2020 Tentative Schedule
The 2020 season is almost here! Below is the 2020 Tentative Schedule. Keep in mind we are still adding events for the 2020 season.
Happy Holidays from the WPGA Junior Foundation
2019 Junior Recap Newsletter
Happy Holidays! Check out the 2019 Recap Junior Newsletter. The 2020 season is just around the corner. Our 2020 Junior Membership will go live on February 4. Look for the updated 2019 tentative schedule to be posted on December 20. Click Here to View full newsletter
Shroyer, Nelson and Powell Punch Their Tickets
Headed to Augusta National come April
(September 28, 2019 -- Edina, MN) Three Wisconsin junior golfers punched their tickets to the ultimate stage -- The Drive Chip and Putt National Championship at Augusta National come April 2020.
96 golfers competed across eight age/gender divisions in the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional at Interlachen Country Club on Saturday, September 28. The Regional level is the last qualifying stage en route to Augusta National for the finals. Up to that point, qualifiers moved through local and sub-regional stages competing in the same format -- accumulating points in the drive, chip and putt skills. Here is a photo album courtesy of Getty Images.
Mitchell Shroyer (Middleton, Wis.) captured first place honors in the Boys 7-9 age division and was the first Wisconsin junior golfer to punch his ticket after tallying 99 points. His score of 47 points in the Chip skill gave him a large lead over the other eleven competitors.
McKenna Nelson (Beaver Dam, Wis.) was no stranger to the Regional stage after qualifying several times before. Nelson finished runner-up by just one point in 2017 at Interlachen, but her 135 points total earned her first place by a whopping 34 points in the Girls 10-11 division. Her putting score of 65 propelled her to the top.
Ashleyjen Powell (Appleton, Wis.) took home first place in the Girls 14-15 division after accumulating 143 points. Powell improved from skill to skill--ending with a nearly perfect putting score after making both the six and fifteen foot putts. Her solid short game performance made an impact in the end.
The Legend Clubs--Repeat PGA Jr. League Section Champs!
On to the Midwest Regional at White Hawk CC (Indiana)
The PGA Jr. League Wisconsin Section Championship presented by National Car Rental concluded earlier this week at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wisconsin. The Final Four was broken up into two rounds starting at 11:00am. All contestants played their matches on holes 1-9 at #Bergamont. For more on the format of PGA Jr. League, visit www.pgajrleague.com.
The first semi-final match was between Janesville-Beloit (made up of All Stars representing Glen Erin GC, Janesville CC, Oak Ridge GC, Koshkonong Mounds CC, Beloit Club and Ironworks Golf Lab) and the Chippewa Valley All Stars (made up of All Stars representing Eau Claire G&CC, Lake Hallie Golf and Mill Run). PGA Professional Travis Becker (Beloit Club) served as Captain for Janesville-Beloit along with help from Assistant Coach Andrea Wieland. Leading the Chippewa Valley All Stars as Captain was Tyler Bohmke (Eau Claire G&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) versus Appleton (All Stars coming from High Cliff GC, North Shore GC, Butte Des Morts CC, and Ridgeway CC). Appleton was led by Marcus Holtz of High Cliff Golf Course while PGA Professional Paul LoCicero (The Legend at Bristlecone) captained The Legend Clubs.
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Rockin' on to Interlachen
Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regl. Results
Nearly 1200 juniors throughout the Wisconsin PGA registered for Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying this season. After a stretch of eight local qualifiers, 192 contestants earned a trip to the Sub-Regional stage at either University Ridge Golf Course (Verona, Wis.) or SentryWorld (Stevens Point). 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 on Saturday, September 28th. From Interlachen, one boy and girl in each age division get the ultimate prize—competing against the best on the Sunday before the start of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National on April 5, 2020.Click for full article