Dirks wins shootout at Drugan's

Onalaska native Josh Dirks pulled out a dramatic win Sunday in the TRGA Drugan's  Castle Mound Open.  

In an event that featured lots of birdies and plenty of bogeys, Dirks shot a relatively steady, stress-free even-par 72.  He played both nines at even-par 36 with three birdies, one bogey and one double-bogey.

Viterbo University Assistant Golf Coach James DeBoer and Joel Preeshl, a member of the V-Hawk golf team, tied for second place at 73.  Preeshl stormed back into contention with five birdies on the last eight holes.   Another Viterbo golfer, Eric Olson, a sophomore from Holmen finished tied for fourth with Tom McClintock at 74.  Olson birdied holes 14, 15, 16 and 17.   McClintock rebounded from a front-side 40 to shoot 34 on the back nine.

Jessica Blanchard, from Marshall, MN won the Women's Championship flight, beating Holmen native Courtney Bergum in a playoff.  Both finished with 82.    Blanchard and Bergum are members of the Wiinona State women's golf team. 

In the Men's  first flight, Chris Weiss continued his recent solid play this summer.   Weiss won with a 79. Tom Evenson, playing in his first-ever TRGA event, finished in second place with an 80.   Bill Feehan was just two strokes behind at 81.  

In second flight, Bruce Nordstrom picked up his first win of the season.  His 82 was one stroke better than Chuck Moore and Jeremiah Shimshak.

Steve Wineski overcame two 8's on par 5's and bounced back to win the third flight with an 86.  Dan Leis was second with an 88.  News-19 meteorologist Dan Breeden overcame some grief for an early morning rainstorm which delayed play, and finished third with an 89.

Fourth Flight winner Monte Jacobson took control early and swashbuckled his way to an amazing 80, which included four birdies.   "After that birdie on the second hole, I thought this might be a pretty good day" said Jacobson.  Ryan Schultz finished second with an 87.

Rick Wall picked up his third win of the year in Men's Net shooting a net 66.

Terry Ziegelbauer won the Women's Net with a net 74.





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