La Crosse area players qualify for State Am Championship

The 117th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship is getting a greater taste from what west-central Wisconsin offers, thanks to a pair of Wisconsin State Golf Association Qualifiers on Monday.
Quinn Schultz of Chaseburg, Josh Dirks from La Crosse, Onalaska's Joel Preeshl and Jordan Wachowiak of Fountain City qualified at the La Crosse Country Club in Onalaska.
Quinn led all qualifiers with a 2-under par 70. Dirks shot 71, while Preeshl and Wachowiak followed with 75.
Meanwhile, Bennett Hutson of Onalaska fired a 1-under 72 to finish runner-up and qualify for the State Am at Fox Valledy Golf Club in Kaukauna.
The 117th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship is at the Minocqua Country Club in Minocqua, Monday July 23, through Thursday, July 26.


Try red, white and blue special at Forest HIlls

Enjoy the 4th of July holiday week at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse with the red, white and blue special July 4-8.
The red special is 9 holes with a cart for $25. The white special is 18 holes with a cart for $40, while the blue special is 20 percent off all shirts in the pro shop.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.

Johnson, Semingson tie for 25th in WSGA Senior Bestball

BERLIN, WI - Greg Johnson of Black River Falls and Scott Semingson from Osseo shared 25th place in the Wisconsin State Golf Association Senior Bestball (four-ball) Championship at Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin earlier this week.
Johnson and Semingson shot a 7-over par 77-74--151 in the Gross Division.
Jim Socha and Dave Rude, both of Onalaska, finished in a three-way tie for 31st place with 77-79--156.


Gnewikows qualify for State Amateur Championship

WATERTOWN, WI - Trey and Damon Gnewikow of Warrens are playing in the 117th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship at Minocqua Country Club in Minocqua, WI, from July 23-26.
Trey and Damon Gnewikow advanced through the Wisconsin State Golf Association Watertown Qualifier at the Watertown Country Club earlier this week. Trey tied for fifth place with a 5-over par 75 to grab one of the 12 qualifying spots, while Damon tied for 10th with 76.

25th annual Lawn Care Specialists Open set


HOLMEN, WI - The 25th annual Lawn Care Specialists Open Championship is scheduled July 13 and 14, at Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen.
The field is limited to the first 120 entries. Five flights are scheduled - Men's Professional, Championship, First, Second and Third Flights.
Entry fees for the 36-hole tournament are $75 for amateurs and $200 for pros.
Pros play for a guaranteed $2,500 first-place check while amateurs in Championship Flight compete for a $750 first-place gift card. Professional Max Hosking won the 2017 title.
For more information, contact Brook Mashak at 608-526-3225.