Don't wait to enter 27th annual La Crosse County Amateur

If you're a procrastinator, quit, especially when it pertains to the 27th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships.
Entries are arriving at a good clip for the County Amateur as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse.
Kwik Trip remains its longstanding title sponsorship of the Seniors County Amateur. Several other businesses also continue their longtime community sponsorships.
Another record payout is expected, according to Bob Lamb, tournament director since the event was resurrected by the La Crosse Tribune, when Lamb was outdoors editor and golf writer.
Entry deadlines are July 17, for the Seniors and Women's tournaments, and July 24, for the Men's 36-hole event.
Tournament dates are:
SATURDAY, JULY 29: La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
SATURDAY, JULY 29: La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska.
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.
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.
Entry forms are available at, the official website of the 2017 County Amateur, as well as on all three participating golf course websites:
* The Golf Club at Cedar Creek -
* Forest Hills Golf Course -
* Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club -
Sponsors, donors, players and fans requesting more information, may contact Bob Lamb at 608-781-4408, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jackie or Bruce Kaiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
E RETURNS: You don't want to miss Lamb's exclusive interview with Eric Haug at on Monday.
Haug won the 1991 County Amateur and also the 1996 championships. At age 64, Haug is looking forward to the Kwik Trip Seniors County Am and the Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse Men's County Am again this year.
Haug, a legend in Coulee Region golf, has some interesting insights into the past, present and future. You don't want to miss this story at on Monday.
LAWN CARE SPECIALISTS CUP: The 24th annual Lawn Care Specialists Cup is scheduled July 14-15 at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen.
Contact Brook Mashak at 608-526-3225.
WALKLEY MAKES IT: Onalaska's Jim Walkley is headed to the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Golf Championship.
Walkley shot an even-par 70 at Butte Des Morts Country Club in Appleton, WI, recently to gain one of 13 spots into the State Am scheduled July 17-20 at the Oconomowoc Country Club, in Oconomowoc, WI.
BISTODEAU FARES WELL: Mike Bistodeau of Homen finished in a two-way tie for fourth place in the WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 13 on the Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, WI.
Bistodeau, and perennial contender for the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships, managed a 3-over par 75 with 33 points.
SOCHA 19th: Onalaska's Jim Socha finished in a six-way tie for 19th place in the WSGA Seniors Tour Event No. 12 at the same layout Bistodeau played. Socha carded 84 with 24 points earlier in the day.
Francesco Accomando of Viola, WI, carded 95 with 15 points.

Forest Hills hosts free golf day for veterans

The La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program has received grant money from the Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation Inc., to fund recreational events for veterans of La Crosse County.  
As part of the program, Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse is hosting a golf outing for veterans from noon-4 p.m. On Friday, June 30. Veterans will receive free 18 holes of golf and a free golf cart.  
Veterans will also be entered into a closest to the hole contest and the winner will receive a free round of golf. Veterans are welcome to bring along their family.
Call the golf shop at 608-779-4653 for tee times and mention the veterans special.

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.

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. 

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

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