Alexandria's Swedberg returns to AGC to win his first Resorters Pro-Am

Alexandria's Brady Swedberg played at the Alexandria Golf Club all the time growing up, but he had never experienced a win during the week of the Resorters Tournament.

Alexandria's Brady Swedberg poses for a photo after winning the 2015 Resorters Pro-Am at the Alexandria Golf Club on Sunday. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

Alexandria’s Brady Swedberg played at the Alexandria Golf Club all the time growing up, but he had never experienced a win during the week of the Resorters Tournament.

That changed on Sunday as Swedberg bested a field of 33 other golf pros by shooting a 70 to win the Resorters Pro-Am at AGC. That was one shot better than John Reigstad, who finished alone in second with a 71.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Swedberg said. “I’ve played in this event a couple times. I used to play in the Resorters all the time as an amateur, and I never won Resorters. To win the Resorters Pro-Am actually does mean a ton to me. It was a tough day out there; pretty windy. Greens were fast and firm so tough conditions, but I just kind of grinded it out and got a win.”

Swedberg, the assistant golf pro at the Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria, got off to a fast start with birdies on three of his first four holes after starting on hole 17. He finished with five birdies on the day, which allowed him to overcome a double bogey on hole 10.

Swedberg finished with a 35 on both nines. He came into the day thinking a 68 or 69 would probably win the tournament, but with the tough conditions, he felt he had a shot with the way his round started.


“I try not to think about that, but I knew there was a chance that two, three under could win,” he said. “I made a bad double on hole 10, and I didn’t think I was out of it, but I knew I had some work to do. I try not to think about where I’m at compared to the rest of the field. I try to just play one shot at a time as best as I can, but obviously in the back of my mind I knew I had a chance.”

Swedberg said no part of his game was spectacular on Sunday. He was fairly consistent in all facets from tee to green. That was the formula to win with winds of 20-plus miles per hour.

Swedberg said that scores would have been lower for the whole field if not for that wind. He was able to manage his game through those conditions and come away with a title on a course he says he probably played thousands of times growing up.  

“It’s great to get back here Resorters week and win the Resorters Pro-Am,” Swedberg said. “It really does mean a lot to me.”


PRO SCORES -  Swedberg – 70; Bruce Anderson – 86; Tim Johnson – 75; Josh Lang – 78; Joe O’Connor – 76; Mike Thomas – 80; Paul Strande – 82; Jeff Drimel – 75; Ben Meyers – 76; Grant Hanson – 76; Jeff Sorenson – 74; Chris Borgen – 74; Mike Barge – 75; Bill Israelson – 74; Kris Kroetch – 73; Ross Miller – 77; Jeff Olson – 79; Eric Toftner – 81; Tony Grimes – 82; Ron Rebrovich – 75; Scott Dirck – 78; Aaron Jacobson – 79; Eric Chiles – 74; Robert Cliff – 78; Lisa Grimes – 74; Jack Warwo – 80; Greg McCullough – 76; Tom Kirkland – 82; Scott McDonald – 72; Aaron McClay – 77; John Reigstad – 71; Nick Wimer – 82; Chris Larson – 82; Jon Crouse – 89

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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