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Carlson Goes Wire-to-Wire at Tapemark

Posted Sunday, June 10th, 2007 09:07 pm GMT -5 in Golf

NGA Tour professional John Carlson went wire-to-wire at the 2007 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am, shooting 65-66-67-198 (-15) to win by 8 strokes over six-time champion Don Berry.

In his first Tapemark since 2003, Carlson eagled the par-5 18th hole (his ninth hole of the day) and had 3 birdies and one bogey during his round. He just missed a birdie putt on his last hole that would have broke the tournament record by one.

Berry made a charge with three birdies on his first nine, but finished with all pars and one bogey on the par-4 eighth hole. Kane Hanson of Detroit Lakes finished in third, one behind Berry.

In the 2003 Tapemark, Carlson shot 70-71-71-212 (-1) and tied for sixth, the same year Dave Tentis won by -15. Two other golfers share that tournament record: Don Berry in 1995 and George Shortridge in 1974.

In the team competition, there was a tie for first between the Brischke, Hooker, Kopesky and Roth team and the Kolb, Hilding, Reinhart and Gilroy team at -51. The team of Hoiness, Nelson, Mischke and Fleming finished third, one stroke back.

Low gross amateur for the competition was Tanners Brook golfer Joel Johnson, who shot 77-74-72-223 (+10).

Retiring Southview course superintendent Roger Kisch made the course play at it’s toughest, placing pins in difficult positions all weekend and keeping the greens firm.

With the addition of a large number of trees a few years ago, Southview may be one of the toughest shorter courses in the area when firm and windy (6,121 yards from the whites). Average score this year was 74 (+3) for pros and 99 (+28) for amateurs.

The 2008 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am is scheduled for June 6-8, 2008. Mark your calendars!

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Originally published by DK on June 10, 2007 at 9:07 pm

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