Trempealeau Mountain hosts TRGA on Sunday

TREMPEALEAU, WI - A new champion will be crowned on Sunday in the Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Trempealeau Mountain Open.
Onalaska's Tom McClintock captured last year's title at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club with a 5-over par 76, but has been nursing a sore back  most of the summer.
Seven players are entered in Men's Championship Flight in the 69-player field this week.

TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Trempealeau Mountain Open Open

At Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club
In Trempealeau, WI

Sunday, July 21, pairings

Men's Championship
7:25 a.m. - Drugan, Michael, La Crosse; Sobotta, Mitchell, Arcadia; Percy, John, La Crosse.
7:35 a.m. - Iverson, Derek, La Crosse; Schwartz, Jack, La Crosse; Percy, Aaron, La Crosse; Peterson, Matthew,    Rockford, IL.

Men's First Flight
7:45 a.m. - Shrake, Tyler, Onalaska; Friedl, Tony, La Crosse; Zielke, Jeff, Lewiston, MN.
7:55 a.m. - Guggenbuehl, Bob, Trempealeau; Amann, Brandon, Onalaska; Marish, Cristen, Winona, MN.
8:05 a.m. - Mullenbach, Daniel, Onalaska; Hoehn, Matt, Onalaska; Darwin, Tim, La Crosse; Marchant, Kevin, Viola.
8:15 a.m. - Stewart, Rick, Onalaska; Lindseth, Bruce, Onalaska; Flack, Eric, West Salem; Grenier, Paul, Viroqua.
8:25 a.m. - Pigorsch, Jeff, La Crosse; Weiss, Chris, La Crosse; Keller, Marc, Milton, WI; Feehan, Bill, La Crosse.

Men's Second Flight
8:35 a.m. - Schoen, Robert, Holmen; Brown, Martin, La Crosse; Berg, Bjorn,  La Crosse; Krause, Jacob, La Crosse.
8:45 a.m. - Shimshak, Jeremiah, Holmen; Burns, Robert, La Crosse; Paine, Randy, Onalaska; Sinclair, Dale, Onalaska.
8:55 a.m. - Kouba, Joel, Onalaska; Hunter, Joe, La Crosse; Arneson, Joey, Holmen; Huegel, Mike, Winona.
9:05 a.m. - Peterson, Tim, Onalaska; Blank, Randy, Onalaska; Leis, Dan, Holmen; Jacques, Joe, Sparta.

Men's Gold
9:15 a.m. - Wall, Richard, Onalaska; Loken, Van, Onalaska; Kelly, Jim, Chaseburg.
9:25 a.m. - Loken, Shadow, Onalaska; Knudson, Ted, La Crosse; Huegel, Len, La Crescent; Fortin, Mike, Holmen.
9:35 a.m. - Puestow, Ronald, Onalaska; Fairey, Dave, La Crescent; Crogan, Steve, Onalaska; Gora, Marty, Onalaska.

Men's Third Flight
9:45 a.m. - Roers, Bob, Onalaska; Peterson, Mark, Grantsburg; Seidel, Keith, Holmen.
9:55 a.m. - Kleifgen, Nick, Wisconsin Rapids; LaPlount, Joel, Holmen; DeYoe, Michael, La Crosse.
10:05 a.m. - Davis, Marvin, La Crosse; Elskamp, Jason, La Crosse; Cagle, Bob, La Crosse.
10:15 a.m. - McNutt, Leon, Houston, MN; Miller, Jeff, La Crosse; Rice, Patrick, Fountain City; Rosenow, John, Cochrane.
10:25 a.m. - Breeden, Dan, La Crescent; Gilbertson, Jim, Durand; Lindseth, Andrew, Onalaska; Jacobson, Monte, West Salem.

Total Field: 69


Weber 59th, Dunn 69th in State Amateur Golf Championship

GREEN LAKE, WI - Onalaska's Joe Weber and Trempealeau's Jake Dunn finished 59th and 69th, respectively, in the 118th annual Wisconsin State Amateur Golf Championship in Green Lake, WI, on Thursday.
Hunter Eichhorn of Carney, WI, won the 72-hole title with a 7-under par 281 on the Links Course at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia. Matt Tolan of Eau Claire and Colgate's Phillip Johnson shared second place at 282.
Weber, a two-time winner of the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, strung together rounds of 76-76-74-81--307 to finish in a four-way tie for 59th place. Dunn shot 76-77-82-76--311 for a share of 69th place.
La Crosse area golfers failing to make the 36-hole cut were: Jim Walkley, Onalaska (83-74-157); Joel Preeshl, Onalaska (78-80-158); Quinn Schultz, Chaseburg (77-84-161); James DeBoer, Onalaska (83-80-163); and Cody Dirks, Holmen (85-82-167).

