Week Three Men's Golf League


The Green Report: Gregg Iverson

What turned out to be a rainy/gloomy day on Wednesday, June 7th, turned out to be a beautiful evening for golf with the temps hovering around 70 degrees. Before I get into the logistics of how the evening unfolded, I have to give congratulations to your 3 time section 8AA champions, the Roseau Rams boys golf team! The team put on quite the performance in the 2 day event, held in Bemidji at the Town and Country Club, last week. They walked away 31 strokes ahead of the next team. Adding to that, Max Wilson and Teagan LaPlante were co-medalists each carding an astonishing 147 for the two day total. For those that might not be in the know, a team score is derived from the top 4 scores of each team. In case of a tie, they go to the 5th best score and then if needed, they take the 6th. The state golf tournament is held in Jordan, Minnesota at Ridges at Sand Creek GC, and it starts on Tuesday, June 13th. The team will head out Sunday, make a pit stop along the way and play a round of golf. Monday will be a warmup round at Jordan, with the banquet that night. If making it to state isn’t exciting enough, making a stop at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan ranks right up there! Best of luck to the Rams boys high school golf team.

To cap all of this news about the boys golf team, is that Roseau has it’s very first Mr. Golf finalist, in Max Wilson. He is the only AA member on the list of 10 candidates. The other 9 are either from 3A or 4A schools. The winner will be announced later. Congratulations Max!

With the favorable weather conditions, some good golf scores were turned in again this week. Cleaning up the front nine was Derian Byfuglien, winning both low gross, shooting a 2 under 34 and low net with a 31. Darian’s 34 came with a double bogey on hole 2… nice round Buffy! On the back nine low gross went to Adam Torkelson, for the 2nd week in a row, shooting a 36, and low net went to the Course Cowboy, Alex Halstengard with a 31. Alex has got an in, on the rest of us, as he is the head maintenance man and he knows just how every ball will bounce, roll and break… right Halsty? Nice rounds guys. Winning closest to the pin on #7 was Ben Vatnsdal, landing about 2 ½ ft from the pin. Did he make his putt? A little “birdie” told me, “nope!” One would think differently living with that green right in your backyard growing up? Longest putt honors on #9 went to Will Czeh. Closest to the pin on #10 went to Brock Byfuglien and longest put on #18 went to Oliver Ullman.

A delicious lemon pepper chicken supper was served up by the Border Bank team. It was complimented by Keith Janicke’s secret Tall House cookie recipe.

That’s all I got. Until next week, we’ll see ya on the links!


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