Erin Hills hosted the 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on June 6-7. The three qualifiers (left-right): Eric Busalacchi, Chadd Slutzky and Nick Robles. Good luck in Utah at the championship proper!
On a chilly and wet April 28, 36 high school teams squared off in the Lake Country Charity Invitational, an event that raised $58,590 for the Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer Fund. Because of the poor weather, the players were not able to complete the round, and it was decided to determine the winners based on the nine-hole scores in relation to par. Host team Arrowhead won Division 1 with 16 over par for the four players, and Onalaska won Division 2 with a total of 23 over par for nine holes. The low individual was Eddie Wajda from Brookfield Central at even par.
PGA Tour winner and Wisconsin native Mark Wilson was on hand all day. Wilson, a strong supporter of the MACC Fund, gave the players pre-round swing tips on the practice tee, spoke to the players before their round, and had lunch with the teams that raised the most money for the MACC Fund.
Despite the unfriendly weather, the day was a positive experience, with charity as the big winner.
The players honing their putting strokes before the round
On a May 9 high school match at Erin Hills, Brookfield Central took first place with a score of 308, followed by Homestead at 314, Hartford with 318 and Menomonee Falls with 337. The low individual was Homestead's Jordan Niebrugge, who returned an even-par score of 72. Well played, gentlemen!