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Bill Israelson, who was raised in Bemidji, spent part of the July 4th holiday weekend working on his golf game at Bemidji Town and Country Club. On Thursday, Israelson will tee off at the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha. Pat Miller | Bemidji Pioneer

Ex-Bemidjian Israelson eager to tee off at U.S. Senior Open

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BEMIDJI – In the early 1970s Larry Perkins coached the Bemidji High School boys golf team. The Lumberjacks were a power back then, and Bill Israelson was among the program’s best players.

Israelson now is 56 years old, but he remembers Perkins taking the time to work with all of the young Lumberjacks and helping them become the best golfers they could be.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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