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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Unfazed by a chilled north wind, Jon Hanner, left, of St. Paul nails his drive off the No. 7 tee on the Oaks course, on the way to paring the hole. Two holes later, he would finish with a five-stroke victory at the Little Crow Country Club Shortstop on Saturday.

Golf: Hanner turns back clock to win LCCC Shortstop

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NEW LONDON — Jon Hanner was hot, the weather was not.

Still the 36-year-old Delano native played the final nine holes of the Little Crow Country Club Shortstop in a polo shirt while pushing his bag cart, sometimes running down the emerald fairways.

“That’s the best I played all spring,” commented the St. Paul resident. “This was really a treat.”

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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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