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.
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.
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.
McClintock wins TRGA Trempealeau Mountain Open
TREMPEALEAU, WI - Tom McClintock turned into a philosopher on Sunday. "It's the worst I ever played and won a tournament, if that's sounds right? But they always say your best win is your last win because you never know when that last one is going to be," said McClintock after winning the annual Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Trempealeau Mountain Open. McClintock toured the par-71 Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club layout in 5-over 76, one stroke better than Matthew Peterson in the Men's Championship Flight. Both players shot 35 on the front nine. McClintock finished with 41 on the back nine. Peterson fell to 42. "Well, I know I'm rusty. I was cruising along and then I lost my focus," McClintock said. "It's between my ears. I just have to get my head together. Hopefully, I will right the ship." While it was McClintock's first TRGA victory of the season, Jeff Pigorsch collected his second triumph in First Flight with 75. Mark Werner captured Second Flight with 83, the same score Joe Hunter managed for the Third Flight title. Josh Luethe captured the Gold Flight with a low net 88. Terry Ziegelbauer won her fourth Women's Flighted crown with a low net 81.
TRGA TREMPEALEAU MOUNTAIN OPEN
At Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club In Trempealeau, WI July 22, results
Men's Championship McClintock, Tom 35-41 76 Peterson, Matthew 35-42 77 Stees, Matt 43-38 81 Iverson, Derek 39-44 83
Men's First Flight Pigorsch, Jeff 42-33 75 Darwin, Tim 37-39 76 Loomis, Joe 38-40 78 Lindseth, Bruce 39-40 79 Evenson, Tom 42-38 80 Olson, Randy 40-41 81 Feehan, Bill 43-39 82 Hoehn, Matt 42-41 83 Friedl, Tony 41-44 85 Stewart, Rick 40-45 85 Amann, Brandon 42-45 87 Blank, Randy 44-43 87
Men's Second Flight Werner, Mark 41-42 83 Burns, Robert 47-38 85 Hackworth, Scott 39-47 86 Osgood, Jeff 40-46 86 Schoen, Robert 45-42 87 Hansen, Rob 41-47 88 Breeden, Dan 44-45 89 Miller, Jeff 44-45 89 Peterson, Tim 43-46 89 Roers, Bob 38-51 89 Jacobson, Monte 42-48 90 Paine, Randy 45-48 93 Zietlow, Scott 50-43 93 Beerkircher, Kory 43-53 96 Grant, Boyd 45-56 101
Men's Third Flight Hunter, Joe 41-42 83 Gilbertson, Jim 39-45 84 Davis, Marvin 42-43 85 Peterson, Mark 38-47 85 Kleifgen, Nick 42-44 86 Berg, Bjorn 44-45 89 Huegel, Mike 43-46 89 Rice, Patrick 43-46 89 Schroeder, Jeff 41-48 89 Cagle, Bob 44-46 90 Bork, Damian 44-50 94 Crogan, Steve 47-48 95 Rosenow, John 45-52 97 Shingleton, Larry 47-51 98 Mayer, David 41-58 99
Men's Gold Flight Luethe, Josh 43-45 88 Gora, Marty 44-47 91 Puestow, Ronald 47-44 91 DeYoe, Michael 48-45 93 Cram, Roger 52-47 99 Fortin, Mike 50-53 103 Loken, Van 51-53 104 Wall, Richard 52-52 104
Women's Flighted Ziegelbauer, Terry 47-50 97 81 Baus, Cathi 47-55 102 89