Turtleback Open

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020


Dean Goodwin Wins 2020 Turtleback Open in Playoff.


North Central Minnesota College Standout Dean Goodwin won his first CVGA event by sinking a 15 foot putt for birdie on the second playoff hole (No. 8)  on a beautiful sunny day in Rice lake, WI.  Finishing Runner-Up was Brian Hills of Buffalo, MN. Both players shot 69 on fast greens and tight pins at Turtleback.   Phenomenal play by both players. Finishing 3rd was junior player Nick Mueller of Baldwin, WI, who shot 71. Fourth went to Dylan Merchant….another junior player, who shot 72.  It’s amazing how so many  young players have starting to emerge on the CVGA Tour.  And then…there was 14 year old William Schlitz, of Eau Claire…who fired a 79 on a very tough Turtleback golf course set up.  It’s  these young players that “light me up” as they start their golf journeys.  It’s exciting to watch.  Let’s not forget the old guys either. Mark Sippel (Age 68) fired a very respectable 76.  Nice Job Sip.  Is the CVGA not for everyone? You bet!


Special thanks go out to Kevin Carter and his staff at Turtleback for running such a professional and premier event in Rice Lake. Thanks Kevin!!


The next stop on the CVGA Tour is Lake Wissota on August 30th.  (Rain date-Reschedule)  Make your tee times today at (715) 382-4780.


69 - 18 pts         Dean Goodwin-Champion (Playoff)


69- Brian Hills - 15 pts


71 Nick Mueller - 12 pts


 72 Dylan Merchant- 10 pts


73 Brad Houghton, Riley Johnson - 8 pts


74 Bruce Crotteau, George Smoth - 7 pts


75 Eric Anderson, Ethan Alexander, Dan Pulda, Dave Walker - 6 pts


76 Travis Meyer, Mitch Simonet, Ben Vanshro, Ben Zeiman, Mark Sippel, – 5 pts


77 Steve Bowman, Randy Antonich, Mark Kamish, Matt Fladten - 4 pts


78 Ross Mickelson, Steve Sevals Jr., Matt Kamish,  - 3 pts


79 Craig Walter, Logan Lillehaug, Jeff Suralski, William Schlitz - 2 pts


80 Casey Hauck, Greg Johnson, Cole Fisher - 1 pt