself well to try to get a Junior 13-15 title after Sunday’s qualifying. Esterline led the field of 24 Junior 13-15 players by shooting an even-par 72 during qualifying. He was steady throughout his round, racking up 14 pars around bogeys on 14 and 1 and birdies on holes 2 and 6. Esterline’s opening

round of match play on Monday came against Landon Stennes, who was the 16th seed in the championship flight. Stennes shot a 90 to make the cut. The division’s back-toback runner-up, Carson Boe of Cottonwood, shot a 3-over par 75 during qualifying and entered match play as the fourth seed. Boe’s round was highlighted by birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 17. Alexandria’s Carver Larson entered the week hoping to get his second Resorters championship after winning the 10-12

Division in 2019. Larson shot a 73 in qualifying to take the second seed into match play. He got birdies on Nos. 7, 12, 13 and 15. Weston Nyberg rounds out the top three seeds. Nyberg put together 14 total pars and added a birdie on hole 15 to finish at 74.

JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFYING SCORES - 1. Lunden Esterline - 72; 2. Carver Larson - 73; 3. Weston Nyberg - 74; 4. Carson Boe - 75; 5. Zachary Gugisberg - 76; 6. Will Thornburg - 78; 7. Charles Hanson 78; 8. Adam Crosby - 81; 9. Ashton Sladek - 84; 10. Blake Scholl - 84; 11. Ryan Rohrer 86; 12. Henry Moen - 86; 13. Ellie Sticha - 87; 14. Will Hacker - 88; 15. Sam Horstman - 89; 16. Landon Stennes - 90

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Lunden Esterline watches his approach shot on the first hole during the Junior 13-15 Division's opening round of match play on Aug. 1, 2022. Esterline qualified as the top seed in the division and won a 7-5 match on Monday to advance to Wednesday's quarterfinals. Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press


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GRAND MASTER

Golden, Gruidl at the top of the field entering match play By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press After the Men’s Grand Masters qualifying round, Mike Golden will enter the match play bracket as the top seed. Golden, last year’s runner-up in the division, posted a round of 81 in the qualifying round and birdied hole No. 16. Defending champion Jerry Gruidl is the No. 2 seed as he chose to take that second seed and not go through the qualifying round. Ron Way has earned the No. 3 seed with a qualifying score of 82. Way birded hole No. 14. Gene Snipe is the No. 4 seed as he posted a score of 83 in the qualifying round and birdied hole No. 6. An 87 was the cut to advance to the championship flight of eight on Wednesday. Ken Riesberg posted an 87 and beat Gary Obele in a playoff for the final spot. William Douglas, Dave Harris and Clayton Pike

Golden

Riesberg

Sipe

Douglas

Gruidl

Pike Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Mike Golden hits out of the sand during the Grand Master championship match during the 2021 Resorters Tournament. Golden enters this year's match-play portion of the tournament as the top seed after shooting an 81 during qualifying. Way

Harris

are the No. 5, 6, and 7 seeds, respectively. Douglas scored an 85 in

the qualifying round, while Harris and Pike posted scores of 86. The quarterfinal matches on Wednesday will start on hole

10 at 12:05 p.m. with matches will tee off on the Golden versus Ries- hole 10 at 12:15 p.m. GRAND MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP berg match and the Sipe FLIGHT QUALIFYING SCORES - 1. versus Douglas match. Mike Golden - 81; 2. Jerry Gruidl - defending champion; 3. Ron Way - 82; 4. Gene The Gruidl versus Pike Sipe - 83; 5. William Douglas - 85; 6. Dave and Way versus Harris Harris - 86; 7. Clayton Pike - 86; 8. Ken

Riesberg - 87 WEDNESDAY MATCH-PLAY PAIRINGS - 10TH TEE 12:05 p.m. - Mike Golden vs. Ken Riesberg; Gene Sipe vs. William Douglas 12:15 - Jerry Gruidl vs. Clayton Pike; Ron Way vs. Dave Harris

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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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O’Donnell leads the way in Women’s Executive She shaves 13 strokes off her 2021 qualifier By Al Edenloff aedenloff@echopress.com Amanda O’Donnell shot a 2-over round of 75 to earn medalist honors in the Women’s Executive Division qualifier, edging the division’s 2018 champion, Jodi (Krafka) Sullivan by one stroke. O’Donnell was able to shave 13 strokes off her qualifying round of 88 last year. A quarter-finalist at last year’s tournament, O’Donnell played solid, consistent golf on Monday, knocking down nothing but pars through the first nine holes. She had to settle for a bogey on No. 10 but rebounded nicely with pars on Nos. 11, 12,

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13, 14, 15 and 16. O’Donnell bogeyed the par-3 17th and ended her round with yet another par on 18 for a 38-37-75. Her 75 was a stroke better than Betsy Aldrich’s 76 medalist round in 2021. Last year, O’Donnell lost to Sullivan, who is also a multiple champion in the Women’s Division, in a hardfought quarterfinal match, 2-1. Many familiar names are back in the tournament, including last year’s runner-up, Molly Baker, who battled seven-time Resorters champion, Aldrich, through 16 holes before losing 4-2. There will be a new champ in the Women’s Executive Division this year because Aldrich qualified for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur and will be playing in Alaska during the same week as the

Karen Studer putts during the Women's Executive Division qualifying round at the Resorters on Aug. 1, 2022. Studer qualified as the 15th seed in the championship flight after shooting a 91 on Monday.

