The final regular season pro-am on the WPGA tournament schedule came to a close early Monday evening. A sold-out field of twenty-five teams made the trek to Janesville CC for the seventh four-player pro-am of the abbreviated season. The last day of summer would provide teams with a nice day of weather as they enjoyed some golf, food, competition, and camaraderie.
On the competition side of things it would be the first WPGA pro-am at Janesville CC since 2009. For the attendees a lot of them would be seeing the course for the first time. The small quick greens, and finding the right line of play off the tee, are some of the challenges that the oldest country club in the state presents.
Navigating those obstacles the best were the squad of Craig Czerniejewski, Dave Halverson, Tim Halverson and Craig Podlesnik. The familiar foursome would put together another terrific performance as they posted a 13-under-par 139 in the 1,2,3 net best ball format (1 net on the par 3s, 2 net on the par 4s, 3 net on the par 5s). The winning team would do most of their damage where it mattered the most as they played the par 5s at 6-under-par. The score would be good enough to win by two shots over the Matt Goodson led Hawks Landing team.
Helping the lead way for the top foursome would be Czerniejewski. The Washington County GC head PGA professional would tie Andy Hansen at 2-under-par 70 for the low pro honors of the day.
Earning the low senior win would be Michael Crowley at even-par 72.
In addition to the main contests the day would also double as the last chance for several non-qualified teams to punch their ticket for the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship at the Links Course at The GC’s of Lawsonia on October 5. Grabbing those spots would be teams led by Goodson, Hansen, Joe Leonard and Mike Miezin.
A big thank you goes out to Janesville CC and their staff for providing a great product for players to enjoy. The club presented a well maintained golf course and also great eats before and after the round.