Anlauf, Brown score 2013 Purple Hawk Club titles

The weather could not have been any better for Club Championship weekend at the Purple Hawk, hosted Aug. 10-11. The golf course was in excellent condition and was playing very tough.

After Saturday’s first round there were tight races in both the Men’s and Women’s Championship. Nick Anlauf and Ty Liljander led the Men’s Championship, both firing 73’s, while Brad Ludwigs was one shot back with a 74. Kathy Johnson led the Women’s tourney after shooting an 86, and Kelly Brown was one shot back after 18 holes.

Sunday’s play began with the women teeing off first. Brown played steady and fired a 84 to win the Women’s Club Championship with a two-day total of 171. Tammy Calaman finished second at 184, and Johnson finished third at 185.

The men’s side was a little tighter coming down the stretch. Anlauf two-putted the final hole to win by one stroke over Jake Warneke. Liljander was two shots back, finishing third. Anlauf’s 36-hole total was a 5-over 149.


More Hawk Club leaders: Women’s Net Champion – Nona Schoenecker 140.

Men’s First Flight – Brad Ludwigs 136; Second Flight – Chris Grace 139; Third Flight – Kevin Dahl 141; Fourth Flight  – Robert Bazal 132.

Senior Men’s Gross Champion – Jon Dunbar  153 (won on third playoff hole over Gary Tolifson); Senior Net Champion – Gary Tolifson 133; Super Senior Gross Champion  – Gary Tolifson 153; Super Senior Net Champion – Steve Larson 130; Legends Champion – Jay Young 135.

The Purple Hawk would like to congratulate all champions, and thank everyone for playing and making the weekend enjoyable. – Submitted by Matt Grell, Purple Hawk CC

Three hole-in-ones at Sanbrook GC

Three hole-in-ones were recorded at Sanbrook Golf Course over the last month and a half. On July 1, Spencer Lofkvist of Cambridge got his ace on the 134-yard, par 3 No. 16 hole with his wedge.

On Aug. 9, Carol Gurewitz of Ham Lake holed out on Sanbrook’s 103-yard, par 3 No. 3 with a 5-hybrid. Then on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Charles Byrd of Ham Lake aced the 140-yard, No. 3 hole with his 5-iron.