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Andy Jacobson slugs his drive on No. 14 at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar on Sunday afternoon. The six-time Lakeland Tournament champion took a par 4 on the hole, ending a streak of four straight birdies on the way to shooting 30 on the final nine. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Golf: Jacobson blows away field to win sixth Lakeland

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WILLMAR — If the 84th Lakeland Tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Course was an election, the challengers might have wisely conceded to the incumbent by midnight.


Andy Jacobson filed a 27-hole score of 102 on Saturday for a seven-stroke lead on the field. He followed that on a windy, blue-bird Sunday with a 103. That added up to a 205, which is a whopping 11-under 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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