The WPGA Pro-Am Series was back in action on Monday, as twenty-four teams were able to enjoy the 2018 Wisconsin State Open host site, North Shore GC. Truly one of the hidden gems in the state, the private facility on Lake Winnebago put on a great show for those in attendance.
On the competition side of the things the day featured the always popular double dip format. Each foursome competed in a two of four net best ball event, while the professional in each group was paired up with each of their amateurs in a one of two net best ball contest.
Once again the four player contest was hotly contested and resulted in a tie at the top. Proving that local knowledge always helps, the victorious squads were led by North Shore GC member, Ryan Helminen and Ridgeway CC General Manager, Scott LeMire. Each foursome carded a 14-under-par 126 score. The score was good enough to just hold on by one shot over the Kraig Joy and Matt Taken led teams. With their impressive scores all four were able to earn a spot into the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship.
In the one net best ball game it was another local duo leading the way. Going low was Larry Helminen and Gary Van Eperen. Their 11-under-par 59 propelled them to a four shot win.
Continuing the local theme it was Ryan Helminen capturing the low professional win. His 3-under-par 67 gave him a two shot victory over Jason Rasmussen.
In the low senior professional contest it was Michael Crowley coming out on top with a 1-over-par 71.
The WPGA would like to extend its gratitude to Premier Golf & Utility Vehicles for their support of another WPGA pro-am. It was the second straight pro-am that they’ve sponsored and it was nice to have the company representatives onsite to enjoy a nice day of golf.
A big thank you also goes out to North Shore GC and their staff. The club always impresses and numerous comments were heard throughout the day about the picturesque setting and well conditioned course.