The victory was worth $15,000 to the 2013 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year, from a total purse of $38,000.
Donald Constable, a former State Amateur champ (2011) who spent one year on the PGA Tour, also made six birdies on Wednesday, but he found them harder to come by on Thursday. He had to settle for three and a 71, but the resulting aggregate of 139 was good enough for second place.
Reigstad was 2 under for the day and 7 under for the tournament when he arrived at the par-3 12th hole. He made a double bogey at the 12th and followed it with another double at the par-5 13th -- and two more bogeys. He could have packed it in after that, but he battled back with birdies at the 16th and 17th to salvage at 74, and that earned him a share of third place at 141.
He tied with Max Mason, who recently completed his eligibility at Wichita State, and Alistair Docherty, a second-year pro from Vancouver, Wash. Mason committed the Cardinal Sin of tournament golf when he bogeyed the par-5 17th on Wednesday, but he made up for that by birdying all four par-5's on Thursday in a 70.
Van Holmgren, the recently crowned Minnesota state Class AAA high school champ, played his last six holes in 2 under and shot 70, which put him at 142 and gave him a share of sixth place. The 6th place finish was good enough to earn Van the low amateur honors this year. Also finishing in 6th were Ross Miller and five-time Minnesota PGA Player of the Year Jeff Sorenson.
Kelly Kretz, the 2016 North Star Cabin Classic winner , placed ninth with a one under total, as did former Minnesota state amateur and mn open champion Jon Dutoit. Rounding out the top 10 was mini-tour pro Brad Marek of San Francisco California.
North Star Open
At Dellwood Country Club
July 6-7th, 2017
1. Brent Snyder, Troy Burne GC 68-68--136 = $15,000
2. Donald Constable, Excelsior, MN 68-71--139 = $5,000
T3. Jon Reigstad, Keller GC 67-74--141 = $2,000
T3. Max Mason, Orono, MN 71-70--141 = $2,000
T3. Alistair Docherty, Vancouver, WA 69-72--141 = $2,000
T6. Van Holmgren (a), Wayzata, MN 72-70---142 = $750 Shop Credit
T6. Ross Miller, Maple Grove, MN 70-72--142 = $850
T6. Jeff Sorenson, Minikahda GC 69-73--142 = $850
T9. Kelly Kretz, Eau Claire, WI 72-71--143 = $708
T9. Jon DuToit, Chaska, MN 70-73--143 = $708
T9. Brad Marek, Arlington Hts., IL 69-74--143 = $708
Our next event will be played at The Refuge Golf Club on August 3rd (18 Hole Event)