Onalaska's Skogen finishes 2nd in Ray Fischer

JANESVILLE, WI - Onalaska's Ben Skogen appears to be ready for the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships in early August.
Skogen, a former member of the University of Wisconsin golf team, finished runner-up in the annual Wisconsin Public Links Association Ray Fischer 72-hole Amateur Tournament.
Skogen finished with a 23-under par 265 at Janesville Riverside Golf Club in Janesville, on Tuesday. Jack Schultz of Whitefish Bay posted 262 for the victory. Skogen, who finished fourth in last year's County Amateur as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse, shot rounds of 68-67-62-68 this week.   
Bennett Hutson, also from Onalaska, finished in a four-way tie for 45th place with 74-73-71-72=290.
Quinn Schultz of Chaseburg missed the cut at 12 over par for 36 holes.
The County Amateur is scheduled Aug. 4-5.


TRGA Cedar Creek Open rescheduled

The Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Cedar Creek Open at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 24, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12.   
Cedar Creek suffered some ice damage over the winter. Because the fifth green will be closed for the next few weeks, a decision was made to move the event to later in the season.   
Conditions will be back to normal by then, according to Dave Cornelius, PGA professional and general manager at Cedar Creek.  
For more information, contact TRGA executive director Jim Socha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 608-792-4774.

SOURCE: TRGA

Jim Walkley

Onalaska's Walkley loses in WSGA Match Play quarterfinals

MADISON, WI - Onalaska's Jim Walkley bowed out, but not without a fight.
The former Onalaska PGA professional, who regained his amateur status several years go, lost to Daniel Ozga of Edgerton, 3-and-2, in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship.
Walkley advanced to Wednesday's quarterfinals with two victories on Tuesday. Ozga lost to Josh Thomas of Nekoosa in the semifinals, 2-and-1.
Michael Bielawski of Waukesha won the title with a 4-and-3 victory over Thomas.


Forest Hills offers Friday night twilight special

Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse is offering a Friday night twilight special.
Every Friday after 4 p.m., nine-hole green fees are only $11.
For more information, contact 608-779-4653.

Onalaska's Walkley into WSGA Match Play quarterfinals

MADISON, WI - Jim Walkley is on a run.
The former Onalaska PGA professional, who regained his amateur status several years go, is in the running for the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship.
Walkley advanced to Wednesday's quarterfinals with two victories on Tuesday at the Blackhawk Country Club in Madison. Walkley defeated Adam Garski of Wauwatosa in 19 holes, then outlasted fellow La Crosse Country Club member Bennett Hutson, also from Onalaska, 1-up.
Walkley was the only Coulee Region player to make it to the quarterfinals. Joe Weber of Onalaska lost his match to Matt Tolan of Eau Claire, in 19 holes. Trey Hewuse III of Tomah was eliminated by Cory Aune of Lake Geneva, 5-and-4.