The WPGA Stableford Classic was back on the schedule Tuesday, after a successful debut in 2021. Another exciting day of golf was on tap, as the players would look to ratchet up their aggressive play with the stableford format.
Playing host to this year’s event was Old Hickory GC in Beaver Dam. The old-school course would be the ideal host, with plenty of birdies and eagles available throughout. At the same time the challenging layout can dole out the big number, which luckily on Tuesday did not destroy a player’s round.
Tuesday’s event would feature the point system used in the professional competition of the WPGA Las Vegas Pro-Am. Players would receive -1 pt for double bogey or worse, 0 pts for bogey, 1 pt for a par, 3 pts for a birdie, 5 pts for an eagle and 7 pts for a double eagle or better.
Navigating their way to the top of the leaderboard was a pair of seniors. Charlie Brown and Kurt Mantyla would pile up 25 points over the course of their 18 holes. The duo would each shoot 2-under-par 70 to earn the most points on the day. To settle the tie the pair would head to the par-4 1st to start a hole-by-hole playoff. The playoff would be short lived as Brown would claim the win with a 2-putt par, after a solid iron shot into the green. With Mantyla unable to match the Racine native would earn his first 18-hole WPGA classic title since the 2015 Hornung’s Classic.
The WPGA would like to thank our two event partners and their representatives for their great support of the day. Teaming up to make sure the players were presented with a first-class event was TaylorMade Golf and the Wisconsin State Golf Association.
In addition, the WPGA would like to express our appreciation to Old Hickory GC and their staff. The club has always been a gracious host throughout the years.