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Area Golf News: Shep's on 6th claims top spot in Cragun's men's league

Brad Holland's nine points paved the way for Shep's on 6th to defeat Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union 31.5-12.5 May 10 and claim the top spot on the Cragun's Legacy Courses men's league standings.

John Berg added 8.5 points and Jeff Hilborn and Sam Holland both scored seven points to give Shep's a .75-point edge over Reichert Bus, which defeated Edward Jones 24-20.

Select Therapy was the biggest mover of the week as it posted a 36.5-7.5 victory to move into third place.

Results from May 10:

Team results

People's Security 25.5, State Farm Insurance 18.5

Big Wood 26.5, Giovanni's Pizza 17.5

Reichert Bus 24, Edward Jones 20

Shep's on 6th 31.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 12.5

American National Bank 23, .925 Silver 21

Von Hanson's Meats 23, The Tee Hive 21

Hy-Tec Construction 26.5, US Bank 17.5

Riverwood Bank 30.5, Smokin Aces 13.5

Randall State Bank 24.5, Sazama Family Chiropractic 19.5

Select Therapy 36.5, NextHome Horizons 7.5

Thelen Heating and Roofing 28, Deerwood Bank #2 16

Deerwood Bank 23, Team Legacy 21

Team standings

Shep's on 6th 82.5, Reichert Bus 81.75 , Select Therapy 81, Big Wood 80.75, Riverwood Bank 73, Von Hanson's Meats 69.75, Thelen Heating and Roofing 68.75, The Tee Hive 68.25, State Farm Insurance 65.75, Deerwood Bank 64.5, Randall State Bank 64.5, Hy-Tec Construction 64.5, Sazama Family Chiropractic 59.75, Team Legacy 58, .925 Silver 57.5, Edward Jones 57, Giovanni's Pizza 56.25, US Bank 55, American National Bank 53.5, People's Security 53.5, Smokin Aces 52, Deerwood Bank #2 52, NextHome Horizons 46.5, Mid-Minnesota FCU 40

Individual results

Closest to pin: Ron Getchell, Seth Nelson

Longest putt: John Berg, Scott Bender

Low net: Joe Ranweiler 29, Kim Meyer 29, John Thelen 31

Second flight: Dan Ryan, Drew Dufner

Low gross: Tim Johnson 34, Kurt Muesing 35, Joel Clough 35

Second flight: Jake Brandt, Sam Haug

Side game (net): Mark Gronning 33

Side game (gross): Dan Travica 41

Thursday's matchups

American National Bank vs. Deerwood Bank #2

Deerwood Bank vs. Select Therapy

Giovanni's Pizza vs. State Farm Insurance

NextHome Horizons vs. Smokin Aces

Thelen Heating vs. Sazama Family Chiropractic

The Tee Hive vs. Big Wood

Randall State Bank vs. Hy-Tec Construction

US Bank vs. Riverwood Bank

Reichert Bus vs. People's Security

Shep's on 6th vs. Edward Jones

.925 Silver vs. Von Hanson's Meats

Mid-Minnesota FCU vs. Team Legacy

Legacy women

It was a good day to be named Kathy May 8 on the Dutch Legacy course despite the rain.

Kathy Coombs drained the longest putt and Kathy Wernberg hit the longest drive during women's night at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Sharon Myhre was closest to the pin and Lyn Carner made the longest putt on the Par 3 Course.

Scramble week is May 29. Contact Tim Johnson, head professional at Cragun's Legacy Courses, to get sign up your team.

Whitefish men

The foursome of Darrell Swanson, Sam Kantos, Steve Holubar and Jeff Baumgartner captured the May 9 low net-high net game for the Whitefish men's league.

Paul Beilfuss, Bill Carlson, Jim McKeehen and John Rappath were second followed by Paul Schmidt, Jim Rauenhorst, Paul Kaufenberg and Marsh Pechauer.

Gary Kipling and Duane Ambeuhl were closest to the hole winners. Rocky Wilske and Steve Holubar sank the longest putts.

Whitefish women

The season-opening event for the Whitefish Women's 18-hole league was called off because of weather May 9, but they'll be back at it Wednesday, May 16, and most Wednesday mornings this season.

Both team and individual events are scheduled, as well as a team match play tournament, a season-long qualifier for the Shoot Out Tournament, the League Championship, and the WOW (Women of Whitefish) event, where both 9- and 18-hole women's leagues have an opportunity to socialize and golf together.

New members are always welcome. Information and registration materials are available in the Whitefish Pro Shop or by calling 218-543-4900. League information is also available on the www.whitefishgolf.com website, click on "Leagues".

Holes in one

Justin Bieganek, Little Falls, aced the 157-yard 15th hole at Eagle's Landing April 28 with a 6-iron.

Lee Heurung, Nisswa, aced the 116-yard 11th hole at Eagle's Landing May 10 with a gap wedge.

Upcoming events

May 19: Golfapalooza junior golf event, Cragun's Legacy Courses

May 19: Spring Fling scramble, Emily Greens

May 19: Sons of American Legion scramble, Northwood Hills

May 20: Spring Scramble—Northwood Hills

May 20: Game of Towns, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

May 20: Bloody Open, Whitefish Golf Club

May 25: Wounded Warriors tournament, Golden Eagle Golf Club

May 26: 12th annual Memorial Weekend Parent-Child Tournament, Madden's Pine Beach East

May 27: Legacy Spring Challenge, Cragun's Legacy Courses

May 28: Fred-Mark 27-hole scramble, The Pines at Grand View Lodge

May 29: Fred-Mark Best Ball, The Preserve at Grand View Lodge

May 29-30: MGA Senior Tour, The Classic at Madden's and Pine Beach East

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