Records are made to be broken and this year's 27th edition of the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships as presented by Pepsi-Cola Bottling of La Crosse could produce another record purse.
"It appears we are looking at a fifth straight record payout," said Bob Lamb, longtime tournament director. "We added two more supporting sponsors, our Kwik Trip Seniors Tournament continues to grow, and we expect a very large field for the 36-hole Men's County Am. Add everything together and it equals another record purse."The 36-hole, Men's County Amateur attracted 91 players for a record payout of $5,450 in 2016. Tournament officials believe it could reach near $6,000 this year with the addition of 12-15 more players.
The 18-hole Kwik Trip Seniors County Amateur drew 58 players last year and paid out a record $2,625. A new Super Seniors Flight for players 70 and older this year should produce additional players resulting in another record payout.
The Pepsi Women's County Amateur, which had 22 players, also paid out a record $980.
The Kwik Trip Seniors Amateur is Saturday, July 29, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. The Pepsi Women's County Am is the same day, but at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska.
The two-day Men's County Amateur is Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6. The first round is scheduled at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek while the final round is at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen.
Tournament information sheets and entry forms are available at http://www.boblamboutdoors.com/, the official website of the 2017 County Amateur, as well as on all three participating golf course websites:
* Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club - http://www.drugans.com/golf/
* Forest Hills Golf Course - http://www.foresthillsgolf.org/
* The Golf Club at Cedar Creek - http://www.cedarcreekonalaska.com/