Lattery works OT to win Nemadji InviteFormer Northwestern Tiger defeats defending champ in one playoff hole
By: Ken Olson, Superior Telegram
Maggie Lattery shot par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win the Nemadji Women’s Invitational Wednesday afternoon at the Nemadji Golf Course.
Lattery, a 2008 Northwestern High School graduate, and Deb Showalter, who won last year at Nemadji, finished tied after 18 holes with rounds of 78 on the East-West course.
Silver Bay’s Norma O’Leary was third with a 79, and Luck’s Avery Steen was fourth with an 80.
Barb Olson of Duluth won the Renna Rychlak Memorial Senior Invitational for the third straight year with an 82. Olson, whose home course is Enger Park, also carded an 82 on her way to last year’s title.
Lattery, who played golf collegiately at UW-Eau Claire and graduated in December, snapped an 11-year streak of having either Showalter or O’Leary finishing in first place at Nemadji.
The last person to win at the Superior course, besides Showalter and Steen, was Kelly Steen in 2001.
Kelly Steen, Avery Steen’s mother, also won in 1999 when she defeated Showalter, then known as Deb Stocke, in a five-hole playoff.
“There’s definitely more pressure playing in college, but I was still nervous today … my hands are still a little shaky,” said Lattery, who was golfing in her first Nemadji Invitational. “I’m glad it was over in one (hole).”
Lattery, a left-handed golfer, drove the ball right down the middle, 80 yards from the No. 1E green and around 40 yards past Showalter’s drive just to the right of the fairway.
Showalter’s second shot just missed the green on the right side, while Lattery hit the green, leaving herself a 15-foot birdie putt.
Showalter’s chip set her up for a short par putt, but Lattery followed with a putt that hung on the edge of the cup and allowed her to tap in for a par four.
Showalter still had a chance to extend the match, but her par putt just missed to the left of the cup, giving her a bogey five.
The only two blemishes on Lattery’s card were two double bogeys, one on the front and one on the back.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Lattery, who is a public health nurse for Douglas County. “I definitely plan on returning.”
DIVOTS: Lattery has made plenty of big shots in her career, including when she made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole on the fourth and final round of competition at the NCAA Division III National Championships in May of 2012 at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind. Her four-round total of 286 helped the Blugolds finish in third place. … While Lattery golfed at UWEC, the Blugolds, they won three straight WIAC championships. … Wednesday’s field included 72 golfers, including 31 in the senior division. … Lattery calls the Poplar Golf Course her home course, which just happens to be owned by her parents, Beth and Mike Lattery. … Flight champions were P. Hanson, C. Johnson, Nan Sauter and Mary Jo McKenna. … Senior Division flight winners were K. Nelson, C. Mortensen, J. McKinley and D. Jackson.
2013 Nemadji Invitational
Championship Flight: *Maggie Lattery, 78; Deb Showalter, 78; Avery Steen, 80; Pat Kelly, Jen Walter, Kelly Steen, 83s; J. Hawkinson, 84; T. Glanville, Cassie Berg, 85s; Amy Patenaude, 87. (*Won playoff with par on No. 1E)
First Flight—Peggy Hanson, 78; Justine Hawkinson, 79; Erin Pearson, 80; Deb Mayhew, 83; S. Beaudin, 84; Anne Tracy, G. Smith, 87s; Brenda Milinkovich, 95.
Second Flight— Cyndee Johnson, 83; Carol Grams, 86; Jody Raymond, 87; Terrie Storlie, 88; L. Duncan, 90; Cathy Meysman, 91; Moe Miller, 92; V. Haley, 96.
Third Flight—Nan Sauter, 88; Lynn Larson, 89; Lindsay Kwon, 91; Amy VanOvermeiren, 92; Sandy Fogo, Maureen Zupanich, 96s; Judy Davern, 101.
Fourth Flight—Mary Jo McKenna, 87; Barb Hoag, 95; Penny Graskey, 97; Michelle Rieder, 98; D. Larson, 105; L. Sellner, 116; A. Kitto, 121.
Championship Flight—Barb Olson, 82; Linda Saaristo, 93.
First Flight—Kathy Nelson, 86; Pat Johnson, 92; Mary Meierotto, 93; Carol German, 96; Karen Barschdorf, 98; Barb Buhr, 102; Gail Erdman, 105.
