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Ryan Helminen Qualifies For His Third Straight PGA Championship

The 49th PGA Professional Championship concluded play on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Section, PGA being well represented over the course of the four days.  Leading the pack of Wisconsin PGA Professionals was Ridgeway CC Teaching Professional, Ryan Helminen.  After hanging around the lead for the first three days, Helminen was able to convert his good play into a tie for 10th.  His four-round total of 4-under-par 284 was good enough to earn him his third straight trip to the PGA Championship.  The championship will be played July 25th-31st at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.

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Double The Fun - Pine Hills Squad Sweeps The Board

A beautiful summer day and the backdrop of one of the most unique courses in the state, greeted the 116 participants of the National Car Rental Double Dip Pro-Am on Monday.  Twenty nine foursomes from throughout Wisconsin were attempting to top the leader board as they were tested by Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan.  Sponsored by National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, Monday’s event brought together a sold out field for the fifth straight National Car Rental Pro-Am in the Wisconsin Section.  In its third year of existence the pro-am series has been very well received and Monday was no different. 

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Tee Aire & The Legend Clubs Score Wins At Watertown CC

The annual WPGA Pro-Junior took place on Monday as it once again brought together WPGA members and apprentices from throughout the section, along with three juniors from their facility.  The teams ventured to the Watertown Country Club to see who could battle the challenging greens the best. 
 
Making their way to the top of the leaderboard in the two gross best ball competition was the foursome from Tee Aire Golf Range of Nate Gray, Josh Trasser, Sam Johnson and Mallory Swartz.  The group posted an even par 140, good enough to win by seven shots.
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Well Worth The Wait

The 20th edition of the Wisconsin State Women’s Open wrapped up on Wednesday at Mascoutin GC in Berlin.  Taking home the coveted crown was Tess Hackworthy, a sophomore to be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
The Madison native had to win in a come from behind fashion, as she started the day two shots behind the leaders.  Her 2-under-par 70 on Wednesday was the only sub-par round of the event and helped propel her to a two day total of 3-over-par 147. 

 

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Helminen Finds Success At South Hills Once Again

Appleton native, Ryan Helminen captured his fifth Hornung's Classic title on Monday. The victory was hard fought as it required a little extra golf to get the job done. The extra golf involved another decorated player that also has five Hornung's titles, Charlie Brown. The duo each carded a solid score of 4-under-par 67 in regulation. After all the scores were posted the players headed to the par-4 2nd hole to try to determine a champion. Brown was first to play from the tee, he pulled his drive left and found tree trouble. Helminen then played it safe by striping his 3-wood to 150 yards out. After Brown punched out, Helminen made quick work of the playoff as he ripped an 8 iron to one foot.
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