WITH VIDEO: Resorters Golf Tournament final results
For the third straight year, a Vangsness stands at the top of the Resorters Golf Tournament's Men's Championship at the Alexandria Golf Club.
But this time it's Casey Vansgness, the younger brother of the 2011 and 2012 champion, Ben Vangsness.
After edging Jeremy Decko of Scottsdale, Arizona in this morning's semifinals 3-2, Vangsness of Alexandria toppled medalist Nick Heinen of Edmond, Oklahoma for the crown. He tamed the course with three birdie wins to start the match and played solidly throughout the afternoon to pick up his first-ever Resorters title.
Two other Alexandrians conquered their opponents in the match-play finals: Steve Herzog successfully defended his title in the Senior Men's division with a 6-4 win over Greg Mattson of Becker and Tom Eidsvold repeated as Masters' champion by knocking off Ron Clayton of Sarasota, Florida, 2-up.
Two golfers who were teammates on the 2010 Minnewaska Lakers state championship team met up for the Women's Division Championship -- Sam Falk and Sarah Roering. Falk surged out to an early lead and held on to win, 2-1.
The afternoon's longest duel was in the Executive Men's Division and pitted defending champion Daryl Schomer of St. Cloud against Lino Lake's Tim Peterson, the 2011 titlist. The match went all the way to the 18th green where Schomer prevailed, 1-up.
In the Junior 13-15 Division, Ryan Swedberg of Monterey, California was the big winner. He defeated Andrew Lindberg of Coppell, Texas in the finals, 1-up.
In the Junior 10-12 Division, Nathaniel Adams of Maple Grove, last year's champion, did it again. He edged Gabe McKown of Lenexa, Kansas in the final, 3-1.
See Wednesday's Sports section for complete Resorters results and more photos.
MEN'S DIVISION RESULTS
Casey Vangsness def. Nick Heinen, 5-4
Casey Vangsness def. Jeremy Decko, 3-2; Nick Heinen def. Justin Doeden, 1-up
Casey Vangsness def. Ben Vangsness, 2-1
Jeremy Decko def. Dylan Gergen, 2-1
Nick Heinen def. Austin McCulloch, 4-3
Justin Doeden def. Thomas Strandemo, 1-up
WOMEN'S DIVISION RESULTS
Samantha Falk def. Sarah Roering, 2-1
Sarah Roering def. Andrea Dwyer, 2-1
Samantha Falk def. Elizabeth Strom, 2-1
EXECUTIVE DIVISION RESULTS
Daryl Schomer def. Tim Peterson, 1-up
Daryl Schomer def. Jeff Johnson, 5-3; Tim Peterson def. Stefan Freeman, 3-2
Daryl Schomer def. Chad Johnson, 5-4
Jeff Johnson def. Kevin Farley, 1-up
Stefan Freeman def. Todd Wagner, 5-4
Tim Peterson def. Ken Basten, 3-2
SENIOR MEN'S RESULTS
Steve Herzog def. Greg Mattson, 6-4
Greg Mattson def. Steve Gergen, 4-3
Steve Herzog def. Bob Falls, 4-3
JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION RESULTS
Ryan Swedberg def. Andrew Lindberg, 1-up
Andrew Lindberg def. Samuel Franklin, 2-1
Ryan Swedberg advances after Brett Buckingham withdraws
JUNIOR 10-12 DIVISION RESULTS
Nathanial Adams def. Gabe McKeown, 3-1
Nathaniel Adams def. Nate Martin, 5-4
Gabe McKeown def. Will Freeman, 12 holes
MASTERS DIVISION RESULTS
Tom Eidsvold def. Ron Clayton, 2-up
Tom Eidsvold def. Dave Harris, 2-1
Ron Clayton def. George Mikesh, 2-1