Area golfers bow out of WSGA State Match Play

La Crosse area golfers didn't fare well in the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship at The Bog in Saukville, WI, this week.
Nine area players began the five-day tournament, but only three advanced to the first round of match play before losing.
Eric Olson and Jim Walkley, both from Onalaska, along with Ethan Schmitz of Sparta, were eliminated in round one.
Walkley led all area players in the qualifying round, prior to match play, with a 6-over par 78 for 11th place. Schmitz was in 34th place with 81, while Olson was tied for 46th with 82.
Failing to make it through thew qualifying round were: Montana Stewart, Onalaska, 84; Drew Schroeder, Holmen, 85; Tony Roberts, West Salem, 85; Scott Erickson, Sparta 87; Bennett Hutson, Onalaska, 90; and Joel Preeshl, Onalaska, 90. 


Hewuse, Schroeder qualify for State Amateur

Trey Hewuse III of Tomah, WI, and Drew Schroeder of Holmen qualified for the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship recently.
Hewuse shot a 2-over par 73 in the qualifier at Mill Run Golf Course in Eau Claire, WI. Schroeder managed 74.
Missing the cut were Damon Gnewikow of Warrens, WI, with 77, Lael Hall of Black River Falls, WI, with 80, and Tedd Brown Thunder, also from Black River Falls, with 84.

Williamson looks to repeat in TRGA Cedar Creek Open on Sunday

ONALASKA, WI - Paul Williamson, fresh off a victory in the Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Castle Mound Open, aims for his second victory in a row at the TRGA Cedar Creek Open on Sunday.
Williamson, seven-time winner of the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, is also looking to repeat the title he won in 2016 at Cedar Creek.
To increase the odds of another victory even more, Williamson is playing on his home course where he shot an even-par-71 last year. That could spell trouble for the remainder of the 17-player Championship Flight field.
Yet, don't count out former County Amateur champion Michael Drugan, or Tom McClintock, a perennial winner on the TRGA Tour. Connor Frawley could also vie for the title.
Sunday's field features 94 players in eight flights.
Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m., with the final tee time 12:18 p.m.

TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Cedar Creek Open

At The Golf Club at Cedar Creek
In Onalaska, WI
Sunday, June 25, pairings

Men's Gold
7:30 a.m. - Knudson, Ted, La Crosse;    Shingleton, Larry, La Crosse; Frei, John, Holmen, WI.
7:39 a.m. - Taylor, Paul J., La Crosse; Stapleton, Tony, Tomah, WI; Wall, Richard, Onalaska, WI
7:48 a.m. - Huegel, Len, La Crescent, MN; Fairey, Dave, La Crescent; Gora, Marty, Onalaska.
7:57 a.m. - Sanchez, David, Holmen; Mike, Fortun, Holmen; Loken, Van, La Crosse.
8:06 a.m. - Puestow, Ronald, Onalaska; Rice, Patrick, Fountain City, WI; Kelly, Jim, Chaseburg, WI.

Men's Fourth Flight
8:15 a.m. - DeYoe, Michael, La Crosse; Feldner, Don, De Soto.
8:24 a.m. - McNutt, Leon, Houston, MN; Cagle, Bob, La Crosse; Roers, Bob,     Onalaska.
8:33 a.m. - Crogan, Steve, Onalaska; Banse, Mitchell, Caledonia, MN; Hackworth, Scott, Onalaska.
8:42 a.m. - Berg, Bjorn, La Crosse; Bork, Damian, Holmen;    Peterson, Tim, Onalaska.
8:51 a.m. - Miller, Jeff, La Crosse; Davis, Marvin, La Crosse; Kleifgen, Nick, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Men's Third Flight
9 a.m. - Werner, Mark, West Salem, WI; Leis, Dan, Holmen.
9:09 a.m. - Friedl, Tony, La Crosse; Hunter, Joe, La Crosse.
9:18 a.m. - Seidel, Keith, Holmen; Lamprecht, Andrew, La Crosse; Jacobson, Monte, West Salem.
9:27 a.m. - Osgood, Jeff, Holmen; Breeden, Dan, La Crescent; Paine, Randy, Onalaska.
9:36 a.m. - Drewiske, Kevin, Onalaska; Burns, Robert, La Crosse; Schoen, Robert, Holmen.

