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Winners of the Alexandria Golf Club member-guest tournament were Clair Angland (left) and Kevin Klepper. (Contributed)

Angland, Klepper win AGC member-guest

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Angland, Klepper win AGC member-guest
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The duo of Alexandria Golf Club member Clair Angland and guest Kevin Klepper won the 2014 AGC Lakes to the Links member-guest tournament this past weekend.

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Angland and Klepper edged Alexandria’s Jerry Rose and guest Shay Condon to secure the title. Nate Meyer and Bob Meyer rounded out the top three in a shootout round that featured 14 teams that qualified for the final day throughout the week.

The final day of the tournament features the 12 flight winners and two wild cards that made it out of qualifying. The tournament gives every group a chance of winning by giving strokes based on handicaps for each team.

Anglund and Klepper, both of Alexandria, got a stroke against Rose and Condon as the field was dwindled to those two teams. They went down hole nine as Condon hit the drive and Rose stuck it to within about 15 feet on his approach shot. Condon then sank a natural birdie putt, but Anglund matched him by making a putt of his own.

That brought the groups back to the ninth tee box to play the hole all over again. It was a similar scene that played out, only this time Anglund made about a 20 footer for par as Condon missed the putt that would have tied it.

“Clair made a couple of big putts, that’s for sure,” AGC head pro Ron Rebrovich said.

Rebrovich was thrilled with the turnout and how the event went with a maximum field of 72 teams.

“It was a home run,” he said. “We hit a grand slam and it was awesome. The weather cooperated. The course was in great shape, a max field and a bunch of sponsors that helped the event go smoothly.”

One of the next big tournaments coming up at AGC will be the club championship on July 26-27. That event was moved up from last year when it was held in September as the last big tournament of the season for the club.

The move is an attempt to get more of the members involved in the tournament after the numbers weren’t where they wanted to see them in recent years.

“We’re just trying to catch people when they’re at their peak interest in terms of golf,” Rebrovich said. “We start losing members about mid-August as the snowbirds start taking off. That and we wanted to try to shoot for one major tournament each month.”

The Resorters tournament is always the biggest week of the season for AGC, and that falls on August 4-9 with the Resorters Pro-Am kicking off the week on August 3. The Resorters is already full in every division right now with players on waiting lists.

A total of 112 men’s regulars, 48 seniors, 48 executives, 24 master’s, 24 women, 40 junior 13-15 division players and 20 junior 10-12 division players will compete for a title in each class that week.

AGC MEMBER-GUEST

TOP-14 FINISHES – 1. Angland/Klepper; 2. Rose/Condon; 3. N. Meyer/B. Meyer; 4. Eric Ristvedt/Mark Ries; T-5. Brian Bloedorn/Brett Bloedorn; T-5. Doug Dobmeier/Craig Crosby; T-7. Kevin Cattoor/Patrick Cattoor; T-7. Carl Wittenburg/Kevin Gray; T-7. Loren Berg/Steve Berg; T-7. Larry Novotny/Dale Womeldorf; T-11. Aaron Hvezda/Dave Dilley; T-11. Jon Godfrey/Brett Speers; T-11. Nick Paulsen/Jason Whiting; T-11. Mike Lueck/Mike O’Hara

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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