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Jessica Kammann watches her putt during the qualifying round in the Women's Executive Division on Aug. 1, 2022 at the Resorters. Kammann shot an 87 to make the championship flight of the division. Resorters. The cut to make this year’s championship

bracket was 93, the same as last year. Eight of the 16 golfers

in the championship bracket are back from last year. In addition to

O’Donnell, Sullivan and Baker, other returnees include Andrea Allyn, Colleen Boerboom, Jessica Kammann, Karna Peters and Rose Lambros. Boerboom won her opening match last year but lost in the quarterfinals. The first round matches in the Women’s Executive Division will start at 12:42 p.m. from the No. 1 tee this

afternoon, Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS - 1ST TEE 12:42 p.m. - Amanda O’Donnell vs. Lorrie Sienko; Lisa Sobba vs. Jessica Kammann 12:51 p.m. - Andrea Allyn vs. Jenny Odland; Molly Baker vs. Jennifer Anderson 1:00 p.m. - Jodi Sullivan vs. Karen Studer; Colleen Boerboom vs. Heather Steege 1:10 p.m. - Pam Marlow vs. Rose Lambros; Caitlin Cummings vs. Karna Peters WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE DIVISION QUALIFYING SCORES - Amanda O’Donnell - 75; Jodi (Krafka) Sullivan 76; Pam Marlow - 80; Andrea Allyn - 81; Molly Baker - 81; Caitlin Cummings - 83; Colleen Boerboom - 85; Lisa Sobba - 86; Jessica Kammann - 87; Heather Steege - 87; Karna Peters - 90; Jennifer Anderson - 91; Jenny Odland - 91; Rose Lambros - 91; Karen Studer - 91; and Lorrie Sienko - 93.


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Geoff Klein keeps knocking on the door Resorters regular positioned well after shooting 6-under Monday By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Geoff Klein of St. Peter has been knocking on the door of capturing a Resorters title in multiple divisions over more than two decades of playing in this tournament. It may be just a matter of time before he breaks through. Klein was on his game during the Men’s Executive qualifying round on Monday morning. He shot a 6-under par 66 to pace the field heading into match play on Wednesday. Brian Hoops was the only other player under par at 1-under. “I think this is my 25th year of playing up here. It’s just a lot of fun. It would be great to win one,” Klein said. “I’ve played well enough up here a couple of times to win one, but you need to get a little bit lucky with who you’re playing and who you run into during those matches. I certainly would love to be going to that champions dinner sometime.” Klein started on the back nine and carded two birdies on 11 and 12 before his only bogey of the day on the par-5 14th. He bounced back nicely with a string of four straight birdies on holes 17, 18, 1 and 2. He added a seventh birdie on hole 4 before collecting pars the rest of the way. “I was able to drive it up by the green on 18, 1 and 2 and pitch it up there and make birdie on those three holes,” Klein said. “I made birdie on 17 too, so I was able to birdie four straight in the middle of my round. I hit a nice drive on 11 and had about 60 yards in. It was pretty much the driver that got me in position. Then the short game and putter were pretty good.” Monday morning featured great scoring conditions with pleasant temperatures and calm winds. “I think in this (qualifying) round, the hole locations are pretty for-

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Geoff Klein of St. Peter reads his line before a putt at the Alexandria Golf Club during the finals of the Men's Executive Division during the 2020 Resorters Tournament. Klein finished runner-up that year to now four-time Execs champion, Troy Johnson. Klein shot 6-under during qualifying on Monday to take the top seed into match play for the Men's Executives this week.

Winning this Men’s Executive field means going through some talented players to do so. Troy Johnson of Maple Grove is the front-runner until proven otherwise. He has won four straight Hoops Bloedorn Fischer O’Donnell titles in this division. Johnson shot a 1-over par 73 during this year’s qualifying round. His round was highlighted by birdies on Nos. 5, 11, 14, 17 and 18. Hoops, who is from Tempe, Arizona and plays amateur tournaments Schomer Marlow Olson Crosby nationally and internationally, ran into some trouble on the front, but was 3-under par on the back. He rebounded from a bogey on 10 to birdie 11, 15, 16 and 18 before adding a couple more birdies on Nos. 2 and 6 after Paulsen Noll Kvasager Heimsness making the turn to the front. Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud, a 4-time Men’s Execs champion and two-time runner-up, joined Shay Conder, Johnson, and Joe Sauer in shooting rounds of 73. Johnson Stout Bisson D. Klein Nick Paulsen and Chad giving, otherwise we may today.” Hacker are also top-five The cut to make the top seeds after both shot never get done with all the players,” Klein said. 32 into the championship even par. “Out here if you drive it flight was an 86. Both “Hoops is a highwell, you’re going to have Joshua Bell and Chad ly-ranked amateur,” a lot of looks at birdie. I Saice finished there, but Klein said. “Troy has won was just able to wedge Bell took the 32nd seed like 13 MGA titles. Schoit in there pretty good after winning a playoff. mer has won this thing

