Questions: 1. Are you entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade? 2. Do you live in the La Crosse School District? 3. Are you interested in playing golf? If you answered "yes" to the above questions, The Russ Hiser Memorial Foundation has a deal you can't beat - FREE golf lessons and unlimited FREE golf this summer at Forest Hills Golf Course and Walsh Golf Center. It may be hard to believe, but it's true. To qualify for free golf, boys and girls must pass a basic golf skills and etiquette test. Once the skills test is passed, kids can play golf for free for the remainder of the summer at both courses. If children need help to pass the test, they can attend free golf clinics throughout the summer. To register for the test, contact the Forest Hills pro shop at 608-779-4653, ext. 1. For more information, call 608-779-4653.
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.
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.
Holmen's Borre, BRF's Ott advance to WSGA State Am Match Play
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - Shaun Borre and Lance Ott are headed to the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur Match Play Championship. Borre, from Holmen, WI, finished third in the WSGA Match Play Qualifier at Bull's Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, on Monday with a 2-over par 74. Ott, of Black River Falls, WI, tied for fifth place with 76. Unfortunately, Ethan Schmitz of Sparta, WI, failed to qualify with 83. The WSGA Match Play Championship is scheduled June 11-14, at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, WI.