Men's Second Flight
9:45 a.m. - Feldner, Mike, Germantown, WI; Knothe, Scott, La Crosse.
9:54 a.m. - Brovan, Troy, Rochester, MN; Johnson, Derek, La Crescent; Pigorsch, Jeff, La Crosse.
10:03 a.m. - Drugan, Brennan, Holmen; Hoehn, Matt, Onalaska; Peterson, Mark, Grantsburg.
10:12 a.m. - Hageness, Doug, Eau Claire, WI; Burton, Erik, Onalaska; Desjarlais, Tom, Onalaska.
10:21 a.m. - Schultz, Trevor, La Crosse; Stewart, Rick, Onalaska; Weiss, Chris, La Crosse.

Men's First Flight
10:30 a.m. - DeMarino, Kelly, La Crosse; Fremstad, Arne, De Soto, WI.
10:39 a.m. - Amann, Brandon, Onalaska; Loomis, Joe, La Crosse; Darwin, Tim, La Crosse.
10:48 a.m. - Phelps, Ethan, Holmen; Schmalzriedt, Damon, La Crosse; Hewitt, Cole, Viroqua, WI
10:57 a.m. - Olson, Randy, Onalaska; Lindseth, Bruce, Onalaska; Groth, Kevin, La Crosse.
11:06 a.m. - Wilson, Tom, La Crescent; Evenson, Tom, Middleton, WI; Franke, Steve, La Crosse.

Women's Flighted
11:15 a.m. - Ziegelbauer, Terry, La Crosse; Oliver, Megan, Holmen.
11:24 a.m. - Baus, Cathi, La Crosse; Olson, Sher, La Crosse.

Women's Championship
11:33 a.m. - Lenz, Lynn, La Crosse; Dunnum, Chelsea, Middleton; Drewiske, Krista, Onalaska.

Men's Championship
11:42 a.m. - Graf, Jordan, La Crescent; Miller, Mark, La Crosse; Dunnum, Jeff, Viroqua.
11:51 a.m. - Bablitch, Casey, La Crosse; Peterson, Matthew, Rockford, IL; Dunn, Jake, Galesville, WI.
Noon - Hewuse, Trey, Tomah; Feehan, Bill, La Crosse; Dunn, Matt, Galesville; Bauer, Jacob, Tomah.
12:09 p.m. - Sjolander, Steven, Onalaska; Williamson, Paul, Holmen; McClintock, Tom, Onalaska.
12:18 p.m. - Williamson, Marcus, Holmen; Frawley, Connor, Holmen; Drugan, Michael, La Crosse; Roth, Austin, Viroqua.


Frawley outlasts field in TRGA Cedar Creek Open

ONALASKA, WI - Connor Frawley, a "young gun," in the Greater La Crosse Area, picked up his first golf tournament victory of the season on Sunday.
Frawley, from Holmen, won the Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Cedar Creek Open at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska.
Frawley used a 1-under par 34 on the back nine for a 3-over 74. Thanks to his low back nine, Frawley nipped Matt Dunn, Tom McClintock and defending champion Paul Williamson by one stroke.
In other men's action, Kelly DeMarino grabbed a three-shot victory with a 78 in First Flight, while Chris Weiss won Second Flight with 77. Dan Leis collected the Third Flight title with 84 and Damian Bork won Fourth Flight with 92. The Men's Gold crown went to Larry Shingleton with 87.
Lynn Lenz captured Women's Championship Flight with 81. Megan Oliver won Women's Flighted with a low net 73.

