(WEST FARGO, N.D. – August 2018) Kevin Stanek, from Bellevue, Nebraska, was named this year’s champion of the 54th annual Bobcat North Dakota Open, held August 24 – 26 at the Fargo Country Club. The final round of the three-day event was canceled due to weather, giving Stanek the victory.
Stanek shot a 64 on Saturday to get him to 13 under par after two rounds of play. He received $10,000 in purse winnings, plus $4,500 to cover his entry fee for the PGA Tour Qualifying School.
Daniel Sutton, of River Falls, Wisconsin, finished in second place with a final score of 11 under. Sam Weatherhead, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Andre Metzger, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, tied for third with 9 under. In addition, Patrick Traynor of Fargo won the amateur title with rounds of 71-69. He won by three shots over Lucas Johnson and Nate Deziel.
The annual pro-am golf tournament, sponsored by Bobcat Company, united a record-breaking number of former champions, including Hudson Carpenter, Ricky Hearden III, Andre Metzger, Dave Schultz, Patrick Stolpe, and two-time North Dakota Open champion Tim Ailes.
Each year, the tournament raises money for The Village Family Service Center, a nonprofit organization designed to improve the quality of lives of individuals, families and organizations. Since 1984, Bobcat Company has donated more than $1 million to benefit many worthwhile programs of The Village.
“We are committed to our communities and the nonprofit organizations where we live and work,” said Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are proud to continue working with The Village and to help sponsor such a valuable event in our community.”