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Wendland cards 139 to win club championship

WORTHINGTON — Brad Wendland not only won the Worthington County Club club championship Sunday, he did so in dominant fashion.

Wendland took the title in the championship flight with a two-day score of 139, shooting a 71 on Day 1 and following that with a 68. That score bested that of second-place finisher Ben Derynck by 13 strokes.

Derynck’s 152 earned him second place in the championship flight. He was followed by Jerry Freimuth at 158 and Chris Dybevick with a 163.

The championship flight satellite was won by Jeff Rotert when he finished with a 156. Tim Meyer followed him at 164. Kyle Johnson and Trevor Nickel both shot a 172 to lead the first flight upper division, with first place officially going to Johnson. Larry Iten and Jeff Barber were the top finishers in the first flight lower division at 179 each. Iten took first.

In the senior circuit, Pat McCoy shot an 82 on Sunday. That, coupled with his handicap of 80, gave him a total of 162 for the first-place net score. Dave Uppman finished his tournament with an 81 to take the gross championship.

Judy Schmidt shot a 93 to take the first-place gross score in the ladies’ championship flight. Kay Johnson and Nancy Galland carded a 95 and 107, respectively, with their handicaps giving them a tied net score of 69.

Kim Drast took the top gross score in the ladies’ first flight at 107. Laura Ailts carded a 108 and got the net win of 74 after subtracting her 34 handicap.

Zach Hacker

Zach is the Daily Globe sports reporter. He has previously been a sports editor at both the Waseca County News in Waseca, Minn., and The Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas. He is originally from New Richland, Minn., and now lives in Worthington with his dog; a beagle-corgi mix named Homer. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, pontooning on St. Olaf Lake and watching professional and collegiate sports.

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