Turtleback Open

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

Thomas Longbella wins 2018 Turtleback Open in Sudden Death

The “Thomas’s” battled in a playoff at the CVGA Turtleback Open with Thomas Longbella winning on the 1st Hole against Thomas Campbell.  Longbella  sunk at 35 footer to win for the second time in 4 tries this summer.  He’ll return this fall to play for the U of M Gophers.  Campbell, meanwhile, was attempting to win his third CVGA tournament in a row, as he captured Lake Wissota, and Clifton Highlands Open consecutively.   Both players shot 66’s.  In third place was current U of M Gopher, Gus Minkin, who shot 68. 59 Players participated in ideal conditions at Turtleback. Special thanks goes out to Kevin Carter and the staff at Turtleback who did an outstanding job of welcoming the players and getting the golf course in tip-top condition.


The CVGA will conclude the 2018 season at the Eau Claire Country Club on Sept. 8th.  Print out the T of C Entry form and send in your entry fee with who you want to play with.  Tee times are filling fast and we only get 72 entries…so get it done!!


-Mark “Barney” Barstad

CVGA Chairman

2018 Turtleback Open

66 - 18 pts

Thomas Longbella Champion-Playoff 1st Hole


66 - 15 pts

Thomas Campbell


68 - 12 pts

Gus Minkin


71 - 10 pts

Ryan Isaacson, Garrett Loomis, Kole Hallmark


72 - 8 pts

Brad Houghton, Scott Cole


73 - 7 pts

Randy Antonich, Jacob Gaines, Travis Meyer, Mark Sperling


74 - 6 pts

Eric Anderson, Taylor Kosar


75 - 5 pts

Jon Higley, Blake Heiman


76 - 4 pts

Mark Choiniere, David Walter, Craig Zadra, Tim Berger,


77 - 3 pts

Glenn Lickness, Brian Walker, Greg Jamieson


78 - 2 pts

Kent Gerberich, Dan Pulda, Matt Fladten, Dean Goodwin

Michael Deimand, David Walker, Mitch Simonet


79- - 1 pt

Mark Barstad, Brent Heit, Bruce Crotteau, Jake Brookshaw

Jonathon Jamieson