Monday marked the second and final Pro-Ladies event of the season for the Wisconsin PGA. A sold out field of 24 teams made the trip to The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon. Originally scheduled for Hawks Landing GC the event was shifted to the new site in late July. The Verona club is presently undergoing a clubhouse renovation and they deferred their opportunity to host to 2020, when the renovation will be 100% complete.
Monday’s play got underway with a noon shotgun start, which turned out to be a blessing as it helped avoid some heavy rain that rolled through the area in the morning. Nonetheless the teams battled some soggy turf and light rain the rest of the afternoon.
Navigating those conditions the best was the fivesome from Westmoor CC of Andrew Geppi, Stacey Gannon, Darcy Hinz, Coral Kaczynski and Deb Frederick. The squad was able to card an impressive 19-under-par 125 in the two net best ball event. The round was marked with consistency and featured zero holes played over par. Finishing just one shot behind the champions were a trio of teams led by Victor Jacinto (Tuckaway CC), Charlie Brown (Geneva National GC) and Evan Rabas (West Bend CC).
Grabbing the top spot in the low pro game was Evan Wartgow of Koshkonong Mounds CC. The soft conditions played right into his hands as he posted a 5-under-par 67. Finishing just one shot back was the low senior professional for the day, Charlie Brown.
Supporting both Pro-Ladies events this year was Jo-Fit and the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. The two companies did a great job once again of enhancing both events. Included in those enhancements were some always fun on course contests, which rewarded the winners with a brand new Jo-Fit outfit for their accomplishment.
Taking home those new outfits were,
#1 – Longest Putt – Jane Sybers
#4 – Closest to the Pin – Susan Lee Kolbe
#7 – Closest to the Pin – Lee Ann Hartert
#10 – Longest Putt – Julie Schroeder
#14 – Closest to the Pin – Jerri Ryan
#17 – Closest to the Pin – Patty Harsch
The WPGA would like to express our appreciation to both companies for their sponsorship.
A big thank you also goes out to The Legend at Bergamont for stepping up last minute and agreeing to host the Summer Pro-Ladies. It marked the second straight season that they’ve hosted a Pro-Ladies event. The Legend Clubs across the board have always supported the Pro-Ladies with their participation, and hosting is just another example of their commitment to wanting to see these events be the best they can be.