Bemo Claims Four In A Row
One of the most hotly contested Wisconsin State Senior Open’s wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at Oconomowoc GC. With eighteen players located within four shots of the lead entering the final round, the title was pretty much up for grabs.
However a well-known player in Wisconsin golf history made his move from even further back. Three-time defending champion, Mark Bemowski closed in on a slew of competitors and then waited to see if his mark was good enough for the victory.
An Eye On The Prize
A frustrating performance can sometimes turn into the best motivation for a golfer. That turned out to be the case on Monday at the National Car Rental WAGPA Championship at Bull's Eye CC. Bouncing back in a big way after a missed cut at the 93rd Wisconsin State Open, was Naga-Waukee GC Assistant Professional, Mike Johnston. After spending the last three summers as an assistant professional at Tuckaway CC, the missed cut was definitely disappointing.
A Bittersweet Victory For Lemon
Madison native, Jim Lemon claimed his first Wisconsin State Open victory on Wednesday at Tuckaway CC. The long-time mini-tour professional turned Morgan Stanley employee weathered a storm of birdies by challenger Ryan Helminen, only to come out on top in the end. The duo battled it out, until the decisive strokes came on the 72nd hole.
Going into the final round of play Lemon held a one stroke lead over Dan Woltman and two shots over Helminen. The afternoon started out with some steady golf for Lemon, as he battled the windy and hot conditions to card an even par front nine.
Horseshoe Bay Squad Races To Victory
After a soggy rain filled morning back in late May led to a postponement, the WPGA Pro-Ladies was back on the schedule and conducted on a beautiful summer day on Tuesday. The restructured field of 25 teams enjoyed a day of fun, laughter and camaraderie at long-time host Cherokee CC.
The day concluded with a runaway winner in the two net best ball team competition. Posting the lowest score in the event since 2004, the Pete Mogg led Horseshoe Bay squad fired a 24-under-par score of 120. The score was good enough to win by seven shots over their nearest competitors.
The Cheese Open Makes Its Return
The Cheese Open Pro-Am made its return to the WPGA schedule on Monday, after a one year hiatus. The well received event once again took place at its permanent home, Monroe CC and featured plenty of cheese. The participants were treated to a great day and plenty of hospitality from the host club.
The competition on the course was heated, as the team title featured quite the competition. Edging out their fellow competitors was the team from Door Creek GC, made up of Rob Muranyi, Mike Gehrke, Aaron Perkins and Tony Weise.
WPGA Professionals Reclaim The Nelthorpe Cup
Friday marked the 46th playing of the annual Nelthorpe Cup at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland. The yearly event once again brought together some of the top professional and amateur golfers from throughout the State of Wisconsin in a Ryder Cup style exhibition. The 2013 teams were formed off the 2012 WPGA / WSGA Player of the Year lists, Senior Player of the Year lists, the Assistant Player of the Year list and the top finishers at the 2012 WSGA State Boys Championship. The competition at The Legend at Bristlecone featured individual (Singles) matches in the morning and four-ball (Bestball) match play in the afternoon.
Lexus Champions for Charity
The drawing for the winner of the Lexus Champions for Charity raffle was held last night (August 9,2013) at the Nelthorpe Cup dinner. (The Nelthorpe Cup is an annual event featuring the state's top amateur and PGA Professional golfers)
The lucky winner of the contest is Paul Rowlett.
Thank you to everyone that supported the WPGA Junior Foundation and The First Tee of Milwaukee County by purchasing tickets. Your support is very much appreciated.
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