Today is the second day of stroke play qualifying in the Championship Division, which will result in a field of 64 for match play, which begins tomorrow and runs through Saturday. There is also a Senior Division, which will have a bracket of 32 players.
This historic tournament is open to all amateur male golfers who are individual members of Trans-Mississippi Golf Association (TMGA) member golf clubs and have established a USGA handicap index of 5.4 or less.
TMGA member clubs in Minnesota include most of the big name private clubs, along with Alexandria Golf Club, Keller and the University of Minnesota Golf Club.
Pictured at left is Mike Podolak of Oxbow, North Dakota, the 1984 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Mr. Podolak shot 74-73-147 (+3), which placed him in fourth place in the stroke competition. His brother Doug is on the bag this week.