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Andy Jacobson chops his way out of the weeds after his pin-high drive off the No. 10 tee rolled down the bank above Hawk Creek on Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf Club. He settled for a bogey, but still won the Eagle Creek Stroke Play Championship by three strokes. Rand Middleton

Jacobson wins Stroke Play Championship again

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WILLMAR -- For just a moment, Andy Jacobson looked vulnerable at the 27-hole Eagle Creek Stroke Play Championship on Sunday.

After his drive rolled into heavy weeds, but pin high on the 10th hole, Jacobson "chunked" two recovery shots in a row on the first hole of the final nine, looking very much like an every-day 18-handicapper.


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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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