21st Annual Cup Matches

The 21st Annual Cup Matches concluded today at  Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells, 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 8 to 4 after day one of four ball matches. Team Minnesota held onto win 12.5 points in singles matches to keep the cup for the third consecutive year. The final point total was 20.5-15.5 for Team Minnesota. Team Wisconsin still leads the overall series at 12-9-1. 

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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 Trappers Turn GC for making this event great. Thanks to Owned Todd Nelson, Host Professional Cameron Laufenberg, PGA/Director of Sales Bob Gander, Director of Golf Patrick Steffes and Superintendent Jordan Mock for hosting us.

 
2018  Cup Team Roster
Mia Seeman – Milton, Speedy Kent – Mequon , Lorenza Martinez – Men. Falls, Jo Baranczyk – Green Bay, Emily Lauterbach – Hartland, Erika Priebe – Appleton, Abby Cavaiani – Wales, Lexi Meade – Eau Claire, Courtney Matschke – Franklin, Holly Murphy – Lake Geneva, Elise Hoven – Grafton, Rachel Kauflin – Wauwatosa  
 
Jed Baranczyk – Green Bay, Tyler Leach – Spring Valley, Brock Hlinak - Kaukauna, Clayton Tribus - Madison, Zak Kulka – Beaver Dam, Lukas Heckmann - Middleton, Austin Schnell – Two Rivers, Ryan Schuelke - Manawa, Elliott Nielsen – Fond du Lac, Matthew Raab - Hartland, Tyler Cleaves - Kaukauna
 
 

Cavaiani & Baranczyk WIN WPGA Junior Championship

      
          (Jack Blair, Jed Baranczyk, Alex Yost)         (Abby Cavaiani, Mia Seeman, Speedy Kent)

Write-Up Provided By: Rick Pledl    

            Four inches of rain fell on Milwaukee during the 36-hole WPGA Junior Championship that concluded Wednesday, but Jed Baranczyk and Abby Cavaiani navigated the wet turf and troublesome delays better than the rest and emerged as medalists, earning exemptions in the PGA National Junior Championship in July.

            For Baranczyk, an 18-year-old from Green Bay, the opportunity to play the PGA Junior is perhaps especially sweet. His 14-year-old sister, Jo Baranczyk, locked up a spot in the girls championship last week at the Lake Arrowhead Invitational, so the Baranczyks will be the first brother-sister duo to represent Wisconsin at the national event.

            “This will be both our first times playing in it,” Jed Baranczyk said. “I’ll be able to watch her, and she’ll probably do the same for me.”

            Baranczyk, a North Dakota State recruit, shot rounds of 69 both Tuesday at Dretzka Park GC and Wednesday at Brown Deer Park GC to finish at 138. Those were the only two under-par rounds recorded by the 207 boys who completed both rounds of the tournament.

            Baranczyk, who started on No. 1 Wednesday afternoon in the shotgun start, closed out his win in fine fashion on Brown Deer’s par-5 18th hole with an eagle. He also birdied the par-5 fourth hole in the final round.

“I don’t even know if you can call (No. 18) a par-5 today,” Baranczyk said afterward. “I had about 140 yards in and I hit a wedge to 15 feet, and that was the only putt more than two and a half feet I made all day. I finally got one to fall right there.”

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Raab & Baranczyk Capture First Major

                 
               
  (Sean Murphy, Matthew Raab, Tyler Leach)                                (Jo Baranczyk, Courtney Matschke, Emily Lauterbach)

Write-Up Provided By: Rick Pledl             Click for Lake Arrowhead Results Page

            Mattew Raab considers himself to be a straight driver of the golf ball. Meantime, the Lakes Course at Lake Arrowhead is known for its narrow, heavily wooded fairways. This is called a recipe for success.

            Raab, a 17-year-old from Hartland, hit all the fairways he needed to on Monday for a one-stroke win at the Lake Arrowhead Invitational in Nekoosa. Raab shot a final-round 73 Monday to go with his 74 Sunday on the Pines Course, good for a 147 total. Tyler Leach of Spring Valley, the first round leader, finished second (71-77–148).

