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VOL. 85, NO. 4 MEN’S EXECS

PLAYING TO THEIR POTENTIAL

Top seeds live up to expectations, while Olson gets past Schomer

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By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press

eing a top-10 seed does not necessarily mean much when a tournament format like the Resorters turns from stroke play in qualifying to match play the rest of the way, but low seeds in the Men’s Executive Division have played up to their expectations all week. Seven of the top eight will play in Friday afternoon’s quarterfinals. The only outlier is 10th-seeded Andrew Olson. He took down a perennial power in this field by outlasting four-time Men’s Execs champion Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud in a 3-2 match on Thursday. Geoff Klein, Joe Sauer, Chad Hacker and Shay Conder all rolled in their second-round matches, while the bottom half of the bracket featured some nailbiters. Second-seeded Bryan Hoops survived a 1-up battle with 18th-seeded Kerry O’Donnell. Olson, Nick Paulsen and Troy Johnson all came out victorious in tight matches too. Here is a look at how all eight got here before they step to the first tee box starting at 1:30 on Friday afternoon.

Geoff Klein def. Mike Williams, 7-6

Top-seeded Geoff Klein is certainly living up to that No. 1 seed so far. Klein followed up a 6-4 win in his opening match on Wednesday by controlling another on Thursday in a 7-6 win over 16th-seeded Mike Williams. Klein torched the front nine, shooting a 5-under 31 and building a 7-up lead. He took holes 1, 8 and 9 with birdies, and highlighted his round with an eagle win at the parfive sixth hole. Klein’s only blemish of the day came with a bogey at 10. Williams took the hole with a par, but Klein bounced right back and won 11 with a par himself. Another par at the par-five 12th halved the hole and put the match away.

Joe Sauer def. Andrew Petersen, 5-3

Joe Sauer started his day with a birdie to grab a quick 1-up lead in his match against Andy Petersen, and that was the start of a round where he shot 4-under par through a 5-3 win. Sauer was 3-up at the turn by getting birdie wins at 5 and 8 and a par win at 4 around Petersen’s par win on hole 3. The two exchanged par wins on 10 and 11. Sauer moved back to 4-up with a par on 13,

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Bryan Hoops watches his tee shot off the No. 9 box at the Alexandria Golf Club on Aug. 4, 2022. Hoops is in the hunt for a title as he is the No. 2 seed in the Men’s Executive Division and has advanced to the semifinals. and he put the match away with another birdie on 15.

Hacker def. Cattoor, 6-5 Chris Cattoor had an off day in his match against Hacker, and Hacker made sure to take advantage of it.

Cattoor shot a 44 on the front nine. That allowed Hacker to grab four par wins on Nos. 1, 5, 6 and 7. Cattoor got one back at the eighth with a par, but Hacker’s first birdie of the day on 10 was the start of a strong

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back nine. He added birdie wins at holes 10, 12 and 14 to finish off the win.

Conder def. Cota, 8-6

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MEN’S CHAMPS

Medalist falls to 16th seed Gunnar Broin is the top seed now By Al Edenloff

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A big change rippled through the Men’s Championship Division on Thursday. Medalist Nate Adams could not hold off the hard-charging Nate Deziel, his golfing teammate at North Dakota State University, and was eliminated. That leaves Gunnar Broin as the top seed at No. 3. He rolled to a 4-3 win Thursday. The fourth and fifth seeds also remain – Gavin Cronkhite who breezed to a 6-5 win and Lincoln Johnson who survived an 18-hole dogfight against Jaques Wilson. The division’s “Elite Eight” will play Friday to make it into the semifinals. They’ll tee it up from No. 1 at 1:50 p.m.

par on holes 10 through 13 to flip the match in his favor, 3-up. After halving the par-5 14th, Adams tried to make a charge with a birdie on No. 15 to draw within two. But that was as close as he got. Deziel put the match away with a par win on the 16th hole to seal a 3-2 upset.

Jarrett def. Meyer in 20 holes

In the division’s longest duel of the afternoon, Nick Jarrett survived a back-and-forth battle – and an eagle – to take down Ian Meyer in 20 holes. They each won three holes on the front. Jarrett took Nos. 1 (birdie), 4 (par) and 9 (par) while Meyer racked up wins on Nos. 2 (par), 3 (par) and 6 (eagle). Deadlocked at the turn, Jarrett broke the tie with a birdie on No. 10. Meyer quickly recovered with a birdie on the next hole to knot it up. Meyer moved into the lead for the third time with a birdie on the 13th hole but Jarrett tied it Deziel def. Adams, again with a birdie on 3-2 No. 14. After halving the The Deziel/Adams match began as expect- next two holes, Meyer ed, based on the seed- took his fourth lead of the match with a birding. Adams, the division’s ie on the par-3 17th. top seed who qualified Jarrett refused to quit, with a 7-under par 137, however, and his par on won the second hole No. 18 sent the match with a birdie, stum- into overtime where Jarbled momentarily with rett emerged the winner a bogey on No. 4 but after two extra holes. regained the lead with a clutch par on No. 7 and Cronkhite def. matched Deziel’s pars Baranczyk, 6-5 Gavin Cronkhite is on the next two holes to keep his 1-up lead at growing to like the course at the Alexandria the turn. That’s when Deziel, Golf Club pretty quickly. The junior from North the 16th seed, caught fire. He reeled off four Dakota State University straight wins, going had never played at AGC birdie, birdie, eagle and before shooting 7-under

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Nate Deziel watches a shot out of the sand hit near the pin during his Men’s Championship match at the 2022 Resorters Tournament in Alexandria on Aug. 4, 2022. Deziel knocked off top-seeded Nate Adams, his NDSU teammate, by a 3-2 final.

the par-three 13th put him at 9-under through 13 holes as he coasted into the quarterfinals.

