Catching Up With Spectators On the Course


Although the first round of the Sanford International was a little brisk, spectators from all over the country showed up at Minnehaha Country Club. 

Every couple of minutes, Sanford International spectators hop on shuttles for a quick ride to Minnehaha Country Club. 

After rain flooded the fairways, off-site parking is the only alternative. 

Fans are happy the shuttles are arriving only a few minutes a part. 

“Obviously we’re dressed more for Fall than Summer, it’s cool today, really cool,” Sherm Cutler said. 

“I had a stocking cap in the car, but I decided against it, it made it look way too cold,” Kelsey Leif said. 

“We had a little bit of a tornado watch down in Iowa, but other than that we were not expecting this cold of weather this morning,” Brian Radebaugh said. 

Volunteers say the cool weather isn’t stopping fans from flocking through the gates, though. 

Thousands are traveling from near and far to see the Champions Tour Players, including Andy Hohwieler from Twin Falls, Idaho. 

“It was a little dicey flying in Thursday night,” Hohwieler said. 

Although it’s chilly, everyone is excited to see some of the best on the Champions Tour tee off. 

“Just to see the players. This is a big deal for the City of Sioux Falls, and there’s a lot of big names that come here to the senior tournament,” Hohwieler said. 

Stay with KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com  throughout the weekend for highlights and the latest on what’s happening at Minnehaha Country Club. 

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