Standing by in sports, Wed. June 10
Burnside, Busker, Cihak at Senior Showcase
Both Hunter Burnside, Shelby Busker and Anna Cihak will be in action this week at the Minnesota PGA Senior Showcase at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
Each golfer is coming off a medalist round the last week. Cihak won in Alexandria at the Midwestern Showcase; Burnside and Busker won in Fargo at the Bell State Bank High School Senior Championships Monday, June 8.
While the fields of Minnesota golfers were small (9 total golfers) in Fargo, that won’t be the case in Coon Rapids. There are 117 golfers in the boys field and 76 in the girls.
Burnside begins play Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.; Busker tees off Wednesday at 11:10 a.m., Cihak at 11:20 a.m.
The lowest score from both the boys and girls events are offered an exemption into a national invitational Aug. 3-5 from the Pinehurst Golf Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.
In the event of a tie, matching scorecards will be used to determine the winner. Determining the winner will be based first on the score for the last nine holes, last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If there is still a tie, then the last six holes, three holes and final hole of the first nine holes will be considered.
Wilke wins at Red River Speedway
Tye Wilke of Detroit Lakes charged from the fifth starting position to lead 11 of the 12 laps in the INEX legends feature and take the win at the 50th Red River Valley Speedway season opener since 1968.
A large, yet socially distant crowd, enjoyed a stacked field of competitors that included 104 race teams — the most the speedway has hosted in nearly 10 years. - Mike Spieker
Feature: 1. 72-Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 2. B1-Brody Carlsrud, Moorhead. 3. 29B-Ryan Braseth, Ulen, Minn. 4. 20-Alex Braseth, Ulen, Minn. 5. 58-Sean Johnson, Kindred, N.D.
Visit the full story on DL-Online.com for full race results.
Lund cancels walleye tournament
The Lund Mania tournament, an event sponsored and promoted by the boat-maker in New York Mills, has been cancelled. It was scheduled for July 10 on Otter Tail Lake. It will be continued in 2021, according to a member of the tournament's committee.
"Unfortunately, following much discussion, thoughts and guidance on rules initiated by the Minnesota DNR, the committee has made the decision to cancel the Lund Mania fishing tournament," Stephanie Von Ruden said in an email.
Social distancing guidelines are to blame. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says six feet must be maintained between participants in boats, at weigh-ins and any related tournament activities.
Lund Mania doesn't have a weigh-in because it is a catch-photo-release tournament. That means each boat in the tournament is required to have an observer to accurately document fish caught. That made Lund Mania untenable.
Lund started its tournament in 2009 as a way to promote its boats and celebrate the New York Mills community in which they are made. It annually attracts some of the top Lund-sponsored anglers like Gary Roach and Ted Takasaki, as well as top walleye anglers from the area.
Last year's tournament drew 60 boats.
The tournament is limited to Lund boats, of course.
"As we work through COVID-19 we hope to make the 2021 event as special as the past events and look forward to the tournament," Von Ruden said. - Mike McFeely, Forum News Service
Paging Sports with Norm Gallant
This weekend check out the third episode of the Paging Sports podcast with Wadena-Deer Creek activities director Norm Gallant. We’ll be discussing the 10-year anniversary of the Wadena tornadoes, along with the tornadoes in Maple Grove that affected the state golf tournament in 2010.
Dan Hovland recorded a hole-in-one at Lakeview golf course on the par-3, 130-yard second hole with a 9-iron Friday, June 5. The shot was witnessed by Charlie Whitman.