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Senior championships tend to come in bunches

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Terry Miller has six senior titles to his credit in all: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Unlike the men’s open division, the senior side of the Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament tends to produce champions in bunches.

The senior competition was introduced in 1997, and title-holder Bob Wallentine immediately went back-to-back in ’97 and ’98.

Jim Dalton reeled off three consecutive victories from 2001-03. Dean Underberg clinched four in a row from 2006-09, and Terry Miller repeated in 2012 and ’13 before securing three straight from 2015-17.

Only Phil Joselyn (1999), Dean Bundy (2005), Tony Malizia (2011) and defending champ Randy Stults have managed to join Wallentine, Dalton, Underberg and Miller in the winner’s circle of the senior action in the 22 years of the event.

On-line registration for the July 13 and 14 tournament, sponsored by The Messenger, is set up for all tournament participants this year at https://fdcc

2019citytournament1.golfgenius.com. Click on the “Register Now For 2019 City Tournament” tab on the bottom left-hand side of the page.

The men’s open and senior division fields are asked to visit Lakeside (515-576-6741) with questions, concerns or if help is needed signing up. The women should go to the Country Club (955-8551).

All Webster County residents and workers are eligible to participate in the event, which has attracted nearly 8,000 golfers since The Messenger obtained sponsorship in 1980.