Williamson paces Lawn Care Specialists Open

HOLMEN, WI - Paul Williamson, all-time winner of the historic La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, is atop the leaderboard after the first round of the 26th annual Lawn Care Specialists Open at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen on Friday.
Williamson (pictured), seven-time winner of the County Am, shot a 1-under par 69 on a hot, steamy day. Keegan Drugan, another former winner of the La Crosse County Am, Tyler Church and Joel Preeshl share second place with 70.
In other action, Doug Hageness leads First Flight with 75, while Randy Blank is atop the Second Flight with 76. Damian Bork leads the Third Flight with 86.
Action concludes today in the 36-hole event.

LAWN CARE SPECIALISTS OPEN

At Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club
In Holmen, WI

Friday's results

Championship Flight
Paul Williamson 69
Keegan Drugan (PRO) 70
Tyler Church 70
Joel Preeshl 70
Max Hosking (PRO) 72
Joe DeRosa (PRO) 72
Jake Dunn 73
Tim McCormick (PRO) 73
Matt Dunn 73
Connor Frawley 75
Jay Halverson 75
Drew Schroeder 75
Greg Johnson 75
Cody Dirks 76
Bob Geary 76
Ross Wilhelm 77
Kevin Loeffler 77
Tony Roberts 77
Bruce Lindseth 77
Marcus Williamson 77
Andrew Steinhofer (PRO) 78
Brady Strangstalien (PRO) 78
Jordan Graf 78
Nick Tomlinson 79
Chris Mithelman 80
Eric Olson 80
Eric Haug 80
Nick Anderson 81
Derek Iverson 81
Jake Ash 82
Scott Erickson 83
Mike Drugan 84
    
First Flight    
Doug Hageness 75
Jim Socha 78
Mitch Gault 80
Tony Friedl 80
Joe Loomis 81
Jim Jenkins 81
Jeff Zielke 82
Trevor Schultz 83
Kurt Peters 83
Tim Darwin 83
Paul Franke 84
Roger Martinez 86
Joel LaPlount 86
Tom Wilson 86
Bjorn Berg 87
        
Second Flight    
Randy Blank 76
Emery Healy 78
Greg Espenes 82
Brent Staff 84
Scott Hackworth 84
Tim Ratajski 85
Thomas Grapes 85
Dan Leis 85
Steve Wineski 86
Tim Jones 86
Dan Breeden 88
Jeff Osgood 88
Eugene Faga 90
Kent Drugan    91
Leon McNutt 92
    
Third Flight    
Damian Bork 86
Keith Seidel 87
Patrick Rice 87
Tony Raymond 88
Marv Davis 88
Kyle Koske 90
Steve Crogan 90
Bob Roers 92
Ronald Puestow 92
Marty Gora 93
Larry Pierce 96
Andrew Lindseth 96
Jon Mueller 97
Shawn Harper 97
Mike Rosenau 97
Rob Hansen 98


Onalaska's Church captures Lawn Care Specialists Open

HOLMEN, WI - Onalaska's Tyler Church shot a 2-under par 68 on Saturday to capture his first title in the 26th annual Lawn Care Specialists Open at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen.

Church (pictured), managed 70 on Friday, and finished with a two-day 138 total, one stroke better than first-day leader Paul Williamson of Holmen.
Williamson, all-time winner of the historic La Crosse County County Amateur Golf Championships with seven victories, carded a 1-under par 69 on Friday and followed with 70 on Saturday.
Holmen professional Keegan Drugan, another former winner of the La Crosse County Am, finished third with 70-71-141 and won the lowest pro title.
Other winners were: Doug Hageness, First (75-78-153), Randy Blank, Second (76-82-158), and Keith Seidel, Third (87-83-170).

