Over the summer, the University of Minnesota Crookston hosted the Teambacker Golf Classic at the Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston and the Mark Olsonawski Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Two River Golf Course in Hallock. There were12 teams with 60 golfers that participated in the 29th Annual UMC Teambacker Golf Classic sponsored by Altru. In the Olsonawski Golf Tournament there were a total of 20 teams with 80 golfers participating.

Proceeds from the Golf Classic Tournament were mo re than $11,000 and will go to the new Indoor Golf Facility at University of Minnesota Crookston. The $4,500 in proceeds from the Olsonawski Golf Tournament will go to the Mark Olsonawski Endowed Scholarship which is awarded to an area football player coming to UMN Crookston.

The top team in the Golf Classic was the Northern Sky Bank team of Adam Maruska, Adam Stratton, Andy Fee, Sam Melbye, and Matt Rust, winning the coveted Altru Cup. As for the Olsonawski Tournament, the team of Teal Plaine Nick Lindegard, Nick Kennedy, and Alex Strege placed first in Flight A.

Next year’s Golf Classic will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Crookston, and the Olsonawski Tournament will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Hallock.

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at umcrookston.edu 

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at system.umn.edu

Story Contact: Shawn Smith