a bunch of times and finished second a bunch. You need to play really well to win the Execs. The final few matches, you’re going to have to play just as good as you are in the regular division.” Klein almost got a Resorters title in 2020 when he finished second to Johnson by a 1-up final in the Men’s Executive Division championship. Klein, 43, made the championship flight as the fifth seed of the Men’s Championship Division in the 2021 Resorters. Klein likes where his game is at coming into the Resorters. His summer tournament schedule included tying for 25th at the Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship July 18-20 at the Olympic Hills Golf Club with rounds of 75, 79 and 76. “I think I’m playing well enough,” Klein said. “You just got to make enough birdies out here, and I’ve been doing that this summer. I should have a pretty good chance.” The Men’s Executive Division will feature tough matches going forward, but that’s what makes it fun. Klein

is ready to see how his game holds up as he tries to be the one to break Johnson’s streak of four straight titles and capture that first Resorters championship. “It’s great having a good field. You want to have competition,” Klein said. “You do this because of the competition, so you want to have a chance to beat some really good guys to win it. That would make it even more satisfying.”

MEN’S EXECUTIVE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFYING SCORES - 1. Geoff Klein - 66; 2. Bryan Hoops - 71; 3. Nick Paulsen - 72; 4. Chad Hacker - 72; 5. Shay Conder - 73; 6. Troy Johnson - 73; 7. Daryl Schomer - 73; 8. Joe Sauer - 73; 9. Andrew Petersen - 74; 10. Andrew Olson - 74; 11. Chad Bisson - 74; 12. Troy Nygaard - 75; 13. Tom Heimerman - 76; 14. David Kvasager - 76; 15. Matt Fischer - 77; 16. Mike Williams - 78; 17. Jeremy Decko - 78; 18. Kerry O’Donnell - 79; 19. Eric Heimsness - 79; 20. Chris Cattoor - 79; 21. Jeffry Cota - 79; 22. Daniel Klein - 80; 23. Craig Crosby - 81; 24. Steve Tax - 81; 25. Mike Rose - 82; 26. Chad Marlow - 83; 27. Breton Stout - 83; 28. Brent Grossman - 84; 29. Tyler Wirth - 84; 30. Chris Noll - 85; 31. Brett Bloedorn - 85; 32. Joshua Bell - 86 WEDNESDAY PAIRINGS - 10TH TEE BOX 1:20 p.m. - Geoff Klein vs. Joshua Bell; Mike Williams vs. Jeremy Decko 1:30 - Joe Sauer vs. Mike Rose; Andy Petersen vs. Steve Tax 1:40 - Chad Hacker vs. Tyler Wirth; Tom Heimerman vs. Chris Cattoor 1:50 - Shay Conder vs. Brent Grossman; Troy Nygaard vs. Jeffry Cota 2:00 - Bryan Hoops vs. Brett Bloedorn; Matt Fischer vs. Kerry O’Donnell 2:10 - Daryl Schomer vs. Chad Marlow; Andrew Olson vs. Craig Crosby 2:20 - Nick Paulsen vs. Chris Noll; David Kvasager vs. Eric Heimsness 2:30 - Troy Johnson vs. Breton Stout; Chad Bisson vs. Daniel Klein

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Junior 10-12 bracket sees some shake-ups By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press The Junior 10-12 Division had a bit of a shakeup in the opening round of match play on Monday as a couple of double-digit seeds came to play and advanced to Wednesday’s quarterfinals. The 12th seed, Nathan Bright, and 11th-seeded Tyler Cullen each pulled off the upset. Many of the other low seeds took care of business as the top four seeds all advanced. Here is a look at how each match played out from Monday.

G. Johnson def. Stout, 5&4

Top-seeded Garrison Johnson took care of things over 16-seeded Brody Stout by winning 5 & 4. Johnson had a solid four-hole stretch from holes 11 through 15 where he had three straight pars and birdied the par-5 14th to secure the win.

Thompson def. Geris, 10 holes

N i n t h - s e e d e d Ryker Thompson and eighth-seeded Jameson Geris were all tied up heading through nine on Monday before Thompson took the first playoff hole to advance.

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the Jaxn Hacker versus Layne Johnson match came down to the final hole. With a par of the 18th, the four-seed, Hacker, defeated 13-seeded Johnson, 1-up. Hacker won the first three out of four holes and was three up through four before Johnson won the next three. Hacker settled down when needed. Both players bogeyed the par-3 17th before Hacker’s par on 18 sealed the deal.

Esterline def. Jagger Kulics, 4 & 3

Bright def. Paulsen, 2&1

After 10th-seeded Crew Conder won the 10th hole with a par, 7th-seeded Josh Bell won four of the next six holes to win his match 3 & 2. Bell parred holes 12 and 13, as well as No. 15.

