|Monday-Saturday, July 26-31, 2004|
|Bemidji Town & Country Club, Bemidji, Minnesota|
|Birchmont Home | Bemidji Town & CC Home | The Vandersluis|
|2004 Super Senior Men's Championship|
|Douglas defends title|
BY JOHN J. McRAE|
The Pioneer of Bemidji
"It was nothing spectacular," Douglas said. "Neither one of us played all that great."
Douglas took a 1-up lead right away and extended the lead to 2-up with a par on four. Another par on the ninth hole put Douglas ahead by three.
The match stayed the same through the next several holes as Jorde was unable to dent the lead.
"I birdied 15 to win the hole and that was the match," Douglas reported. The win was the second in as many tries for Douglas who moved to the 65 and older division last year.
"It was a good week," Douglas reported. "I had really good matches with Del Gangelhoff, winning 3 and 2, and Dave Vogel, also winning 3-2.
"All the players in the division are hoping we can have 16 players next year. That way we could play every day of the tournament. Without 16 players to fill out the division you get days off during the week. We would really like to play every day of the tournament."
Douglas said he is optimistic there will be enough players next year to have a full 16 player bracket. "I talked with a few golfers who were playing in the senior division this year who will move to super seniors next year," he said. "Those who are eligible should move into the division. We have a really good bunch of guys."
The daily draw for the super senior division was also great. "I never got wet all week," Douglas reported. "When it rained early we played late; it all worked out well."
Douglas was also lavish in praise of the BTCC course conditions. "I can't remember the course ever being in better shape," she said. "The superintendent and greens crew deserve a lot of credit.
"I've played in Detroit Lakes and Alexandria for the other resort tournaments and Bemidji is hands down is the best one. No doubt."
View 2004 Super Senior Men's Championship Brackets