2017 TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Cedar Creek Open

At The Golf Club at Cedar Creek
Onalaska, WI
Par-71

Men's Championship     
Frawley, Connor 40-34 74
Dunn, Matt 38-37 75     
McClintock, Tom 38-37 75
Williamson, Paul 38-37 75
Hewuse, Trey 38-39 77
Roth, Austin 40-39 79
Drugan, Michael 41-39 80      
Bablitch, Casey 37-44 81         
Williamson, Marcus 44-37 81      
Dunn, Jake 40-43 83         
Miller, Mark 44-39 83      
Bauer, Jacob 42-43 85      
Dunnum, Jeff 44-41 85      
Feehan, Bill 43-43 86         
Peterson, Matthew 44-43 87         
Sjolander, Steven 48-45 93         
Graf, Jordan 47-48 95     

Men's First Flight
DeMarino, Kelly 38-40 78
Darwin, Tim 40-41 81     
Wilson, Tom 38-43 81     
DeRosa, Tony 42-41 83     
Evenson, Tom 40-44 84     
Fremstad, Arne 42-42 84     
Lindseth, Bruce 41-43 84     
Olson, Randy 43-42 85          
Phelps, Ethan 43-43 86          
Loomis, Joe 49-38 87          
Simones, Sam 45-44 89         
Amann, Brandon 43-47 90          
Franke, Steve 46-46 92         
Schmalzriedt, Damon 46-48 94         
Hewitt, Cole 51-44 95     

Men's Second Flight
Weiss, Chris 40-37 77
Burton, Erik 43-37 80
Brovan, Troy 42-41 83
Hoehn, Matt 44-42 86
Desjarlais, Tom 44-43 87      
Schultz, Trevor 41-46 87      
Pigorsch, Jeff 41-47 88          
Stewart, Rick 43-45 88          
Hageness, Doug 43-46 89          
Feldner, Mike 45-50 95          
Johnson, Derek 48-47 95          
Peterson, Mark 49-48 97          

Men's Third Flight     
Leis, Dan 39-45 84     
Werner, Mark 49-40 89
Paine, Randy 46-45 91
Hunter, Joe 46-46 92
Seidel, Keith 47-46 93
Schoen, Robert 47-47 94      
Breeden, Dan 51-44 95      
Friedl, Tony 50-45 95      
Lamprecht, Andrew 45-53 98      
Burns, Robert 50-49 99      
Osgood, Jeff 47-53 100      
Drewiske, Kevin 52-49 101      
Jacobson, Monte 53-48 101      

Men's Fourth Flight     
Bork, Damian 45-47 92     
Peterson, Tim 44-49 93     
Berg, Bjorn 47-47 94     
McNutt, Leon 45-49 94
Feldner, Don 47-48 95
Banse, Mitchell 49-47 96      
Hackworth, Scott 50-46 96     
Kleifgen, Nick 48-48 96         
Davis, Marvin 49-48 97          
Miller, Jeff 48-49 97          
Crogan, Steve 52-49 101      
DeYoe, Michael 53-49 102      
Roers, Bob 48-59 107         
Cagle, Bob 54-56 110     

Men's Gold     
Shingleton, Larry 43-44 87
Sanchez, David 46-42 88
Frei, John 49-44 93     
Gora, Marty 50-44 94
Rice, Patrick 47-49 96
Fairey, Dave 52-45 97      
Kelly, Jim 50-47 97          
Puestow, Ronald 48-51 99      
Huegel, Len 54-46 100          
Taylor, Paul J. 54-46 100         
Mike, Fortun 52-50 102         
Stapleton, Tony 53-52 105     
Knudson, Ted 54-55 109         
Wall, Richard 54-58 112         
Loken, Van 52-63 115     

Women's Championship
Lenz, Lynn 40-41 81
Drewiske, Krista 47-44 91      
Dunnum, Chelsea 47-44 91      

Women's Flighted     
Oliver, Megan 47-44 91 - 73     
Baus, Cathi 49-50 99 - 79     
Olson, Sher 53-55 108 - 81      
Ziegelbauer, Terry 59-51 110 - 89     

Veteran golfer Paul Williamson adds another title

Paul Williamson, a familiar name for decades in the Greater La Crosse Area, continues to fill his trophy room.
The affable Williamson, from Holmen, WI, won the annual Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Castle Mound Open at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI, on Sunday.
Williamson, seven-time champion of the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, fired a 1-under par 70 in Men's Championship Flight, to nip Nate Smith by one stroke. Trey Hewuse was third with 72.
In other men's action, Bill Feehan captured First Flight with 67, while Jeff Pigorsch won Second Flight with 76. Randy Paine won the Third Flight title with 83, while Bob Cagle grabbed the top spot in Fourth Flight with 88. John Frei finished first in the Men's Gold Flight.
Lynn Lenz won Women's Championship Flight with 81, while Megan Oliver captured Women's Flighted with 86 and a low net 69.

