The open division was the largest total field that NDGA has had in the last decade. The winds followed the North Dakota Golf Association after
two blistering days at Hawktree Golf Course to Grand Forks Country Club.
On the first day of the tournament winds were consistently
blowing around 25 mph with gusts of wind reaching up to 35 mph, 74 guys from the open division had to play a total of 36 holes while
the Mid-Am and the Seniors only had to play 18 holes. The Second day of the tournament was even more brutal with winds constantly
blowing 31 mph with gusts of wind up to 45 mph making even harder to keep the ball in the fairway.
The windy conditions on both days
made it difficult to drive the ball in the fairway and was a challenge to hold he fast and firm greens. The average score for the
open division was an 80.19. Justin Redding was a Co-leader after round one shooting 71. He led after day one shooting 71,73-144 total.
He continued his great play shooting a final round 74 which gave him medalist honors. Throughout the course of three rounds Justin made 10
birdies and only 1 double, where the rest of the field saw much higher numbers. Justin played the two hardest holes two over par which were
holes fifteen and nine.
The 2020 Stroke play was also a family event for a few households such as the Skarperuds, Schafers, and the Bryans.
Chad Skarperud finished in 2nd just in front of his nephew Carson Skarperud who took 3rd. Although Carson managed to hold off his uncle Matt
Skarperud in the net championship who finished 4th overall.
In the Mid-Am field Shane Hannegrefs shot 163 in Gross division and was the medalist. Shane beat Kyle Knutson in a Playoff
in the Net division Kyle Knutson was the medalist shooting a two-day total of 151. Reed Argent took second place with a
two-day total of 158. Second place, Gross division was captured by David Dusek with a 164 during the two days.
In the Senior field Randy Westby shot a 153 in the GROSS division crowning him the medalist. In the NET division Scott
Anderson was the medalist with a total of 151 after two days. Perry Piatz took second with a 156 in the Gross division.
Richard Tentis shot a 157 and earned himself second in the NET division. In the Gross division Paul Benson took third with a 159.
In the NET division Gregg Schaefer shot a 157 and placed third.