Two-seeded Bronx Esterline got off to the fast start he needed to earn a 4 & 3 win over 15-seeded Jagger Kulics. After the first two holes were tied, Esterline won the next four holes to seal the win. It started with a birdie win at 12 before pars at 13, 14 and 15 helped him secure the win.

Bell def. Conder, 3&2

Nathan Bright and fifth-seeded Bennett Paulsen competed neck and neck with one another in their match with a birdie on the par 4 15th by Bright being the deciding Buttweiler def. factor. Bright won holes 12, Austin Gugisberg, J. Hacker def. 14 and 15, while Paulsen 1-up Three-seeded Henry L. Johnson, 1-up won hole 11. Bright and Much like the Paulsen tied on holes 10, Buttweiler began his match against 14-seeded Geris-Thompson match, 13, 16 and 17.

Austin Gugisberg with a birdie win on the 10th hole. Gugisberg won holes 11 and 12 to grab his first lead of the day. Buttweiler won holes 15 and 16 and tied with Gugisberg on holes 17 and 18 to hold on to the victory. Both golfers parred holes 14 and 17.

Garrison Johnson shoots even par to lead Junior 10-12 in qualifying By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press

the Alexandria Golf Club. Johnson birdied holes 11 With an even-par 36 and 16 while bogeying in Sunday’s Junior 10-12 holes 12 and 18. Bronx Esterline and qualifier, Garrison JohnHenry Buttweiler finished son of Alexandria entered closely behind Johnson in Monday’s match play a tie for second at 1-over portion of the tournament par (37). Buttweiler birdas the No. 1 seed. Sunday’s ied holes 13 and 16 while qualifier was used to seed Esterline birdied hole 11. the 16-golfer match play Esterline took the second on Monday. seed into match play, and Sunday’s qualifier was Buttweiler is seeded third. Jaxn Hacker and Benplayed on the back nine at

nett Paulsen round out the top five with Hacker finishing the Sunday round in fourth with a round of 40 and Paulsen finishing fifth with a round of 41.

JUNIOR 10-12 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING ROUND Garrison Johnson, 36; Bronx Esterline, 37; Henry Buttweiler, 37; Jaxn Hacker, 40; Bennett Paulsen, 41; Lewis Kuhn, 44; Josh Bell, 45; Jameson Geris, 47; Ryker Thompson, 47; Crew Conder, 49; Tyler Cullen, 49; Nathan Bright, 49; Layne Johnson, 50; Austin Gugisberg, 53; Jagger Kulics, 53; Brody Stout, 55

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Cullen def. Kuhn, 3&1

responded by winning hole 12 to tie the match. With four pars in eight Cullen then won holes holes, the No. 11 seed 13, 14 and 17 to take the Tyler Cullen defeated the match. No. 6 seed Lewis Kuhn WEDNESDAY JUNIOR 10-12 QUARTERFINAL ROUND PAIRINGS - 10TH TEE 3 & 1. Cullen parred holes 11, 5:15 p.m. - Garrison Johnson vs. Ryker Thompson; Jaxn Hacker vs. Nathan Bright 13, 15 and 17 in his win, 5:25 p.m. - Bronx Esterline vs. Josh Bell; while Kuhn parred hole Henry Buttweiler vs. Tyler Cullen 15. Cullen won hole 11 Email Sam Stuve at to go one up, but Kuhn sstuve@echopress.com.

Garrison Johnson of Alexandria watches his tee shot during the opening round of match play in the Junior 10-12 Division on Aug. 1, 2022. Johnson qualified as the division's top seed and then won his match-play opener in quick fashion by a 5-4 final on Monday. Sam Stuve / Alexandria Echo Press


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Steve Herzog leads the field in Masters qualifying By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press In the qualifying round in the Men’s Masters Division on Monday, Alexandria’s Steve Herzog finished at even par to pace the field with his 72. With his top score, Herzog will be the top seed out of 16 in Wednesday’s opening round of match play. Herzog, a 6-time Resorters champion between the Men’s, Men’s Execs and Men’s Senior fields, birdied holes 2 and 14, but bogeyed holes 1 and 15. Tom Ryan, last year’s champion in the field, finished just behind Herzog with a round of 73. Ryan birdied holes 5 and 8 in his 1-over par round. Jon Empenger and Dan Elton posted rounds of 75, with Elton recording three birdies. Rounding out the top five seeds is Jim Arnold, who posted a round of 77. Norty Blanchard is

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MASTERS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFIERS Steve Herzog, 72; Tom Ryan, 73; Jon Empanger, 75; Dan Elton, 75; Jim Arnold, 77; Norty Blanchard, 78; Steve Tessmer, 79; Paul Peterson, 79; Greg Mattson, 79; Ray Sauer, 80; Randy Johnson, 82; Todd McNamara, 83; Bruce Leland, 83; Thomas Vipond, 84; Steve Siddy, 84; Michael Flesch, 84 WEDNESDAY MASTERS DIVISION PAIRINGS - 1ST TEE 8:12 a.m. - Steve Herzog vs. Michael Flesch; Paul Peterson vs. Greg Mattson 8:21 a.m. - Dan Elton vs. Bruce Leland; Jim Arnold vs. Todd McNamara 8:30 a.m. - Tom Ryan vs. Steve Siddy; Steve Tessmer vs. Ray Sauer 8:39 a.m. - Jon Empanger vs. Thomas Vipond; Norty Blanchard vs. Randy Johnson

