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.