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Todd Hillier of Hoople, N.D., raises his hand in victory after defeating Tom Hoge 2 and 1 to take the Pine to Palm championship title Sunday afternoon. Hillier, 51, became the oldest Pine to Palm champion in the tournament's history. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

Hillier is steady to win championship over Hoge

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The Pine to Palm Golf Tournament has been a very fortunate week for Todd Hillier.

Eight years ago, the 51-year-old Hillier, who is a potato farmer from Hoople, N.D., met his eventual wife Jeannie at the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament.

Sunday, Hillier added another memorable moment during his Pine to Palm experience, by becoming the oldest player to ever win the 78-year-old tournament after posting the upset over defending champion Tom Hoge.

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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. 
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