Not many towns the size of Crookston with just a nine-hole golf course can boast it is the home to two professional golfers.
Crookston can, though. Jake Sanders, 24, is competing in the Dakotas Tour, while Travis Ross, 25, is playing on the eGolf Tour.
Sanders, who turned professional this season, has made cuts in two of his four events. After placing 51st at the South Dakota Open in Vermillion, S.D. in his pro debut, Sanders missed the cut at the Bakker Crossing Charity Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, S.D., but tied for 37th at the Camp Foster Pro-Am in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Sanders missed the cut last weekend at the Westward Ho Country Club Pro-Am Jam in Sioux Falls. His next tournament will be the MGC Charity Plains Open in Marshall, Minn. on July 22-24.
Ross, who turned pro full-time last season, has made cuts in 11 of his 12 events this season. He has a runner-up finish at The Championship at St. James Plantation in March where he took home prize money of $10,392. He has three top ten finishes and has earned more than $26,000 this season. Ross is currently competing in the HGM Hotels Classic at Rock Barn and is tied for 17th with a -2, 70 in the first round.
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