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Taylor Cavanagh, above, of Fargo watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during his Friday match against Kirk Eilertson. Cavanagh won 3 and 1.

Olson receives a call of a lifetime

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To top it off, all this happened on his birthday.

"I was at the top of the list as a first alternate for the U.S. Amateur, so I thought I had a decent shot of making it," Olson said. "But this is just great receiving that call."


Olson shot an even par 72-72-144 during his U.S. Amateur qualifying rounds a couple of weeks ago and his score was good enough to add him to the top of alternate list.

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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.