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Adams, who he played with on Sunday. His control off the tee box then set him up for chances at birdies throughout much of the day. “Over the whole summer, I’ve felt good with my driver,” Cronkhite said. “I felt comfortable hitting that on just about every hole. That leaves me with a lot of wedges out here, so you can be more aggressive and make birdies when you have the looks. It definitely starts with driver for me.”

Broin put together a great second round at 6-under to move up the leaderboard. He had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole and followed it up with birdies on Nos. 7, 8, 10, 12 and 15. Broin Woodhull Heinen Sauer Last year’s runner-up in this field, Kelly Brown, the 23rd seed into match time,” Cronkhite said of joined Alexandria native play after shooting a 148 his mindset heading into Noah Boraas in shooting (75, 73). Jim Lehman will match play. “It’s cliche, 4-under through the two face Sean Lehman in the but like I said, for me days. Brown had nine opening round after Sean it’s the driver and then total birdies, and Boraas shot a 68 on Tuesday to when you have the looks, had 11. earn the 10th seed. be aggressive. Then A couple of veterans Cronkhite will face one hopefully make some with past titles in the of his NDSU teammates putts too.” Men’s Division also in the first round in A total of 32 players made this year’s cut. Maple Grove’s Josh will head to the first Jerry Rose, a three-time Galvin. Galvin finished tee box on Wednesday champion, is the 13th second in this field in believing they can make seed after shooting a 144 2020. a run this week. The (71, 73). Jim Lehman, “It’s just doing the Adams brothers, along the 2009 champ, takes same thing. One shot at a with Nate Deziel and

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MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 32 QUALIFYING SCORES - 1. Nate Adams - 66, 77 137; 2. Braeden Sladek - Defending champ; 3. Gunnar Broin - 71, 66 - 137; 4. Gavin Cronkhite - 67, 70 - 137; 5. Lincoln Johnson - 66, 73 - 139; 6. Kelly Brown - 69, 71 - 140; 7. Noah Boraas - 69, 71 - 140; 8. Nick Jarrett - 69, 72 - 141; 9. Ian Meyer - 73, 69 - 142; 10. Sean Lehman - 74, 68 - 142; 11. Zak Jones - 70, 72 - 142; 12. Bryant Black - 72, 71 - 143; 13. Jerry Rose - 71, 73 - 144; 14. Alec Heinen - 73, 72 - 145; 15. Lucas Feterl - 76, 69 - 145; 16. Nate Deziel - 72, 73 - 145; 17. Charlie Moen - 73, 72 - 145; 18. Ben Strauman - 73, 72 - 145; 19. Jon Sauer - 76, 70 - 146; 20. Jed Barancyzk - 69, 77 - 146; 21. Jacques Wilson - 71, 76 - 147; 22. Jack Johnson - 75, 72 - 147; 23. Jim Lehman 75, 73 - 148; 24. Jack Michel - 76, 72 - 148; 25. Jimmy Hoselton - 75, 73 - 148; 26. Ryan Conn - 73, 75 - 148; 27. Danny Renner - 73,

75 - 148; 28. Max LaBine - 73, 75 - 148; 29. Josh Galvin - 72, 77 - 149; 30. Alex Woodhull - 76, 73 - 149; 31. Kyle Cox - 74, 75 149; 32. Nicholas Adams - 73, 76 - 149 WEDNESDAY PAIRINGS - FIRST TEE 1:20 p.m. - Nate Adams vs. Nicholas Adams; Nate Deziel vs. Charlie Moen 1:30 - Nick Jarrett vs. Jimmy Hoselton; Ian Meyer vs. Jack Michel 1:40 - Gavin Cronkhite vs. Josh Galvin; Jerry Rose vs. Jed Barancyzk 1:50 - Lincoln Johnson vs. Max LaBine; Bryant Black vs. Jacques Wilson 2:00 - Braeden Sladek vs. Kyle Cox; Lucas Feterl vs. Ben Strauman 2:10 - Noah Boraas vs. Ryan Conn; Sean Lehman vs. Jim Lehman 2:20 - Gunnar Broin vs. Alex Woodhull; Alec Heinen vs. Jon Sauer 2:30 - Kelly Brown vs. Danny Renner; Zak Jones vs. Jack Johnson

