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Kwaterski Wins 4th Red Putter Frostbite Open Title

The coldest mini golf tournament of the year is in the books. Nicholas Kwaterski defended his title in the Red Putter Miniature Golf Frostbite Open on Jan. 1 in Ephraim. 

Kwaterski’s two-round score of 90 brought him the first¬†place trophy, $700 cash prize, and a Red Putter hat. Kwaterski, a Door County native now living in Wisconsin Rapids, also won the title in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Cal Lautenbach of Fish Creek finished just one stroke behind him with a score of 91, while Matthew Kraus of Menomonee Falls took third with a score of 92. Erik Emanuelson of Madison posted the lowest single-round score with a 43.

Temperatures were balmy for the seventh annual tournament, with sun shining and temperatures in the 30s for the 54 competitors.

The long-running Red Putter Pro Tournament takes place Saturday, Aug. 5.

The top performers at the 2017 Frostbite Open at the Red Putter Miniature Golf in Ephraim. Left to Right: Sharon Peterson (winner of a hat made by Astra Miglane Stanwyck for the highest score), Matthew Kraus (3rd place), Erik Emanuelson (Best Round), Nicholas Kwaterski (1st place), Cal Lautenbach (2nd place).

Nick Kwaterski found the normally vicious Bear was a bit more friendly on New Year’s Day after he won his second straight Frostbite Open Championship at the Red Putter Miniature Golf in Ephraim.

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