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Erin Hills Hosts A Day Of Thrills

A windy and sunny fall day set the backdrop for the Wisconsin Section, PGA's first trip to 2017 U.S. Open host site, Erin Hills.  On Monday 104 WPGA members and apprentices ventured to the revered location to participate in the sold-out Fall Pro-Pro.  For several WPGA professionals, it was their first chance to see the impressive layout. 
 

Finding their way to the top of the scoreboard was two duos, Craig Czerniejewski and Andrew Kosloske and and host professional, Jim Lombardo and Kurt Mantyla.

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WPGA Assistants Retain The Royal Cup

Ten of the top playing assistant professionals from the Wisconsin Section, PGA ventured to our neighbors to the South to play in the Royal Cup on Friday.  The annual grudge match between the WPGA squad and their counterparts from the IPGA took place at the beautifully maintained Knollwood Club.
 
The 2013 contest once again featured some great golf and a little drama to wrap up the event.  At stake was 15 total points as the teams paired up to play Four-Ball Match Play, with 1 point at stake for the front, back and total in each match.
 

SR PNC Postponed Until A Later Date

The 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz USA was officially postponed on Saturday morning.  After seven inches of rain fell over the course of past three days, Creighton Farms was deemed unplayable for the remainder of the event.  The event will be rescheduled for a later date and the field will reset to the original 264 participants.  More information will  be released in the upcoming weeks from the PGA of America.
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A Playoff Birdie Comes In HAndy

Andy Podolak, head PGA professional at Fire Ridge GC came up clutch when it was needed the most on Monday at the Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles Classic.  The Racine native was just one of three players to break par on a gusty fall day at The Oaks GC.  Podolak along with Michael Crowley and Craig Czerniejewski each fired a 1-under-par 70 to tie at the top.  With a playoff in store to determine the champion at the final WPGA classic of the season, the trio headed ot the par-4 8th hole.

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Wartgow and Janty / Steffes Take Home Year-Long Competitions

As the 2013 calendar marched into the fall months, the Wisconsin PGA wrapped up two season long match play events.  The annual WAGPA Match Play title amongst the assistants in the section resulted in a 1up win by Evan Wartgow over John Feiner.  Also in the only team match play competition on the WPGA schedule, Brian Janty and Pat Steffes secured their second Four-Ball Match Play title.  
 

Wartgow's journey to the WAGPA Match Play title started at WAGPA Stroke / Match Play at The Legend at Merrill Hills back in May.  The Koshkonong Mounds CC assistant professional battled his way into the no. 4 seed in the bracket when he carded a 2-over-par 74 in the stroke play portion of the event.

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Westmoor Squad Scrambles For Back To Back Wins

Monday marked the 30th annual playing of the Point Scramble.  For the past thirty years the fun event has been supported by a loyal following and used as an unofficial start to the final run of events on the WPGA tournament calendar.  Twenty-five teams from throughout the Wisconsin Section, PGA ventured to Stevens Point CC to enjoy the five-man scramble format.
 
In an event where teams have carded multiple victories, the theme continued on Monday.  Finding their way to the top the leader board once again was the fivesome of Foy Swenson, Ed Dzirbik, John Kestly, James Gunsalus and Ryan Schmus from Westmoor CC. 
 
 
 

Washington County Duo Pulls In The Win At The Bull

Ninety-eight players ventured to The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls on Monday, to enjoy the 2013 Harris Golf Cars / Mike Warren Pro-Assistant.  Dating back to 1974, the prestigious championship pairs up one head professional, director of golf or general manager along with an assistant professional from the same facility.  58 teams set their sights on the title in the traditional division of play, while seven other duos were attempting to grab the win in the second division. 

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