Honoring PLGC legendsPublished 11:11am Thursday, July 24, 2014
By David Schneck
The Fergus Falls Pebble Lake golf course hosted its first Legend’s Tourney last Friday. The purpose of the tourney was to honor well-known figures in the golf community. The legends that were honored include Duke Ledue, Bernie Pretts, Sharon Boldenow, Don Anderson, Chuck Hyslop, and Nick Noack.
One hundred twelve players teed it up for the inaugural Legend’s tourney. There were two divisions for the tournament: Low and high handicap.
Duke Ledue’s team, consisting of family members Nick Krueger, Bill Krueger, Charley Howe, and Tommy Lindell won the high handicap division with a score of 53: 19 under par. The second-place team in the high handicap division was Team Double Bogey with a score of 56. Team Double Bogey consisted of David Olson, Debbi Olson, Pauline Fritz, and Harry Hexum.
Taking home first place for the low handicap division was the team of Daryl and Amy Evavold, Jerry Ness, Kelly Longtin, and Chris Daniels with an amazing score of 47: 25 under par. Two teams tied for second place with a score of 24: The PLGC President “Loaded” team consisting of Aaron Sletten, Lucas Gervais, Adam Evavold, Mike Alt, and Wade Jyrkas and the FFHS Class of 1975 consisting of Bill Riviere, Mark Well, Jeff Mauch, Scott Collins, and “Sarge.”
Legends and family members of legends gave “acceptance speeches,” which was the main focus of the event: to honor those important and well-known figures of the golf community. “Freddy, Nick, Chuck, Bernie, and The Duke, along with all the other legends, graced us with a beautiful sunny day,” Legends Tourney organizer Tony Rendz said.
The Legend’s tourney will be held again next summer on July 17.