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The first hole in one of the season on the Championship Course was made this past Wednesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. by Mark Horan. Mark thought he made a good swing on the 11th hole here at Minnesota National. When he got to the green, he didn’t see his ball on the green, so he looked for it on the back side of the green, to the left of the green, the front of the green, then thought, do you suppose and looked in the hole and there it was. This was Mark’s first ever hole in one made with a six-iron from the blue tee measuring 179 yards.

The Bar League Social Scramble event Monday, June 17 was a four-person scramble. First place went to Claude and Nancy Jacobson and Rich and Mary Reynolds. Second place went to Gary and Moe Derosier, Rick Busse and Jeff Knudsen. Third place went to Ray and Kathy Wood, Laurie Hamre and Lisa Mueller. The shortest drive on hole one went to Bob Norrgard, closest to the 150 pole on hole two went to went to Gary Derosier and the longest putt on hole nine with a whiffle ball went to Diane Norrgard.

Thursday, June 20 men’s night event was a flighted two-man low net best ball event. In the first flight, first place after a scorecard playoff went to Chuck Boyd and Nick Cuderman firing a 31. Second place went to John Turonie and Paul Loberg also carding a 107. In the second flight, first place went to Rick Busse and Jeff Knudsen shooting a 30. Second place went to Wally Nickila and Lloyd Gath with a 31. Blind draw winner was Paul Grams sponsored by Mike Wayrynen and Tom Kuppich of McGregor Agency. Closest to the pin on hole 11 went to Josh Wahlin, closest to the pin on hole 15 went to Jeff Knudsen and the longest putt on hole 17 went to Nick Cuderman.

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