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Resorters champ George Cliff named honorary starter Corky Krogstad honorary chairman By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press ALEXANDRIA - Longtime Resorters participant George Cliff is back playing in the Grand Master Division at this year’s tournament, and the 2022 event comes with a special honor for him. Cliff is the honorary starter for this year’s tournament. Corky Krogstad is the honorary chairman. Krogstad is a 50-year member of the Alexandria Golf Club and has played an integral role in the Resorters behind the scenes. Cliff and Krogstad helped kick off the tournament on Tuesday during a ceremony off of the first tee box at 11:30 a.m. Cliff, who lives in Mankato, is a six-time Resorters champion. “It’s an honor,” Cliff said ahead of the tournament of being this year’s starter. “I’ve been going up there for at least 40 years. I think we started to come up with family vacations starting in about 1981. I’ve been there two other times, back in the 70s and in the late 60s.” Cliff has many memories from over the 40 years that he has played in the Resorters. “There’s so many of them,” Cliff said. “It’s unbelievable. The tournament is a time when

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has two Resorters titles in this division from 2014 and 2021. Eldred enters match play this week as the No. 2 seed in the division as the defending champion, while Herzog got in as the 15th seed after shooting a 79 in qualifying. Lincoln Johnson shot 5-under through two rounds of qualifying to take the fifth seed into the Men’s Championship matchplay tournament. “I had heard really good things about (the Resorters) from those three people saying it was their favorite week of the summer,” Carpenter said. “They love it so much, and I typically go back to DeKalb for the summer,

you get to know all the players. They become like family. One of my best friends is (Alexandria’s) Dave Harris. I’m not sure how many times we’ve met each other, but we’ve battled lots of times. And there are some other ones in the past that have passed on and aren’t playing anymore. It’s just fun to come back and have some fun.” Cliff keeps coming back because of the fun atmosphere at the tournament. “Besides being up there for a family vacation, we’ve stayed at several resorts over the years,” Cliff said. “When we first started to come up, my kids were three and one. My wife was the best caddy in southern Minnesota. We lost her about 10 years ago this year. Both my sons did play, and after they got old enough, I’d be playing 18 holes and then I would go out and caddy for them at night. It’s some long days but lots of fun.” For Cliff and his family, golfing has been a mainstay throughout the years. “We’re a golfing family,” Cliff said. “I’ve been lucky enough to play reasonably well. I got to go to the section qualifier in Chicago for the 1976 Open Championship. One of my best buddies, who doesn’t play anymore, and I won the state-am in the state four-ball in 1976 at the Minneapolis Golf Club. I’ve been in a lot of tournaments over the years. Back in the old days, we

played in a lot of MGA championships.” Since 1984, Cliff has been an outstate director of the MGA and, at one time, was a section affairs committee person for the United States Golf Association. There are 10 divisions for this year’s Resorters Tournament — the Men’s Championship, Women’s Championship, Men’s Regular Flights, Men’s Executive (35+), Women’s Executive (35+), Men’s Senior (50+), Men’s Masters (65+), Men’s Grand Masters (75+), Junior 10-12 and Junior 13-15. Through the Resorters, Krogstad and Cliff have become friends. “I talk to George every year,” Krogstad said. “He’s become a great friend, he’s a great supporter (of the tournament) and he’s a great champion.” Krogstad, who lives in Alexandria, has been involved with the Resorters for decades. His work in helping the tournament run smoothly made him a natural fit as this year’s honorary chairman of the 101st Resorters Tournament. “I just feel honored,” Krogstad said. “The Resorters is a great family experience. It’s a very competitive, yet fun atmosphere. I started out as a caddy master, then moved into scoring and pairings when the carts came in.” Krogstad now helps

but this is my first summer staying up north. It worked out really well to go ahead and register for this event and spend the week up here with so many great people.” Carpenter adds to a talented women’s field at this year’s tournament. Detroit Lakes native Madison Herzog is playing well and searching for her first Resorters title after taking second in 2019 and 2021. Madison is the third seed after shooting a 2-under par 71 during qualifying. She had just one bogey and added birdies at Nos. 3, 6 and 11 around 14 pars on Monday. The cut to make the championship flight was an 80. Alexandria native Amanda Bigger carded that to earn the 16th seed

and the right to face Carpenter in the first round. Alexandria’s Lauren Stockmoe shot an evenpar 73 during qualifying to earn the fourth seed. Leah Skaar, a junior this coming year at North Dakota State University, shot 74 to round out the top five seeds. Carpenter has a better feel of the course now after playing it once as she heads into match play. She is ready to enjoy the week and see how far she can advance. “There’s no doubt that this field is really good this week,” Carpenter said. “It’s just going to be about me and the golf course, not necessarily about me and another player. I’m just going to enjoy the good company. All of these girls are great girls. I’m going to play

