Before the Wisconsin PGA could shift gears into June, it would visit the Madison area for the first of the two Pro-Ladies events on the 2022 calendar. A field of 115 golfers on 23 teams would tee it up Nakoma Golf Club on Tuesday. It turned out to be a great day for golf as the forecasted storms stayed away and the cloud cover provided some relief from the humidity.
Putting up the best performance and delivering the home club a victory was the Nakoma GC fivesome of Brad Peck, Katie Butman, Jill Pinzer-Krogstad, Peggy Angevine and Maria Carlini. The winning squad played eleven of their holes under-par and only one over-par. Their great play produced an 18-under-par 126 score in the two net best ball format. It would turn out to be good enough to win by two shots over the Drew Ringelstetter led Geneva National Resort team.
Leading the way for the Nakoma team was Peck, as he would sweep the board by additionally winning the low professional and low senior professional contests. His 69 would be highlighted by a bogey-free closing nine holes. The score helped him hold off Michael Crowley by one shot.
In addition to the standard team and low professional events the day also featured par 3 proxy events for the lady amateurs. Hitting it close and taking home a pair of American Family Insurance Championship tickets were Katie Butman, Ann Merfeld, Christy Johnson, Sami Mantyla and Barb Finley.
A big thank you goes out to the members and staff at Nakoma GC for being a gracious host. Tuesday marked the third time the club has hosted a WPGA Pro-Ladies event in the past thirteen years.