Johnson def. Wilson, 1-up

In one of the better played rounds of the afternoon, Lincoln Johnson was shooting 6-under-par after 13 holes while Wilson was 3-under. Johnson won holes 3,11,12 and 13 during that stretch with two birdies, an eagle and a par. Wilson won two holes, Nos. 2 and 10 with birdies and trailed by two after 13 holes. Wilson mounted a comeback and drew to within one hole before Johnson was able to nail down a 1-up win.

Nick Jarrett and his 7-year-old son, Thomas, watch his shot from just off the No. 2 green during Jarrett’s Men’s Championship match against Ian Meyer on Cox def. Feterl, 2-1 Aug. 4, 2022 at the Resorters. Jarrett got the win in 20 holes to advance to the Cox wasted no time in quarterfinals. jumping out to a lead, through 36 holes during qualifying. He carried that momentum into match play where he followed up a 4-3 win in his opener with a 6-5

win over Jed Baranczyk on Thursday. Cronkhite shot 4-under on the front nine and that led to a 4-up advantage at the turn. He continued his

strong play on the back where a birdie at 11 gave him a 5-up lead. Both players birdied the 10th and also sank eagles on the par-five 12th hole. Cronkhite’s birdie on

winning four of the first seven holes with help from birdies on Nos. 2, 6 and 7 and par on No. 4. Feterl’s lone win on

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the front came from a bogey on No. 8. Trailing by three at the turn, Feterl mounted a mini-comeback, winning two holes on the back nine – a birdie on No. 12 and a par on No. 16. Cox took just one hole, No. 15, with par, but he was able to seal the win, 2-1.

Conn def. Sean Lehman, 4-3

Conn overcame an early deficit against Sean Lehman, put together a couple crucial back-to-back wins and coasted to a 4-3 win. Lehman won the first two holes with birdies but Conn erased them with par wins on Nos. 3 and 4 to draw even. Lehman took the lead again with a birdie on No. 5 but Conn took the next two holes with birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 to take his first lead. Conn added a par win on No. 9 to go 2-up at

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the turn. Conn kept the pressure on with a bogey win on No. 11. After halving the par-5 12th hole, Conn made birdie on No. 13 to go 4-up. Lehman could only match Conn’s par on No. 14 and Conn iced a 4-3 win with a par on the 15th hole.

Broin def. Sauer, 4-3

Broin fell behind early against Jon Sauer, losing the first two holes to Sauer’s birdie and par. But Sauer was able to tie the match with birdies on No. 6 and 8 and moved into the

lead with a par on the 9th hole. The back belonged to Broin. He won four of the next five holes, with a par on No. 10, an eagle on No. 12, a par on No. 13 and a par on the 14th hole. Sauer’s lone win was a par on No. 11.

Jones def. Brown, 4-3

The match between Zak Jones and Kelly Brown bounced back and forth in the early going. Jones won four holes on the front – pars on Nos. 2 and 5, an eagle on No. 6 and a par on No. 9. Brown, mean-

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Ryan Conn lines up his putt during his Men’s Championship match against Sean Lehman on Aug. 4, 2022 at the Resorters Tournament in Alexandria. while, stayed close with three wins – pars on Nos. 3, 4 and 8 – and trailed by one at the turn. The match settled

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match with a birdie on No. 4 to close the contest, 4-3.

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JUNIOR 13-15

Semifinalists have plenty of past success Division resumes Friday afternoon By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press The final four standing in the Junior 13-15 Division had a day off on Thursday to think about things ahead of their Friday afternoon tee time in the semifinals. Whoever comes out of this division will be adding to what has been a successful young career at the Resorters tournament already. Lunden Esterline is the top seed and a 2020 champion in the Junior 10-12 Division. His Friday opponent, Carson Boe of Cottonwood, is coming off a spring season where he finished tied for 22nd at the Class A state meet as a freshman in high school. Is it Boe’s year to finish off a title at the Resorters after taking second in this division each of the last two summers? Like Boe a couple of years ago, Will Hacker is proving at a young age that he is ready to compete in the upper junior division. He has made his run to the semifinals as a 14 seed after winning last year’s Junior 10-12 Division title. Hacker will likely have his toughest test waiting for him on Friday. Alexandria’s Carver Larson is a veteran of two state tournament appearances with the Alexandria boys golf team during the spring season. As the second seed this year, he is looking for a second Resorters championship after winning the 10-12 division in 2019. The final four players will tee off from the first box at 2:10 p.m. on Friday.

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Here is a look back at the path they took to get here.

Esterline playing like a top seed

Esterline has been steady all week. He qualified as the top seed as the lone golfer in the division to shoot even par. That round epitomized the way he makes opponents beat him in match play. It included two birdies, just two bogeys and then 14 pars. Esterline rolled in his opening match with a 7-5 win on Monday. He had a tougher match against Adam Crosby on Wednesday, but finished off a 3-2 win. Esterline used a threehole stretch on the front nine against Crosby, which was his second nine, to get by. He got a birdie, par and bogey win at Nos. 3-5 that moved him to four up. Crosby got a hole back with a birdie win at the par-five sixth, but both players halved No. 7 to end the match early. Esterline’s wins on the back came with a birdie on 12 and pars on 14, 16 and 18. That was enough to take a 2-up lead to the front after Crosby got a birdie win at 13 and a par win at 17.

