2017 should be another record year for County Amateur

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/
More information is available from Lamb at 608-781-4408, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or associate directors Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


County Am enters 27th year with new twist


It has been a busy offseason for the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships Board.
Two proposals, including one involving a survey for Men's Championship Flight players, were among several agenda items at the Board meeting at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska in early January.
The topic of creating a 54-hole, and even a 72-hole Men's County Amateur, has been discussed in the past, but never pursued. The topic arose again at this year's meeting.
A 54-hole, Men's Championship Flight only event was proposed with the eventual addition of 54 holes for all Men's flights. However, before proceeding, it was decided to gauge interest by surveying the 34 Championship Flight players from the 2016 tournament. After reviewing the survey results, the Board decided there was not enough support for a 54-hole tournament, and unanimously approved to maintain a 36-hole tournament for all Men's flights.
The second proposal was the addition of a Super Seniors Flight to the annual Seniors County Amateur Championship for players age 50 and older. The Board approved a Super Seniors Low Net Division for players age 70 and older beginning this year. Super Seniors contestants would play from the forward tees. However, Super Seniors-eligible players must continue to play in the Seniors Championship Flight if their USGA index is 8.0 or less.
It was also decided to increase entry fees for the Seniors and Women's County Amateurs to $60, and to raise the Men's entry fees to $105. The $5 increase is the first since 2011.
Bob Lamb, tournament director, also named Bruce and Jackie Kaiser as associate directors. The Kaisers have been heavily involved with the County Amateur dating back to 1991 when the tournament was resurrected.
For more information about the tournament or sponsorships, contact Lamb at 608-781-4408, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie and Bruce Kaiser at 608-783-0979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 LA CROSSE COUNTY AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

SATURDAY, JULY 29: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, WI.
SATURDAY, JULY 29: La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI.
SATURDAY, AUG. 5: La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI.
SUNDAY, AUG. 6: La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI.


2016 Kwik Trip Seniors County Amateur Golf Championship

2016 Kwik Trip Seniors County Amateur Golf Championship  

At Forest Hills Golf Course (par-71)
Final results July 30, 2016

Championship Flight   
* Paul Williamson 36-34 70
Tom McClintock 34-36 70
Rahn Pischke 37-35 72
Mike Drugan 35-39 74
Pete Kohnert 35-40 75
Joe Loomis 35-41 76
Bruce Simones 40-36 76
Tom Wilson 40-37 77
Bill Feehan 38-39 77
Mike Bistodeau 38-39 77
Kelly DeMarino 37-41 78
Jim Socha 39-40 79
Mike Boogaard 40-39 79
Bruce Lindseth 36-43 79
Joe Hightower 42-38 80
Jim Jenkins 40-41 81
Rick Stewart 37-44 81
Larry Peterson 38-43 81
Chris Weiss 44-38 82
Eric Haug 42-40 82
Herb Becker 42-44 86
Steve Franke 48-41 89
Tim Thompson 44-47 91
First Flight
* Paul Bruha 37-39 76
Paul D. Finch 38-38 76
Joseph Nguyen 40-40 80
Tom Grapes 38-42 80
Joe Jungen 42-38 80
Robert Burns 38-45 83
Chuck Moore 42-42 84
Kenneth Olson 42-44 86
Bruce Nordstrom 39-47 86
Randy Breidel 42-45 87
Randy Blank 45-42 87   
Second Flight
Greg Espenes 42-42 84
Jack Glennie 39-46 85
Bob Sciborski 39-46 85
Eric Frederick 44-42 86
Michael DeYoe 44-43 87
Daniel Leis 42-45 87
Leon McNutt 41-47 88
Bob Roers 45-45 90
Marv Davis 43-47 90
Tony Friedl 43-48 91
Edward Przytarski 45-49 94
David M. Seymour 45-53 98   
Third Flight
Monte Jacobson 41-42 83
Felix Fernandes 43-44 87
Rich Schultz 42-46 88
Bob Cagle 43-46 89
Robert McLoone 43-47 90
Steve Crogan 43-48 91
Marty J. Gora 44-48 92
Lloyd Payne 47-46 93
Ronald Puestow 45-50 95
Bill Burke 48-48 96
Mike Myhre 48-48 96
Bill Pintz 44-53 97   

* Won on first playoff hole 

2016 La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse

2016 La Crosse County Men's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 Final-Round Results   
At Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club(Par-72)

