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.
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
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
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.
Russ Hiser Foundation comes through for junior golfers again
All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in the School District of La Crosse are eligible for free golf at Forest Hills Golf Course and Walsh Golf Center this year. That's right. It's "FREE GOLF," thanks to the Russ Hiser Foundation. The program also includes free golf lessons and etiquette training at Forest Hills. However, students must pass a basic skills test to be eligible for free golf. "Each kid will go through an individual test," said Keith Stoll, PGA pro and general manager at Forest Hills. "It's very basic, simply a skills and fundamentals test." Once golfers pass the test, they receive a card entitling them to free golf at Forest Hills or Walsh's. For those juniors who do not pass the test or who are not ready to take the test, clinics will be offered to help them get golf course ready, according to Stoll. The first clinic filled quickly. Future clinic dates will be posted at foresthillsgolf.org, or russhisermemorial.org on June 19. Stoll said juniors without clubs can also use junior clubs housed in a new middle school clubhouse/storage unit at Forest Hills. LA CROSSE COUNTY AMATEUR:Competitors are reminded that entries open on Thursday, June 15, for the 27th annual La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships. Information sheets and entry forms can be found at boblamboutdoors.com. WSGA MATCH PLAY QUALIFIERS:Five players from the La Crosse area qualified for the annual Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship this year. Joel Preeshl, a member at the La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska, led all entrants in the Match Play Qualifier No. 4, at Lake Arrowhead Golf Club in Nekoosa, WI, recently. Preeshl carded an even-par 72. Montana Stewart, also from the La Crosse Country Club, tied for fifth place with 75. Drew Schroeder and Tony Roberts, also members at the La Crosse Country Club, along with Eric Olson from Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, shared 12th place with 79 and also gained spots in the championship. Ted Brown Thunder and Lael Hall, both from Skyline Golf Club in Black River Falls, failed to qualify with 90 and 99, respectively. ANYTIME FITNESS OUTING:The second annual Anytime Fitness of La Crosse "Putt for Pets" golf outing and fundraiser is scheduled July 22, at Forest Hills. Entry fee is $240 per foursome, including 18 holes of golf with carts. All proceeds benefit the Coulee Region Humane Society. For more information, contact Mike Fisher at 608-519-5990. WSGA SENIOR TOUR:Greg Johnson, from Skyline Golf Club tied for 12th place in the WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 10, at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, WI. Johnson finished in a three-way tie for 12th place and earned 27 points in the Senior Gross Division. Jim Socha, a member at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, tied for 17th place with 83 and managed 25 points. Johnson snared a tie for 19th place in the Net Division with 75 and 33 points. Socha tied for 22nd place with 76 and 32 points. MOORE OUT OF U.S. OPEN:Ryan Moore withdrew from the 2017 U.S. Open Championship because of an injury. Moore, who was fully exempt and has competed in 10 U.S. Opens, will be replaced in the field by Michael Putnam, of University Place, WA, the first alternate from the Columbus, OH, sectional qualifying site. Putnam, a 34-year-old, shot 70-66--136 at Brookside Golf & Country Club and The Lakes Golf & Country Club on June 5. He is playing in his fifth U.S. Open.