Golf: Reuterfeldt, Kostelecky are Fox Hollow club champs

Nicki Reuterfeldt was Fox Hollow champ and daughter Krista Larsen was runner-up this year -- reversing the order of last year's event. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Two prominent names in Minnesota amateur golf dueled once again for the Fox Hollow club title this year, and they happen to be mother and daughter.

Nicki Reuterfeldt of Hopkins shot 75-78-153 on Aug. 20-21 and her daughter Krista Larsen of Minnetonka was next with 78-82-160. Larsen won last year.

The Fox Hollow men’s champion is Scott Kostelecky, who won by eight strokes Aug. 27-28.

Reuterfeldt was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in June. She has won dozens of state-wide titles in Minnesota and Florida. At Fox Hollow she’s been first twice, and second twice.

Larsen was a two-time state champion (as Krista Reuterfeldt) at Coon Rapids and played for the Gophers.

Kostelecky cruises

Scott Kostelecky

Kostelicky cruised to the Fox Hollow  title  shooting 73-70-37–180. It was the Maple Grove resident’s third title and first since 2005.

Tying for second place were Paul Kangas with 73-75-40–188 and Jason Cargill with 79-71-38–188. The top three after 18 holes play another nine.

Tim Hoag was seniors champion with 164 for 18 holes.

Memorable day

Highlight of the summer at Fox Hollow was the day the course had both a hole-in-one and double-eagle.

Rachel Loney shot an ace on No. 3 and Joe Pitzl got the double-eagle on No. 5 as both played in the third annual  Brendan Loney Golf Classic on  August 18. Channel 12 News came out to do a story.