Derynck to defend Wynston Boe title
Ben Derynck is returning to defend the title he won at last year's Wynston Boe Golf Tournament at Countryside Golf Club.
The 56th annual Wynston Boe Tournament this year will be played on Sunday, July 17 with a large number of talented golfers expected to compete in the 27-hole medal play.
Derynck, a 2004 Minneota graduate, sank a 25-foot putt on the final hole of the tournament last year to win by one stroke over Charlie Seitzer in the Championship Flight, 113 to 114. Bryan Francis was third with 115, while Jason Rongstad and Steve Wiley tied for fourth at 116.
It was Derynck's first time winning the Wynston Boe tournament in 15 entries. He had finished second five times before finally emerging as champion. There were 13 players competing in the Championship Flight last year.
Joe Kack won the President's Flight last year, winning by two strokes over Walker Hennen and Rick Gossen.
Other flight winners were: Norm DePestel, First Flight; Jason Gravley, Second Flight; Josh Anderson, Third Flight; Dale Verschelde, Fourth Flight; and Mike Buseth, low gross, Senior Flight; and Ron Labat, low net, Senior Flight.
There were 69 golfers that participated in the tournament last year.
2020 champion Matt Bennett did not play in the tournament last year and has not committed to playing this year as of this printing. Jesse Larson, an 11-time champion and the grandson of Wynston Boe, is competing in an MGA tournament at Olympic Hills in Eden Prairie on Monday, July 18, and will likely not play in this tournament, too.
Wynston Boe was a longtime popular manager of Countryside Golf Club. He passed away in 2014.