A Wisconsin PGA tradition, the Hornung’s Classic at South Hills G&CC in Fond du Lac made its annual appearance on the WPGA tournament calendar on Monday. This one was extra special, as the Hornung family and Hornung’s Golf Products was hosting WPGA professionals for the 50th edition. It was a perfect celebration of the milestone, with another great day of golf, competition and camaraderie. This year’s field brought together over 80 WPGA professionals to enjoy the day.
From a competition perspective a familiar storyline would play out. Appleton native Ryan Helminen would end up capturing his 6th Hornung’s Classic title in the past 15 years, with a 4-under-par 67. His round featured five birdies and just one bogey. It was a showcase of consistency, as he would lead the field with the least amount of bogeys. The score turned out to be two shots better than Blake Jens. For the win Helminen will take home a combined total of $1,460.
In the senior division it would be Jim Schuman on top with a 1-under-par 70.
As stated before, the relationship between Hornung’s Golf Products and the Wisconsin PGA goes back a long way. The longevity speaks to the success of the relationship. The WPGA and its professionals truly appreciate all the support the company lends to the Section on a year in and year out basis. The Section is already looking forward to year no. 51.
A big thank you goes out once again to everyone at South Hills G&CC. As always the club was gracious in hosting, and takes great pride in having the annual Hornung’s Classic.