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Christian Randolph / Forum News Service Mike Podolak of Oxbow, N.D., will be inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Jamestown Civic Center. Podolak is a native of Oakes, N.D.

Local legend; N.D. golf icon, Oakes native to be inducted

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Mike Podolak’s “wild ride” has taken him all over the country.

The North Dakota amateur golf legend was once a teammate of Payne Stewart’s, became a U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion and even played in the prestigious Masters tournament.


Not bad for a Class B kid from Oakes.

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Before that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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