Voeller And Ryan Rule The Duel
Golf Galaxy Teaching Professional, Mark Voeller and amateur partner, Jason Ryan took home the top prize at the inaugural WPGA Duel Amongst Duos - Two Player Pro-Net Am on Tuesday. The event featured the first time that a Wisconsin PGA event has offered a 1 net best ball of 2 format (Four-Ball). Also making its debut was the beautiful newly renovated clubhouse at the River Club of Mequon, as they played host to the tournament.
Another Gorgeous Day At The Bay
The last in season four player pro-am on the 2012 WPGA tournament schedule took place on Monday at Bishops Bay Country Club. A full field of 32 teams turned out to enjoy a gorgeous day at the top notch facility. From pristine course conditions to a great spread of food, the star of the day was Bishops Bay CC.
However it wasn't just a day to enjoy the weather, a close competition was had in the team format and low professional event.
The Bull Marks The Spot Of Three In A Row
The 28th annual Wisconsin State Senior Open wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. After an interesting first round, the final round was setup for a shootout as four golfers entered the day tied for the lead.
However the shootout never quite materialized, as the four leaders fell off the pace, one by one, until only one was left standing as the champion. Of the four players, the duo of Mike Muranyi and Mark Bemowski hung in there the longest and turned it into what was thought to be a two man race.
A Pretty Day On And Off The Course
Monday marked another beatiful day of weather for the sixteen teams that made it out to enjoy the Meadowbrook Pro-Am. The conditions were only part of the storyline as the spotlight was shared by the terrific golf played by the winning squad.
Leading the way for that winning team was Jeff Bisbee, as he helped his foursome to a two shot victory in the 2 net best ball format. Joining Bisbee for the victory was Peter Meyer, Steven Moore and Jack Schwichtenberg as they posted a 17-under-par 125 score.
Toast A Stein To The Champion
Madison native, Andrew Steinhofer claimed his first Wisconsin State Open victory on Wednesday at The Racine CC. The 21-year-old professional weathered a storm of tough conditions and a demanding golf course while his challengers lost ground. His steady play was highlighted by two even par rounds on the final day, which resulted in a 72-hole total of 3-under-par 281. The champion concluded the event as the only player under par.
Jimmy G Takes Home The WPGA Senior Title
The final 18 holes of play to determine the top WPGA Senior player in the Wisconsin Section wrapped up on Tuesday at Whispering Springs Golf Club. The field of 29 players were fighting it out for the title, a purse of over $5,000 and spots to the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
When all the scores were posted Jim Gaugert had made the move of the day, firing a 3-under-par 69 to finish with a 36-hole total of 1-under-par 143.View More
WSGA Gets Back On The Winning TrackThe WPGA's grasp on the Nelthorpe Cup was short lived after a team victory in 2011 ended a seven match losing streak. The WSGA team got off to a slow start in the morning singles matches but roared back by winning 15 of the possible 18 points to finish within 1 point of the WPGA team going into the afternoon matches. The WSGA team carried their momentum through the front nine of the afternoon four-ball matches by winning 14 of the possible 18 points. The WPGA team continued to fight throughout the afternoon matches but the deficit was too big to overcome. The final result for the 45th Annual Nelthorpe Cup Matches conducted at West Bend Country Club was WSGA 52 1/2 and WPGA 46 1/2.
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