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.
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!