GRAND RAPIDS — The 20th annual Mary Sandstrom Memorial Youth Golf and Tennis Tournament was conducted Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 - 11, at Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Grand Rapids Middle School and seven other sites. About 250 boys and girls ranging in age from 4 to 18 participated in the golf and tennis tournament. The kids came from all across the state of Minnesota.

Julie Sandstrom, executive vice president of Sandstrom’s said the response was impressive again. “It was wonderful to see such a great turnout again this year. This is one of the biggest youth tournaments in the state. Many of these kids come back year after year and watching them grow and seeing their skills improve each year make it fun.”

The tournament is an annual event for area youth, states Sandstrom. “My mother was very dedicated to youth programs around our area and golf and tennis were two of her passions. Being able to sponsor this event in her name, utilizing two activities that she loved, seemed to be a natural fit. In the coming years, we look forward to not only continuing to increase participation but to also increase the scope and impact of this event, always pointing toward benefiting the youth of Northern Minnesota.

“We receive tremendous support from many of our vendors that help provide each child with a bag full of goodies, a tournament T-shirt and a prize. Lunch, ice cream, beverages and treats throughout the two days are also provided. Many of these vendors as well as a lot of locals come to help out and of course, Lew Smiley and family and Gordy Skaar and the staff at Eagle Ridge do a great job of organizing the actual play. It’s nice to see such support for the kids.”

The dates for next year will again be set in early to mid-July. Please see the Facebook page Mary Sandstrom Memorial Youth Golf and Tennis for more photos and tournament information.

The results of the event were as follows:


Boys 8 singles- 1st place Jax Colter, 2nd place Eli Sertich, and consolation winner Huck Hietala

Boys 10 singles- 1st place Ashton Hefferman, 2nd place Will Haarklau, and consolation winner Leighton Stocke

Boys 12 singles- 1st place Karl Kimber, 2nd place Grady Hyduke, and consolation winner Isaac Hildenbrand

Boys 14 singles- 1st place Max Plante, 2nd place Cullen Brown, and consolation winner Zam Plante

Boys 16 singles- 1st place James Much, 2nd place Easton Young, and consolation winner Andre Good

Boys 18 singles- 1st place Kolya Khotenko, 2nd place Ty Kruger, and consolation winner Dane Patton

Girls 8 singles- 1st place Brooklyn Troumbly, 2nd place Libbie Shroeder, and consolation winner Louisa Hill

Girls 10 singles- 1st place Charlotte Moss, 2nd place Emmi Peterson, and consolation winner Alyssa Ohman

Girls 12 singles- 1st place Allison Fink, 2nd place Lola Champlin, and consolation winner Elli Troumbly

Girls 14 singles- 1st place Abigail Sullivan, 2nd place Lila Collins, and consolation winner Taryn Hamling

Girls 16 singles- 1st place Eva Kangas, 2nd place Marie Labbe, and consolation winner Courtney Brandt

Girls 18 singles- 1st place Jordan Troumbly, 2nd place Abigail Sullivan, and consolation winner Kalei Dowell

Boys 15 doubles- 1st place Zam Plante and Aaron Evjen, 2nd place Kade Kohanski and Max Plante, and consolation winners Justine Kerr and Zach Lagergren

Boys 18 doubles- 1st place Dane Patton and Ty Kruger, 2nd place Reece Patton and Ryan Fowler, and consolation winners Easton Young and Hunter Bischoff

Girls 15 doubles- 1st place Taylor Skelly and Emily Hill, 2nd place Marie Holliday and Isabelle Bailey, and consolation winners Erin Holliday and Ella McCarthy

Girls 18 doubles- 1st place Jordan Troumbly and Jaime Troumbly, 2nd place Abigail Sullivan and Courtney Brandt, and consolation Jackie Smith and Amika Lundgren

Golf Results:

Boys 15-18

1st: Gordon Skaar 72

2nd: Drew Kuschel 85

3rd: Luke Decoster 111

Boys 12-14

1st: Ian Mikulich 84

2nd: Mason Trast 86

3rd: Rece Kuschel 90

4th: Gavin Brown 92

5th: Theo Trash 93

6th: Luka Rohloff 97

7th: Travis Bird 99

8th: Dominic Fairbanks 102

9th: Erik Aunan 103

10th: Christian Walker 109

11th: Eli Tuomala 112

12th: Luis Champlin 130

Girls 15-18

1st: Molly Albrecht 79

2nd: Kada Puddicombe 129

Girls 12-14

1st: Haley Joregenson 100

Mite Flight Girls:

1st: Lila Ugrich 54

2nd: Ava Johnson 70

3rd: Rheyna Reckinger 74

T4th: Brynn Skaar 76

T4th: Tiffany Urman 76

6th: Ari Johnson 88

7th: Sophie Buckingham 89

8th: Bella Bulson 90

Mite Flight Boys:

1st: Jens Aunan 51

2nd: Jack Johnson 52

3rd: Ethan Sundvall 53

T4th: Jack Klamm 58

T4th: Oliver Grossland 58

6th: TJ Holmgren 60

T7th: Preston Troumbly 61

T7th: Tommy Kleindorst 61

Putting Contest:

Boys: Drew Kuschel

Girls: Molly Albrecht


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