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Empanger wins Senior Men's crown

Jon Empanger of Chaska won the Senior Men's Division title.

Jon Empanger of Chaska, the 2009 medalist in the Senior Division at the Resorters Golf Tournament, also won the 2009 championship trophy Saturday, defeating defending champion Peter Glanville of Scottsdale, Arizona 7-6.

"I played well all week," said Empanger. "In fact, this is the best I've played in this tournament ever. I was under par in every one of my matches."

Empanger was 3-under par in the final match.

"I don't know what it is about this course, but I always seem to play well here," he said.

Empanger has competed in the Resorters since the early 1970s, missing only one tournament over the years, and has a trophy case full of Resorters awards, winning the Executive Men's championship in 2008, 2007, 2004, 1997 and 1993.

To get the championship, Empanger defeated Dave Anderson of Eden Prairie, 3-2, Byron Zinn of Spicewood, Texas, 3-1, Joe Klick of Albert Lea, 6-4 and Larry Novotny of Alexandria, 5-3.

Glanville earned his way into the championship with wins over Brad Hanson of Alexandria, 3-2, Tom Vipond of Woodstock, Georgia, 2-1, Greg Mattson of Becker 1-up in 19 holes and Gary Burton of Scottsdale, Arizona 3-1.


Peter Glanville, Scottsdale, AZ DC

Jon Empanger, Chaska, medalist 72

Dave Battey, Alexandria 73

Jeff Pederson, Haymarket, VA 73

Gary Burton, Scottsdale, AZ 74

Larry Novotny, Alexandria 74

Steve Herzog, Little Falls 75

Greg Mattson, Becker 75

Joseph Klick, Albert Lea 76

Gene Seashore, Appleton 76

Michael Fluegel, Morris 77

Larry Petersen, Albert Lea 77

Al Schenkelberg, Brooklyn Park 77

Norty Blanchard, Burnsville 78

Skip Madsen, Solano Beach, CA 79

Tom Vipond, Woodstock, GA 79

Don Mehesan, Alexandria 80

Byron Zinn, Spicewood, TX 80

Bob Brabant, Maple Lake 81

Michael Flesch, Neenah, WI 81

Larry Heimsness, Billings, MT 81

Bruce Kennedy, Calgary, ALB 81

Roy Lende, Livingston, MT 81

George Cliff, Mankato 82

Jim Howe, Houston, TX 82

Bob Falls, Edina, 83

Mike Hartmann, Red Wing 83

Burke Kiger, Alexandria 83

Dave McFarlane, Alexandria 83

Joel Rudloff, Minneapolis 83

Dave Anderson, Eden Prairie 84

Bill Douglas, Phoenix, AZ 84

Brad Hanson, Alexandria 84


Peter Glanville def. Brad Hanson, 3-2

Tom Vipond def. Don Mehesan, 3-2

Greg Mattson def. George Cliff, 5-4

Gene Seashore def. Jim Howe, 1-up

Jeff Pederson def. Dave McFarlane, 1-up in 19

Mike Fluegel def. Michael Flesch, 7-5

Gary Burton def. Joel Rudloff, 6-5

Larry Heimsness def. Larry Petersen, 3-2

Jon Empanger def. Dave Anderson, 3-2

Byron Zinn def. Skip Madsen, 3-1

Bob Falls def. Steve Herzog, 5-4

Joe Klick def. Bruce Kennedy, 4-2

Dave Battey def. Mike Hartmann, 2-1

Norty Blanchard def. Bob Brabant, 5-3

Larry Novotny def. Burke Kiger, 7-6

Roy Lende def. Al Schenkelberg, 1-up in 20


Peter Glanville def. Tom Vipond 2-1

Greg Mattson def. Gene Seashore 4-2

Jeff Peterson def. Mike Fluegel 1-up

Gary Burton def. Larry Heimsness 3-2

Jon Empanger def. Byron Zinn 3-1

Joe Klick def. Bob Falls 4-2

Dave Battey def. Norty Blanchard 2-up

Larry Novotny def. Roy Lende 6-5


Peter Glanville def. Greg Mattson 1-up 19

Gary Burton def. Jeff Peterson 2-up

Jon Empanger def. Joe Klick 6-4

Larry Novotny def. Dave Battey 2-up


Peter Glanville def. Gary Burton 3-1

Jon Empanger def. Larry Novotny 5-3


Jon Empanger def. Peter Glanville 7-6