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Golf: Northland women tee off at Nemadji

Norma O'Leary and Deb Showalter headline the field at today's Nemadji Women's Invitational at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior. The golfers have 15 Nemadji titles between them, including the last 11. Last year Showalter, of Hermantown, snapped O'L...

Norma O'Leary and Deb Showalter headline the field at today's Nemadji Women's Invitational at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior.

The golfers have 15 Nemadji titles between them, including the last 11. Last year Showalter, of Hermantown, snapped O'Leary's streak of two straight and won her first Nemadji title in 1989. O'Leary, of Silver Bay, has nine Nemadji titles, with her first coming in 1995.

Also returning to the championship flight are Amy Patenaude, Trish Glanville, Cassie Berg and Pat Kelly, while Jeanne Hawkinson, Jen Walter and Maggie Lattery will be among the newcomers to watch. Avery Steen, the 2011 Heart O' North Conference individual champion for Luck-Unity, may also golf with the top flight.

The invitational begins at 8:30 a.m. today with a shotgun start. The championship flight will play the East-West course, while all other golfers will play the North-South course. In all, 75 golfers are registered.

Barb Olson of Duluth is the two-time defending senior division champion and is among the favorites again this year.

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