Jacobson completes Eagle Creek 'grand slam'
WILLMAR -- Defending champion Andy Jacobson held off a bid by first-time finalist Pete Hannig to win the Eagle Creek Golf Club Match-Play Men's Championship on Sunday.
The win gives Jacobson a sweep of the Eagle Creek 2011 first-place hardware: Early Bird, Lakeland, club stroke play and now the match play.
Jacobson took out Sam Warzecha 6&5, Jim Schammel 6&5 and Matt Gorans 2&1 to reach the final. Gorans lost to Jacobson in the 2010 final 4&3.
Hannig spilled Shawn Bohlsen 6&5, Eric Means 3&2 and second seed Danny Anderson 2-up. It was a good week for Hannig who had a hole in one at Eagle Creek the previous Sunday.
The Seniors championship, which also had a 16-player draw, was won by first-time entrant Greg Hilding, who played in the men's open a year ago. Hilding edged Norm Strehlow 1-up. Strehlow also was runner-up at the Lakeland Seniors.
Jean Larson won the four-player Women's Open bracket. Larson tipped Lori Jacobson 5&4, reversing the 2010 outcome.
Jon Krebs won Men's first flight while Doug Allen repeated in the second flight.
Jacobson won three titles on his home course in 2010; the exception was the Lakeland where his good friend and former touring pro Aaron Barber prevailed.
Previously unreported, Hannig aced No. 16 at Eagle Creek from 173-yards with a 7-iron on Aug. 21.
Semifinals: Lori Jacboson def.Cherris Duininck 22 holes; Jean Larson def. Raelin Setrum 5&4.... Finals: Larson def.Jacobson 5&4
Consolation: Duininck def. Setrum 1-up.
1st round: Andy Jacobson def. Sam Warzecha 6&5, Jim Schammel def. Tony Kallevig 19 holes; Matt Gorans def. Chuck Weiler 5&4, Scott Carruthers def. Mark Donnema 19 holes; Eric Means def. Jim Anderson 2&1; Pete Hannig def. Shawn Bohlsen 6&5; Chad Akerson def. Ross Magnuson 3&1; Danny Anderson def. Chad Pendill 5&4..... Quarterfinals: Jacobson def. Schammel 6&5, Gorans def. Carruther 2&1; Hannig def. Means 3&2; Anderson def. Akerson 5&3 ... Semifinals: Jacobson def. Gorans 2&1; Hannig def. Anderson 2-up .... Finals: Jacobson def. Hannig 3&2
Consolation - Chuck Weiler def. Jim Anderson 1-up .... Championship Sunday Medal: (1) Mark Bonnema
1st Flight - Jon Krebs def. Cody Magnuson 8&7 ... Consolation: Ray Poage def. John Wodash 19 holes
2nd Flight - Doug Allen def. Don Alter 19 holes
2nd Flight Sunday Medal - (1) Dennis LaPoint 87 (2) tie, Al Kennard 91, Gary Duininck 91
1st round: Chris Meinert def. Tom Dooley 20 holes; Howie Swift def. Ken Warzecha 1-up; Norm Strehlow def. Dave Nelson 3&1; Scott Red Johnson def. Mark Suedbeck 7&6; Don Heath def. Neil Tagawa 7&6; Greg Hilding def. Gordy Lindblad 3&2; Gary Hern def. Doug Lindblad 3&2 .... Quarterfinals: Meinert def. Swift 2&1; Strehlow def. Johnson 2&1; Heath def Wodash 3&1; Hilding def Hern 6&5....Semifinals: Strehlow def. Meinert 5&4; Hilding def. Heath 6&4 .... Finals: Hilding def. Strehlow 1-up
Consolation: Mark Suedbeck def. Mac Habicht 2&1
Seniors Sunday Medal: (1) Tom Wodash 81 (2) Gary Hern 84 (3) Dave Nelson 86
(36 holes) Larry Peart def. Dan Ridler 3&2.