(Wade Oberle, Jason Ryan, David Albrecht & Curt Brokmeier)
For the fourth time in five years the WPGA was fortunate to offer a sold out field of WPGA professionals and amateurs the opportunity to venture to Destination Kohler for a WPGA pro-am. Monday’s event gave players the chance to tackle the always challenging Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run. The field enjoyed a pleasant afternoon for golf as the gloomy skies and rain stayed just to the South.
Leading the way in the two net best ball contest was a squad that is quite familiar with the Meadow Valleys course. The home team of Head PGA Professional David Albrecht, along with amateurs Wade Oberle, Jason Ryan and Curt Brokmeier, were able to get the job done with an 18-under-par 126 score. The impressive mark was good enough to win by three shots over their nearest competitors.
The highlight of the day would come on the par 4, 13th, as Brokmeier holed out from the fairway for eagle. On that hole alone the group was 4-under-par. All told the winning foursome played eleven holes under par, and were fortunate to only play three others over par.
In addition to the win the Blackwolf Run team punched their ticket to the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship in October. Also earning their invitation to the event on Monday were the Jason Rasmussen led Ozaukee CC team and the Kurt Mantyla led Naga-Waukee GC foursome.
In the low professional event it was Craig Czerniejewski of Washington County GC setting the pace. The Oak Creek native got hot with six birdies, one eagle and just one bogey on his way to a 7-under-par 65. The score was good enough to win by four shots over the low senior professional of the day, Charlie Brown.
The WPGA would like to thank Ahead and their representatives Mark Bearby and Wade Coplin for supporting Monday’s event. With their help all the players were greeted with a great Wisconsin PGA and Blackwolf Run themed welcome package.
A big thank you also goes out to all the staff at Blackwolf Run. Once again the facility did not disappoint and as usual the attendees received a first class product to enjoy. The Wisconsin PGA truly appreciates the ability to utilize such a top notch facility for some many events over the years.