Golf: Colton Buege reaches MGA finals; Peterzen falls in semifinals

Colton Buege of Rogers has reached the finals of the 33rd annual Minnesota Golf Association Players Championship with four victories Monday and Tuesday at Deacon’s Lodge Golf Club in Breezy Point.

Meanwhile, Tim Peterzen of Elk River won three matches before losing in the semifinals, and had a hole-in-one along the way.

Colton Buege was photographed with his Gophers' gear recently at Fox Hollow. He red-shirted this year as a freshman. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

McCabe Buege of Rogers, state high school runner-up last week, reached the second round.

Colton Buege will face Kyle Beversdorf of Rush Creek in the championship match on Wednesday.

The Buege brothers represent Fox Hollow Golf Club and Peterzen plays out of Links at Northfork in Ramsey. Colton Buege and Peterzen are Minnesota Gopher teammates.

Colton Buege beat Casey Vangsness of Alexandria 2-and-1, Blake Onkka of Bunker Hills 1-up, Dan Moline of Ridgeview 4-and-3, and, in the semifinals, Tim Hamm of Rush Creek 2-and-1,

Peterzen defeated his former Elk teammate Nate Varty of Elk River GC 3-and-2, David Smith of Rush Creek 3-and-2, and Tony Krogen of Marshall 3-and-1. In the semifinals he lost to Beversdorf 1-up.

Peterzen got his hole-in-one on the 160-yard No. 3 hole with an 8 iron. Beversdorf also had an ace, on the 127-yard No. 6 hole with a 9 iron.

McCabe Buege beat Terry O’Laughlin of Eagle Creek 6-and-5, then lost to Jeremy Tetrault of Forest Hills 2-and-1.

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