Mapleton, N.D. — Perfect golfing weather at the tail-end of summer couldn’t keep North Dakota corn supporters apart as hundreds attended the 18th annual BankNorth ND Corn Classic golf tournament on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Ag companies and growers alike came out the Maple River Golf Club for the event hosted by North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  NDCGA couldn’t have ordered better weather for the 4-person scramble, complete with pin games, door prizes, a cookout lunch, and delicious steak supper.

Golfers maintained their social distancing by staggering the tournament’s starting tee times per team.  “We were still able to safely network with all the teams and keep the day flowing smoothly when the golfers arrived and finished their rounds,” said NDCGA Growers Services Specialist Kari Schiefelbein.

Despite understandable COVID-19 restrictions taking a few Corn Classic regulars out of the mix, the tournament still hit the triple-digit golfer mark, bringing in exactly 100 golfers.

“We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who came out to support the event and promote North Dakota corn,” said NDCGA President Rob Hanson as the 2020 winners were announced.

Congratulations the Nutrien Ag Solutions team for taking home the 2020 first place title.  Second place went to the Channel Seed team, and third place to the Ellingson Companies team.

Another congrats goes out to our Pin Games winners: Reed Stock of Ellingson Companies, Nick Erickson of Advanced Grain Handling Systems, Gabe Kost of Titan Machinery, and Nicole Erickson of AgCountry Farm Credit Services.

“We are pleased to have been able to safely hold the event in light of the ongoing pandemic.  Folks there expressed their appreciation as we all miss that in-person interaction, and it was a great way to support the association in our endeavor to strengthen North Dakota corn,” said NDCGA Executive director Brenda Elmer.

Check out our photo gallery from the tournament on the NDCGA Facebook page @ndcorn or on our website https://www.ndcorn.org/corngrowers/events/golf-tournament/.