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Three-time Resorters champion Jerry Rose (left) congratulates Ben Vangsness on the 17th green Saturday after Vangsness won the Men's Division championship, 2-1. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

Resorters Golf Tournament: Vangsness wins back-to-back Men's titles

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Ben Vangsness of Alexandria accomplished a feat no Resorters Men's Division entrant has done since 2003 - successfully defend their title.


He had to knock off Jerry Rose of Sarasota, Florida, the Resorters champion in 1979, 1983 and 2000, to do it.

The 24-year-old accountant with CliftonLarsonAllen in Alexandria edged Rose, 54, 2-1 at the Alexandria Golf Course Saturday afternoon. It was the division's closest final match since 2002.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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