Trempealeau Mountain offering TaylorMade club fitting this week

TREMPEALEAU, WI - Chad and Amy Landis, new course operators at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club in Trempealeau, WI, are offering an exclusive TaylorMade club fitting experience on Thursday, Aug. 13.
"All golfers will have the opportunity to go through a Tour-level custom club fitting," said general manager Chad Landis, in an email to members and media. "During these unprecedented times, TaylorMade has taken advanced measures to ensure your health and safety, as well as that of our staff and their team."
Landis said advanced measures include:
* Fitting representatives are required to use face coverings at all fitting events.
* Customers attending fitting experiences are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings (not supplied by TaylorMade).
* All fittings will be limited to 1-on-1 experiences with social distancing practices.* Fitting representatives will be equipped with a sanitization kit that includes disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, disinfectant soap, towels and sterilized brushes.* Golf equipment will be cleaned and sterilized following each usage.
"Rest assured that your health and safety is the No. 1 priority for both our club and TaylorMade," Landis said. "We ask that you respect the precautions by not attending if you have or had a cough or fever in the last 14 days, been exposed to someone who has had COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or might otherwise expose our staff or other guests to unnecessary risk."
Landis said appointments are available from noon to 6 p.m., although they may all be reserved. Golfers may still contact the golf shop for available appointments, or ask any other questions about this special event.
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WSGA STATE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Cameron Huss, from Kenosha, posted a 4-over par 71-75-74-220 and won the Wisconsin State Golf Association Junior Boys Championship at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales, WI.
Hunter Neumann of Warrens tied for 32nd place with 79-82-79-240.
Onalaska's Max Breiling missed the 36-hole cut with 84-86-170.

County Amateur champ eyes TRGA Hiawatha Open title

TOMAH, - Jake Dunn, first-time winner of the 30th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championship last weekend, is looking for another tournament victory in the annual Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Hiawatha Open in Tomah, WI, on Sunday.
Jordan Graf, from La Crescent, MN, and Onalaska's Tyler Church are also among the 11 players in Championship Flight. Graf tied for second place and Church finished fourth in last week's County Amateur.
La Crosse's Trevor Schultz won last year's Hiawatha Open with a 1-under par 71, but didn't enter this year.
A total field of 55 players are entered with tee times beginning at 7:20 a.m., and finishing at 10:30 a.m.

TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Hiawatha Open

At Hiawatha Golf Club (par-72)
In Tomah, WI
Sunday, Aug. 9

Men's Gold Flight
7:20 a.m. - Loken, Van, Onalaska; Wall, Richard, Onalaska.
7:30 a.m. - Loken, Shadow, Onalaska; Rice, Patrick, Fountain City; Fortin, Mike, Holmen.
7:40 a.m. - Crogan, Steve, Onalaska; Krueger, Jeff, La Crescent, MN; Fairey, Dave, La Crescent.
7:50 a.m. - Shingleton, Larry, La Crosse; Kleifgen, Nick, Wisconsin Rapids; Puestow, Ronald, Onalaska.

Men's Third Flight
8 a.m. - Huegel, Mike, Winona, MN; McNutt, Leon, Houston, MN.
8:10 a.m. - Seidel, Keith, Holmen; DeYoe, Michael, La Crosse; Roers, Bob, Onalaska.
8:20 a.m. - Miller, Jeff, La Crosse; Millard, Chad, La Crosse; Hoaglund, John, Viroqua.
8:30 a.m. - Colgan, Christopher, La Crosse; Elskamp, Jason, La Crosse; Guggenbuehl, Bob, Melrose.

Men's Second Flight
8:40 a.m. - Flack, Eric, West Salem; Sinclair, Dale, Onalaska.
8:50 a.m. - Burns, Robert, La Crosse; Desjarlais, Tom, Onalaska; Larkin, Kyle, Onalaska.
9 a.m. - Breeden, Dan, La Crescent; Gilbertson, Jim, Durand; Hunter, Joe, La Crosse.
9:10 a.m. - Ehrsam, Greg, Onalaska; Jacobson, Monte, West Salem; Harper, Kyle, West Salem.

Men's First Flight
9:20 a.m. - Shrake, Josh, Onalaska; Hogan, Patrick, La Crosse.
9:30 a.m. - Elliott, Zach, West Salem; Shrake, Tyler, Onalaska; Euler, Matt, Rockland.
9:40 a.m. - Krause, Jacob, La Crosse; Rudolph, Jordan, La Crosse; Schoen, Robert, Holmen.
9:50 a.m. - Hageness, Doug, Eau Claire; Pigorsch, Jeff, La Crosse; Stewart, Rick, Onalaska.

