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Teambacker Golf Classic Goes to Playoff to Determine Champion
July 24, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken, sports information director,218-281-8414 (

First Place Team
First Place (l to r): Scott Corbin, Mike Sullivan, Jon Street, Chad Erdmann, Pat Amiot
(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Teambackers held their annual Teambacker Golf Classic at Minakwa Golf Club in Crookston, Minn., on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Seventeen teams and a total of 85 golfers participated in the 18-hole scramble which raised over $5,000 for Golden Eagle Athletics.


The tournament went to a playoff as three teams finished at 14 under after 18 holes. The playoff was won by the American Federal Bank team, second was the Fischer Law Office team and third was the True Value Hardware/New York Life team.


First Place:  (American Federal Bank)- Jon Street, Chad Erdmann, Mike Sullivan, Scott Corbin, Pat Amiot


Second Place: (Fischer Law Office)- Jim Fischer, Trent Fischer, Nick Bergen, Troy Fischer Joe Helgeson


Third Place: (True Value Hardware/New York Life)- Greg Lerum, Mark Lyczewski, Don Forney, Wayne Melbye, Bruce Hanson


The UMC Teambackers would like to thank Minakwa Golf Club, the Teambacker Golf Classic participants and all the hole and team sponsors for their continued support of the tournament as well as Brost Chevrolet and Crookston Pontiac-Buick GMC for their sponsorship of the hole-in-one contest.


Events like the golf tournaments are designed to support efforts to boost scholarship options for student-athletes and investments in Golden Eagle athletic programs. The University of Minnesota, Crookston reaffirmed its commitment to competing at the Division II level as a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) earlier this year. Chancellor Casey committed to working with University officials to identify additional resources and outside fundraising opportunities to invest over a three-year period.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics Web site at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).