Teams score low at Corn Cob Open

There were birdies aplenty at the annual Corn Cob Open on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.

The team of Doug Berven, Joshua Shields, Chris Morey and Greg Breukelman, representing Poet, fired a 15-under par 57 to win the four-player scramble.

That score was good enough to edge out the Lakeco Crop team of Dave Ellens, Chris Wiese, Matt Oftedal and Shea Stoltenberg, which shot 58.

Third place, with a 60, was the Dakota Ethanol team of Scott Mundt, Ron Alverson, Rick Kasperson and Randy Hansen.

More than 40 teams competed in the event, which is normally held in June, but was moved to August because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To allow for social distancing, this year’s format included tee times instead of shotgun starts.

Here’s a list of pin prize winners:

Hole 1: Closest to the pin, Jordon Scott

Hole 3: Shortest drive, Holly Rader

Hole 4: Longest drive, Jackson Collins

Hole 5: Longest putt, Rory Witt

Hole 7: Closest to the pin in 2, Mike Blum

Hole 9: Closest to water hazard on drive, Randy Hansen

Hole 10: Longest putt, Austin Lucke

Hole 12: Longest drive, Chris Morey

Hole 14: Closest to pin in 2: Todd Hanten

Hole 15: Longest putt, Sean McGraw

Hole 16: Shortest drive, John Hanssen

Hole 17: Closest to pin, Greg Breukelman

Many thanks for our generous sponsors:

Premier sponsors: Poet, Syngenta

Hole-in-one sponsor: NorthWestern Energy

Golf cart sponsor: Dekalb

Green sponsor: Bayer, First Premier Bank, Paulsen, Pioneer

Scorecard sponsors: First Bank & Trust, Raven

Hole sponsors: Ag United for South Dakota, BNSF, Brock Grain Systems, Dakota Ethanol, Fagen, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Golden Harvest, Growth Energy, Pioneer, Redfield Energy, Sanford Health, SDSU Foundation, Tri-State Neighbor, Valero, WNAX, Wyffels Hybrids

Flag sponsors: American Coalition for Ethanol, CHS, Coyote Sports Properties, Dacotah Bank, Dakota Radio Group, Farmers Business Network, FastSigns, Jackrabbit Sports Properties, Pheasants Forever, Redstone Law Firm, Sioux Falls Networks, Woltman Group

Pin prize sponsors: Beef Bucks, Courtyard by Marriott, GF Advertising, Grand Falls Casino, Jackrabbit Sports Properties, Minerva’s, Paulsen, Red River Farm Network, Scheels, Schwab Insurance, Sheraton, Sisson Printing, Washington Pavilion

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