Boe steady as always

Boe continues to be a steady force at this tournament. He made runs to the

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Larson opened match play with a 5-3 win and then beat seventh-seeded Charles Hanson by a 3-1 final on Wednesday. Larson trailed by one hole through four against Hanson before he closed Larson Hacker the back nine with a flurchampionship the last ry. Larson got a birdie win two years by making limited mistakes and forcing at 14 and two more birdies opponents to beat him. at 17 and 18 that helped In qualifying this year, him shoot 34 through his he shot a 3-over par 75 first nine. That gave him where he carded three a 2-up advantage at the turn. birdies and 10 pars. Another birdie at No. 2 Boe followed up with an 8-7 win in his open- made it a 3-up lead before Sam Stuve / Alexandria Echo Press ing match against Ellie Hanson got his second Sticha by beating Zachary hole of the day with a par Cottonwood's Carson Boe watches his putt during Gugisberg in a 5-4 final on No. 4. Larson put the match play in the Junior 13-15 Division on Aug. 3, match away with another 2022 at the Resorters Tournament. Boe, the back-toon Wednesday. Boe’s wins on the back, birdie, this time on the back runner-up in this division, will face top-seeded where the juniors started par-four eighth to end Lunden Esterline in the semifinals on Friday afternoon from, came on 12 with a any hopes Hanson had of at 2:10 from the first tee box. birdie and on Nos. 17 and a late surge. 18 with a bogey and a par. First it was a 1-up vic- steady again on FriThat 2-up advantage Hacker shaking tory over third-seeded day with an experienced grew quickly after mak- up the field Weston Nyberg on Mon- player like Larson standing the turn to the front. Will Hacker may have day. Then on Wednesday, ing in his way of a finals Boe got a par win at 1 had some opening-round Hacker and Will Thornappearance. before a birdie win at 3 jitters during qualifying burg were never sepaand a par win at 5 ended as he shot an 88 to sneak rated by more than two JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION PAIRINGS FRIDAY - 1ST TEE BOX things. into the championship holes before Hacker found 2:10 p.m. - Lunden Esterline vs. Carson flight, but he has shown a way to finish down the Boe; Carver Larson vs. Will Hacker Larson’s turn plenty of calm in two stretch. Email Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com. close match-play wins. He will have to be for a title? Alexandria’s Carver Larson has plenty of bigmatch experience already Congratulations to in his career. He has helped anchor this year’s winner one of the top Class AAA to be a part of an high school teams in Event Like NO other! Minnesota the last couple years as an 8th-grader Kyle’s 32nd in 2021 and a freshman LAKES AREA CLASSIC in 2022. Larson and the Cardinals finished fifth at Men’s Flighted state two years ago before Golf Championship their third-place finish this past season. Larson shot a 73 in qualifying at this year’s Call Kyle Diekman for more Resorters to earn the secinformation 320-762-0309 ond seed. He got hot for a stretch on the back nine at AGC with birdies on Nos. 12, 13 and 15.

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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

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

1st Tee Color of Tees 10th Tee Foursomes Foursomes Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Black Mens Champ Rd. 1 Qualifying Starters Time Starters Time Mens Grand Masters Qualifying White Mens Grand Masters Qualifying Mens Grand Masters Qualifying White Mens Grand Masters Qualifying ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Mens Regular Qualifying Blue Mens Regular Qualifying Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying Blue Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying Blue Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying Blue Junior 13-15 Division Qualifying ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cross Over ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Junior 10-12 Qualifying (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Qualifying (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Qualifying (9 holes) Junior 10-12 Qualifying (9 holes)

Monday, August 1st, 2022

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

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 Color of Tees

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

10th Tee

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

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

Color of Tees Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Blue Blue Blue Blue

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

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

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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

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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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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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

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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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WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE

Sullivan, Baker make it back to the semifinals O’Donnell and Cummings join them

time women’s executive champion and two-time women’s champion Betsy Aldrich. Here are the full results from Thursday’s quarterfinal matches.

By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press The top two seeds in the Women’s Executive bracket, No. 1 Amanda O’Donnell and No. 2 Jodi Sullivan, captured victories in less than 18 holes in the quarterfinal round on Thursday. Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Caitlin Cummings and fifth-seeded Molly Baker earned close wins to advance to Friday’s semifinals. Sullivan has plenty of experience making deep runs in this field in recent years. She finished as the Women’s Executive champion in 2018 and runner-up in 2017 and 2019. Sullivan is a two-time Women’s Division champion. Baker has been to this stage before as well and has pushed through to the finals. She finished as the runner-up in the 2021 Resorters Tournament, falling to four-

O’Donnell def. Lisa Sobba, 4-2

A strong finish to the front nine led O’Donnell to victory over the eight-seeded Lisa Sobba. With both of them having won two holes out of the first five, O’Donnell took control of the match on hole 6, winning the hole, along with 7 and 9. Sobba cut O’Donnell’s lead down to two heading to the 13th hole, but O’Donnell put the match away with a birdie on hole 15 and a par on hole 16. In each round she has played, including the qualifying round, O’Donnell has started on hole 1 with a par and has won the first two out of three holes in both match play rounds.

Baker def. Allyn, 1-up The

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Baker and four-seeded Andrea Allyn was as close as one would expect a No. 5 versus No. 4 match to go. Baker led 2-up after nine holes thanks to winning holes 2 and 8. Baker led 3-up after winning a hole on the back nine, but Allyn clawed back to trim Baker’s winning margin to 1-up. Baker has won the second hole in both match play rounds and has parred hole 7 in the match play rounds and qualifying round.

Sullivan def. Steege, 4-3

On holes 8 through 15, Sullivan has been in control of her matches and that was the case for her quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Heather Steege. With the match tied headed to the eighth, Sullivan won that hole along with the 11th, 13th and 15th to earn a 4-3 win over Steege. Sullivan has won 12 holes in the match play rounds, 10 of which have come between holes 8 and 15. She hasn’t needed to play holes 16, 17 and 18.