2017 TRGA VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Castle Mound Open

At Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club
Holmen, WI
Par-71

Men's Championship     
Williamson, Paul 35-35 70     
Smith, Nate 36-35 71     
Hewuse, Trey 34-38 72     
Dunn, Jake 37-36 73     
Dirks, Josh 37-37 74     
Roth, Austin 38-36 74
Dunn, Matt 35-40 75          
Frawley, Connor 37-38 75      
McClintock, Tom 37-38 75      
Drugan, Michael 40-38 78      
Leis, Jeremy 39-39 78      
Preeshl, Joel 37-43 80      
Roberts, Tony 39-41 80     
Williamson, Marcus 39-41 80      
Cayler, Dave 42-41 83         
Peterson, Matthew 42-42 84         
Speltz, Ricky 42-43 85         
Graf, Jordan 43-44 87         
Bauer, Jacob 44-45 89         
Friedl, Evan WD             
Litsheim, Jack WD     

Men's First Flight
Feehan, Bill 32-35 67
DeMarino, Kelly 36-39 75
Darwin, Tim 39-40 79     
Phelps, Ethan 38-41 79     
Evenson, Tom 41-39 80     
Fremstad, Arne 42-38 80     
Hewitt, Cole 39-41 80     
Stewart, Rick 40-40 80     
Franke, Steve 40-41 81          
DeRosa, Tony 39-43 82          
Lindseth, Bruce 41-42 83          
Olson, Randy 38-45 83      
Schmalzriedt, Damon 42-52 94         
Loomis, Joe - WD     

Men's Second Flight
Pigorsch, Jeff 39-37 76
Brovan, Troy 40-40 80
Hoehn, Matt 42-39 81
Feldner, Mike 42-40 82
Hageness, Doug 42-40 82
Schoen, Robert 43-39 82     
Desjarlais, Tom 42-41 83          
Drugan, Brennan 44-42 86      
Shimshak, Jeremiah 48-42 90      
Knothe, Scott 43-48 91          
Peterson, Mark 43-49 92         
Johnson, Derek 45-49 94          
Osgood, Jeff 50-51 101     

Men's Third Flight
Paine, Randy 41-42 83
Breeden, Dan 41-43 84
Burns, Robert 44-40 84
Hunter, Joe 38-47 85
Werner, Mark 41-45 86      
Roers, Bob 47-44 91          
Seidel, Keith 42-49 91     
Smieja, Tim 45-48 93      
Friedl, Tony 47-47 94      
Leis, Dan 44-50 94          
Sciborski, Bob 47-47 94      

Men's Fourth Flight
Cagle, Bob 45-43 88     
Bork, Damian 47-42 89
Crogan, Steve 42-47 89
Gilbertson, Jim 46-43 89
Huegel, Mike 46-44 90     
DeYoe, Michael 47-44 91          
Hackworth, Scott 49-44 93     
Schultz, Rich 44-49 93          
Berg, Bjorn 43-51 94          
Davis, Marvin 52-42 94     
Kleifgen, Nick 45-50 95      
Hansen, Rob 47-49 96      
Feldner, Don 52-52 104     

Men's Gold
Frei, John 39-40 79     
Rice, Patrick 40-44 84
Fairey, Dave 44-42 86
Gora, Marty 44-42 86
Wall, Richard 40-46 86
Shingleton, Larry 43-44 87
Sanchez, David 43-45 88          
Taylor, Paul J. 42-46 88          
Knudson, Ted 44-47 91          
Kelly, Jim     42-51 93      
Puestow, Ronald 46-48 94      
Huegel, Len 46-49 95          
Cram, Roger 46-50 96         
Luce, Bob 44-53 97         
Loken, Van 53-50 103         
Stapleton, Tony 53-58 111     

Women's Championship
Lenz, Lynn 41-40 81

Women's Flighted
Oliver, Megan 41-45 86 - 69
Olson, Sher 44-53 97 - 72     
Baus, Cathi 45-47 92 - 73          
Ziegelbauer, Terry 45-50 95 - 77