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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton After leaving his approach well short of the 18th green, Dan Anderson pitches to within a few feet of the cup and putted-out for par to win the Eagle Creek Early Bird with a 3-under 105 late Sunday afternoon.

Golf: Anderson steady to the wire at Early Bird


WILLMAR — Dan Anderson had no expectations Sunday morning at the Eagle Creek Early Bird.

There just hadn’t been enough time, let alone accommodating weather, to bring his golf game up to par.


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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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