Men's Championship Flight
Joe Weber 69-75 144
Drew Schroeder 75-70 145
Tyler Church 75-72 147
Jake Dunn 71-77 148
James DeBoer 74-75 149
Paul D. Williamson 73-78 151
Tom McClintock74-80 154
Tony Roberts 75-79 154
Devin Terry 77-77 154
Montana Stewart 78-76 154
Nate Smith 75-80 155
Brendan Smick 78-77 155
Jon Wilson 79-76 155
Bennett Hutson 79-77 156
John Anderson 77-80 157
Josh Dirks 79-78 157
Mike Drugan 77-81 158
Nick Anderson 86-72 158
Nick Tomlinson 78-82 160
Mike Bistodeau 78-83 161
Joel Preeshl 79-82 161
Bob Geary 81-81 162
Eric Olson 82-80 162
Bruce Lindseth 79-84 163
Bill Feehan 82-84 166
Mitch Gault 81-86 167
Tom Wilson 87-84 171
Rick Stewart 86-86 172
Larry Peterson 87-88 175
Eric Haug 88-87 175
Ethan Phelps 91-90 181
Jeremy Mason 92-89 181
Jim Socha 94-87 181
Andy Tomashek - WD

Men's First Flight     
Joe Loomis 80-78 158
Jim Nelson 78-81 159
Randy Olson 81-80 161
Rahn Pischke 85-76 161
Blaine Mason 78-84 162
Andrew Senn 77-88 165
Kevin Groth 84-82 166
Trevor Schultz 86-80 166
Erik Burton 84-87 171
Kelly DeMarino 87-85 172
Steve Sjolander 89-83 172
Harper Taggart 84-89 173
Nicolas Quarberg 91-86 177
Kurt Peters 86-95 181
Jeff Pigorsch 89-93 182
Herb Becker 90-92 182

Men's Second Flight    
Joe Jungen 83-83 166
Tom Desjarlais 81-86 167
Scott Knothe 84-88 172
Robert Schoen 83-90 173
Roy Brock 85-88 173
Steve Wineski 82-92 174
Joseph Nguyen 85-89 174
Randy Blank 88-87 175
Jeremy Gullickson 93-84 177
Matt Lehmann 86-93 179
Jeremiah Shimshak 91-89 180
Jeff Meyer 91-95 186
Keith Seidel 105-89 194
Ryan Schultz 100-95 195
Tom Grapes - WD

Men's Third Flight    
Leon McNutt 88-80 168
Daron L. Schmitz 85-89 174
Paul D. Franke 87-87 174
James Freng 91-83 174
Paul D. Finch 90-85 175
Tim Ratajski 89-87 176
Damian Bork 91-91 182
Scott Hackworth 91-92 183
Jack Glennie 94-92 186
Tony Mueller 94-92 186
Tony Friedl 93-94 187
Dan Breeden 93-94 187
Marv Davis 94-95 189
Greg Espenes 101-95 196 
Men's Fourth Flight    
Bob Roers 89-88 177
Monte Jacobson 97-91 188
Jim Dolesy 97-95 192
Ronald Puestow 99-93 192
Kyle Koske 97-97 194
Bill Pintz 100-96 196
Steve Crogan 101-95 196
Russ Yates 96-105 201
Tom Johnson 107-99 206
Marty J. Gora 105-102 207
Rich Schultz 99 - WD
Tom Morris 114 - WD

 

 

     
     

 

2016 Pepsi-Cola La Crosse County Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

2016 Pepsi-Cola La Crosse County Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

At The Golf Club at Cedar Creek (par-71)
Final results, July 30, 2016

Championship Flight
* Sheridan McCoy 39-42 81
Monica Rohe 43-38 81
Grace Onsrud 41-41 82
Jo Bistodeau 41-41 82
Courtney Bergum 43-41 84
Lynn Lenz 44-41 85
Emily Keim 43-42 85
Terry Thomas 45-47 92 

   

First Flight
Barb Hegenbarth 45-42 87
Cathi Baus 46-44 90
Terry Ziegelbauer 47-45 92
Sue Moore 49-44 93
Lynda Johnson 48-48 96
Diane Pintz 51-47 98    
Second Flight
Jean Marie Weissenberger  45-40 85
Linda Payne 48-49 97
Connie Bruns 49-52 101
Nancy Haggerty 51-50 101
Sue Mathison 53-49 102
Vicky Helfrich 52-50 102
Mary Faherty 51-52 103
Robyn Tanke - DNS

*Won on second hole of playoff