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Champions determined in Resorters Golf Tournament

Seven champions were determined in the Resorters Golf Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club today, Saturday.

Six of them are first-time champions. Only Jon Empanger of Chaska has won a Resorters division before and he now has seven trophies - five in the Executive Division and two in the Senior Men's Division.

This year's match play champions are:

--Men's Division - Donald Constable of Deephaven. He defeated Jim Lehman Jr. of Plymouth, last year's division winner, 6-4 in the final. (In this morning's semifinals, Constable defeated Dominic Todora of Woodbury 5-4, while Lehman defeated Jack Dressen of Edina 5-4.)

--Women's Division - Sarah Roering of Glenwood. She defeated Maggie Leland of Alexandria, last year's division winner, 4-3 in the final.

--Executive Men's Division: Jon Freeman of Chanhassen. He defeated Dave Dilley of Alexandria 6-5 in the final.

--Senior Men's Division: Jon Empanger, the division's defending champion. He defeated Greg Mattson of Becker 1-up in the final.

--Masters' Division: George Mikesh of Scottsdale, Arizona. He defeated Tom Eidsvold of Alexandria 1 up in 20 holes in the final.

--Junior Ages 13-15 Division: Matthew Bennett of Marshall. He defeated Tommy Brandabur of Minnetrista 5-4 in the final.

--Junior Ages 10-12 Division: Lincoln Johnson of Chaska. He defeated Sam Franklin of Maple Grove 2-up in the final.

Read Wednesday's Echo Press for more details and photos from the Resorters tournament.

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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