It was another busy Monday for the Wisconsin PGA, as The Oaks GC played host to the next two events on the WPGA tournament calendar. For the sixth straight year the action packed day would feature both the Assistant Professional Stroke Play and Memorial Classic. The annual stroke play events would again take place simultaneously, while proudly being supported by the Wisconsin Golf Salespersons Association and Rolex.

Over 100 participants would venture to the newly renovated course just outside Madison, for a great day of golf, competition, and camaraderie. The day would end up being enhanced by some fantastic spring weather.

The assistant professional contest would feature 37 players and also double as seeding for the year-long Assistant Match Play. The Memorial Classic would include 49 other WPGA professionals in their own stroke play event, with 17 salespeople joining along for a morning of golf.

Keeping track of the action was a chore in itself, as a total of nine different contests would take place over the course of the day. Included in the list were two separate stroke play events, a optional bonus pool for any professional playing on Monday morning, match play seeding for the assistants, a one net best ball event with the professional/salespeople groups, and three different skin games. To top it off the assistant professionals would play their first round of matches in the afternoon.

In the Assistant Professional Stroke Play, Blackwolf Run Assistant Professional Josh Grisa would pick up right where he left off last fall. After winning the 2022 WPGA Assistant Player of the Year, he would go out and card a 3-under-par 68 on Monday. His par-5 play would turn out to be the difference and as he’d make three birdies and two pars during his round. The score would be good enough to win by three shots over David Bach and Blake Jens.

In the Memorial Classic it would take the same score to earn a trip to the winner’s circle. University Club of Milwaukee Head PGA Professional Andy Hansen would ride a five-hole stretch of hot play to the win. After playing his first ten holes at even-par, he would rattle off three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 18th. When all eighteen holes were complete the former UW-Parkside golfer would end up with a one stroke win over Kurt Mantyla. It would mark his first individual Wisconsin PGA win since the 2019 National Car Rental Wisconsin Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

A big thank you goes out to all the Salespeople for their support of the day. The WPGA is extremely grateful to the WIGSA for everything that they contribute to our section. We would also like to express our appreciation to Rolex for their sponsorship of the day.

A great deal of gratitude also goes out to everyone at The Oaks. The club is a frequent and willing host of tournaments. Always making sure that that the attendees feel welcome and enjoy their experience.

Memorial Classic – 18-Hole Stroke Play Results
Assistant Professional Stroke Play Results
Assistant Professional Match Play Tree & Results
One Net Best Ball – Memorial Classic Team Game Results