b"2019 NPPGA 41st Annual Golf OpenAround 90 golfers came out to enjoy a day of golfat the 41st annual NPPGA Golf Open in Grafton,NorthDakotathisyear.Weatherwashotandmuggy with a temperature in the eighties but wedodged any rain that was in the forecast so over-all, it was a terrific day. The tournament startedwith a shotgun start at 10:30 AM with two teamson every tee box.JeremyJohnsonwontheChampionshipflightwith a 5 under par 67 which easily topped thefield. Runner-up was Andy Gudajtes with a 70 fol-lowedbyJeffMiller's71andTimLee's72. Jeremy Johnson wins the tournament with a 5 under parscore of 67.Congratulations to all the golfers who participat-ed in this years tournament.The Potato Associates provided the food and bev-eragesagainthisyearattheirPotatoAssociatetent set up by the 6th green. They served bratsandburgers,potatosaladandpotatochips.Several golfers stopped in at the tent and partici-pated in a chipping contest while enjoying a brator burger and a cool beverage. The NPPGA wouldlike to thank the Potato Associates for their ongo-ing support of the golf tournament and Jeff Lazurwho tended the grill.DuaneSargePreston(left)withGaryShieldsfromCentral Bag Company.We would like to thank all of the sponsors whohelptomakethiseventsospecialforallthegrowers and industry people. Without their sup-port this event could not happen. There is alot ofplanning in advance of this event so thank youagain to all who were involved.The NPPGA would like to thank everyone whoattended this years tournament and invite themall back for next years tournament. We look forward to seeing everyone next year, forthe 42nd Annual Golf Open. Until then we wisheveryone a successful season.Everyone gathers at the clubhouse after the tournamentforbeverages and steaks.SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 POTATO GROWER 15"