Weber, Dirks lose in Match Play quarterfinals

Weber, Dirks lose in Match Play quarterfinals
Joe Weber and Josh Dirks, a pair of members from the La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska, lost their quarterfinal match in the annual Wisconsin State Golf Association Bestball (four-ball) Championship at The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha recently.
Weber, a dentist from Onalaska, won the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships the past two years, and La Crosse's Dirks, a perennial contender for the County Am title, won their first two matches before losing to Brian Thiet of Shorewood and Steve Sass of Mequon 1-up.
Weber and Dirks finished fifth in the opening stroke play competition on Thursday with a 9-under 67-67-134.
Other La Crosse area golfers didn't fare as well.
James DeBoer of La Crosse and his partner, Sam Nevins of Edgerton, missed the cut with a 72-78-150 in the stroke play competition on Thursday. Also missing the cut were the father-son team of Jim and Ben Socha from Onalaska. They finished with 78-75-153.


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Onalaska's Hutson qualifies for State Match Play Championship

GREENVILLE, WI - Onalaska's Bennett Hutson is heading to the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship after recent play.
Hutson shot an even par 72 in the Match Play Qualifier at Chaska Golf Course in Greenville last Friday. Hutson's third-place finish easily grabbed one of the 13 qualifying positions.
Nicholas Bauer of Oshkosh led the field with a 2-under 70, while Ryan Prickette of Neenah was runner-up with 71.
This year's Match Play Championship is scheduled June 11-14 at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison.


La Crosse's Miller wins second TRGA event

SPARTA, WI - Mark Miller picked up his second Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle victory of the season with a 4-over par 76 in the TRGA River Run Open at River Run Golf Course in Sparta, WI, on Saturday,
Miller, who resides in Onalaska, posted 40 his first nine holes before finishing with 36 in the three-player Championship Flight.
La Crosse's Ben Korger also became a two-time winner this year with a 75 in the First Flight. Dan Breeden, from La Crescent, MN, captured Second Flight with 83, while La Crosse's Bjorn Berg topped the Third Flight with 91. However, Berg had to outlast Marvin Davis and Kevin Drewiske in sudden death to secure his second victory in a row.
Michael DeYoe of La Crosse won the Men's Gold (low net) Flight with 90. It was also DeYoe's second triumph of the season.
Onalaska's Cathi Baus won Women's Flighted with a low net 73.

TRGA RIVER RUN OPEN

At River Run Golf Course
In Sparta, WI
June 2, results

Men's Championship     
Miller, Mark 40-36 76     
Dunnum, Jeff 40-42 82     
Stees, Matt 44-43 87          

Men's First Flight     
Korger, Ben 38-37 75     
Stewart, Rick 37-41 78
Hoehn, Matt 38-43 81
Knothe, Scott 44-37 81
Olson, Randy 41-40 81
Servais, Jonathan 42-39 81
Darwin, Tim 43-39 82          
Friedl, Tony 41-41 82          
Hageness, Doug 40-43 83      
Werner, Mark 46-45 91     

Men's Second Flight     
Breeden, Dan 40-43 83     
Burns, Robert 40-45 85     
Roers, Bob 46-40 86     
Peterson, Tim 46-44 90
Schoen, Robert 48-45 93      
Seidel, Keith 51-44 95          
Miller, Jeff 43-54 97          
Deetz, David 54-44 98
     
Men's Third Flight     
* Berg, Bjorn 44-47 91
Davis, Marvin 44-47 91
Drewiske, Kevin 45-46 91
Hackworth, Scott 45-47 92
Hunter, Joe 48-46 94          
Cagle, Bob 48-48 96          
Crogan, Steve 47-49 96          
Rice, Patrick 51-46 97          
Kleifgen, Nick 48-50 98          
Rosenow, John 49-49 98      

Men's Gold Flight     
DeYoe, Michael 44-46 90
Gora, Marty 46-49 95     
Loken, Van 48-47 95     
Wall, Richard 48-47 95
Fairey, Dave 48-49 97      
Fortin, Mike 49-48 97
Puestow, Ronald 56-47 103      
Loken, Shadow 52-55 107          

Women's Flighted     
Baus, Cathi 42-46 88 73     
Drewiske, Krista 44-44 88 77         
Ziegelbauer, Terry 46-48 94 77         

* - Won sudden death playoff
Total Field: 45

19th annual Sunny Open on tap June 10

ONALASKA, WI - Organizers are looking for sunny skies and no rain for the second Sunday in June.
The 19th annual Sunny Open is scheduled Sunday, June 10, at the Coulee Golf Bowl in Onalaska, WI.
Proceeds from the nine-hole, four-person scramble go toward the Onalaska American Legion Post 336 baseball team, according to Paul Sampson, one of the organizers.
Entry fee is $30 per golfer and includes golf, cart, gift package and event prizes. Tee times are scheduled from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., and may be made by contacting the Coulee Golf Bowl at 608-781-1111.
Sampson and Mike Rude, another organizer, are also looking for $100 hole sponsors.
For more information, contact Sampson at 507-261-1856.