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Teeing it up for Marshall hockey

August 17, 2013
Marshall Independent

Around 80 golfers gathered at Marshall Golf Club Friday afternoon to help raise money for Marshall youth hockey at the inaugural Marshall Hockey Golf Scramble.

All proceeds from the event will be divided between the Marshall Amateur Hockey Association and the Marshall High School hockey teams.

Marshall Tiger girls' hockey team member Jessica Blanchard was a member of the winning group Friday along with her parents, Paul and Nancy Blanchard. The trio combined to shoot a 50 in the scramble.

Jessica Blanchard is a two-time state qualifier for golf, and her mother is the team's coach. The two each won a flag price Friday, with Nancy Blanchard winning the longest drive prize on the second hole and Jessica Blanchard winning the same prize on the 18th hole.

The Blanchard's team finished three strokes clear of the foursome of Scott Mauch, Scott Briffet, John Mauch and Don Lingen. Team Bladholm Construction, consisting of Kim Christensen, Jason Kruger, Brian Gruhot and Kevin Kurth, was third with a 57.

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Tournament Results

1. Team Blanchard (Jessica Blanchard, Nancy Blanchard, Paul Blanchard) 50; 2. Team Scott Mauch (Scott Briffet, Scott Mauch, John Mauch, Don Lingen) 53; 3. Bladholm Construction (Kim Christensen, Jason Kruger, Brian Gruhot, Kevin Kurth) 57; Team Lisa Mauch 59; Team David Rhode/Dean Olsen 60; Team Amy Caspers 60; Team Jason Peterson 61; Marshall Radio 62; Team Craig Maki 63; Lockwood Motors 64; Team Jason Sherman 65; Team Bruce Remme 67; Team Ron Schlenner 67; Team Mark Jacobs 68; Team Bill Archbold 68; Marshall High School boys coaches 69; Team Brenda Mikel 69; Team Erin Barker 71; Team Jon Kindschi 79.

Flag Prizes

Hole No. 2) Women Long Drive - Nancy Blanchard; No. 4) Closest to the Pin - Brandon Mensink; No. 8) Men Long Drive - Erin Bankkal; No. 9) Closest to the Pin - Olivia Peterson; No. 14) Men Long Drive - Matt Bauer; No. 16) Closest to the Pin - Jason Lewis; No. 18) Women Long Drive - Jessica Blanchard.



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