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June 22, 2017

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Annual golf tourneys held in Mankato
Mankato Country Club has been the site of two annual golf tournaments this month.
The annual Jack Bradrick Memorial 2 Person Scramble tournament was held June 3. Ten teams were entered.
First place winners in the Championship Flight, shooting a total 61 score, were Zach Bradrick and Ryan Balch; second place was Brian Shulda and Travis Koester, with 62; and third went to Cregg and Belinda Jeffery with a 65. First flight winners were 1st, Dan Hake and Lester Ellenz; 2nd, Todd Bradrick and Jason Bray; 3rd, Bob and Deanna Freeman. Pin prizes were as follows. Hole 3 closest to pin Zach Bradrick 165.5"; Hole 4 closest to pin Dane Hake 62 inches; Hole 7 longest putt, Danielle Bradrick 134.5 inches; 9 longest putt, Jason Bray 105.5 inches.
Father's Day Open tournament was held June 18 and found 30 individuals who came to golf in this day of the 'true game of golf'. One of the highlights for the day was Brian Shulda hit a hole-in-one on the par 3 8 hole during the first round of competition. The tournament champion was Francis Tatro, Glasco, who shot a 66; followed in second place by Lyle Dauner, Mankato, shooting a 67; and Bill Cool, Glasco, with a 68 for third place. First Flight was 1st place Dan Seballoz, Belleville, 71; Mark Hurd, Mankato, 71 and 2nd place; Bob Freeman, Jewell, 73 for 3rd place. In the Second Flight Jim Stensaas, Scandia, lead this flight with a 78; Charlie Huffman, Scandia, placed 2nd with a 78; and Ron Peterson, Superior, coming in 3rd with a 78. Third flight Steve Rush, Osborne, shot a 81 for 1st place; Derek Clark, Superior, finished 2nd with 82; and Brian Shulda, Mankato, shot a 83 for the third place finish. Hole prizes were as follows: Hole 3 closest to pin, Bill Cool, Glasco, 80 inches; 4 closest to pin, Max Smith, Mankato, 67"; 5 longest putt, Lyle Dauner, Mankato, 119.5"; 6 longest putt, Jim Stensaas, Scandia, 173".

Nelson will host 11th Jake Kleen Golf Tournament
The 11th annual Jake Kleen Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday July 15, at the Elk Creek Country Club, Nelson. Funds raised at the tournament are used for scholarships in area schools.
The 2017 Jake Kleen Memorial Scholarship recipients included Gavyn Buschkoetter, Lawrence-Nelson High School, Cassady Mundhenke, Deshler High School, and Evin Miller, Superior High School.
Jake grew up in Ruskin and graduated from Nelson High School in 1998. He was attending the University of Nebraska planning to become a coach and teacher when he was killed in an automobile accident in June of 2000. His family decided a memorial scholarship would be a continuing memorial to Jake.
The golf tournament is a four person team tournament.