Men's Championship Flight
10 a.m. - Sobotta, Mitchell, Arcadia; Brague, Almann, La Crosse.
10:10 a.m. - Church, Tyler, Onalaska; Bowman, Sam, Onalaska; Paulson, Nick, Rochester, MN
10:20 a.m. - Percy, John, La Crosse; Hewuse, Trey, Tomah; Graf, Jordan, La Crescent.
10:30 a.m. - Dunn, Jake, Galesville; Gnewikow, Trey, Tomah; Johnson, Greg, Black River Falls.

Total Field: 55 players

Sparta's Erickson moves into 9th place tie in State Amateur

RIVER HILLS, WI - Sparta's Austin Erickson moved up six spots into a 6-way tie for ninth place entering the final round of the Wisconsin State Golf Association 119th State Amateur Championship at the Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, WI, on Thursday.
Erickson carded 2-over par 72 on Wednesday for a three-day 73-73-72--218 total.
Thomas Longbella, from Chippewa Falls, leads the event after shooting fired 69 for a 205 total and a six-shot lead.
Onalaska's Ben Skogen, two-time defending La Crosse County Men's Amateur champion, dropped into a tie for 29th place after posting his highest round of the tournament with 77 for a three-day 75-70-222 total. Onalaska's Joe Weber is also tied for 29th place with 74-73-75--222.
Shaun Borre of La Crosse, is in 73rd place with 75-77-80--232.

Sparta's Erickson finishes in 14th place tie in State Amateur

RIVER HILLS, WI - Sparta's Austin Erickson finished in a tie for 14th place in the Wisconsin State Golf Association 119th State Amateur Championship at the Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, WI, on Thursday.
Erickson posted a 5-over par 75 to finish with a 13-over 293 over the four days.
Thomas Longbella, from Chippewa Falls, cruised to a 10-stroke victory with a final round 69 and for a four-round 1-under 274.
Onalaska's Joe Weber shot 76 for an 18-over 298 and four-way tie for 28th place. Ben Skogen, two-time defending La Crosse County Men's Amateur champion, posted an uncharacteristic 85 to finish in a four-way tie for 57th place with 307.
Shaun Borre of La Crosse shared 73rd place with a final round 82 and 314 total.

No on-site spectators allowed at 2020 U.S. Open this fall

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – In partnership with the state of New York, the USGA announced today that due to ongoing health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 120th U.S. Open Championship, scheduled Sept. 14-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., will be conducted without spectators on-site.   
“Following months of consultation and scenario planning with local and state health officials, we have jointly decided that hosting the U.S. Open without spectators will provide the best opportunity to conduct the championship safely for all involved,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “We will miss the excitement of the fans and what their presence brings to the championship. We look forward to welcoming them again to future U.S. Opens.”  
“We have come a long way in the fight against COVID-19, and I am so proud of New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and bent the curve,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “I am pleased to welcome the USGA for the U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club this September, and while the tournament will look different this year with no fans and enhanced safety protocols, this event is a welcome sight for sports fans across the country and will help restore a sense of normalcy as we build back better than before.”  
The USGA announced on April 6 that the 120th U.S. Open, which was scheduled to be held June 18-21 on Winged Foot’s West Course, had been postponed to Sept. 17-20, and it announced in June that the championship would be conducted without traditional qualifying.
“This will not be a typical U.S. Open in several respects,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of Championships. “Would it have been easier to simply cancel or even move the 2020 championship rather than play it in what has been the epicenter of the virus in our country? Possibly. But all of us at the USGA know how much the U.S. Open matters, and we weren’t willing to give up on playing it at Winged Foot Golf Club so easily. We are very proud to give our competitors and champions a platform to chase their dreams. Their perseverance motivates us, in a year when such tenacity means so much.”
Tickets purchased directly through the USGA will be automatically refunded to the method of payment used to purchase the tickets. Additional information on U.S. Open ticket refunds can be found on  the USGA website.  
All fans seeking a greater connection to the championship are encouraged to join the recently launched Victory Club, the first-ever fan club dedicated to the U.S. Open. Membership is free and fans can celebrate the U.S. Open all year long with virtual experiences, engaging content and exclusive offers. The Victory Club will offer more access to the championship than ever before.
Fans will also be able to follow the championship by watching on NBC/Golf Channel, downloading the U.S. Open app, following @usopengolf on social media and downloading the USGA streaming app for connected devices.