Onalaska golfers show strength in Pater-Filius event

NEKOOSA, WI - Onalaska is proving to be a powerhouse in Wisconsin golf tournaments.
Jim and Ben Socha of Onalaska, won the Wisconsin State Golf Association 107th Pater-Filius (Father-Son) Tournament at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club in Nekoosa, WI, on Tuesday. The Socha duo carded a 2-under par 70 on the Lakes Course to pace the low gross competition.
Scott and Ben Skogen, also from Onalaska, finished in a tie for second place with 74. Rick and Montana Stewart, also from Onalaska, managed a tie for 23rd place with 82.
Meanwhile, Fran Hewuse II and Trey Hewuse III of Tomah, tied for 27th place with 83, while Scott and Austin Erickson of Sparta finished in a tie for 38th place with 85.
In low net competition, Bill Hoffland of Viroqua and Jay Hoffland of Madison tied for 57th place with 77, Mitch and Carter Gault of Holmen tied for 67th place with 78 and Quinton Hanson of Sun Prairie and Jim Hanson of Sparta finished 99th with 84.


La Crosse's Feehan wins state par 3-championship

ADAMS, WI - Bill Feehan of La Crosse must enjoy par-3 holes.
Feehan shot a 3-under par 48 to win the Wisconsin State Golf Association Par 3 Championship at Sand Valley Resort on Monday.
Feehan's card included 6 birdies and 2 bogies.
Ethan Schmitz, from Sparta, and Greg Johnson of Black River Falls, finished in a six-way tie for 14th place with 54, while Onalaska's Dave Rude managed 60 for a 43rd  place finish.

Skogen moves into 9th place tie in State Amateur

MINOCQUA, WI - Ben Skogen hopped over Joe Weber in his quest for his first Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Championship at the Minocqua Country Club on Wednesday.
Skogen, from Onalaska and a former member of the University of Wisconsin men's golf team, is in a six-way tie for ninth place with 70-72-71-213 in the 72-hole event.
Weber, an Onalaska dentist, fell into a four-way share of 25th place with 70-70-80 for 220.
Josh Dirks of La Crosse shot 77 and is tied for 69th place with 229.
The 72-hole event concludes on Thursday.
Hunter Eichhorn of Carney, MI, maintains the lead with rounds of 79-68-69-206.
The 72-hole event ends on Thursday.


Onalaska's Skogen finishes 13th in Wisconsin State Amateur

MINOCQUA, WI - Ben Skogen (pictured) finished in a three-way tie for 13th place in the 117th annual Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Championship at the Minocqua Country Club on Thursday.
Skogen, from Onalaska and a former member of the University of Wisconsin men's golf team, finished with a 3-over-par 75 for a four-day, 288 total.
Joe Weber, an Onalaska dentist and two-time defending La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships winner, managed a four-way tie for 25th place with a final round 74 for a 294 total.
Josh Dirks of La Crosse carded 80 on his final round for a four-day total of 309 and a share of 61st place.
Thomas Longbella of Chippewa Falls won the event with 66-73-68-72-279, defeating Harrison Ott of Brookfield, in sudden death playoff.

Weber, Skogen, Dirks make cut in Wisconsin State Amateur

MINOCQUA, WI - Three top contenders for the 2018 La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships next week are playing well in the 117th Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Championship.
Two-time County Am Joe Weber of Onalaska is in a three-way tie for third place after the 36-hole cut at the Minocqua Country Club on Tuesday. Weber posted a pair of 70s for a 140 total heading into Wednesday's round.
Ben Skogen, also from Onalaska and a former member of the University of Wisconsin men's golf team, is in a three-way tie for ninth place with 70-72-142. Skogen finished fourth in the 2017 County Am.
Josh Dirks of La Crosse, who finished sixth in last year's County Am, is in a five-way tie for 59th place with 76-76-152.
Other La Crosse area players didn't fare quite as well. Onalaska's Bennett Hutson missed the 36-hole cut by one stroke with 81-73-154. Chaseburg's Quinn Schultz shot 79-79-158, Shawn Borre of La Crosse managed 77-81-159, while Onalaska's Joel Preeshl and Fountain City's Jordan Wachowiak each had 164 and Trey Gwenikow of Warrens 167.
Hunter Eichhorn of Carney, MI, sits atop the leaderboard with 69-68-137. Thomas Longbella of Chippewa Falls is in second place with 66-73-139.
The 72-hole event concludes on Thursday.