2018 PGA Jr. League Round Up
The Legend Clubs, led by Captain Paul LoCicero, PGA competed at Midwest regional; Concludes 2018 Wisconsin season
(Beloit Club, Sept. 15-16) The Legend Clubs, led by Head PGA Professional Paul LoCicero (The Legend at Bristlecone), made their Midwest Regional debut this past weekend at the Beloit Club. The All Stars representing the Nebraska PGA, Iowa PGA, Minnesota PGA and Wisconsin PGA played matches in a round robin style to determine the winner with the best overall record.Click for full article
Balding Wedges Her Way from Whistling Straits to Augusta National
written by: Wisconsin.golf's Gary D'Amato
HAVEN — Sarah Balding waited four hours Saturday at Whistling Straits for her age division to begin competition in the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional Finals, so what was another few minutes for a playoff with a trip to the famed Augusta National Golf Club?
The freshman at Brookfield Central outlasted Shannyn Vogler of Sherrard, Ill., 38-17 in the playoff to win the 14-15 age division and advance to the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. Balding, the only Wisconsin golfer in the regional competition to advance, said she knew Vogler from previous competitions, which made the playoff nerves a little easier to handle.
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Headed "Strait" to the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional
On Saturday, September 8th, 96 boys and girls ages 7-15 will tackle Wisconsin’s very own Whistling Straits with hopes of completing the last leg of qualifying towards the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National.
The field includes the Sub-Regional qualifiers from the Minnesota PGA, Wisconsin PGA and Illinois PGA. This means kids from North Dakota, Canada, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa are making the trip to the home of the 2020 Ryder Cup. With 96 boys and girls in the field, that gives each age and gender division 12 contestants—the contestant with the highest overall point total in his or her age group will advance to the National Finals on April 7, 2019—the Sunday before the start of Masters Week.
For national Drive, Chip and Putt Results, please visit: www.drivechipandputt.com/results. From there, you can filter by qualifying stage, state and zip code to narrow your search.Click for full article
The Legend Clubs--Your PGA Jr. League Wisconsin Section Champions
On to the Midwest Regional at The Beloit Club
The PGA Jr. League Wisconsin Section Championship presented by National Car Rental concluded yesterday, August 26, at University Ridge Golf Course. The Final Four was broken up into two rounds starting at 1:30pm. All contestants played their matches on holes 10-18 at #URidge. For more on the format of PGA Jr. League, visit www.pgajrleague.com.
The first semi-final match was between North Shore 2 (made up of All Stars representing North Hills CC, North Shore CC, River Club of Mequon, Milwaukee CC and Missing Links) and Appleton (All Stars coming from High Cliff GC, North Shore GC, Butte Des Morts CC, and Ridgeway CC). Gus Pick of North Hills CC was the Captain of North Shore 2, while Appleton was led by Corey Feller, PGA of High Cliff GC. Kari Wachtl, PGA of Butte Des Morts CC assisted Corey in coaching the Appleton team.
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). PGA Professional Paul LoCicero (The Legend at Bristlecone) served as Captain. They took on Madison 2 (comprised of Cherokee CC, The Meadows of Sixmile Creek, Lake Windsor, Bishops Bay CC, and Maple Bluff CC) with Bo Sirianni, PGA (Cherokee CC) as their All Star Captain.
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Lutze & Meade Win Tour Championship
(Cameron Huss, Jack Lutze, Brock Hlinak) (Madeline Koenig, Lorenza Martinez, Lexi Meade)
Write-Up Provided By: Rick Pledl
Jack Lutze of Brookfield and Lexi Meade of Eau Claire both put together two consistent rounds of golf this week to win their respective divisions at the Morgan Stanley Tour Championship, the final major event on the Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation schedule this summer.
Lutze and Meade were both in the lead following the first round Wednesday and held on for victory.
Lutze opened with a round of 68 on Wednesday, which he said was his career-low score. He followed with a 1-under-par 71 Thursday to finish at 139 and win the boys competition by a single stroke over Brock Hlinak of Kaukauna, who shot 70-70–140. Cameron Huss of Kenosha finished third among boys (72-73–140).
Meade recorded rounds of 73-74–147 to win the girls title by six shots over Lorenza Martinez of Menomonee Falls (78-75) and Madeline Koenig of Wales (75-78), who tied for second at 153.