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Buntrock & The Ladies From The Deer Grab The Final Cheer

Mother Nature looked to derail the Summer Pro-Ladies event for a second time on Tuesday but in the end the WPGA and field won out.  Although the rain and fierce mosquito population brought some challenging conditions, the twenty fivesomes battled through it and made the best of a tough day at North Hills CC.
 
Earning the victory in the two net best ball contest was the group of Keith Buntrock, Wendy Proctor, Chris Mortenson, Karen Gazzana and Judy Shirley from Brown Deer Park Golf Course.  Playing to a par 73 for the day the squad was able to card a 19-under-par 127 to get the win.
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2018 PGA Jr. League Round Up

The Legend Clubs led by Captain Paul LoCicero, PGA competed at Midwest Regional; Concludes 2018 Wisconsin season 
 

(Beloit Club, Sept. 15-16)  The Legend Clubs, led by Head PGA Professional Paul LoCicero (The Legend at Bristlecone),  made their Midwest Regional debut this past weekend at the Beloit Club. The All Stars representing the Nebraska PGA, Iowa PGA, Minnesota PGA and Wisconsin PGA played matches in a round robin style to determine the winner with the best overall record. 

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Quite A Streak - Stenseth & Friends Claim Chenequa Pro-Am

The WPGA wrapped up the eighth and final four-player regular season pro-am on Monday.  A sold out field of 128 players ventured to lake country to enjoy Chenequa Country Club.  The day provided an extension of summer, with plenty of sunshine and humidity accompanying the players throughout their round. 
 
Tackling the 1, 2, 3 net best ball format the best was the squad of Erik Stenseth, Paul Herrick, Eric Johnson and Jeff Sanger.  The foursome was able to cruise to a seven shot win with a 21-under-par 121 total.
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On This Day No One Was Better Than Leonard

Joe Leonard recognized the formidable challenge in front of him at the beginning of Tuesday’s final round of the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship at The Legend at Merrill Hills.
 
Entering the day a stroke off the lead, Leonard obviously had some ground to make up, and the other two players in his threesome – the second to last of the day – clearly were not going to make it easy on him, either. Those men were David Roesch and defending champion Jim Schuman, state golf Hall of Famers who have won this tournament a combined five times.
 
After the final 18, Leonard, the head PGA professional at The Oaks GC, wore a smile symbolic of his two-stroke win. He closed with a 71 to finish at 3-under-par 213 for a two-stroke win over Roesch.
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Balding Wedges Her Way from Whistling Straits to Augusta National

written by: Wisconsin.golf's Gary D'Amato

HAVEN — Sarah Balding waited four hours Saturday at Whistling Straits for her age division to begin competition in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional Finals, so what was another few minutes for a playoff with a trip to the famed Augusta National Golf Club?
 

The freshman at Brookfield Central outlasted Shannyn Vogler of Sherrard, Ill., 38-17 in the playoff to win the 14-15 age division and advance to the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. Balding, the only Wisconsin golfer in the regional competition to advance, said she knew Vogler from previous competitions, which made the playoff nerves a little easier to handle.
 

 

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One Moor WPGA Match Play Title For Roesch

The WPGA Match Play Championship came to a close this past weekend with the championship match. 2018 marked first time the event featured a season long format.  Back in mid-May a field of WPGA professionals ventured to the Links Course at The GC’s of Lawsonia for the qualifying round and first three rounds of match play.  At the conclusion of the two days the field was whittled down to the final eight.  The final three rounds of play would then take place over the course of the next three and half months.  Players were given approximately five weeks to finish off each round and had the ability to mutually determine the site and date. 
 
Navigating their way to the finals was the familiar duo of David Roesch and Jim Schuman.  The matchup was fitting as the dynamic duo had shared the WPGA Match Play champion spotlight for the past seven years.  
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Headed "Strait" to the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional

96 Boys and Girls competing at Whistling Straits for a trip to the Finals

On Saturday, September 8th, 96 boys and girls ages 7-15 will tackle Wisconsin’s very own Whistling Straits with hopes of completing the last leg of qualifying towards the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National.

 

The field includes the Sub-Regional qualifiers from the Minnesota PGA, Wisconsin PGA and Illinois PGA. This means kids from North Dakota, South Dakota, Canada, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota are making the trip to the home of the 2020 Ryder Cup. With 96 boys and girls in the field, that gives each age and gender division 12 contestants—the contestant with the highest accumulative points total willl advance to the National Finals on April 7, 2019—the Sunday before the start of Masters Week.
 

For national Drive, Chip and Putt Results, please visit: www.drivechipandputt.com/results. From there, you can filter by qualifying stage, state and zip code to narrow your search.

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