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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Danny Anderson studies his 12-foot putt to win on the 10th green, the first playoff hole, Sunday at the Eagle Creek match play championship in Willmar.

Anderson wins Eagle Creek match play championship


WILLMAR -- Danny Anderson is known as the best golfer at Eagle Creek never to win the Match Play Tournament.

Until now.

Anderson held on to check two-time defending champion Andy Jacobson on the first playoff hole.

"I did to him what he usually does to me -- make the big putts," said Anderson, who won the Club's Stroke Championship in July.

The 18-hole final proved a terrific match.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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