Cummings def. Lambros, 2-1

Molly Baker follows through on a tee shot on the fourth hole at the Alexandria Golf Club on Aug. 4, 2022. Baker is the fifth seed in the Women’s Executive division and is looking to get back to the finals after finishing runner-up a year ago.

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Jodi Sullivan lines up a putt on the No. 3 green at the Alexandria Golf Club on Aug. 4, 2022. Sullivan is a two-time Women's Division champion at the Resorters, a Women’s Executive Division champ and a two-time runner-up in Women's Execs. She has a chance to add to those accolades this year as she is now in the semifinals on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

14th seeded Rose Lambros couldn’t quite capture the same magic in Thursday’s quarterfinal match against Caitlin Cummings as she had in her Wednesday win over Top-seeded Amanda O’Donnell chips from just off the left side of the No. 3 green No. 3 seed Pam Marlow. Cummings needed at the Alexandria Golf Club on Aug. 4, 2022. O’Donnell defeated eighth-seeded strong finishes to each Lisa Sobba, 4-2, to get to the semifinals on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. nine to beat Lambros. FRIDAY - 1st Tee The match was tied Cummings got the final 12:30 p.m. - Amanda O’Donnell vs. Molly Lambros won holes 6 and 7 to tie the match, heading to the 15th, win she needed at the Baker; Jodi Sullivan vs. Caitlin Cummings but Cumming won holes where Cummings won 17th. Email Sam Stuve at sstuve@ echopress.com. the hole to take the lead. WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE SEMIFINALS, 8 and 9 to lead 2-up.


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MEN’S EXECS an 8-6 win over Jeffry Cota. It was not Cota’s day as a triple bogey on 8 allowed Conder to move to 5-up with a doublebogey win. Conder shot a 39 on the front and did not let up once they hit the back. Two straight pars and a birdie at 12 led to three more wins as he cruised into the quarterfinals on Friday.

Hoops def. O’Donnell, 1-up

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Conder

Hoops

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Olson def. Schomer, 3-2

From Page 1

Shay Conder launches a tee shot to the “Minnesota Hole” at the Alexandria Golf Club on Aug. 4, 2022. Conder won the No. 7 hole en route to earning his second convincing match play win of the tournament.

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Bryan Hoops and Kerry O’Donnell went to the 18th hole all square after the two went back-and-forth down the stretch. Hoops went 1-up after 16 with a par win, only to watch as O’Donnell tied things up on the par-three 17th with a par of his own. That set the stage for a dramatic final hole where a bogey by O’Donnell opened the door for Hoops to steal the match with a par. This match was never separated by more than one hole. Hoops finished at 1-over par 73, while O’Donnell finished with a 75.

Andrew Olson bookended his round with birdie wins on Nos. 1 and 2 against Daryl Schomer, and then by winning holes 13-16 to secure the 3-2 win. Schomer recovered from that early deficit and led by two after a birdie win at 10. Olson immediately recovered from a bogey on that hole. He got a birdie win at 11 to get within one. Both Schomer and Olson parred No. 12, but Schomer had a rare stretch where he opened the door for his opponent. Olson capitalized. His pars on 13 and 16 got him wins, and a bogey on 14 was enough to take the hole as well. Olson added a birdie win at the par-four 15th to help him close things down.

Paulsen def. Heimsness, 3-2

Nick Paulsen trailed by one after an Eric Heimsness birdie at No. 2, but Paulsen responded by winning the next four holes with three pars and a birdie at the par-five sixth. Paulsen never wavered from there. He rattled off nine pars in the next 10 holes, taking No. 10.

Paulsen

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Heimsness got a birdie win at 12, but it was not enough to close the gap after both players parred holes 13-16.

Troy Johnson def. Daniel Klein, 4-3

Maple Grove’s Troy Johnson continued his stretch of strong play at the Resorters that is going on five years now. Johnson needs three more wins to get a fifth straight title in the Men’s Execs after he put away Dan Klein in a 4-3 match on Thursday. Klein led by one at the turn after winning with an eagle at 6 and a par at 7. Johnson shot 3-over par on the front, but he knows how to handle adversity in match play. He jumpstarted a run of four straight wins from 10-13 by parring No. 10 and sinking a birdie at 11. Klein got into trouble on 12 as his bogey gave Johnson another win before pars on 13 and 15 sent Johnson to another quarterfinal match on Friday. MEN’S EXECUTIVES QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS FOR FRIDAY — FIRST TEE 1:30 p.m. - Geoff Klein vs. Joe Sauer; Chad Hacker vs. Shay Conder 1:40 p.m. - Bryan Hoops vs. Andrew Olson; Nick Paulsen vs. Troy Johnson

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JUNIOR 10-12

Top three seeds show consistency ahead of semifinals Nathan Bright making an impact as a 12 seed By Sam Stuve Alexandria Echo Press Wednesday’s four Junior 10-12 quarterfinal matches set the stage for Friday’s semifinal matches which feature the top three seeds and 12-seeded Nathan Bright. Top-seeded Garrison Johnson hasn’t skipped a beat since the beginning of the qualifying round, but will that continue come Friday? Bronx Esterline is looking to follow in his older brother Lunden’s footsteps and win a Junior 10-12 Division title (won in 2020 by Lunden). Bronx Esterline is the No. 2 seed in the bracket, while Lunden is still going as the top seed in the 13-15 division. Meeting Bronx Esterline in the semifinals is three-seeded Henry Buttweiler, who shook off a slow start in the first match play round. There wasn’t much separation between these

Johnson

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Esterline

three in the qualifying round as Johnson earned the top seed with a ninehole score of 36 and Esterline and Buttweiler had 37s. Bright had a score of 49 in the qualifying round but has made some noise by beating two top-five seeds in match play thus far. Will his momentum continue on Friday? These four tee off on Friday on hole 10 at 8:40 a.m. and two will advance to the championship on Saturday at 8 a.m. Here’s a look back as to how they each got to the semifinals.

