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Golf Stars to Shine at the Minnesota State Open July 25-27

July 24, 2014

John Harris, Clayton Rask and Donald

Constable Will Contend for State Open Title

The state’s most storied golf tournament will boast one of the strongest fields in years. Headlining the competitors this year will be former PGA Champions Tour player John Harris, who will make his first start in the Minnesota State Open since 2012. Harris, a two-time State Open champion, has more than 200 starts on the PGA ChampionsBunker Hills Golf Course Tour and recently competed in the U.S. Senior Open. Former Gophers Clayton Rask and Donald Constable will also contend for the title just weeks after competing at the U.S. Open. Last year, Rask finished runner-up to 2013 champion Jon DuToit from the University of Minnesota.

“Every year we have a packed field of outstanding players, so we think this will be like most other years,” said Minnesota Section PGA Executive Director, Jon Tollette. “Of course, adding John Harris and with so many top players having tremendous success this season, we should have an entertaining State Open.”

Among the other notable contenders:

Jon DuToit – the reigning Minnesota State Open champion recently qualified for the U.S. Amateur.

Don Berry – 13-time Minnesota Section PGA Player of the Year from Edinburgh U.S.A. Berry is coming off of a win at the Minnesota Senior Open, a second place finish in the 25th Senior PGA Professional National Championship and has won four events this season. Berry leads the MN Section PGA in Player of the Year points.

Dave Tentis – 2002 Minnesota State Open champion earned a spot in the PGA Championship this August at Valhalla Golf Club with a top ten finish in the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in June.

The 2014 State Open returns to Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids with play beginning Friday, July 25 and the final round on Sunday, July 27. The field will be cut after completion of the second round. Since its start in 1917, the Minnesota State Open has maintained a tradition as a premier golf tournament. The event brings together top professional and amateur players, all vying to have their name included with the likes of Les Bolstad, George Shortridge, and Tom Lehman as past champions.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, and people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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