<HR><CENTER><B>Ten men emerge as<br> flight champions at LCC</B></CENTER>
By John Rittenhouse
Ten other players joined Dan Serie as flight champions during the Men's Club Tournament played at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend.
Mike Haakenson, Craig Hohn, Dave Iverson, Jerry Wethor, Adam Hansen, Don Cashin, Gary Luft, Bob Kaczrowski, Don Bosshart and Cliff Boom all secured flight titles during the 36-hole event.
Haakenson took top honors in the president's flight, which was formed after the first 18 holes of play in the championship flight Sunday.
The 19 players were entered in the championship flight Saturday, but the nine golfers with the highest rounds after 18 holes of play competed in the president's flight Sunday, which Haakenson won.
Haakenson, Jeff Rollinger and Tracy Birdsey shot 83s on Saturday, which gave them a share of the lead when the president's flight began play on Sunday.
Jerry Stordahl, Joe Dorhout and Scott Olsen were one shot behind the leaders with 84s.
While Dorhout, Rollinger and Birdsey slipped back in the pack during Sunday's first round, Haakenson shot a one-over-par 37 to gain a three-shot lead over Scott Olsen and a four-shot cushion over Stordahl, who carded 39- and 40-stroke efforts respectively.
Haakenson shot a 42 during the second round, that ended with him winning the flight by three strokes with a 162-stroke effort.
With Olsen and Stordahl shooting 45- and 46-stroke tallies during the second round, Dorhout and Birdsey rallied to shoot 39s and place second and third with respective 165- and 167-stroke tallies.
Outstanding play on Sunday gave Hohn the championship in the first flight.
Hohn shot an 86 Saturday, which was good for second place behind Tom Foster and Curt Vander Stoep, who turned in 84s.
Hohn produced a 40 during Sunday's first round to gain a one-stroke lead over Vander Stoep (43) and Nate Golla, who rebounded from an 88 Saturday by shooting a 39 during Sunday's first round.
Randy DeKam, who also shot an 88 Saturday before carding a 42 during Sunday's first round, was four strokes behind Hohn. Foster shot a 46 to fall out of contention.
Hohn ended up shooting a 41 during Sunday's second round to finish the tournament with a 167-stroke total, which was good enough to win the flight by two strokes.
While Vander Stoep slipped to 46 during the second round, DeKam and Golla turned in 39- and 42-stroke tallies to share second place in the flight with 169s.
Iverson was a run-away champion in the second flight.
He shot a 79 Saturday to open a seven-shot lead over Dave Gangestad (86) and an eight-stroke cushion over Fred Vander Kolk (87).
Iverson shot a 41 during Sunday's first round to extend his lead to nine strokes over Gangestad and 10 over Vander Kolk, who both shot 43s.
Iverson shot a 44 during Sunday's second round for a two-day total of 164 strokes and a nine-stroke victory. Gangestad and Vander Kolk, who finished the tournament with 44- and 43-stroke efforts respectively, shared second place in the flight with 173 totals.
Jerry Wethor rallied from a four-stroke deficit on Sunday to win the third flight by three strokes.
Tom Serie shot an 83 Saturday to gain a four-shot lead over Wethor and Jack Bennett, who carded 87s, and a five-shot advantage over Greg Gabrielson (88).
A 45 by Serie to start play Sunday allowed all of his challengers to gain ground. Gabrielsen and Wethor, who shot 41- and 42-stroke rounds, moved within one stroke of Serie. Bennett's 44 placed him three shots off the pace, but a 45 during the second round knocked him out of contention.
Wethor's continued improvement led to a 41 during Sunday's second round and a tournament total of 170 strokes. Another 45 for Serie in the second round gave him second place with a 173. Gabrielsen also shot a 45 during the final round and placed third with a 174 total.