Action, Action, Action! There was a whole lot to keep track of on Monday morning at Hawk’s View GC. The WPGA kicked off its Player of the Year races with the Assistant Professional Stroke Play and Memorial Classic taking place simultaneously. The annual stroke play events are graciously sponsored by the Wisconsin Golf Sales Association.
In total the day brought together 100 golf professionals and salespeople to enjoy a fun day of competition, golf, and camaraderie. The assistant professional event would feature 34 players and also double as qualifying for the year-long Assistant Match Play. The Memorial Classic would include 43 WPGA members in their own stroke play event, with twenty-three salespeople tagging along for a morning of golf.
All told there was two separate stroke play events, an optional bonus pool for any professional playing on Monday morning, match play qualifying for the assistants, a one net best ball event with the professional/salespeople groups, and three different skin games. At times it was a bit dizzying and tough to track. On top of that the assistant professionals would play their first round of matches in the afternoon.
Grabbing the top headline of the day would be Sam Schlosser of South Hills G&CC. The former Concordia University golfer would rattle off 11 birdies on the way to his Assistant Stroke Play win. It included a fantastic run of seven in a row. The birdies would help him card a 6-under-par 66. The score was good enough to provide him with a three shot win over David Bach and Tyler Siech. It also would deliver him a first round bye in the Assistant Professional Match Play.
A familiar theme would pop up in the Memorial Classic, as Jim Schuman would pick up right where he left off when he won the 2019 edition. However this go around would require a little extra golf to get the job done. In regulation he would tie Michael Crowley and Andrew Troyanek with a 2-under-par 70. The playoff would be a quick one, as Schuman would birdie the par-4 fifteenth to grab the win.
A big thank you goes out to all the Salespeople for their support of the day. The WIGSA has been a great supporter of the Wisconsin Section and the event is a perfect collaboration between the two associations.
The WPGA would also like to express our gratitude to Hawk’s View GC and their staff for hosting.
Memorial Classic – 18-Hole Stroke Play Results
Assistant Professional Stroke Play Results
Assistant Professional Match Play Results – Round of 32
One Net Best Ball – Memorial Classic Team Game Results