Rockin' on to Interlachen

Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regl. Results

 

Nearly 1000 kids throughout the Wisconsin PGA registered for Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying this season. After a stretch of six local qualifiers, 144 earned a trip to the Sub-Regional stage at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, WI. The competition heated up right from the beginning—knowing that two contenders in each age division, boys and girls, move on to the final qualifying stage at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, MN. From Interlachen, one boy and girl in each age division get the ultimate prize—competing agaist the best on the Sunday before the start of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National on April 1, 2018.  
 


 

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WI Juniors at National PGA Junior Championship

   
                                                                                         (photos curtesy of Piercen Hunt)

The WPGA Junior Foundation had three junior boys and three girls play at the 42nd National Junior PGA Championship this past month. Abby Cavaiani, Mia Seeman and Taylor McCorkle competed on July 18-21 at The Country Club of St. Albans, Lewis and Clark Course. Abby Cavaiani make the cut in the 144 player field and finished T40. Cavaiani the Missouri State commit had rounds of 74-73-76-70. Abby continued her great play after the National Junior Championship as she just won the Morgan Stanley Tour Championship and the SentryWorld Classic events this past week. 

Piercen Hunt, Bennett Knapek and Lucas Heckmann just finished up at the boys championship on July 31- August 3 at The Country Club of St. Albans, Lewis and Clark Course. Arrowhead High School teammates Hunt and Knapek were both able to make the cut. Bennett finished T65. Piercen Hunt had a great event as he finished T14. He fired rounds of 72-70-72-69 to finish 5-under par.

Great playing juniors! Way to represent Wisconisin golf!

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Morgan Stanley Tour Championship Results

      
             (Alexis Thomas, Abby Cavaiani, Sarah Busey)                         (Brock Hlinak, Jack Blair, Jed Baranczyk)

Write-Up Provided By: Rick Pledl
The best players on this year’s Wisconsin PGA Junior gathered at The Bog Sunday and Monday for the Morgan Stanley Tour Championship, an invitation-only championship. Neither Abby Cavaiani nor Brock Hlinak were able to repeat their stellar performances from Sunday’s first round, which left them leading the girls and boys divisions overnight, respectively, but both of them walked away with the victory.

For the 17-year-old Cavaiani, who lives in Wales, this tournament went according to her recent form. Cavaiani, who has taken a commanding lead in the junior girls player-of-the-year points race this summer, also won the girls title at the WPGA Junior Championship in June. This time, Cavaiani shot a strong opening round of 73 Sunday at The Bog and followed it up with a 76 on Monday to win the girls competition with a 149 total. Alexis Thomas of Middleton (75-78–153 finished second, and Sarah Busey of Racine made up ground with second-round 74 to finish third at 154. Cavaiani made six bogeys on the front nine and seven overall Monday, but she offset them nicely with three birdies. She closed the book on her pursuers with her final birdie of the day, jarring a 35-foot putt from off the green on the par-4 16th hole. In fact, Cavaiani’s pace on her long putts was exceptional down the stretch, allowing her to save par several times with timely lags to tap-in range. “My speed was pretty good all day,” said Cavaiani, who has one year of school left at Kettle Moraine high school but has already committed to Missouri State. “I think that took some of the stress off me on some of the shorter putts.” Cavaiani said she had a Bible verse going through her head Monday: “You will reap if you do not give up.” And that’s exactly how things ended up. “Today I just told myself not to give up, not to give in,” she said afterward. “Stay in the moment.”

Meantime, Hlinak won the boys division thanks largely to his opening 68 on Sunday, which he called “the best round I ever played in my life.” He held a two-stroke lead over Mason Gardner of Waupaca overnight, but that lead disappeared in a blur of bogeys early Monday.


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Rescheduled Events

We have had several events with weather this summer and have rescheduled all of them. Below are the rescheduled dates and the new deadlines for them. If you are registered for a rescheduled event and cannot play you need to contact us to receive a refund by the deadline date.

Players that were already registered in these events will automatically be put into the new event date. Keep in mind registrations will re-open for these events. If you missed the deadline before and would like to play you may now register for these new event dates.

Rescheduled Events:

Date: Monday, July 31
Event: Tour Edge Series - Whitnall Park
Deadline Date to register or cancel is now July 24

Date: Monday, July 31
Event: Junior Tour - Pleasant View GC
Deadline Date to register or cancel is now July 24

Date: Thursday, August 3
Event: Par 3 - Missing Links
Deadline  Date to register or cancel is July 26

Date: Monday, August 7
Event: Junior Tour - Oshkosh CC
Deadline Date to register or cancel is July 31

 

 

 

 

 

Not to be for Team Wisconsin

The 20th Annual Cup Matches concluded today at Troy Burne GC in Hudson, WI. This annual event showcases 12 boys and 12 girls from Wisconsin against Team Minnesota in a Ryder Cup team-type event that started back in 1998. Team MN led 7.5 to 4.5 after day one of four ball matches. Team Minnesota won 12 points during singles matches to Team Wisconsin's 12 to win the cup with a total of 19.6 - 16.5. This makes back to back wins for Team Minnesota. Team Wisconsin leads the overall series 12-8-1. Players are selected off the Player of the Year points list from the previous year. 

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The Junior Foundation would also like to thank some people for making this event great. A big thank you to the sales reps that donated tee gifts to each player. Thanks to Ted Robbins and Tom Cranwell for donating Titleist golf balls, gloves and  hats, Ron McPherson from Antigua for donating the team golf shirts each day, and Ron Hurab for donating an RJ Shepherd umbrella and Devant towel to each player. These guys make this event a great experience for all players.

We would also like to thank the amazing staff at Troy Burne GC for making this event great. Thanks to Head PGA Professional Dave Tentis, Superintedent Mitch Fossy and Owner Gary Sauer for hosting us.

 

 

 

 



 

 
 
 
  
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