Johnson cruising as a No. 1 seed

In the 14 holes Johnson has played thus far in the match play bracket, he’s won 10 and only lost one. He started the match play bracket on Monday with a 5-4 win over

Monday in six holes by winning holes 12, 13, 14 and 15 to win 5-3. Esterline birded the 12th hole and shot 1-under par through those six holes. Esterline defeated the No. 7 seed Josh Bell on Wednesday, thanks to a hot start that saw him win holes 10, 11 and 12, which helped him win 4-3.

Buttweiler

No. 16 Brody Stout and finished at par through seven holes. Johnson lost his lone hole of the tournament on Wednesday to No. 9 Ryker Thomspon, who won hole No. 10. Johnson quickly turned things around by winning holes 12, 13, and 14 and capped off a 3-1 win with a win on hole No. 17. Johnson has been especially efficient on the par 4 14th as he birdied the hole on Monday and parred the hole on Sunday and Wednesday. Johnson has also birdied the par 4 11th hole and the par 4 17th.

Bright shining in an underdog role

Bright has trailed after the first two holes in each match play round of the tournament. But each round, Bright hasn’t

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Buttweiler searching for more following big quarterfinal win

Henry Buttweiler attempts to hit the center of the No. Buttweiler’s first 11 green at Alexandria Golf Club with a wedge shot. match-play win came Buttweiler birdied the hole en route to winning his down the final two holes with Buttweiler leading quarterfinal match on Aug. 3, 2022. panicked and has come back in a short time to win each match. He first trailed the No. 5 seed Bennett Paulsen, by a hole on Monday but won holes 12, 14 and 15, the latter of which was won with a birdie. He won the match 2-1. His deficit was greater on Wednesday as the fourth-seeded Jaxn Hacker held a 2-up lead after two holes. Bright won holes 12, 14 and 15

to take the lead. After Hacker tied the match by winning hole 16, Bright responded with a par on the 17th hole to win the hole and he held on to win the match 1-up.

Consistent play leads Esterline to the semifinals

Esterline has yet to play a full nine in the match play bracket. He put away the No. 15 seed Jagger Kulics on

1-up over 14th seeded Austin Gugisberg. Both carded a 3 and 5 on the last two holes, leading to Buttweiler holding on. Buttweiler had led 1-up after the first hole but Gugisberg led 1-up after winning the next two holes. Buttweiler tied the match by winning hole 15 and won the match with his win on the 16th hole.

JUNIOR DIVISION 10-12 SEMIFINALS, FRIDAY - 10TH TEE 8:40 a.m. - Garrison Johnson vs. Nathan Bright; Bronx Esterline vs. Henry Buttweiler

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ing the course where every hole rekindles A booklet highlighting fond memories.” All proceeds from the the first 100 years of the Resorters Golf Tourna- booklet will go to the ment is now available at AGC’s Junior Golf Prothe Alexandria Golf Club gram, headed by LPGA instructor, Lisa Grimes. Pro Shop. The 26-page booklet The suggested price is $15 with “any additional titled, “The Resorters amount going to help Invitational: A Tournabuild a short course to ment’s Remarkable First enhance mentoring of Century,” was written our game’s next generand researched by Ron ation,” Way notes in the Way, an Alexandria High booklet. School graduate and a The publication, with former reporter for the a 2022 copyright, conMinneapolis Tribune. tains photos provided He caddied at the AGC by the Alexandria Golf and Resorters, and later Club, Douglas County was a frequent compet- Historical Society and itor in the tournament. the Legacy of the Lakes That includes this week Museum. where Way qualified as The booklet has four the third seed in the chapters: The ResortGrand Master Division. ers…Born Amid Lakes; Way said the booklet is AGC Becomes a Golf dedicated “to the gener- Powerhouse; The ations of those who call Big-Betting Heyday; and AGC their golf home and Our Historic Course – a who never tire of play- Gem.

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Ron Way chips during match play in the Grand Master Division at this year's Resorters Tournament on Aug. 3, 2022. Way, an Alexandria High School graduate and a former reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, wrote a booklet that is available at the AGC pro shop that highlights 100 years of the Resorters Tournament. This booklet highlighting the history of the Resorters Proceeds from sales of the booklet go to the AGC Golf Tournament is available at the Alexandria Golf Junior Golf Program. Club Pro Shop.


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Intrigue builds as quarterfinalists step to the tee Can Eldred or Boraas win another title, or will a first-time champ emerge? By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press The champion of the Women’s Division at this year’s Resorters Tournament will join the men in having to go through 36 holes to do so on Saturday. The eight who made the quarterfinals had Thursday off before getting back on the first tee box starting at 12:40 on Friday afternoon. For the vast majority of the players left standing, a run to Saturday at the Resorters would be an all-new experience. That is certainly not the case for Osakis’ Alayna Eldred. She is the Resorters veteran of this group and a twotime Women’s Division champion from 2014 and 2021. Eldred also finished second in 2020. She will try to take down 10th-seeded Caroline Monty on Friday. Monty is coming off a high school season in Stillwater where she helped lead her team to the Class AAA state tournament. She finished 33rd at the state meet and was named an MVP of her team in Stillwater. Monty got to this week’s quarterfinals by pulling off a slight upset, at least by seeding, when she beat seventh-seeded Lauren Contreras on Wednesday. Alexandria’s Hannah Boraas has also made a deep run in this tournament, but it came in the junior division. Boraas beat a field full of boys to take the 2020 Junior 13-15 title. She will almost certainly play college golf at a high level herself in a couple of years, and she consistently proves in tournaments that she can already play with college-level athletes. Boraas will be a senior in high school this fall. She finished fifth at the MGA Women’s Ama-

