(Erik Stenseth, Andy Bacon, Eric Johnson & Jeff Sanger)
A sold out field of 112 players made their way to Oconomowoc Golf Club on Monday for the third WPGA four player pro-am of the season. It was a gorgeous day for golf and players enjoyed a great experience on the Donald Ross layout.
With perfect scoring conditions the stage was set for a team or individual to put up an top notch score. The primary event of the day was the 1,2,3 net best ball team game, but that contest quickly took a back seat the low professional game.
For the first time since 2006 the Section saw a 61 posted in a WPGA competition. Putting up the impressive score was Mick Smith of Washington County GC. Smith’s round featured an outstanding nine birdies and zero bogeys. The score was good enough to win by eight shots and earn him the $300 first place prize.
Leading the way for the senior professionals was John Freeman with a 1-over-par 71.
As for the team event it was the familiar foursome of Erik Stenseth, Andy Bacon, Eric Johnson and Jeff Sanger grabbing the win. The University Ridge GC squad posted a 20-under-par 118 in the team event where 1 net score counted on the par 3s, 2 net scores on the par 4s, and 3 net scores on the par 5s. In addition to the win the score also helped the foursome earn a spot in the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship.
Grabbing the other two spots into the season ending championship were the Rob Elliott Pewaukee GC team and the Craig Czerniejewski Washington County GC foursome.
A big thank you goes out to the membership and staff at Oconomowoc Golf Club. The club once again did a great job of hosting and making sure they showcased their facility in a fine fashion.