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Golfers warm up on the putting green Wednesday afternoon at the Bemidji Town and Country Club amidst a dry hill between holes Nos. 9 and 10. Brian matthews | Bemidji Pioneer

Country club workers fight through dog days of golf maintenance, hoping for rain

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BEMIDJI - With the 88th annual Birchmont Golf Tournament entering its second round of match play Thursday, course workers are scrambling to keep the course watered amidst the muggy dry conditions.

"If Mother Nature cooperates with us and we get some timely rain it would help but obviously we haven't had that and things show it quite a bit," Golf Course Superintendent Tom Johanns said Thursday.

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