South Dakota American Legion Tourney

Pictured are the participants in the South Dakota American Legion Golf Tournament, held Sept. 11 in Irene and Sept. 12 in Vermillion.

The South Dakota State American Legion Golf Tournament was hosted by the Wakonda American Legion Post #13 on Sept. 11 and 12. Saturday play was at Grendridge Golf Course at Irene, and Sunday play was at The Bluffs Golf Course at Vermillion. Ten teams participated with 40 players from around the state.

A evening meal was provided after Saturday’s play at the Irene golf course. Pin prizes were announced at the social. The $10,000 pin prize went unclaimed. $1500.00 of the earnings from this year’s tournament will be directed to South Dakota Veterans Freedom Flight.

The winning team members were: Greg Brewer, Hermosa; Gene Gillen, Humboldt; Kerry Loudenslager, Hartford; Tom Puthoff, Humboldt.

The second place team was from Wakonda. The team members were: Wayne Beatty, Tom Larsen, Jim Logue, and John Peterson.

The annual South Dakota American Legion Golf Tournament is held after Labor Day. Next year’s tournament site will be determined in January.

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