2016 Players of the Year
Girls Player of the Year: Taylor McCorkle
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Taylor McCorkle as the Junior Girls Player of the Year for 2016. Taylor won the Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship with rounds of 75 & 68. She had two other wins on the Players Tour. Taylor only played in seven junior events this summer as she played in bigger events like the Western Junior, Women’s State Open and National PGA Championship she still collected 1,374 points.
Taylor is 17 years old and from Oregon. She will be attending North Dakota State in the fall of 2017 to play golf for the Bison.
Boys Player of the Year: Hunter Eichhorn
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Hunter Eichhorn as the Junior Boys Player of the Year for 2016. Hunter started his great summer by winning the first Players Tour event at Blackwolf Run with rounds of 71 & 65. He had four wins on the Junior Tour and two wins on the Players Tour. Hunter finished runner-up at the WSGA State Junior and fourth at the Lake Arrowhead Invitational.
Hunter is 17 years old and from Carney, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Wisconsin Section covers half of the Upper Peninsula in its section. Hunter will be attending Marquette University in the fall of 2017 to play golf for the Golden Eagles.
Girls Future Tour Player of the Year : Madison Haugen
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Madison Haugen as the Future Tour Girls Player of Year for 2016. Madison played in 10 Future Tour events and had three runner-up finishes. She also made a hole-in-one in our first Par 3 event this past summer.
Madison is 11 years old and from Brookfield. She totaled 337 points to hold off Skye Skenandore who finished with 318 points. View her tournament results
Boys Future Tour Player of the Year : Jamozzy Skenandore
The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Jamozzy Skenandore as the Future Tour Boys Player of the Year for 2016. He also won this award in 2015. He won 5 times on this tour and also competed in a few Junior Tour events. He is 14 years old and lives in De Pere.
Jamozzy totaled 427 points. Last year he had 426 points. Maxwell Reis was runner-up with 204 points. View his tournament results
2016 Junior Newsletter Recap
Timeline for 2017
- Anyone who played in an event or was junior member in 2016 will receive a junior membership application in the mail over the next few weeks.
- If you are new and would like a junior calendar mailed to you, please email Andy at email@example.com to be put on mailing list. Email name and address.
- Online registration for Junior Membership will be start Friday, January 20.
- 2017 Scholarship Application will be online starting January 30.
- Parents & Juniors will be mailed the Junior Calendar Packet in late March.
- Tournament registration will look to go live in April.
Kaeden Nomm Punches His Ticket to Augusta
#Wiscjrgolfer Kaeden Nomm, from Minocqua, WI takes home the gold....
On September 10th, 80 junior golfers took the stage at Hazeltine National with their eyes on the prize--qualifying for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals next Spring during the Masters at Augusta National.
Nomm conquered the home of the upcoming 2016 Ryder Cup by winning the 12-13 yr. old Age Division. At the end of the competition, he was in a tie with Charlie Leonhart from Minnesota with an impressive 122 points. The tiebreaker is based on your overall putting score, and Nomm's 55 points bettered Leonhart's 35. We're excited to watch Kaeden next Spring!!
"Sweet 16 Moving on to Hazeltine"
Your Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Overall Qualifiers:
Katie Huang, Payton Haugen, Jessica Guiser, Mya Nicholson, Reese Wilson,
Sarah Balding,Aly Kinzel, Jo Baranczyk, Connor Murphy, Cody Guetzke, Hogan Miller,
Jackson Cross, Logan Pechinski, Kaeden Nomm, Nick Klemm and Cameron Huss
19th Annual WI/MN Cup Matches
Four Straight Not to be for Team Wisconsin
The 19th Annual WI/MN Cup Matches finished up on June 30 at SentryWorld GC in Stevens Point, WI. This event pairs a team of 12 boys and 12 girls from Wisconsin against Minnesota in a Ryder Cup team-type event that started back in 1998. SentryWorld also hosted this event back in 2006. The golf course is in great shape and the players from both teams enjoyed the renovated layout. Team MN led 7.5 to 4.5 after day one of four ball matches. Team Minnesota won 12.5 points during singles matches to Team Wisconsin's 11.5 to win the cup with a total of 20-16, Team Wisconsin holds the overall series lead now at 12-6-1.
The Junior Foundation would also like to thank 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, Paul Minz for donating the team Puma 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 SentryWorld for making this event great. Thanks to General Manager Mike James, Director of Golf Danny Rainbow and Superintendent Gary Tanko.
Click to view Day 1 Four Ball results