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Athlete of the Week • July 26-August 1

Photo courtesy of The Birchmont Golf Tournament Springfield native Johnny Larson captured his third Birchmont Golf Tournament championship over the weekend. Larson began the tournament last Monday with a two-day qualifying round, then kept advancing through match play to win the tournament in Bemidji.

Johnny Larson •

Dacotah Ridge/Farmers Golf and Health Club

• Larson, a six-time winner of the New Ulm Invitational, won his third Birchmont Golf Tournament on Sunday in Bemidji. He also won it in 2011 and 2007.

• Larson posted a two-day qualifying score of 148 to earn the 25th seed, where he moved on to match play. He eventually advanced to the championship round on Saturday, where he defeated Mason Opheim and then Danny Menton to win his match 2-1.

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