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Matt Skarperud, 48, died on Tuesday, July 26, at Lake Bemidji State Park, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.
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Minnesota’s PGA Tour event is set for July 27-30 next year, per the Tour schedule unveiled Monday.
Josh Galvin knew one of his North Dakota State men’s golf teammates had to win the men’s championship at the Birchmont Golf Tournament, so he figured it might as well be him.
Abbie Kelm dethroned the four-time defending champion in Emily Israelson, claiming the Birchmont's women’s division championship with a 2-and-1 victory. It’s the first-ever Birchmont title for Kelm, and she also becomes the first Bemidjian to win the women’s crown since Alyssa Williamson in 2006.

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Birchmont golf: NDSU's Josh Galvin wins men’s championship
Josh Galvin knew one of his North Dakota State men’s golf teammates had to win the men’s championship at the Birchmont Golf Tournament, so he figured it might as well be him.
For any golfer, the tools of the trade are pretty consistent: a set of clubs, a good short game and maybe a lucky break or two. For Adam Van Raden, the necessities include a red ribbon pinned in his hat.
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Birchmont golf: Dominant Abbie Kelm, underdog Missy Tabery to meet in women’s semifinals
Fourteenth-seeded Missy Tabery continued her Cinderella journey through the Birchmont Golf Tournament on Thursday. Now, she’ll face second-seeded Bemidjian Abbie Kelm, who continued her strong start to the tournament.
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Finishes 3M Open tied for fourth place at 13 under par
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Meanwhile, the 54-hole leader Scott Piercy melted down, turning what seemed like an easy win into a devastating defeat.
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Henderson, 24, was doused in champagne on the 18th green after carding an even-par 71 on Sunday and 17-under-par 267 for the tournament.

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The 43-year-old held a three-shot lead over Emiliano Grillo after Round 2, and still managed to extend the lead to four via a 5-under 66 on Saturday to move to 18 under for the tournament.
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Finau is at 13 under for the tournament, tied for third and five back of leader Scott Piercy heading into the final round.
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Piercy banged in 115 feet of putts to card a second-round 64 and seize a three-shot lead over Emiliano Grillo.

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