The first big weekend of the area golf circuit took place Saturday and Sunday, with Little Crow Country Club and Eagle Creek Golf Club being host to events.

The Little Crow Short Stop in Spicer took place with 34 players going 27 holes and it ended dramatically.

Danny Anderson won a one-hole playoff to edge Joey Dreier. Anderson and Dreier each shot 111s.

Joey Dreier hits a shot off the fringe and onto the green on the second hole on the Oaks course during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday.

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Joey Dreier hits a shot off the fringe and onto the green on the second hole on the Oaks course during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Anderson had a 72 on the first 18 holes, then shot a 39 on the Oaks Course. Dreier had a 73 and a 38. Anderson then won on Oaks. No. 1.

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Pete Hannig hits a chip shot toward the hole on No. 2 on the Oaks course during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday. 

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Pete Hannig hits a chip shot toward the hole on No. 2 on the Oaks course during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

On Sunday in Willmar, Brady Madsen won the Eagle Creek Early Bird with a 107 over 27 holes. That was one stroke better than Pete Hannig (108) and two better than Anderson (109).

Todd Bergeth won the Senior Division with a 116. Isaac Nelson, the golf pro at Little Crow, won the first flight with a 116.

There were 52 golfers.

Paul Swenson watches as his ball closes in on the pin on hole No. 2 of the Oaks during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday. Swenson's putt stopped just inches from the cup.

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Paul Swenson watches as his ball closes in on the pin on hole No. 2 of the Oaks during the Short Stop Tournament at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer on Saturday. Swenson's putt stopped just inches from the cup. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Little Crow Short Stop

At Little Crow Country Club, Spicer
Championship flight
TOP 10 – (1) Danny Anderson 111 (wins 1-hole playoff) … (2) Joey Dreier 111 … (3) Matt Gorns 116 … (4) Zach Johnson 117 … (5) Pete Hannig 119 … (6) Andy Jacobson 121 … (7) Josh Cole, Paul Hannig, 123 … (9) Josh Hagstrom, Adam McArthur, Jon Beaver 126.

Eagle Creek Early Bird

At Eagle Creek Golf Club, Willmar
Championship flight
TOP FIVE – (1) Brady Madsen 107 … (2) Pete Hannig 108 … (3) Danny Anderson 109 … (4) Jonathan Hanner 110 … (5) Bart Bradford, Jim Anderson 111.
First flight
TOP FIVE – (1) Isaac Nelson 116 … (2) Derek Dionne 120 … (3) Eric Means 124 … (4) Jeff Asche, Corey Nelson 125.
Senior division
TOP THREE – (1) Todd Bergeth 116 … (2) Mac Habicht 122 … (3) Jeff Nuytten 125.