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Jim Haskell's chip into a stiff wind on No. 9 landed within two feet of the pin. Haskell and his partners, Jon Vinje and Andy Wang, were playing in the 33rd annual Gordy Skaar Memorial golf tournament. Also on the team but not pictured were Kent Porter and Bill Fulton. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Skaar golf event is a summer tradition

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Gordy Skaar had a sense of humor and Friday at the fundraising golf tournament that bears his name Skaar, who died in 1992, played a joke on the field of 200.

The golfers did not have to contend with tornado-laden skies, large hailstones or buckets of rain. They did, however, have to adjust to winds in excess of 30 miles per hour which continually blew off Lake Bemidji.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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