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Golf tourney scores win for Rugby hospital

By Staff | Aug 8, 2020

Submitted Photo Center Mutual Insurance’s Lance Zietz, Hannah Voeller, Tim Pfeifer and Jaden Pfeifer pose with their golf clubs.

One hundred golfers teed off in the 22nd annual Charity Golf Classic July 31 at the Rugby Golf Club. Hosted by the Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation, the event raised more than $20,000 for the Foundation’s “Give Elevator One a Lift” campaign.

“We are so grateful to all the sponsors and golfers who made this year’s tournament a success,” said GSHS Foundation director Cathy Jelsing. “It’s great to see this kind of community support for our local health care facilities and a wonderful kick start for our campaign to raise $250,000 to repair the Heart of America Medical Center’s main elevator.”

Winners were declared in two flights. First place in the first flight went to the Center Mutual Insurance team Lance Zietz, Hannah Voeller, Tim Pfeifer and Jaden Pfeifer with a score of 56.

Second place in the first flight went to Rugby Dental teammates Dr. Kathy Santjer, Mike Santjer, Chip Anderson and Corey Espe (57). Childress Crop Insurance players James Childress, Jason Askvig, Mike Corum and Erica Jorde took third (59).

Second flight winners were: First place – Anderson Funeral Home Team B: Hallie Anderson, Chad Anderson, David Anderson and Ron Volk (63); second place – Thompson/Graner: Brian and Jenna Thompson and Lyndsey and Mike Graner (63); and third place – Integrity Appraisals: Tonia Dosch, Rick Bruggeman, Brekka Belisle and Tony Bernhardt (64).

Winning team members received gift cards valued at $50, $40 or $25 donated by The Golf Center of Grand Forks and tournament sponsors.

Major tournament sponsors, at $1,000 each, were Anderson Funeral Homes, Heart of America Clinic Pharmacy, Bremer Bank, First International Bank and Trust, Merchants Bank, Center Mutual Insurance and The Golf Center. Many more local businesses and HAMC vendors provided sponsorships and door prizes.

The Golf Classic features four Pay-to-Play holes that give golfers various advantages around the course and make them eligible for prize drawings. Anne Leier won the Blackstone 36″ Pro Gas Griddle donated by Home of Economy; Cory Espe won the Yetti Hopper Flip Cooler donated by SCHEELS and tourney sponsors; Brekka Belisle won the Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker donated by The Golf Center and tourney sponsors; and Kevin Kirchoffner took home the NDSU Bison corn hole boards donated by tourney sponsors.

Third Street Station donated $100 in gift certificates for Best Team Theme won by the PS Garage Doors/Rugby Auto Connection “Birdie Kings”: Josh Gruenberg, Cody Severson, Cory and Shannon Amyotte. For shortest drive, Craig Zachmeier took home a First Aid and Tournament Recovery Kit supplied by Heart of America Clinic Pharmacy.

Darcie Rose and Danny Schneider won the Longest Drive competition. Angie Zietz and Chris Walker qualified for and won the Closest to the Pin on Hole #8 prize drawing. And Kate Halvorson and Cody Melgaard won the drawing for Bully Pulpit golf passes in the On the Green on Hole #9 contest.

Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation’s mission is to support the mission of the Good Samaritan Hospital Association, which includes Heart of America Medical Center, Heart of America Johnson Clinics, Heart of America Care Center, Rugby Ambulance Service, and Haaland Estates basic care and assisted living.

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