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UND fans and friends in Park River, N.D., ready for last week's Champions Golf Tour.
Champions Golf Tour makes Park River stop
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Updated: Wednesday 07/08/2013 20:04:59 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
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The Champions Golf Tour closed out June with a great time in Park River, N.D., at the Hillcrest Golf Club. The event was originally scheduled for earlier in year, however, late spring flooding forced a new date.

It didn't deter the great support from the UND friends and fans in Park River. Seventeen teams heard from athletics director Brian Faison, talked and golfed with coaches and raised money for impact scholarships.

After the golf tournament, everyone enjoyed a grill-your-own steak dinner and soup/salad buffet. Twenty-five exclusive raffle prizes were also given away.

  • 35 hole sponsors – local sponsor was Park River Implement
  • Food and beverages on course donated by Korner Grocery, Country Hearth, Duffey’s Bar and Dakota Sales
  • Local committee members include: Tim Hurtt, Deb Whaley, Denny Schneider
  • Coaches present: Dean Oliver, Natalie Martinson, Ashley Hardee, Jeff Dodson, Josh Kotelnicki, Brian Idalski, Brian Jones, Travis Brewster, Chris Mussman, Eric Oakley, Kevin Galbraith
  • Staff present: Dexter Albrecht, Ryan Powell, Nick Jensen, Steve Brekke, Mike Mannasau, Katie Horob, Brian Faison
  • Also had two hockey players help out with the putting contest to represent the sport.
  • ·         We had a welcome program, introduced coaches, thanked sponsors, Brian gave an overview of what’s happening in Athletics and they began golfing.  After the tournament,
  • Net winners only at Park River tournament:
    • First with a score of: 44.40
      • Dave Dahlstrom
      • Todd Anvinson
      • Kevin Gjovik
      • Larry Solem
      • Claude Shelden
    • Second with a score of: 45.25
      • Robert Fontaine
      • Kurt Kemnitz
      • Chappy Gustafton
      • Nathan Kemnitz
      • Ronald Steinke
    • Third with a score of:45.25
      • Sam Midgarden
      • Larry Hall
      • Craig Magmusson
      • Tom Thompson
      • Andy Currie
  • Flag Event Winners:
    • Men’s Long Drive: Brady Gudgel
    • Closest in 3: Matt Tollefson
    • Men’s Long Putt: Dale Lian
    • Women’s Long Drive: Amy Skibicki
    • Closest in 2: Larry Solem
  • Par 3 contest to win $200 to Sioux Shop
    • Ken Gjovik
  • Par 3 contest to win signed hockey jersey
    • Terri Holt
  • Putting contest winner to win a signed women’s hockey stick
    • Kurt Kemnitz
  • 50/50 Raffle Board winner for $500
    • Randy Mastre

The next stop on the UND Champions Golf Tour will be in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Only a few openings remain for this tournament.  Bismarck and Grand Forks tournaments still have openings for five-person teams, individuals, or pairs.  For more information on sponsoring, donating prizes or participating in the golf tournaments please visit www.undalumni.org/golf or contact Katie Horob at 701.777.4078.

 

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