Paul Teichert has been in contention for the men’s match play championship at The Crossings the past two years. On Sunday, he captured his first club championship, beating former champion Jim Hagen 3-and-1 in the nine-hole title match.


Paul Teichert has been in contention for the men’s match play championship at The Crossings the past two years. On Sunday, he captured his first club championship, beating former champion Jim Hagen 3-and-1 in the nine-hole title match.

Teichert’s path to the championship match in­cluded wins over Darwin Strand, Doug Strei and last year’s champion, Jason Rongstad.

Hagen, who won this tournament in 1982 before moving to California, scored wins over Matt Sather, Vern Teichert and Tyler Sachariason.

In the championship match on the back nine, both players parred the 10th, bogeyed the 11th, and parred the 12th holes.

Teichert took a 1-up lead with a par on the 13th hole, and he extended his lead to two holes by knocking in a short birdie putt on the 14th.

Hagen, who was the medalist in Saturday’s qualifying round with an even-par 72, got one back by getting up and down for a par on the 14th.

Teichert chipped to within inches of the cup on the 15th to get a hole-winning par and take a 2-up lead with two holes remaining.

Both players were in trouble off the tee on the  short, par-4 17th, but Teichert chipped in from the back edge of the green for the win.

“I got off the tee pretty well,” said Teichert, who was runner-up to Kevin McFarland two years ago and lost to McFarland in the semifinals last year. “My chipping was good, but I can’t say my putting was great.”

Hagen said the best part of his game Sunday was his iron play. “In the early matches, I hit four or five irons ‘gimme’ distance,” he said.

Carol Mulder wins No. 11
Carol Mulder won her 11th ladies club championship — second only to Bette Lundgren’s 22 titles — on Saturday.

In the four-woman championship flight, Mulder defeated Brianna Nordaune 4-and-3, while Sandra Fleming advanced to the finals with a 1-up win over Barb Huntley.

Fleming won the first (10th) hole with a par, but Mulder won the next five holes, making a pair of pars and a birdie, to end the match on the 15th hole.

Clauson is senior champ
Jon Clauson defeated Gary Huntley, defending champion Greg Mulder and Bill Maass to win his first senior men’s championship.

Mens flight winners
Championship
1. Paul Teichert
2. Jim Hagen
c. Steve Beals
First flight
1. Bruce Burdorf
2. Ken Olson
c. Steve Beals
Seniors flight
1. Jon Clauson
2. Bill Maass
c. Bruce Olson
First flight
1. Bruce Burdorf
2. Ken Olson
c. Kevin McFarland
Second flight
1. Derek Nordaune
2. Steve Kubista
c. Jesse Drexler
Third flight
1. Noah Mann
2. Tyler Sonstegard
c. Andy Buseman
Fourth flight
1. Mark Reidinger
2. Nick Hofstad
c. Denny Sundlee
Ladies flight winners
Championship
1. Carol Mulder
2. Sandra Fleming
c. Barb Huntley
First flight
1. Carrie Strei
2. Jan Sachariason
c. Sheryl Mann