It was double duty for the WPGA pro-am circuit on Monday. For the first time the section presented two four-player pro-ams on the same day at different venues. In total forty-eight teams would tee it up between the two sites. Nineteen of which would make the trek to Bullseye Golf Club in Wisconsin Rapids. A yearly pro-am host site through the 1990s and 2000s, the club would be hosting for the first time since 2016.
After the morning rain it would turn out to be a great day for golf. Taking advantage of some local knowledge, former Bullseye PGA Professional Joe Leonard would help lead his team to victory. He’d team up with his father Doug and another father-son duo in Brian and Kyle Berres. The foursome would blow away the competition in the one net and one gross best ball format. After a strong opening twelve holes they’d catch fire and go 11-under on their final six. Their 23-under-par 121 score would be good enough for a six shot win over the Brook Schmitt led squad.
With the win Leonard’s team would punch their ticket to the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship. Earning the other two spots were Schmitt’s team and the foursome with John Bailey.
The familiarity with the course would also give Leonard a great avenue to win the low pro contest. Over the course of the round he would pile up seven birdies and post the low round, a 3-under-par 69. On the senior professional side of things Jeff Bisbee would get the win with a 2-over-par 74.
The WPGA would like to express our appreciation to Oliphant Golf Management and Tito’s Vodka for their support of the Bullseye Pro-Am. In addition, a big thank you goes out to the membership and staff at Bullseye GC for being a great host.