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Tom Hoge is the defending Pine to Palm Golf Tournament champion. He clinched his second straight MGA State Am title this past week with his 11-under par score.

Pine to Palm champ strikes for 2nd State Am banner

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Not much has been able to slow down Tom Hoge on the golf course the last two summers, but something finally happened which the Fargo golfing wonder couldn't overcome -- mono.


Hoge missed six weeks of playing golf after being laid up from mono through the months of May and June.

But in the end, even one of Mother Nature's most-potent sicknesses couldn't stop 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.