(Peter Hahm, Andy Sturmberg, Ron Fryer & Foy Swenson)
Another beautiful day was on tap as the WPGA Four-Player Pro-Am Series was back on course on Monday. After making stops throughout the state in May, June and July, it was time for the series to finally hit the Milwaukee market. Thirty teams would gather at North Hills CC in Menomonee Falls, to enjoy some camaraderie and competition.
This pro-am was different however, as the biggest purpose of the day was raising funds for PGA Reach Wisconsin. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin PGA Section would be front and center.
The foundation focuses on serving communities throughout the section, and growing the game of golf through three pillars – Youth, Military, and Inclusion.
With the help of an online auction, raffle, great sponsors and donations, the day was set to net over $70,000. The funds raised will go to various needs, including the WPGA Junior Foundation Scholarship Program and expanding PGA Hope program offerings.
Although the emphasis was on PGA Reach Wisconsin, the competitors were still keeping one eye on the prize and trying to win this year’s title.
Finding their way to the top and capturing the victory was the group of Foy Swenson, Ron Fryer, Peter Hahm and Andy Sturmberg. The squad would put up an impressive 21-under-par 121 in the two net best ball format. Over the course of their round they did not play one hole over par. The foursome would combine to make eighteen net birdies and two net eagles.
Finishing in second place was the Hidden Glen GC squad of Kevin Kramp, Travis Dowden, Blake Seider and Brett Seider at 19-under-par. Blake Seider would lead the way for the team, as he’d take the local knowledge he learned growing up at the course and put it to good use. He’d card an 8-under-par 63 on his own ball, which included four birdies and two hole-outs for eagle.
Although Kramp’s squad would come up short in their search for the win, their performance would help them obtain one of the Oliphant Golf Management Pro-Am Championship spots. Earning the other two spots were the Scott LeMire and Mike Miezin led teams.
In the low pro contest it would be Michael Crowley with another win. Coming off a tie for third at the Suter Ward Group at Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open, he would pile up 37 stableford points and shoot a 1-under-par 70. Finishing in second was LeMire with 36 points.
The duo would also lead the way in the over 50 professional event.
In addition to the main contests, the day would also feature proxy contests on the par 3s. Taking home the prizes were:
#2 Am – Andy Rindt
#7 Am – Blake Seider
#12 Am – Alison Holub
#17 Am – Blake Seider
#12 Pro – Steve Loomis
A big thank you goes out to all of the event sponsors. PGA Reach Wisconsin was fortunate to have another great collection of supporters for this year’s event. They truly believe in our initiatives and want to see the foundation excel.
PGA Reach Wisconsin would also like to thank everyone at North Hills CC for being a gracious host. The course was in terrific shape and the staff provided a first-class experience for the attendees.
Lastly, thank you to everyone that donated, participated, and contributed to the event. The foundation greatly appreciates everything you did to help make the event and auction a great success.