JANESVILLE, WI - Onalaska's Ben Skogen appears to be ready for the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championships in early August.
Skogen, a former member of the University of Wisconsin golf team, finished runner-up in the annual Wisconsin Public Links Association Ray Fischer 72-hole Amateur Tournament.
Skogen finished with a 23-under par 265 at Janesville Riverside Golf Club in Janesville, on Tuesday. Jack Schultz of Whitefish Bay posted 262 for the victory. Skogen, who finished fourth in last year's County Amateur as presented by Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse, shot rounds of 68-67-62-68 this week.
Bennett Hutson, also from Onalaska, finished in a four-way tie for 45th place with 74-73-71-72=290.
Quinn Schultz of Chaseburg missed the cut at 12 over par for 36 holes.
The County Amateur is scheduled Aug. 4-5.