Low Gross: Bill Spietz 41, Leonard Severson 43, Mark Gilles 44, John Gueltzow 44, Les Schuettpelz 44, Lee Sprengelmeyer 44
Low Net: Earl Hansen 29, Pete Linnert 31, Bob Mickelson 31, Leonard Severson 31
Event Winners: Mark Gilles, Dan Mihalovic, David Seymour, Bill Spietz
Weber captures WSGA Mid-Am title
Joe Weber of Onalaska added another golf championship to his summer resume, topping the field at the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 11-12 at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wis. The two-day event is a statewide 36-hole championship open to amateur golfers 25 and older. Weber, who earlier this summer won the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Pepsi, fired rounds of 65 and 68 for a 133, 11 under par. Jim Walkley of Onalaska and Jake Dunn of Trempealeau both finished at 151 for a share of 25th place. Michael Drugan of Holmen had a 153 to tie for 34th, Tony Roberts of West Salem and Montana Stewart of Onalaska both carded 155s for a share of 39th, and Marcus Williamson of Holmen finished with a share of 65th place with a 164.
Local golfers fail to qualify for USGA Mid-Am
A pair of local golfers failed to advance out of the USGA Mid-Amateur qualifier, held Sept. 7 at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, Wis. Two-time La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championship winner Joe Weber of Onalaska finished at 1-under-par 71. The three golfers who advanced - Sam Weber of Hartland, Jim Lemon of Verona and Charles Waddell of Chicago - all carded five-under 67s. The other local golfer who attempted to qualify was Montana Stewart of Onalaska (78).
The USGA Mid-Amateur Championship is planned for October in Atlanta.
A number of local golfers are playing in the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship, being played Sept. 11-12 at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wis. WISCONSIN STATE OPEN: A number of local golfers also participated in the Wisconsin State Open, held Aug. 14-16 at North Shore Country Club in Mequon. Among those making the cut were Keegan Drugan of Holmen, who finished the 72-hole tournament in a tie for 27th with a nine-over 297, and Joe DeRosa of Onalaska, who tied for 51st at 307. Drugan and DeRosa are both professionals. Local golfers who failed to make the 36-hole cut were amateurs Tyler Church of Onalaska, and Weber. Former Onalaska High School and University of Wisconsin standout Jeff Kaiser, a golf professional in Madison, tied for eighth with a two-over 290. Maxwell Hosking of Madison won his first State Open title, finishing with a five-under-par 283.
Weber leads after first day of WSGA Mid-Am
Joe Weber of Onalaska fired a seven-under-par 65 to take the first-day lead at the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship, being played at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wis. The two-day event, being played Sept. 11-12, is a statewide 36-hole championship open to amateur players age 25 and older. Jim Walkley of Onalaska and Jake Dunn of Trempealeau both fired two-over 74s, good enough for shares of 22nd place. Other local golfers and their first-round scores include: Michael Drugan of Holmen, 76. Tony Roberts of West Salem, 77. Montana Stewart of Onalaska, 79. Marcus Williamson of Holmen, 86. Weber is a two-time winner of the La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championship. Last week, he fell short of qualifying for the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, to be played in October in Atlanta.
Holmen golfers tie for 32nd in WSGA Senior Amateur Championship
A pair of Holmen golfers fared well in the annual Wisconsin State Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at the Ozaukee Country Club in Ozaukee, WI, earlier this week. Paul Williamson and Michael Drugan, both from Holmen and also former La Crosse County Amateur Golf Championship winners, tied for 32nd place with 7-over par 77. Ramiro Romo of Burlington, WI, won the title with a 1-under 69. Greg Johnson of Black River Falls, WI, tied for 50th place with 79, while Bill Feehan, Jr., of La Crosse tied for 69th with 82. Rick Stewart of Onalaska tied for sixth place in the Super Seniors age 65-69 Division with 77. Joe Loomis of La Crosse shared 19th place with 82 in the Legends Division for age 70 and older. DRUGAN SETS PACE: Drugan and Bill Schneider of Appleton, WI, each shot 3-over 75 to set the pace in the WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 17 at the West Bend Country Club on Wednesday. Drugan and Schneider were also the only two qualifiers from the event, earning 33 points each. Jim Socha of Onalaska finished 18th with 85 and 23 points in the Low Gross Division. Drugan tied for sixth place with 74 and 34 points in the Low Net Division, while Socha finished in a five-way tie for 16th place with 76 and 32 points. Black River Falls' Johnson tied for second place, but failed to qualify for the season-ending championship during the WSGA Senior Tour Event No. 18 at the West Bend Country Club in the afternoon. Johnson finished with 77 and 31 points in the Low Gross Division. He tied for 13th place in the Low Net Division with 74 and 34 points.