Three-time WPGA Match Play Champion David Roesch showed quite the perseverance on Monday en route to his victory at the annual Hornung’s Classic. The Germantown resident kept battling back after each setback during his round, as he carded a 3-under-par 68. On a tricky day with swirling and gusty winds, Roesch was able to pile up five birdies and an eagle to help combat his missteps. The score was good enough to hold off both Erik Stenseth and Mark Voeller by two shots. The three individuals were the only players able to post red numbers on the challenging day. For the win Roesch was able to take home the $1,400 first place prize check and grab an early lead in the 2018 OMEGA WPGA Player of the Year race.
In addition to the 18-hole classic, the day also featured the 4th annual Hornung’s Drive, Chip & Putt contest at the conclusion of play. Twelve players from throughout the field were randomly selected to compete in the contest to take home a little extra cash. The contest was conducted just as the nationally renowned Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is. Taking home the win and $250 was Matt Sabol of North Shore CC. He was able to set the pace by bombing two drives over 300 yards straight down the fairway. His 110 points was good enough to edge out Tom Boockmeier by five points. Finishing in third place was Brook Schmitt.
The day was once again a great celebration of the WPGA’s longest tenured sponsor, Hornung’s Golf Products. The Hornung family and Hornung’s Golf Products did another fantastic job of rolling out the red carpet for all the attendees. The 2018 edition marked the 49th playing of the tournament. The WPGA would like to thank Bob Hornung Jr. and all the other employees at Hornung’s Golf Products for their continued support of the Wisconsin PGA.
Another thank you goes out to our host facility, South Hills G&CC and their staff. The club once again did a great job of hosting and providing all the support that was needed for a first-class event.