Bobcat North Dakota Open Brings Sports and Community Together, Metzger Crowned 57th Championship

Sept. 9, 2021
Tournament proceeds benefit the work of The Village Family Service Center; total donation surpasses more than $1.15 million since 1984
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   WEST FARGO, N.D. (Sept. 9, 2021) – The 57th annual Bobcat North Dakota Open, held August 27-29 at the Fargo Country Club, brought the best amateur and pro golfers to compete while also supporting The Village Family Service Center, which is a local nonprofit agency providing regional community behavioral health services. Bobcat Company has served as the major corporate sponsor for the tournament since 1984.

“Bobcat has been proud to sponsor the region’s premier professional golf event, all while helping to raise funds to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our communities and build a brighter future,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America.

The tournament concluded with an awards ceremony and a donation check presented to The Village Family Service Center, an agency dedicated to working with children and families throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. The Village helps area residents improve their lives through individual and family counseling, adoption services and mentoring programs, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We greatly appreciate our longstanding partnership with Bobcat and other sponsors of the Bobcat North Dakota Open,” said Jeff Pederson, president and CEO of The Village Family Service Center. “We look forward to continuing to provide life-changing services to thousands of people and families in the communities we serve each year.”

Bobcat has donated more than $1.15 million to the organization since 1984. Additional major sponsors of the tournament include Bell Bank, D-S Beverages, Lapham-Hickey Steel and Mutual of America. To support the event, a group of 45 Bobcat employees and 33 corporate and community members volunteered their time before and during the event.

“The Bobcat North Dakota Open is part of our long tradition of charitable giving,” said Ballweber. “It is also a time for our employees to volunteer and involve our friends, families and other community partners to make a difference and help others.”

The Bobcat North Dakota Open is a part of the Dakotas Tour, a 17-event, professional golf tour played in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Andre Metzger is this year’s champion. The three-time Bobcat Open winner secured a one-shot victory in the last stop on the Dakotas Tour. Metzger received $10,000 in purse winnings and a paid $4,500 entry fee to the Korn Ferry Qualifying School. For additional information about tournament results, visit