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Leah Skaar, a junior at North Dakota State University, hits onto the green during Women's Division match play on Aug. 3, 2022 at the Resorters. Skaar is seeded fifth in this year's Resorters and will face fourth-seeded Lauren Stockmoe from Alexandria in the quarterfinals on Friday. teur Championship this summer, and is now the sixth seed in this Resorters women’s field where she will take on 14th-seeded MacKenzie Olsen on Friday. Olsen is a Stewartville native who was an All-NSIC second-team selection during the 2021-22 golf season at Upper Iowa. Olsen is an example of the depth in this women’s field this year as her 79 in qualifying barely got her in the championship flight as the 14th seed. She then proceeded to knock off NDSU golfer and a twotime runner-up in this women’s field at the Resorters when she beat third-seeded Madison Herzog in a 2-up match

on Wednesday. On the top half of this year’s bracket, Emma Carpenter is making the most of her first time at the Resorters so far. Carpenter has two years of eligibility left at the University of Minnesota. She posted a career-best round of 69 at the UCF Challenge on Feb. 7, 2022 as a junior with the Gophers. Carpenter shot a 3-under par 70 in qualifying for the Resorters in what was her first time ever playing the course at the Alexandria Golf Club. The DeKalb, Illinois native had five birdies in qualifying and followed it up with a 4-3 win over Amanda Bigger in match play on Wednesday.

Samantha Sommers, a former golfer for the Gophers at the University of Minnesota, chips onto the green during match play in the Women's Division at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 3, 2022. Sommers won a 1-up match that day and will now face top-seeded Emma Carpenter, a current golfer for the Gophers, during the quarterfinals on Friday. Eighth-seeded Samantha Sommers is next up in trying to take down the top seed when she faces Carpenter on Friday. Sommers is a former golfer for the Gophers herself. She qualified with a 3-over par 76 on Monday, and then won a 1-up battle with ninth-seeded Catherine Monty in match play on Wednesday. Alexandria’s Lauren Stockmoe, who was an All-NSIC golfer at Bemidji State University during the 202021 season, had a good qualifying round to earn the fourth seed in this year’s Resorters field. She shot a 73 on Monday in a round that featured birdies on Nos. 3 and 5 and just one blemish — a double bogey on 10. Around that, Stockmoe was steady as can be, carding 15 pars. She persevered for a 19-hole

win over 2020 Resorters champion Ale Heinen during the first round of match play. Stockmoe’s opponent on Friday is another talented college golfer in Leah Skaar, a junior at North Dakota State University. Skaar made a run at the MGA Amateur title this summer, leading after two days at the Rochester Golf & Country Club from July 27-29. She shot rounds of 70, 74 and 75 to finish tied for second at the amateur championship. Skaar had a good back nine during her 1-over par round of 74 in qualifying for this year’s Resorters to take the fifth seed. She bogeyed 10, but bounced right back with birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 before coasting to six straight pars to end her round. Skaar beat a future NDSU teammate in Alexandria’s Cora Larson

during the first round of match play. Larson, who graduated this past spring after joining Boraas in helping to lead their high school team to back-to-back state titles, pushed Skaar down the stretch. Early wins for Skaar on Wednesday at 1, 5 and 8 proved to be the difference. Resorters Tournament chairman Jerry Rose called this women’s field the deepest it has been in many years. It is looking that way through the early going. Who will advance to Saturday’s semifinals? That will be decided when they tee off from the first box at 12:40 and 12:50 on Friday afternoon. WOMEN’S DIVISION QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS - FRIDAY ON THE FIRST TEE 12:40 p.m. - Emma Carpenter vs. Samantha Sommers; Lauren Stockmoe vs. Leah Skaar 12:50 - Alayna Eldred vs. Caroline Monty; MacKenzie Olsen vs. Hannah Boraas

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Defending champ Lindberg advances to semifinals No. 2 and 3 seeds face off; double-digit seeds fight for finals spot By Sam Stuve and Al Edenloff Alexandria Echo Press The Men’s Senior Division quarterfinals didn’t disappoint. Highlights included an upset, a down-tothe-wire finish and an extra hole thriller. The final four includes underdog Lance Sunder, the defending champion Mark Lindberg, Alexandria native Mike Herzog, and the 1999 Resorters Men’s Executive champion, Tom Abrahamson. Lindberg is on the hunt for another seniors’ championship. He got one step closer to accomplishing his goal by winning 2-1 over the No. 7 seed Chris Haugen, who won the seniors championship in 2017 and 2018. Lindberg is set to face No. 3 Thomas Abrahamson, who came back from down four after four holes to force a playoff, which he won. In the top half of the bracket, two double-digit seeds have made it to the semifinals, the 25th seeded Lance Sunder and 12th seeded Mike Herzog. Here are the full results from Thursday’s quarterfinal matches.