LAWN CARE SPECIALISTS OPEN

At Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club
In Holmen, WI

Saturday's final results

Championship Flight
Tyler Church 70-68 - 138
Paul Williamson 69-70  -139
Keegan Drugan (PRO) 70-71 -141
Max Hosking (PRO) 72-71 - 143
Jake Dunn 73-70 - 143
Chris Mithelman 80-64 - 144
Joe DeRosa (PRO) 72-73 - 145
Matt Dunn 73-74 - 147
Andrew Steinhofer (PRO) 78-69 - 147
Joel Preeshl 70-78 - 148
Tim McCormick (PRO) 73-75 - 148
Connor Frawley 75-73 - 148
Jay Halverson 75-73 - 148
Drew Schroeder 75-73 -148
Greg Johnson 75-74 - 149
Bob Geary 76-75 - 151
Jordan Graf 78-73 - 151
Cody Dirks 76-76 - 152
Kevin Loeffler 77-75 - 152
Tony Roberts 77-76 153
Ross Wilhelm 77-79 156
Brady Strangstalien (PRO) 77-79 -    156
Nick Tomlinson 79-77 - 156
Jake Ash 82-74 - 156
Marcus Williamson 77-80  - 157
Mike Drugan 84-73 - 157
Bruce Lindseth 77-82 -159
Eric Haug 80-79 - 159
Eric Olson 80-81 - 161
Derek Iverson 81-81 - 162
Scott Erickson 83-82 - 165
Nick Anderson 81-85 - 166

First Flight
Doug Hageness 75-78 - 153

Jim Socha 78-78 - 156
Mitch Gault 80-79 - 159
Jeff Zielke 82-77 - 159
Tony Friedl 80-80 - 160
Kurt Peters 83-77 - 160
Tim Darwin 83-78 - 161
Trevor Schultz 83-79 - 162
Joe Loomis 81-83 - 164
Jim Jenkins 81-84 - 165
Paul Franke 84-83 - 167
Bjorn Berg 87-81 - 168
Joel LaPlount 86-86 - 172
Roger Martinez 86-87 - 173

Second Flight
Randy Blank 76-82 - 158
Emery Healy 78-87 - 165
Greg Espenes 82-84 - 166
Brent Staff 84-82 - 166
Dan Breeden 88-81 - 169
Tim Ratajski 85-86 - 171
Dan Leis 85-86 - 171
Thomas Grapes 85-87 - 172
Scott Hackworth 84-90 - 174
Eugene Faga 90-85 - 175
Steve Wineski 86-91 - 177
Kent Drugan 91-87 - 178
Leon McNutt 92-86 - 178
Tim Jones 86-94 - 180
Jeff Osgood 88-94 - 182
    
Third Flight                
Keith Seidel 87-83 - 170
Damian Bork 86-85 - 171
Tony Raymond 88-86 - 174
Patrick Rice 87-89 - 176
Kyle Koske 90-89 - 179
Marv Davis 88-92 - 180
Ronald Puestow 92-88 - 180
Rob Hansen 98-82 - 180
Andrew Lindseth 96-85 - 181
Larry Pierce 96-87 - 183
Steve Crogan 90-97 - 187
Bob Roers 92-97 - 189
Marty Gora 93-96 - 189
Jon Mueller 97-95 - 192
Mike Rosenau 97-95 - 192
Shawn Harper 97-96 - 193


Hip injury sidelines Lawn Care Specialists champion Dirks

HOLMEN, WI - Josh Dirks will miss this year's 26th annual Lawn Care Specialists Open Championship this weekend.
Dirks confirmed early Thursday that a hip injury is preventing him from playing golf until probably mid-August.
The Lawn Care Specialists Open is scheduled Friday and Saturday at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, host of the 36-hole event since its inception in 1994.
"It's been tough when you love to play golf," Dirks said. "I've played in a couple of outings for work, but that's about it."
Dirks guessed he played about 55 rounds last year and only about 10 this year, including his last round two weeks ago.
Dirks, 41, said he has been dealing with the injury off and on for about a year.
"I think it's old age. What do you think?" he said with a chuckle.
Seriously, Dirks said he tried to deal with the nagging injury this spring, but was finally advised to rest it.
"The reason it's getting good, is because I haven't touched a club in two weeks," he said. "I probably won't touch a club until sometime in August."
Dirks also said the injury also will sideline him for this year's 29th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships. Dirks, a perennial favorite, tied for third place last year. This year's 36-hole event is Aug. 3-4.
Dirks carved his way to a 6-under par 64 after a 2-over 72 the first round for a 136 total in the Amateur Division of the Lawn Care Specialists Open last year.
PGA professional Max Hosking of Madison claimed the Pro Division with 68-69-137 giving Dirks the overall title in Championship Flight. Andrew Steinhofer and Holmen's Keegan Drugan, both pros, tied for third place with 139 while amateurs Jake Dunn and Connor Frawley shared fifth at 143.
Bob Geary captured First Flight honors with 149. Tim Peterson's 164 took the Second Flight crown, while Bob Roers claimed the Third Flight title with 169.
The low pro earns $4,000 based upon a minimum 10 entries. The low amateur receives a $750 gift certificate from Castle Mound. Entry fee is $75 for amateurs and $200 for professionals.
To enter, call Brook Mashak at Castle Mound at 608-526-3225.