The PGA Jr. League Wisconsin Section Championship presented by National Car Rental concluded earlier this week at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin. The Final Four was broken up into two rounds semi-finals and final. All contestants played their matches on holes 1-9 at Blackhawk CC. For more on the format of PGA Jr. League, visit www.pgajrleague.com.
The first semi-final match was between South Central (made up of All Stars representing Glen Erin GC, Janesville CC, Oak Ridge GC, Koshkonong Mounds CC, Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Lab) and Madison North (made up of All Stars representing Lake Windsor CC, Maple Bluff CC, Meadows of Sixmile Creek, Bishops Bay CC and Nakoma GC). PGA Professional Travis Becker (Ironworks Golf Academy) served as Captain for South Central along with help from Assistant Coach Andrea Wieland. Leading the Madison North All Stars as Captain was Jordan Ray (Lake Windsor CC).
The second semi-final match consisted of The Legend Clubs (made up of All Stars representing The Legend at Bristlecone, Bergamont, Brandybrook and Merrill Hills) and Sheboygan (All Stars coming from Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run, Quit Qui Oc, Sheboygan Town & Country, and Riverdale CC). Sheboygan was led by DavidBach, PGA of Blackwolf Run while PGA Professional Paul LoCicero (Bristlecone) captained The Legend Clubs.
The Semi Final round wrapped up around 1pm. The Legend Clubs defeated Sheboygan 7.5 to 4.5 and Madison North nipped South Central 7.5 to 4.5 as well. The Championship match started at 2:00pm and despite the long day, the All Stars remained mentally tough and played really great golf! The Final Round consisted of four matches and all were extremely close–showing the depth of the All Star teams. Ultimately, Madison North edged The Legend Clubs by a decisive point margin — 9 to 3. Congratulations to both teams for a well-fought match.
Madison North advances to the Midwest Regional going up against the Illinois, Michigan and Indiana and All Star teams in a round robin style at Purdue University’s golf course – Birck Boilermaker Complex starting September 3rd. . A second round will be played that afternoon, with the final round early Sunday morning. The team with the best overall record advances to the National Finals held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ in October.
More pictures will be posted to our Junior Foundation and Section’s Facebook page in the coming days. We look forward to cheering on Madison North come September!