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Otis Hesteness became the first-ever Pine to Palm Mid-Am medalist in 2009, firing a three-over par 145 in qualifying play.

Hesteness nabs first Mid-Am medalist laurels

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Otis Hesteness made a wise decision when Pine to Palm chairman Bob Gorden asked him to play in the first-ever Mid-Am Division for the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament.


Instead of mowing the fairways on the back nine at the Detroit Country Club, Hesteness was mowing down the competition during the first Mid-Am qualifier, stroking a 72-73 for a three-over par 145 to capture the medalist honors Tuesday.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.