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.

 

 

 

 



 

 

WPGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2017 scholarship winners are listed below. Please submit the attached form so we can start the process of paying your college.

The Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 scholarship winners.  Thirty individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $25,000. We congratulate all the applicants for their great accomplishments.

Tony Coleman Scholarship
$1,250 (One boy and One girl recipient)
Jack O’Brien of Racine and Mikayla Hauck of Cottage Grove were both awarded the Tony Coleman Memorial Scholarship for $1,250. Tony was the PGA General Manager and COO for Bishops Bay Country Club from 1994-2013.  He led the facility from its development into the first rate operation it remains today.  Tony was a 36 year member of the PGA. Tony’s passion for golf was most evident when working with a junior golfer wishing to excel in the game.  This scholarship was made possible by the generous support of the Coleman family, friends, Bishops Bay CC members and the membership of the Wisconsin PGA.

College Scholarships

Hallie Hancock, UW Eau Claire - $800

Sydney Maule, Luther College - $800

Ryan Busey, Tulane - $600

Abby Chase, Quinnipiac  - $600

Rachel Hernandez, UW Stout - $600

Madeline McCue, UW Whitewater - $600

Mari Suokko, Ferris State - $600

Terry Noel Scholarship  ($1,000)
Rhea Nangia of Brookfield was awarded the Terry Noel Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. Terry was a tribute to golf, but more importantly a tribute to respect and love of mankind and the ability to spread happiness with his kindness and constant smile.   Terry was first and foremost a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend to all he met. Terry was also a proud Army veteran from the Vietnam era, serving most of his time in Germany and at The Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Finally, Terry was an avid, passionate golfer who spread his goodwill on the course and off.

High School Senior Scholarships

Regan Beyer, Oshkosh - $800

Tyler Trupke, DePere - $800

Samuel Kachelek, Men. Falls - $800

Samuel Chapman, Racine - $600

Joshua Hentrich, Lancaster - $600

Karli Breiling, Onalaska - $500

Sarah Busey, Racine - $500

Ben DeStefanis, Men. Falls - $500

Megan Dowd, Waukesha - $500

Tyler Johnson, Wales - $500

Faith Krause, Franklin - $500

Jessica Kuzniewski, Waukesha - $500

Jacob Michel, Lodi  - $500

Kurt Vanderheyden, Green Bay - $500

Jordan Wachowiak, Fountain City - $500

 

Cavaiani and Heckmann Win WPGA Junior Champ

 

Write-Up Provided By: Rick Pledl

The Wisconsin PGA Championship wrapped up Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee, where almost 300 junior golfers played on two courses located several miles apart. So it’s a good thing Wednesday was the longest day of the year.

          Of course, it’s no secret that golf keeps skewing younger and younger, and there was more of that this week at Milwaukee County courses Brown Deer Park GC and Dretzka Park GC. For what is likely to be the first time ever, the Wisconsin PGA Section is sending a 15-year-old boy, Lukas Heckmann, and a 16-year-old girl, Abby Cavaiani, to the PGA of America’s flagship junior championship.

          That’s unusual considering players 18 and younger are eligible for the Wisconsin tournament.

          Heckmann, a 15-year-old resident of Middleton, shot two rounds of 69 to win the overall boys title at the WPGA Junior this week. Heckmann played par-71 Brown Deer Tuesday in wet conditions and finished up Wednesday at par-72 Dretzka.

Heckmann’s twin 69s left him at 5-under 138 for the tournament, two strokes lower than Piercen Hunt, another 15-year-old from Hartland. Hunt finished with rounds of 71-69–140.

          Heckmann made four birdies Wednesday, including on 17 and 18 to end on a high note, offset by one bogey. He rolled in a 15-foot putt on 17 and a 4-footer on the 18th green. He also made four birdies in his Tuesday round.
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