10-under score good enough for playoff victory in 31st annual event

Some solid scoring highlighted the 31st playing of the Morton Open Saturday at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club.

The foursome of Thomas Minkel, Jessica Meeker, Gabe Prescott and Reeba Kiecker fired a 10-under score of 62 (31-31) to edge the group of Tom Ochs, Dick Bower, Max Riebl and Jenna Rebstock - who also fired a 10-under 62 (31-31) - in a two-hole playoff for the title.

It was the second straight championship for ‘A’ golfer Minkel, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in the 31 years of the event.

The quartet of Zak Pendleton, Travis Bavier, Gerry Brown and Jackie Rebstock finished in third with a 9-under 63 (32-31) and the foursome of Joe Rebstock, Bill Shaw, Chuck Robinson and Char Koerner were fourth with an 8-under 64 (33-31).

Eight teams finished six-under and five more were five-under as 152 golfers took part in the annual event. 31st

Annual Morton Open Results 62 - Thomas Minkel, Jes Meeker, Gabe Prescott, Reeba Kiecker 62 - Ochs, Bower, Riebl, Jenna Rebstock 63 - Zak Prescott, Travis Bavier, Gerry Brown, Jackie Rebstock 64 - Joe Rebstock, Bill Shaw, Chuck Robinson, Char Koerner 66 - Tyler Pendleton, Betty Bennett, Rick Andreen, Leon Greenslit 66 - Andrew Simmons, Andy Jacoby, Eric Myers, Gary Simondet 66 - Pet Nez, Ken Rieke, Amy Pendleton, Jeff Simmons 66 - Hepi Robertson, Anna Riebl, Curt Serbus, Jared Haas 66 - Quade Koerner, Shayne Johnson, Justin Bower, Mary Olson 66 - Shelly Franz, Tim Prahl, Roger Wahldick, Mike Weilage 66 - Bill Bidinger, Keegan Mammen, Todd Beran, Adam Gabois 66 - Joe Kuglin, Chuck Crain, Andy Frank, Beth Riebl 67 - Aaron Ferrier, Bill Simmons, Kevin O’Keefe, Kara Prescott 67 - Mike Bennett, Larry Swann, Sr., Steve Riebl, Nancy Billmeier 67 - Ryan Rebstock, Donna Flynn, Jim Koerner, Peter Brown 67 - Logan Swann, Tyler Crain, Brandon Soupir, Rick O’Neil 67 - Jesse Kodet, Steve Wohnoutka, Mark Poss, Eric Linsmeier 68 - Nick Barnes, Mike Lamebull, Joe Simmons, Jack Greenslit 68 - Taylor Hengel, Lou Ochs, Don Kodet, Tricia Koerner 69 - Tim Arredondo, Dave Tribble, Bill Neis, Kris Beran 69 - Dean Hengel, Troy Simmons, John H. Reynolds, Mike Rasmussen 69 - Myron Rainey, Steve Sindelir, Stan Abbas, Leanne Prescott 70 - Joe Probst, Glenn Fischer, Judy Sindelir, Tom Robinson 70 - Brian Pendleton, Mary Andreen, Brian McQorqudale, Jenny Koerner 70 - Brandon Simmons, Dick Rebstock, Peach Hennen, Avie Greenslit 70 - Nick Frank, Eric Madsen, Amy Arredondo, Ken Langseth 70 - Scott Kodet, Troy Mude, Joe Gresch, Al Leith 71 - Dan Bennett, John Koerner, Kevin Koch, Mark Frank 71 - Jeremy Schiller, Nate Johannsen, Ray Munsell, John Robinson 72 - Mato Means, Anthony Frank, Jake Bruns, Denny Roper 72 - Shay AllRunner, Shawn Dolezal, Dre Arredondo, Jorey Prescott 72 - John Seehausen, Brad Bogie, Dave Madsen, Heidi Linsmeier 72 - Earl Pendleton, Jeff Weilage, Mike Simmons, Kris Koerner 72 - Rick Koerner, Ann Shaw, Gail Woelfel, Doug Pendleton 73 - Josh Frank, Brian Marshall, Pat Simmons, Scooter Reinhart 73 - Mike Wahldick, Lindsey Kodet, Jay Rechtzigel, Brian Greenslit 73 - Mark Wahldick, Levi Watterson, Paul Wohnoutka, Randy Prescott 73 - Tim Woelfel, Randy Maland, Mark Soupir, Dave Prescott