Pine to Palm Double Eagles
The First: Sunday, Aug. 13, 1939 -- Neil Croonquist of Minneapolis, who used a driver from the tee and then hit a 2-iron into the cup on the 512-yard 14th hole in the championship match against Palmer Kise of Redwood Falls. Croonquist was down to Kise at the time and subsequently birdied the 15th hole, parred the 16th and birdied the 17th to post a 2 and 1 victory over Kise, who was the tournament medalist. (The 14th hole at the time is the present 1st hole at the Pine to Palm Course).
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