Several flight champions crowned at Milaca Invitational

Seven champions were crowned in the Milaca Invitational last Sunday afternoon. Six flights of men and a women’s flight competed to see who could come out on top for their respective group. At Friday night’s Calcutta, Todd Hasz perhaps foreshadowed Sunday with a victory in the shoot out, a chipping and putting contest.

Men’s Championship flight

In Sunday’s top tier flight, Hasz used the momentum from Friday’s win to again emerge victorious. Hasz topped Clay Hoeck, Mike Herr and runner-up Shawn Nelson to capture the title. Matt Ruis rebounded from a first round loss to earn the consolation title. He topped Hoeck and Tom Wilken to earn the win.

Joe Lemmon and Tony Hoeck also played on the day, but lost out with second round defeats.

Women’s flight

Heather Hoeck shot the lowest score with an 83 to earn the Invitational Championship. Sara Jacobsen was the low net scorer for the women with a 63. The women’s flight was determined by stroke play.

Men’s first flight

Ryan Olson emerged victorious last Sunday in the men’s first flight as he beat both of his brothers on his way to the win. In round one he topped brother Drew, and then in the championship he defeated other brother Travis to earn the trophy. He also out played Al Siemers in the second round. Mike Bitz was the consolation winner after he overcame his first round defeat to beat Shane Marudas and Drew Olson. Brandon Jansen and Travis Moyer also played in first flight.

Men’s second flight

In the second flight title match Zach Zillmer defeated Joe Hasz to finish on top. Zillmer also beat Ken Ruis and Kirk Eggen in route to the win.

Todd Norgart was the consolation champion. He topped Tyler Roehl and Eggen to claim that championship. Nick Wilken and Chad Banks also played in the second flight.

Men’s third flight

Scott Roehl earned the third flight victory last Sunday after he beat Bruce Roehl. Scott also bested Mark Johnson and Kirk Swenson to earn the title. Swenson then went on to win the consolation belt after he beat Grant Ruis and Mitch Siemers. Joel Patnode and Paul Hoehn also teed off in the third flight.

Men’s fourth flight

It was Jeff Kuperus that remained undefeated after he plowed his way through the men’s fourth flight last Sunday. He beat runner-up Doug Erickson in the title match, and also defeated Neil Westling and George Frasher en route to the win. Dave Los won the consolation title after he beat Ron LeBlanc and Frasher. Ben Peterson and Andy Eggert also competed in fourth flight.

Men’s fifth flight

The fifth and final flight of men’s competitors in the Milaca Invitational was won by Ken Muller. Muller won matches over Kirby Allen, Larry Hanenburg and Dean Siemers to capture the title. Dean went on to win the consolation title after falling to the eventual champ. He beat Mark Skinner and Eric Jacobsen to win. Jerry Zeimt and Pat Olson also participated in the fifth flight.