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Sundbom successfully defends Agate City Classic title

Jeff Sundin, Saturday Medalist 67 (-5)1 / 2
Taylor Sundbom (left) accepts the championship trophy from Lakeview Men’s League president Bob Johansen.2 / 2

Taylor Sundbom shot even par for 27 holes Sunday, Aug. 3, to win the Agate City Classic at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors by 6 shots over Alex Kolquist.

Sundbom shot a 4-under par on Saturday, but he was 1 stroke behind the leader and medalist Jeff Sundin starting Sunday medal play.

On the first nine holes of the morning, Sundbom had three birdies and only one bogey to card a 34 to take the lead, and Kolquist fired an even par-36 to fall 5 shots behind. Kolquist shot 1-over (37) on the back to Sunbom’s 39 to get within 3 going to the last 9 holes of the day. Sundin had a solid 38 in the windy conditions to remain 4 back after shooting 4-over on the front.

Going birdie-birdie on the par-5 first and par-3 second, Sundbom increased his lead to 6 over Kolquist, who had went par-bogey on the same two holes. Sundin, who started par-par, birdied the third hole to get within 5 of Sundbom, and in second place over Kolquist by a stroke. The lead was down to 3 when Sundbom bogeyed the par-4 No. 5 and Sundin made par. A bogey by Sundin on the long par-4 No. 7 gave Sundbom a 4-shot lead going into the last two holes. With an unfortunate double bogey on the 27th hole of the day, Sundin allowed Kolquist to move into second place with a par, 6 strokes behind the winner, Sundbom, who had pars on the last four holes for a 1-under (35).

Championship Flight results (45 holes, par-180)

Taylor Sundbom - 176

Alex Kolquist - 182

Jeff Sundin - 183

Casey Salakka - 183

Dave Isaacson - 186

Jarrod Chartier - 187

Paul Schintz - 189

Dan Conley - 192

Bruce Hegland - 195

Steve Stojevich - 195

Corey Colton - 196

Match Play Flights:

First Flight — (Winner) Andy Westergren; (Runner-up) Mark Hegland; (Consolation winner) Erik Magnuson and Tony Battistini (tie).

2nd Flight — (Winner) Bob Johansen; (Runner-up) Chad Johnson; (Consolation winner) Rod Martinson.

3rd Flight — (Winner) Kyle Ness; (Runner-up) Andy Aug; (Consolation winner) Scott Mathias.

4th Flight — (Winner) Jeff Campe; (Runner-up) Ted Dallos; (Consolation winner) Dave Stanko.

5th Flight — (Winner) Jim Kronenberger; (Runner-up) Warren Miller; (Consolation winner) Bruce Moseng.