Sunder def. Pederson, 1-up

Sunder, the division’s 25th seed, continues to impress. After taking down the No. 8 seed Chris Berg in the opening round and then the No. 9 seed Dan Hoops, Sunder knocked out the 16th seed, Jeff Pederson, on Thursday. An early lead sparked Sunder’s win. He won three of the first four holes – Nos. 1, 3 and 4 with pars. Pederson stopped the streak with a par win on No. 5 but Sunder came right back, going par, birdie to go

Men’s Senior Division quarterfinalist Mike Herzog putts on the No. 3 green Thursday. 4-up. Pederson’s bogey was good enough to win No. 9 but he trailed by three at the turn. Pederson got back into the match with a par win on No. 11 and a birdie win on the par-5 12th hole to draw within one. Sunder didn’t crack under the pressure though, winning Nos. 13 and 14 with pars to go 3-up. Pederson mounted another comeback and tied the match, but Sunder hung tough to

throughout most of the match. Herzog def. Mcleod, Herzog has been efficient on the front nine 4-3 No. 12 seed Mike Her- as he has won hole 3 zog had a solid round in all three match-play on Thursday that fea- rounds as well as wintured three birdies and ning holes 1, 6, and 8 10 pars and just one twice. bogey in his 4-3 win over the No. 20 seed Lindberg def. Brant Mcleod. Haugen, 2-1 Mcleod did win two In a very well-played out of the 14 holes match, Lindberg outplayed but Herzog kept lasted Haugen for a him at bay, holding nail-biting win. a 3 or 4-up cushion Lindberg charged out win it, 1-up.

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to the early lead, winning the first three holes with a birdie and two pars. After halving the next four holes, Haugen got his first win of the day, a birdie on No. 8 to draw within two. Lindberg’s par win on No. 9, however, put him back to 3-up at the turn. Haugen won the par-5 12th hole with a birdie and moved to within a hole with a par win on No. 15. Both golfers parred 16 and Lind-

berg’s bogey was good enough to take the hole and the match, 2-1. In all three match play rounds, Lindberg has birdied one of the first three holes, a different one each day. He’s also either won or birdied hole 17 in the three rounds he’s got to hole 17. He’s won holes 6, 7, and 14 in two of his three match play rounds.

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Abrahamson def. Peterson in 19 holes

The Abrahamson-Peterson duel was a tale of two nines. The front nine belonged to Peterson and the back nine was Abrahamson’s. Peterson roared out of the gate, winning the first four holes with par, birdie, par, bogey to go 4-up. After they both bogeyed No. 5, Abrahamson tallied his first win, a birdie on No. 6. Peterson won the next hole, the Minnesota green, but Abrahamsom took No. 8, the Oklahoma green, with par. They halved No. 9 with pars to keep Peterson 3-up at the turn. On the back nine, Peterson won just one hole, a birdie on No. 14. Abrahamson meanwhile, slowly chipped away at the lead, winning Nos. 11, 13 and 17 with pars to draw to within one. Abrahamson also made par on No. 18 to force a playoff. Abramson won the first extra hole to advance to the semifinals. It was the only time he was in the lead. Photos by Sam Stuve / Alexandria Echo Press

Defending champion Mark Lindberg tees off on hole 6 during his Men’s Senior Division quarterfinal match Thursday.

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Adding to their Resorters legacy Harris, Gruidl, Sipe, Golden add to deep history at this tournament By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press The final four left standing in the Grand Master Division of the Resorters have a long history at this tournament. Countless memories. Some maybe more than 100 matches. Tournament championships for a couple of them. These next couple of days will be about adding to all of that. Mike Golden, Gene Sipe, Jerry Gruidl and Dave Harris are the final four who will step to the first tee box on Friday morning at 8:50 looking for a spot in Saturday’s finals. Gruidl is the defending champion. Last year’s Grand Master title added to a list of accomplish-

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ments at the Resorters that includes Men’s Championship titles in 1977 and 1994. That 1977 championship likely carries special meaning. It came against Tom Lehman in the finals before Lehman won his Resorters title in 1980 ahead of turning pro. Harris, a member of the Minnesota Golf Coaches Hall of Fame and the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame, has three Resorters championships. Two came in the Senior Division in 1998 and 2006 before a Masters title in 2014. He also has runner-up finishes in the Masters field from

Gene Sipe tries to guide in a putt during a 19-hole win over William Douglas during the first round of Grand Master match play at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 3, 2022. Sipe will face top-seeded Mike Golden in the semifinals on Friday morning.

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2009, 2015 and 2016. Harris has a long list of memories from the Resorters Tournament, and Wednesday’s rally past Ron Way likely ranks right up there. Harris had to overcome a five-hole deficit to topple Way. After falling behind on the back nine, Harris won Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 with two pars and two bogeys to suddenly cut Way’s lead to one. Both golfers halved No. 5 and 6 with pars and bogeys before Harris broke through again, this time with a par on No. 7 to tie it and a birdie on No. 8 to take the lead for the first time in the match. Both golf-

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ers parred the 9th hole, giving Harris a 1-up victory. Golden was last year’s runner-up in the Grand

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MEN’S REGULAR

Pelzel takes down the top seed Resler, Larson and DuBe join him in semifinals By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Cory Pelzel knocked the top seed from the Men’s Regular first flight out of the championship running on Pelzel Thursday morning. Pelzel, seeded eighth, won a 2-1 match over Jack Cummings. Pelzel will now face fifth-seeded Luke Resler in the semifinals on Friday morning. Joining them at 8:10 a.m. from the first tee box will be seventh-seeded Riley Larson and third-seeded Logan DuBe. Here is a recap of how all of them got past their quarterfinal matches.

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Pelzel def. Cummings, 2-1

Pelzel found himself down by one at the turn to 10 against Cummings, but he stepped up his play on the back nine to get the win. Cummings’ wins came with birdies on Nos. 2 and 9 around a par win at 8. He could not take another hole the rest of the way. Pelzel made birdie on the par-five 12th and then added a par win at 13 to take his first lead. Both players bogeyed the par-five 14th, but Pelzel bounced right back with a birdie win at 15. He never wavered from there, parring both 16 and 17 to halve the

Logan DuBe lines up his putt during his 2-1 win over Zach Peterson in their Men's Regular Division first flight match on Aug. 4, 2022 at the Resorters. holes and secure the win.