Second Flight—Cheryl Mortensen, Delores Greden, 89s; Linda Craig, Karolyn Jackson, 94s; S. Lysak, 98; J. Knutson, 101; J. McCarthy, 103; J. Rouleau, 105.
Third Flight—Jane McKinley, 96; Judy Walker, 98; Kathy Ecklund, 104; Charly Richters, 107; J. Walker, 110; E. Jensen, 115; G. Bancroft, 120; M. Sundet, 124.
Fourth Flight—Dana Jackson, 103; Hope Vasseur, Patsy Bernhjelm, 106s; J. Johnson, 109; K. Pfaff, 114.
Nemadji Women’s Invitational
1947—Mrs. Julius Juel, Nemadji, 86
1948—Mrs. Glen St. Julien, Hibbing, 90
1949—Miss Ione Ogren, Ridgeview, 96
1950 — Unavailable
1951—Mrs. R.W. Johnson, Northland, 88
1952—Carol Ink, Lester Park, 90
1953—Miriamm Anderson, Nemadji, 90
1954—Jean Seaquist, Nemadji, 89
1955—Hazel Leland, Nemadji, 85
1956—Mrs. R.W. Johnson, Northland, 90
1957—Hazel Leland, Nemadji, 86
(Minnesota Public Links Tournament)
1958—Carol Marshall, Lester Park, 89
1960—Mrs. Kenneth Berklin, Hibbing, 95
1961—Mrs. Kenneth Berklin, Hibbing, 89
1962—Mrs. Phalin Johnson, Two Harbors
1963—Miss Carol Wilson, Bemidji, 92
1964—Mrs. P.H. Stromquist, Ridgeview, 22
(Score for three holes of rain-shortened tournament)
1965-60 — Unavailable
1970—Pamela Berry, Mpls., 76
(Minnesota Public Links Tournament)
1971—Lynn Ferr Reiff, St. Louis, Mo., 92
1972—Marilyn Magie, Duluth, 80
1973—Katie Bell, Northland, 88
1974—Mrs. James Stuard, Northland, 88
1975—Linda Hanson, Hurley, 95
1976—Peggy Kirsch, Ridgeview, 84
1977—Peggy Kirsch, Ridgeview, 80
1978—Peggy Kirsch, Ridgeview, 79
1979—Peggy Kirsch, Ridgeview, 79
1980—Sara Asta, Northland, 75
1981—Kim Kaiser, Hayward, 86
1982—Kim Kaiser, Hayward, 77
1983—Carol Marshall, Lester Park, 87
1984—Jean Hall, Grand Rapids, 90
1985—Margo Waletzko, Nemadji, 94
1986—Dana Scheff, Cloquet, 83
1987—Jean Gaske, Cook, 85
1988—Sarah Elton, Burnsville, Minn., 79
1989—Debbie Stocke, Enger Park, 82
1990—Deanna Brown, Danbury, 80
1991—Kelly Steen, Luck, 77
1992—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 79
1993—Tricia Wollack, Hermantown, 77
1994—Evelyn Newton, Trout Lake, 78
1995—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 73
1996—Sue Moline-Liberty, 77
1997—Monica Haag, 79
1999—Kelly Steen, 75 (5-hole playoff with Debbie Stocke)
2000—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 72
2002—Norman O’Leary, Silver Bay, 73
2003—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 73
2004—Deb Showalter, 70
2005—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 75
2006—Deb Showalter, 77
2007—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 73
2008—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 76
2009—Deb Showalter, Hermantown, 73
2010—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 74
2011—Norma O’Leary, Silver Bay, 71
2012—Deb Showalter, Hermantown, 78
2013-Maggie Lattery, Poplar, 78 (1-hole playoff with Deb Showalter)
Renna Rychlak Memorial
1996—Pi Peterson, 82
1998—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids
1999—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids
2000—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids
2002—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 77
2003—Cindy Raab, 76
2004—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 74
2005—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 78
2006—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 77
2007—Mary Meierotto, Nemadji, 88
2008—Cheryl, Mortensen, Turtle Back, 85
2009—Joan Richardson, Grand Rapids, 79
2010—Carol Carlson, Fla., 81
2011—Barb Olson, Duluth, 86
2012—Barb Olson, Duluth, 82
2013—Barb Olson, Duluth, 82