Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Josh Manske wins 2013 Bill Franey Open and Championship match set in Supper League!

Josh Manske trailed by one stroke starting the championship nine of the 2013 Bill Franey Open The Algona native posted a three under 33 to win his first pro tournament by two shots over Matt Gute of Carroll. Manske is a touring pro on the Florida based Hooters Tour. He played his college golf at Grand View where he was a 3 time all American.

Manske's 103 total was two shots clear of DMACC sophomore Matt Gute. Corey Bluml finished in third with 107. Other Championship flight scores were Tanner Ludwig 110, Glidden - Ralston teacher and golf coach Chris Nelson 111, former Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Joe Ward 112, two time champion Craig Mertz 114, Eric Butenbach 114, former champion Aaron Ahrendsen 114, Collin Hackett 117, Benet Snyder 117, Mike Badding 1118, Steve "Cuda" Quandt 119, Tom Dentlinger 121 and former Carroll resident John Dukes 122.

Other Carroll Golfers in the first flight were Jeff Heuton 78, Lonnie Lehrkamp 78, Carroll Municipal Club Champion Justin Yetmar 78, Brad Hempstead 79, Chad Kanne 79, Bill Badding, Jr. 79, Andy Reiman 80, DMACC freshman Sam Wilkie 80.

Second flight scores were former Carroll resident Nate Ward 81, Bubba Heisterkamp 81, Joe Pick 81, Bill Badding 82, Carroll Country Club Golf Professional Paul Tigges 82, Ben Badding 82, Jerry Mowrey 83, Mike Franey 83, Kevin Forke 83 and Brad Stork 83.

Third flight scores were John Lohman 83, Troy Auen 84, Chris Nieland 84, Paul Fitzpatrick 84, Wyatt Haukap 85, former Carroll resident Gayle Knief 85, Mark Tigges 86, Tony Tigges 86, Tim Gute 87 and Brian Gossett 88.

Fourth flight scores were Nate Mertz 88, Terry Dickinson 88, Matt Lujano 89, Dale Julich 90, Todd Springer 91, Chad Heuton 91, Jim Gossett 101 and Scott Kanne 106.

The tournament named after Bill Franey, father of Mike Franey of Carroll who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 75 players. The tournament was formerly known as the Al Hoy Memorial, where Franey served as the tournament director for 25 years. In 2006 the board of directors of the golf course renamed the tournament the Bill Franey Open.

Proceeds from the tournament support a scholarship given annually to a student training to be an electric lineman at Northwest Community College in Sheldon. Franey was a lineman for the Midland Power Coop in Jefferson for 31 years and served as line superintendent for another 10 years.

All golfers played 18 holes with the low 16 players qualifying for a final championship nine holes. To qualify into the championship nine players had to shoot a 5 over par 77. Josh Manske won medalist honors in the final round with a three under 33."I thought that golf course was in great shape and I would like to thank everyone who participated said tournament director Mike Franey. Also a big thank you to the golf course, all of the ladies who brought the delicious salads and Jan Whitver and the girls for helping out.

More Bill Franey Open Photos!
Third place finisher Corey Bluml gets some help reading a putt from Shirley Franey in the Championship round! 
The Championship Round Pairings
The final group! Matt Gute, Tanner Ludwig, Josh Manske and Ben Kern. 
Corey Bluml, Eric Butenbach, Chris Nelson and Aaron Ahrendsen
Joe Ward, Craig Mertz, Steve Jordan and Steve "Cuda" Quandt
Tom Dentlinger, Benet Snyder and Collin Hackett
Mike Badding, Papa Joe Champion John Dukes and Dan Vollstedt
Sister Lynda tried to keep Brother John focused in the final round. It did not work in the finals but John had a great day! 
Thanks to the Badding boys for attending this year! 
Troy Auen, Craig Mertz and Mike Franey enjoyed watching Nate Mertz play in his first Bill Franey Open! Good job Nate! 
In the Men's Supper League Playoffs Van Diest Supply was shot down by Volquartsen Custom. Supper League's most mature team Stiff Sticks beat Byronz Boyz. So next week for the Supper League Championship it will be Volquartsen Custom and Stiff Sticks.

In the Runner Up Flight the Carroll Cycle Center/Carroll Country Club Pro Shop beat Linde Equipment. The cycles emptied out the pro shop last week to beat your Bud Light team. Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash flattened the tires of Champion Ford. Runner up championship match next week will be the Carroll Cycle Center/Carroll Country Club Pro Shop and the  Pettitt Hwy 30 Car Wash.

In the Consolation Flight Greteman Chiropractic beat Finish Line. Sharp Funeral Home beat Feld Fire Equipment. The final match in the consolation flight will be Greteman Chiropractic and Sharp Funeral Home. 

Congratulations to Mike Loehr for having a hole in one on #17.

Happy Birthday this past Monday to Bud Two Troy Auen and Bud Three Steve "Hans" Auen!

Happy 50th birthday to Karen Kasperbauer! 

A big shout out to Kirby Pettitt who finished second in the Iowa Open a couple of weekends ago. It was a pleasure to watch Kirby play the final eighteen that Sunday at Lake Panorama National Golf Course. Kirby was constantly complimenting the players in his group, talking to and thanking all of the volunteers and even took time to talk to spectators like Kim Hackett, Craig Mertz and myself. Great work Kirby!

Thoughts go out to Russ and Bruce Boes along with all of the fans of Red's Place! So sorry to hear of your fire! 

Best of luck to the Iowa Hawkeyes as they start their 2013 season! 

Stay cool and fairways and greens to all!

This Bud's For you and On Iowa and Go Hawks!

Mike Franey

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