Ballou was up one after 10 by taking both Resler def. Ballou, 9 and 10 with pars. That’s when Resler 3-1 Like Pelzel, Luke kicked things into gear. He carded back-to-back Resler used a strong back birdies at Nos. 13 and nine to knock off his 14, taking both holes to opponent, fourth-seeded move to 1-up. Andrew Ballou, in a 3-1 That was part of final. eight holes on the back nine where Resler shot 3-under par. His par win at 16 moved him to 2-up and a birdie win on 17 ended the match in style.

Larson def. Stedronsky, 4-3

Riley Larson was equally as impressive on the back nine in his 4-3 win over Blake Stedronsky. Larson won holes 10-13 with a par, two birdies and a bogey to turn what was an even match at the turn into Riley Larson watches his tee shot during his 4-3 win a 4-up lead. Stedronsky over Blake Stedronsky in the quarterfinals of the Men's won 14 with a birdie, but Regular first-flight action on Aug. 4, 2022 during the Larson shot right back and got a birdie win of Resorters.

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Cory Pelzel, the eighth seed in the Men's Regular Division's first flight, sends his putt toward the cup during his 2-1 win over top-seeded Jack Cummings during Thursday morning's quarterfinals. Pelzel will face Luke Resler in Friday's semifinals. past 11th-seeded Zach Peterson in a 2-1 final. DuBe highlighted his DuBe def. Peterson, front with a birdie win at 2 and then added par 2-1 wins on Nos. 3, 7, 8 and Logan DuBe shot a 9. His birdie win at 12 37 on the front nine on on the par five helped Thursday to propel him him gather plenty of his own at the par-four 15th.

momentum as he held off Peterson down the stretch to move on to the semifinals.

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Arnold aims for first title after coming so close Three former champs standing in his way By Eric Morken Alexandria Echo Press Jim Arnold of Plymouth has been a regular contender at the Resorters in different divisions over the years, and he is one step closer to giving Herzog Arnold Ryan Empanger himself another chance at a title. Arnold has finished second in the Senior Division three times. Once to Steve Herzog in 2012, and then to Jeff Pederson in 2014 and to Greg Mattson in 2016. Arnold is one win away from making it back to the finals on Saturday, this time in the Masters Division. If he is going to get a championship, it will come against someone who has the experience of hoisting that trophy. Tom Ryan, last year’s winner in this division, won a 4-3 match on Thursday to set up a matchup with eight- Jon Empanger chips onto the green during his 5-4 win time Resorters cham- over Randy Johnson during match play in the Masters pion Jon Empanger Division at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 4, 2022. on Friday. Waiting for Tom Ryan Arnold at the first tee tees off in the semifinals will be during his Herzog, a winner of six 4-3 win championships. over Steve Here is a look at how Tessmer all four took care of in the business in the quarterquarterfinals finals.

Steve Herzog def. Mattson in 19 holes

Two former champs locked up in a battle on Thursday before Herzog put away Greg Mattson in the first playoff hole. It took rallying on the back nine. Mattson did not give an inch on the front, shooting 37 and leading by two after par wins on 3 and 8. Both players parred holes 10 and 11 before Herzog struck for his first birdie of the day at the par-five 12th to cut his deficit to one. Mattson forced Herzog to make birdie to steal a hole through much of the round. He got another one on 15 to pull even, and then a

rare bogey for Mattson allowed Herzog to grab his first lead with a par win at 16. That’s how things went to the 18th hole. Mattson needed a win,

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Jim Arnold watches a tee shot during Masters Division match play at the Resorters Tournament on Aug. 3, 2022. Arnold, who has three runner-up finishes in the Senior Division, is knocking on the door of a title again this year with 3-2 and 5-4 wins through the first two rounds. He will face six-time Resorters champion Steve Herzog on Friday in the semifinals.

Arnold def. Leland, 5-4

Arnold got off to a solid start with three straight of the pars on the front against Masters Bruce Leland. That was Division enough to grab a 2-up on Aug. 4, advantage, and it’s a 2022 at the lead he never did relinResorters. quish. Leland got a win back with par on No. 4, but Arnold stepped on the gas from there. He won 5 with a par and then 8 and 9 with a bogey and par, respectively. Leland tried to get back in the match with a par win on No. 10, but Arnold again answered and he got it with a par right back. His par on 11 and birdie wins at 12 when Herzog opened and 14 helped him put the door with a bogey. the match away. But Herzog bounced back, winning on the Ryan def. Tessmer, 19th hole to keep his 4-3 title hopes alive. The defending champ

in this division, Tom Ryan, shot a 37 on the front nine in his match against Steve Tessmer on Thursday. That helped him build a 4-up lead by the turn that he never came close to relinquishing. Ryan got birdie wins at Nos. 1 and 6 around par wins at 3 and 9. He added another par win on hole 11 before Tessmer took his first of the day with a par at 12. It was too little, too late. Ryan did not give Tessmer an inch the rest of the way as his pars on the next three holes halved 13, 14 and 15 between the two as Ryan came one step closer to getting a chance at a second straight title.

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Empanger has been on his game through two rounds of match play. He won an 8-7 contest on Wednesday and came right back with a 5-4 win over Randy Johnson on Thursday. Empanger took control from the start, shooting even-par 36 on the front nine and getting wins at holes 2-5 and another with birdie on 7. Johnson’s wins came at Nos. 8 and 12, but the damage had already been done. Empanger continued to play well on the back nine where he took 11 with a par, and then finished off the win with a birdie on the par-five 14th. MASTERS DIVISION SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS ON FRIDAY — FIRST TEE BOX 12:10 p.m. - Steve Herzog vs. Jim Arnold; Tom Ryan vs. Jon Empanger

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