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Glenn Pursley, Published June 21 2012

Marsh wins All-City golf tournament on final hole

FARGO – The wind and rain stayed away from Edgewood Golf Course Thursday as the Fargo-Moorhead Women’s All-City golf tournament concluded.

Kathleen Marsh took the lead from LeeAnn Townsend on the final hole as she shot a 78 to finish the in first place, shooting a 157 overall.

“It feels pretty good,” Marsh said. “I was getting a little nervous. She beat me on the front nine by one shot and was beating me halfway through the back.”

Marsh shot a double bogey on the No. 8 hole and ended the front nine at 4-over-par 40.

Marsh was not too happy with her performance to that point.

“I didn’t play very well,” Marsh said. “I didn’t make any birdies, but my hitting was fine. I just didn’t putt well. I thought I should have played a lot better.”

By carding a 39 on the front nine, Townsend tied Marsh heading into the back nine. The two were neck-and-neck until the last hole.

Marsh’s par putt on No. 18 gave her the lead for good.

Townsend had a chance to send the match to a playoff, but bogeyed the hole to finish in second.

Both Marsh and Townsend shot 6-over-par in the second round at Edgewood.

“It was a great day out there. We both were going back and forth,” Townsend said. “She made a great putt on the last hole and I made bogey. She played great and I’m very happy with the way I played.”

Townsend shot a 40 each on the front and back nine at Village Green on Wednesday to enter the second round of the tournament trailing Marsh by one stroke. Marsh shot 2-over-par on the front nine with a 38 at Village and finished the back nine with a 41.

Mary Lobin took third place in the championship flight with a two-day score of 166.

Championship flight

1, Kathleen Marsh 157. 2, LeeAnn Townsend 158. 3, Mary Lobin 166.

First flight

1, Barb Johnson. 2, Mandy Boyle. 3, Alice Swanson.

Second flight

1, Stacy Griggs. 2 (tie), Lori Daly and Sue Middaugh.

Third flight

1, Wendy Frappier. 2, Deb Grant. 3, Shirley McMullen.

Senior flight (gross)

1, Dee Bailey. 2, Pat Palmer.

Senior flight (net)

1, Joey Jeske. 2, Vivian Dunford.

9-hole flight (net)

1, Collette Folstad. 2 (tie), Elaine Borgan and Marleen Colpitts.

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Glenn Pursley at (701) 241-5549