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Ken Steiner of Bowman watches his shot roll almost to the pin on the ninth hole Sunday during a tournament at Sweetwater Golf Course. Steiner placed second in the second flight of competitors. PHOTO/Brad Mosher

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Matt Soreide beat Trevor Kulseth by just one stroke to claim the Championship flight of the Sweetwater Open golf tournament Sunday.

In spite of a one-hour delay in the tournament because of lightning from a nearby severe thunderstorm, Soreide was able to hold off Kulseth with a  77-stroke total for 18 holes. Kulseth finished with a total of 78, just one stroke less than Andrew Bagley, who placed third in the championship round.

After nine holes, Soveide had a one-stroke lead (36 to 37).

Karsen Kulseth won the first flight with a total of 76 strokes, the best score of the tournament. Kevin Bagley was second with a total of 84 strokes, barely beating out Mike Emch who finished with 85 strokes for the 18 holes.

In the second flight, it was Butch Cox winning with a score of 90, while Ken Steiner finished second with 92 and Deidre Mack was seven strokes back with a total of 99.

The Sweetwater Golf Course’s Birdies, Brats and Beers fundraiser will be June 27, with a $30 charge per ticket. The event will start at 5:30 p.m.

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