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Front left to right, 2022 Resorters honorary chairman Corky Krogstad, and honorary starter George Cliff pose for a photo with (back left to right) Dave Harris, Wayne Elton, Nancy Syverson and Mary Rothfusz during a ceremony to help kick off the 2022 Resorters week on Tuesday. Harris, Elton and Syverson are Resorters honorees from prior years. Rothfusz is the daughter of Gordy Anderson, who played in the Resorters Tournament for over 25 years, was an honorary chairman in 2019 and was the honorary centenarian starter during the 100th Resorters in 2021. He passed away on July 3, 2022, and was honored with a plaque, his signature cart, along with photos and signs on Aug. 2, 2022 at the 101st Resorters Tournament. with the tournament’s time management and with the pace of play. Krogstad said he’s seen the growth of the tournament that necessitated there being 10 divisions, as well as the passion the area has for the tournament. Krogstad has played in the Resorters twice himself when he’s been asked to fill in. One of Krogstad’s favorite things about the Resorters is the people

who play in it and the people that work at it. “It’s become a real family,” Krogstad said. “And we have people that are from three generations playing right now. There’s nothing more gratifying to see grandpa carrying the clubs of his 10-year-old grandchild.” At the ceremony on Tuesday, the late Gordy Anderson was also honored. Anderson played in

the Resorters for over 25 years and was an honorary chairman in 2019. Anderson passed away on July 3, 2022. Anderson, who was an honorary centenarian starter at the 100th Resorters in 2021, was remembered on Tuesday at the 101st Resorters during the tournament with a plaque, photo, signs and his signature cart.

my own game and try to go as deep as I can every round. I’m going to try to get the most out of every hole.”

- Defending champion; 3. Madison Herzog 71; 4. Lauren Stockmoe - 73; 5. Leah Skaar - 74; 6. Hannah Boraas - 75; 7. Lauren Contreras - 75; 8. Samantha Sommers - 76; 9. Catherine Monty - 76; 10. Caroline Monty - 77; 11. Avery O’Donnell - 77; 12. Cora Larson - 78; 13. Ale Heinen - 79; 14. MacKenzie Olsen - 79; 15. Leah Herzog - 79; 16. Amanda Bigger - 80 WEDNESDAY PAIRINGS - 1ST TEE 12:05 p.m. - Emma Carpenter vs. Amanda

Bigger; Samantha Sommers vs. Catherine Monty 12:15 p.m. - Lauren Stockmoe vs. Ale Heinen; Leah Skaar vs. Cora Larson 12:24 - Alayna Eldred vs. Leah Herzog; Lauren Contreras vs. Caroline Monty 12:33 - Madison Herzog vs. MacKenzie Olsen; Hannah Boraas vs. Avery O’Donnell

WOMEN’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFYING SCORES (Par 73) 1. Emma Carpenter - 70; 2. Alayna Eldred

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Four tie for best round in Men’s Regular Cummings, Story, DuBe, Ballou all shoot 73

on 18 to go 3-under, giving him a 40-33-73 round. Story also ran into obstacles on the front, By Al Edenloff settling for bogeys on aedenloff@echopress.com four holes, Nos. 2, 3, 4 Four golfers tied for Cummings and 7, before notching a Domine Pelzel J. Dierks medalist honors with a birdie on No. 9 that put round of 73 in the Men’s him 3-over-par at the Regular qualifying round. turn. They are, in the order The back nine was a of the seed they were different story for Story. given, Jack Cummings, He drained birdies on Kyle Story, Logan DuBe Nos. 12, 14 and 15 to get and Andrew Ballou. back to par. He bogeyed Their pace was five Ballou No. 17 and finished with a Bowden Resler Sansted strokes behind last solid par on the final hole year’s division medalfor a round of 39-34-73. ist, Tyler Wanous, who Dube had to scramble a scorched the course with few times in his qualifya 4-under-par 68. ing round. He made two Eighty golfers competbirdies on the front, Nos. ed in the division Sunday. 1 and 6 but bogeyed No. The cut-off to make the 3, double-bogeyed No. top 16 in the first flight Story 4 and bogeyed again on Stedronsky Larson P. Dierks was 78 and three playNo. 7. He ended the front ers tied with that score with two pars and stood to force a playoff. Jor2-over at the turn. dan Domine survived, Dube ran into bogey edging last year’s runtrouble on Nos. 11 and ner-up, Michael Herzog, 12, but roared back with and Caden Meyer for the three straight birdies on final spot. Nos. 14, 15 and 16 and During qualifying, DeBe parred the final two holes Sahli Stanz Peterson Cummings ran into some for a round of 38-35-73. trouble on the front nine made pars on the rest of nailing a trio of birdBallou played steady on with a double-bogey on the front to go 4-over at ies on Nos. 10, 11 and 12. the front, making pars on No. 3, a bogey on No. 4 that point. He parred the next four all but two bogey holes, Cummings settled holes, made birdie on No. Nos. 2 and 8, and was and another double-bogey on the 9th hole. He down on the back nine, 17 and settled for a bogey 2-over at the turn.

