Onalaska's Walkley into WSGA Match Play quarterfinals
MADISON, WI - Jim Walkley is on a run. The former Onalaska PGA professional, who regained his amateur status several years go, is in the running for the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Match Play Championship. Walkley advanced to Wednesday's quarterfinals with two victories on Tuesday at the Blackhawk Country Club in Madison. Walkley defeated Adam Garski of Wauwatosa in 19 holes, then outlasted fellow La Crosse Country Club member Bennett Hutson, also from Onalaska, 1-up. Walkley was the only Coulee Region player to make it to the quarterfinals. Joe Weber of Onalaska lost his match to Matt Tolan of Eau Claire, in 19 holes. Trey Hewuse III of Tomah was eliminated by Cory Aune of Lake Geneva, 5-and-4.
Onalaska's Hutson 3rd in WSGA Match Play qualifying round
MADISON, WI - Onalaska's Bennett Hutson finished third in the stroke play qualifying round at the Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison on Monday. Huston managed a nifty 3-under par 69 to lead La Crosse area players. Jim Walkley and Joe Weber, also from Onalaska, shot 74 and 77, respectively to also advance to the first round of match play today, while Tomah's Trey Hewuse III also qualified for match play with 77. Among those missing the cut were: Lance Ott, Black River Falls, 79; Shaun Borre, Holmen, 79; Tony Roberts, West Salem, 80; and Joel Preeshl, Onalaska, 81.
Holmen's Drugan shares fourth in Senior Tour Event
KENOSHA, WI - Michael Drugan from Holmen shared fourth place with a 3-over par 75 and 33 points in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Senior Tour Event No. 9 Gross Division at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, WI, earlier this week. Greg Johnson of Black River Falls tied for sixth place with 76 and 32 points. Onalaska's Jim Socha and Trempealeau's Larry Dziak tied for 18th place with 80 and 28 points each. Dziak tied for sixth place in the Net Division with 71 and 37 points, while Johnson, Drugan and Socha tied for ninth with 72 and 36 points each. Meanwhile, Dave Rude of Onalaska tied for 12th place in the Senior Tour Event No. 10 at the same site with 79 and 29 points in the Super Senior Gross Division. Rude tied for 28th place in the Net Division with 75 and 33 points.
Matt Dunn collects first TRGA victory at Castle Mound
HOLMEN, WI - Matt Dunn tamed the par-70 Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club on Sunday with a sudden-death victory in the Three Rivers Golf Association VPP Group/Big Sky Cattle Castle Mound Open. Dunn and Austin Roth finished regulation play with 69, but Dunn posted par on the first playoff hole to secure his victory. Michael Drugan, co-owner of Castle Mound, finished third with 70. Other men's flight winners were: * First: Trevor Schultz - 69. * Second: Brandon Amann - 79. * Third: Scott Hackworth - 84. Gold: Marty Gora - 84 (low net). Women's Flighted - Cathi Baus - 87 74(low net).
TRGA CASTLE MOUND OPEN
At Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club In Holmen, WI June 10, results
Men's Championship * Dunn, Matt 35-34 69 Roth, Austin 35-34 69 Drugan, Michael 34-36 70 Dunn, Jake 36-37 73 Iverson, Derek 35-39 74 Miller, Mark 40-39 79 Bauer, Jacob 41-39 80 Peterson, Matthew 40-40 80 Dunnum, Jeff 39-43 82 Feehan, Bill 45-37 82
Men's First Flight Schultz, Trevor 37-32 69 Euler, Matt 35-37 72 Hageness, Doug 33-39 72 Korger, Ben 36-38 74 Lindseth, Bruce 38-37 75 Loomis, Joe 37-39 76 Olson, Randy 37-40 77 Darwin, Tim 37-41 78 Desjarlais, Tom 37-42 79 DeMarino, Kelly 40-40 80 Franke, Steve 40-40 80 Cayler, Dave 44-40 84 Servais, Jonathan 42-43 85 Graf, Jordan 46-41 87 Friedl, Tony 42-46 88
Men's Second Flight Amann, Brandon 39-40 79 Burns, Robert 39-41 80 Deetz, David 44-40 84 Schultz, Ryan 42-44 86 Breeden, Dan 42-45 87 Roers, Bob 43-45 88 Schoen, Robert 47-41 88 Beerkircher, Kory 44-45 89 Jacobson, Monte 46-44 90 Paine, Randy 46-44 90 Miller, Jeff 46-45 91 Smieja, Tim 43-48 91 Seidel, Keith 49-47 96 Osgood, Jeff 49-50 99 Shimshak, Jeremiah WD
Men's Third Flight Hackworth, Scott 40-44 84 Davis, Marvin 43-43 86 Cagle, Bob 47-41 88 Peterson, Mark 42-46 88 Bork, Damian 43-46 89 Kleifgen, Nick 45-45 90 Rice, Patrick 46-44 90 Rosenow, John 42-48 90 Berg, Bjorn 45-47 92 Gilbertson, Jim 48-44 92 Hunter, Joe 43-49 92 Schultz, Rich 44-48 92 Crogan, Steve 47-46 93 Sciborski, Bob 47-46 93 Luethe, Josh 50-46 96 McNutt, Leon 47-53 100
Men's Gold Flight Gora, Marty 40-44 84 DeYoe, Michael 42-44 86 Kelly, Jim 41-45 86 Krueger, Jeff 41-49 90 Puestow, Ronald 51-43 94 Luce, Bob 46-49 95 Sanchez, David 50-46 96 Wall, Richard 48-48 96 Cram, Roger 50-49 99 Loken, Van 49-55 104 Fortin, Mike 48-57 105 Loken, Shadow 57-56 113
Women's Flighted Baus, Cathi 40-47 87 74 Ziegelbauer, Terry 49-44 93 77
Total Field: 71
* - Won sudden death playoff
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.