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Fargo’s Bill Carlson, who is a golfer at North Dakota State, is one of the contenders for the North Dakota match play golf championship. Dave Wallis / The Forum

ND match play field wide open yet again

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Fargo - When Mike Podolak, plaid pants and all, sank a 1-foot par putt on the 18th hole to win the 1989 North Dakota match play golf championship, it was his seventh state title in seven years. It was quite the run of dominance for one player in one sport.


These days, those days are a memory.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.