More than 50 professional golfers from around the country are in the area this week competing at the CRMC Brainerd Lakes Golf Tour Showcase Pro-Am at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.
They include Florida professionals Paul Henderson of Longwood, Spencer Melon of Palm Beach Gardens, and Lauer Seath and Michael Visacki of Sarasota. Pros from Arizona include Jeff Berkshire of Scottsdale, Jeff Burton of Scottsdale, Eric Hallberg of Scottsdale, Ricky Hearden of Phoenix, Tyler Koivisto of Scottsdale and Andre Metzger of Scottsdale.
Participating from Colorado are Steven Kupcho of Westminster and Arp Riley of Fort Collins. Professionals competing from Michigan include Joshua Gibson of Grandville, Joseph Juszczyk of Dearborn Heights, Eric Lilleboe of Okemos and Samuel Weatherhead of Grand Rapids. Joining from North Dakota are Riley Johnson of Fargo, from Illinois is Josh Esler of Wauconda and from Iowa is Trevor Ullestad of Jewell. California professionals include Bady Calkins of La Quinta, Nick Delio of Valencia, Kyle Karazissis of Indian Wells and Alex Romo of Oxnard.
Other competitors include Conner Barr of Beaverton, Ore.; Stephen Duensing of Sandy, Utah; Carson Schaake of Omaha, Neb.; Douglas Quinones of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Timothy Ailes of Delaware, Ohio; Alistair Docherty of Vancouver, Wash.; Pete Skirpstas of Kinston, North Carolina; Patrick Newcomb of Murray, Ken.; Kevin Stanek of Bellevue, Neb.; and Travis Fredborg of Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.
Pros from Wisconsin include Sam Frank of Delafield and Neil Johnson of River Falls. Those from Minnesota include: Robert Bell of Pierz, Jack Gustafson of Greenwood, Rodney Hamblin of St. Paul, Beau Hanson of Frazee, Alex Kline of Minneapolis, Charles Larson of Perham, Andrew Martinson of Henning, Ross Miller of Maple Grove, Matt Rachey of Waconia, Julian Ramirez of Maple Grove, Matthew Sam of Roseville, Alex Uloth of Little Falls and Jacob Wherley of Staples.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is the official title sponsor of the Showcase, an effort to bring an official Korn Ferry PGA Tour Event to the Brainerd Lakes in 2020. The event featuring present and future PGA players along with celebrities is taking place the week of August 19 at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. For more information, visit https://www.brainerdlakestourshowcase.com/.