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Mitchell duo claims 52nd annual Corn Palace Invitational golf tournament title

A total of 56 two-person teams competed in the open division in the event.

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From left, Scott Peper and Tim Bottum, of Mitchell, pose with the championship pin flags after winning the 51st annual Corn Palace Invitational golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 at Wild Oak Golf Course.
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MITCHELL — After 36 holes of play, Mitchell’s Tim Bottum and Scott Peper emerged as winners of the 52nd annual Corn Palace Invitational golf tournament Saturday at Wild Oak Golf Course.

The tournament, which uses the Chicago Points scoring system, takes into account the players’ handicap to set a quota and awards playing points based on the score for each hole. The winner is the team that earns the most points in excess of their preliminary point total for the round.

Bottum, a 13 handicap, shot 86-80 for the weekend gross, but had those scores turn into a 73-67 with in net scoring, while Peper, who plays off a 14 handicap, shot 90-81 and saw that turn into a 76-67, putting the pair 21 points ahead of their quota for the weekend, including scoring 15 points in the final round.

In second place was Tom Hoek and Mike Burgers, who finished with 17.5 points, followed by Damon Winegar and Jesse Hajek with 15.5 points in third place. Andy Jacobs and Bryan Cahill were fourth with 13.5 points and Jason Wede and Torry Koch took fifth place with 11.5 points.

A total of 56 two-person teams competed in the open division in the event. In the senior division, which included eight additional teams, Tim (Smith) Grivna and John Doescher teamed up to earn the victory, rallying from a six-point deficit entering the final day of competition.

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Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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