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Jordan Domine watches his tee shot off of the No. 1 box at the Alexandria Golf Club on July 31, 2022. Domine made the cut into the first flight of the Men's Regular Division as the 16th seed after shooting a 78 on Sunday. Ballou cranked his game up a notch on the back nine, sinking birdies on Nos. 12 and 14, and making par on the next three holes before a bogey ended his day on No. 18. He carded a 38-35-73. WEDNESDAY MEN’S REGULAR FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS - 10TH TEE 12:42 p.m. - Jack Cummings vs. Jordan

Domine; Cory Pelzel vs. Jack Dierks 12:51 p.m. - Andrew Ballou vs. Parker Bowden; Luke Resler vs. Peter Sansted 1:00 p.m. - Kyle Story vs. Blake Stedronsky; Riley Larson vs. Peter Dierks 1:10 p.m. - Logan DeBe vs. Shawn Sahli; Rob Stanz vs. Zach Peterson MEN’S REGULAR DIVISION QUALIFYING SCORES - Jack Cummings - 73; Kyle Story - 73; Logan DuBe - 73; Andrew Ballou - 73; Luke Resler - 74; Rob Stanz - 74; Riley Larson - 74; Cory Pelzel - 75; Jack Dierks 75; Peter Dierks - 75; Zach Peterson - 76; Peter Sansted - 76; Parker Bowden - 77; Shawn Sahli - 77; Blake Stedronsky - 77; and Jordan Domine - 78.

Choe fends off Swedberg, others in Resorters Pro-Am By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press ALEXANDRIA — Brian Choe of Coppell, Texas has been a regular in the Men’s Championship Division at the Resorters Tournament in recent years. Choe won the 2018 title by a 1-up score over Nate Adams of Maple Grove during his college playing days. Now after dropping his amateur status after playing this past school year as a senior at Abilene Christian University, Choe can add a win in the annual Resorters Pro-Am to his resume in Alexandria. Choe was the low gross in the Pro Division among 18 golfers on Saturday at the Alexandria Golf Club. He shot a 5-under 67. He almost went even lower, but his only bogeys of the day came on two of his final three holes on Nos. 1 and 3 at AGC. Choe had a birdie in between there on No. 2, and added birdies on Nos.

5, 7, 10, 12, 13 and 15. He was 4-under on the back nine. That helped him hold off a field of three other pros who shot 4-under. Brady Swedberg, the tournament director at Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria, joined Thomas Campbell and Eric Chiles, both pros from the Twin Cities area, in shooting rounds of 68 during hot and windy conditions to start this year’s Resorters week. “It was a little bit tough out there with the wind,” Swedberg said. “The course was in perfect shape. The greens were great, so you felt like if you gave yourself some looks, you’re bound to make some.” Swedberg said his driver was just a bit off, which was making it harder to get the consistent looks at birdie that he was hoping for. “As many times as I have played out here, you feel like you should go around the course and

make more than four birdies, so a little frustrated,” Swedberg said. “I had a few at the end that felt like they could have gone in and they didn’t. That’s just the way it is. So a little disappointed, but at the end of the day, to shoot four under with no bogeys is OK.” Swedberg, who coached the Alexandria Area High School boys golf team to a third-place finish at the Class AAA state tournament this past spring, was three-under on the back with birdies at Nos. 12, 13 and 15. He added another birdie on the par-five sixth hole. “I could say it’s just another pro-am, but it’s always a little extra fuel,” Swedberg said of playing this event in his hometown. “I don’t even know how many rounds of golf I’ve played out here. A thousand, probably. I don’t even know, but it’s a lot. Growing up here and playing over 100 rounds a summer, so it’s pretty special out here

with the Resorters and all the memories out here. It is extra motivation to try to come out and win this golf tournament.” Swedberg won the Resorters Pro-Am in 2015. His second-place finish on Saturday was a continuation of some good golf that he has been playing after also winning a pro-am in Willmar earlier this summer. Alexandria’s Grant Hanson, who shot a 1-under 71 to tie for fifth on Saturday, has also been playing near the top of many of these oneday pro-ams around the state. Hanson is the director of golf at Geneva Golf Club. “It’s been a little up and down, but overall it’s been pretty good,” Swedberg said. “I played the Minnesota Open. I played OK there, made the cut, and then I’ve played seven or eight of these one-day pro-ams. I’m playing a little better than I played last year, and Grant has been playing

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Brian Choe of Coppell, Texas rolls his put toward the cup on the No. 3 green at the Alexandria Golf Club on July 30, 2022 during the Resorters Pro-Am. Choe, the 2018 Men's Championship winner at the Resorters, won the Pro Division at the pro-am by shooting a 5-under par 67. great. We’ve been having Olson and Jerry Rose each some fun this summer. shot a 1-over 73. 2022 RESORTERS PRO-AM — PRO We go to most of these DIVISION SCORES - Brian Choe - 67; Eric Chiles - 68; Thomas Campbell - 68; Brady tournaments together, Swedberg - 68; Chris Borgen - 71; Grant so it’s fun to get some Hanson - 71; Jeff Sorenson - 71; Casey Vangsness - 73; Aaron Jacobson - 73; Lisa wins.” Grimes - 73; Austin Meissner - 74; Chris LarMike Sahli was the son - 74; Bob Miller - 76; Dave Kluver - 77; Crouse - 79; Chris Howell - 80; Aaron low-gross finisher in the Jon McClay - 80; Kyle Lee - 97 amateur division at SatEmail sports and outdoor urday’s pro-am. He shot editor Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com. 1-under, while Andrew


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