A trip to the chiropractor for back pain was exactly what was needed to prep Tom Burton for his run at the Hornung’s Classic title. With a potential withdraw weighing on his mind on Sunday, he contacted a club member at Hidden Glen GC for some help. Little did he know that adjustment would ready him for his first Wisconsin PGA event win.
That win would come against the biggest field for a one-day WPGA Classic since 2009. The Hidden Glen GC assistant PGA professional was able to navigate his way past 98 other players to claim the win.
The newly renovated South Hills G&CC held its own as Burton was just one of six players to break par. The long island native posted a 4-under-par 67, which featured five birdies and just one bogey. The score was good enough for a two shot win over Kraig Joy and Jim Schuman. For his play Burton was able to pocket $1,600.
Although Schuman would come up short for the overall title, he did earn the senior division win by a two shot margin over Charlie Brown.
In addition to the standard stroke play event, the day also featured a few important side contests. With Covid-19 and inclement weather altering the start of the season, the day also doubled as qualifying for the Member and Assistant Professional Match Plays. 31 members and 16 assistant professionals were able to earn their way into their respective brackets.
The 49th edition of the Hornung’s Classic was once again presented by Hornung’s Golf Products. The Fond du Lac based company put together another great day for the attendees. A big thank you goes out to the company for their support.
If it is the Hornung’s, it means an annual trip to South Hills G&CC. After a year of maturing the club got a nice opportunity to showcase all the completed changes to the layout. The WPGA would like to thank the club for hosting once again.