            The Boys Division was essentially decided on the par-5 17th hole Monday afternoon, where both Raab and Leach hit their tee shots wide right. Both shots ended up a few feet into the woods, but Raab clearly had a better chance to escape. Raab chipped out, leaving about 230 yards to the green. He hit a 4-iron over the green from there and failed to get up, recording a bogey-6.

Leach wasn’t so fortunate, as his attempted escape from the woods clipped a couple branches, leading to more trouble. “I got pretty unlucky on that hole,” Leach said. “Where (the tee shot) ended up, I had a tree in front of my ball so I couldn’t chip out straight sideways. I had to try to thread the needle and go forward. I thought if I hit a hard shot it would fly right through there. I don’t know what I hit, but it kicked back into the long stuff by maybe a foot, so I had to take an unplayable (lie).

“That was what probably lost it for me – making a (double- bogey) there.”

Raab admitted he was trying to keep track of the scoring on the final holes. Problem was, walking off the 17th green, he got his numbers wrong. “At that point I thought Tyler and I were tied,” Raab said. “I didn’t know I was beating him by one. “We both made par on 18, and I thought we were going to a playoff.”

Then Raab found out he had won the tournament. He got off to a fast start on front nine Monday, reeling off three birdies in his first seven holes. He made four bogeys on the back nine for his 1-over finish. Matthew admitted the Lake Arrowhead courses set up well for him.

“I’m a pretty straight driver of the golf ball, so it’s good to come to a tight course,” he said.

There was a tie for third place in the Boys Division at 149. Sean Murphy of Middleton shot 78-71) and Jack Lutze of Brookfield shot 73-76.

In the Girls Division, 14-year-old Jo Baranczyk held on to win by a single stroke. Baranczyk, who lives in Green Bay, took the lead with a first-round 73 on the Pines Sunday before finishing with an 80 Monday for a 153 finish.

 

 

Registration Goes Live April 4 at 6pm

This is your one stop shop to register for tournaments tonight. Click the Login & Register button below to login into your account. You can then register for multiple events and pay at the end. This is an easier step rather than going to each event on the schedule page and registering.

*If you are not able to register for Players Tour events, you are not on the invite list. All players must be on invite list to register for these events. You must meet handicap requirements. All juniors that would like to play on this tour must contact the office to be added. Juniors who participated last year and are members as of today, April 4 were added to invite list already*

Update - Future Tour #14 at Blackwolf Run is FULL

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News & Updates

  • The Junior Calendar mailing is out for delivery. You should be receiving it shortly.
    The 2018 Junior Calendar is available online HERE.
  • Junior memberships go out in bunches through the mail based on what kind of membership you registered for. This process could take a few weeks before you receive your membership gift. If you have sibling members, one of them might receive the packet before the other sibling. They might not come at the same time in the mail. 
  • The Junior Tour event at Whistling Straits on June 29th will continue to be a lottery drawing for players to get into this event. Juniors will have 24 hours from when registration starts (April 4th at 6 p.m.) to register. Everyone that registers during this time will be put into a pending status and your credit card will not be charged. The lottery drawing will be random and will take place on April 10th. Once the lottery takes place the selected entries will be charged on credit card you registered with. Second, the tournament will Only be open to boys & girls ages 14-18. This golf course is very difficult and we have had issues with pace of play in the 13 & under division in years past.

 

 

New Presenting Sponsors on the Junior Tour

            

The WPGA Junior Foundation is proud to introduce The Balance & Believe Foundation as our new presenting sponsor. This sponsorship encompasses all 43 junior events we have scheduled for 2018.

Founded in 2007, in Madison, WI, the Balance & Believe Foundation’s mission is to “Promote junior golf, while providing a platform for kids to give back to the community.” As a result they started running a series of events for junior golfers in the spring and fall called the Bucket of Hope Series and collected, in a bucket, causes the participants thought could use help from the Foundation. Five years ago The Junior Foundation joined forces with The Balance & Believe Foundation to continue the Bucket of Hope Junior Tour events. Since then at each Bucket of Hope Junior Tour event a portion of the player entry fee is donated to the UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.

You can view Balance & Believe Foundation website Here.

 
 

 
 
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