Golf: Jenson snags open, seniors ladies’ titles at ERGC

Gloria Jenson shot a pair of 84's at ERGC. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Gloria Jenson picked  up two championships at the Elk River Golf Club tournament but it wouldn’t have bothered her much if she had none.

“It’s just fun to play,” said Jenson, whose 84-84-168 Saturday and Sunday took both open and seniors titles. “I love the people here. I never had to win to have a good time here. But, it’s always nice to win, too.”

The back-to-back 84’s gave Jensen her best 36-hole score. Her best nine has been an 83.

Asked about highlights, she laughed, “I’m not good at looking  back. I had a birdie on one hole but I don’t remember which hole or how I got it. When I’m done, I’m done.”

Jenson won by a comfortable margin in the five-player championship flight.

“I’ve been able to play more lately, with the boys off to college,” said the Zimmerman resident, whose son Ryan is a decathlete at North Dakota State and Michael is heading to St. Olaf to play basketball.

Cathy Smith was second flight low net winner. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Greta Ege was low net winner with 143. She  was seniors runner-up with 87-90–177 gross and Brenda Walz was third at 98-90–188.

“Greta could not miss a putt, the whole first nine,” said Jenson.

Karen Sahlmann won seniors low net with 142 and Debbie Carlson was next with 147.

In the second flight, Amy Lord won low gross with 100-100–200 and Lynne Tormoen was next with 205., among six players. Cathy Smith won low net with 135, followed by Tracy Grill with 151.