Jack Wawro of The Pines at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa and Bill Israelson of the Vintage Golf Course in Staples were honored with 2009 section awards by the Minnesota Section of the PGA.
In the Minnesota PGA Facility Promoter's of the Year category, Wawro captured the resort course category. Criteria considered for the award include golf programs offered, tournament operations, merchandising, rules, promotion, and history at the facility.
2009 Section Players of the Year are Jeff Sorenson, Columbia Learning Center in Minneapolis in the regular division; Israelson, Vintage Golf Course in Staples, in the Senior division; and Ben Meyers, Medina Golf and Country Club in Medina in the assistant's division.
Winners will be honored at the Minnesota Section PGA Awards Luncheon March 22 at Edinburgh USA Golf Club in Brooklyn Park.
Mathison coaches girls' team to 4A state tourney
Brainerd High School graduate Tony Mathison is head coach of the Northfield girls' basketball team that will play in the Class 4A state quarterfinals Wednesday.
The Raiders will play top-seeded Lakeville North at 10 a.m. at the Target Center. Northfield will be making its first state tournament appearance since 1979.
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