Locals set for Northwest Amateur

Thu 7-30-2020

SPENCER - A number of local golfers are in the field of 384 for the Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament.

The event is the only 72-hole tournament in Iowa. It runs Thursday-Sunday at Spencer Golf and Country Club.

Two Jackson golfers are scheduled to start Thursday morning as Austin Olson has a 7 a.m. tee time and Jack Brinkman starts at 8:30.

One of the players in Olson's foursome is Jackson native Brett Benson, now of Bird Island.

Two Lakefield golfers start Thursday, with Scott Flatebo taking off at 7:50 a.m. and Jerrod Hansen starting at 8 a.m.

Also, Connor Anderson of Welcome is scheduled for an 8:10 a.m. start Thursday.

There are 10 golfers from Estherville competing: Jacob Bosch, Jack Brashear, Trevor Enerson, Tyson Henrickson, Gary Jacobson, Trey Jacobson, Jason Karsten, Joe Loring, Jason Quastad and Jeff Soper.

Also, there are six golfers from Spirit Lake playing: Nick Anderson, Scot Bauermeister, Trevor Caldwell, Nick Christensen, Keith Heitritter and Alex Verrips.

Following are first-round tee times for area golfers:


  • Jack Brinkman 8:30 a.m. Thursday
  • Austin Olson 7 a.m. Thursday

Bird Island

  • Brett Benson 7 a.m. Thursday


  • Scott Flatebo 7:50 a.m. Thursday
  • Jerrod Hansen 8 a.m. Thursday


  • Connor Anderson 8:10 a.m. Thursday

Spirit Lake

  • Nick Anderson 6:30 a.m. Friday
  • Scot Bauermeister 7:40 a.m. Thursday
  • Trevor Caldwell 6:30 a.m. Friday
  • Nick Christensen 2:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Keith Heitritter 12:40 p.m. Thursday
  • Alex Verrips 6:30 a.m. Friday


  • Jacob Bosch 6:40 a.m. Thursday
  • Jack Brashear 6:40 a.m. Thursday
  • Trevor Enerson 6:30 Thursday
  • Tyson Henrickson 7:30 a.m. Thursday
  • Gary Jacobson 6:40 a.m. Thursday
  • Trey Jacobson 6:40 a.m. Thursday
  • Jason Karsten 7:30 a.m. Thursday
  • Joe Loring 9 a.m. Thursday
  • Jason Quastad 6:30 a.m. Thursday
  • Jeff Soper 6:30 a.m. Thursday