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University Ridge will continue to be the home to the WIAA state golf tournaments through 2025, the WIAA and the University of Wisconsin announced Wednesday.
It is the second FCWT victory of the fall for Hunt, the reigning WIAA Division 1 state champion.
Leach was the clear choice to retain the No. 1 spot in the Wisconsin.Golf boys Class of 2018 updated rankings. And that’s saying something because Bay Port’s Jed Baranczyk, who signed this week to attend North Dakota State, and Madison’s Clayton Tribus, who came back to Wisconsin for the summer after another school-year stint at the IMG Academy in Florida, both compiled solid resumes but were never able to beat Leach head-to-head.
This year's class of junior boys has become one of the deepest in years and most of the 40 in the Wisconsin.Golf rankings have distinguished themselves in big events at one time or another over the past year.
After becoming the first freshman since 2002 to win the WIAA Division 1 state championship, the Warhawks golfer dominated the Wisconsin junior golf scene for much of the summer, finishing second in the WPGA Junior player-of-the-year points standings.
The River Falls freshman has logged a lot of competitive miles between two states since 2012 and brings the competitive pedigree to make an impact at the high school level this spring.
The Dahl School of Business made it easy for the Janesville Parker senior to decide recently to commit to play golf for the V-Hawks. He chose Viterbo over interest in Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and UW-Eau Claire
The 2016 WIAA Division 3 state champion, acting on the advice of a coach at a rival high school, sought out college golf programs with players who can push him and decided the Eichhorn and the Golden Eagles were a perfect match.
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Baranczyk burst onto the high school scene with an impact not felt in Wisconsin in nearly a decade. She led the Pirates to their first WIAA state tournament berth and her fifth-place finish was the best by a freshman since Emily Joers of the Waukesha co-op won the state title in 2009.
Maleki, who was looking at NCAA Division III options until Division I UW-Green Bay came calling, spent a day last month exploring every corner of campus before deciding that coach Lee Reinke's program was the best fit for her.
Round of the day
The Blugolds junior earns a plush toy from Culver's after breaking 100 for the first time as her team pulls away from 13-time champion Madison Edgewood to win their first state title in what could be their final year with a full team.
A look at the highs and lows from the last qualifying step on the way to the WIAA Division state tournament, which is Monday and Tuesday at University Ridge GC in Madison.
The Cardinals get the team trophy on a tie-breaker based on their play on the back nine Thursday.
It is the third straight postseason victory for Matschke, who also won the Southeastern Conference Tournament and WIAA Franklin regional. She tied for 22nd at last year's state tournament, competing as an individual after the Sabers lost a team playoff to Brookfield Central at last year's sectional.
The Carney, Michigan, golfer -- a fixture on the Wisconsin PGA Junior Tour the last several years -- matches his playing partner from Stoughton with a 2-under-par 69 while first-round leader Brock Hlinak of Kaukauna struggles to a 76.
That left him with a three stroke lead over Lodi’s Jacob Michel and Wausau’s Matthew Tuman entering the second round of the 54-hole event.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Speedy Kent went from earning one of the final spots in championship flight at the Women's Western Golf Association National Junior Championship to playing in the final match of the whole tournament.
Stankey birdies his final two holes for a final-round 70 and a 5-under-par 211 total and a three-shot win over Barela, who played his final 11 holes in 2-under to shoot 71 and finish at 2-under 214.
Marquette sophomore Matt Murlick, Golden Eagles recruit Hunter Eichhorn and Badgers sophomore Pete Kuhl also earn one of 64 berths after 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying
HAVEN -- Abby Cavaiani spent the first 16 holes Sunday building enough of a cushion to make sure she had enough room on the leaderboard with which to breathe the final two holes.
The Wales resident and Kettle Moraine High School junior bounces back from three bogeys and a double-bogey to birdie her final hole.
ZION, Illinois -- Abby Cavaiani and Emily Lauterbach were in position to make a run at Margaret Hickey in Sunday's final round of the Mid-America Junior Golf Tour Shepherd's Crook Open, but the two Wisconsin golfers couldn't stop Mother Nature.
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In 2017, the Cottage Grove resident was part of over 450 different programming classes, taught 100 private lessons to youth, coordinated a special program with the Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home and also played a key part in the “Youth Day & Skills Competition” at the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge for a program that continues to expand its reach in the Madison area.
Horseshoe Bay CC in Egg Harbor (July 12), Pine Hills CC in Shebogyan (July 16), Oconomowoc GC (July 30), Watertown CC (Aug. 6), Blackhawk CC in Madison (Aug. 13) will all play host to Junior Tour events this summer for the first time.
The WPGA Junior Championship, annually the largest junior golf event played in Wisconsin, will be held June 19 and 20 at Brown Deer Park GC and Dretzka Park GC in Milwaukee with boys and girls playing 18 holes at each venue.
The site of the 2020 Ryder Cup will play host to the qualifier this September and Wisconsin celebrates the exceptional growth of the annual junior golf skills competition by adding a seventh local qualifier this summer at Eau Claire G&CC.
The daughter of Ridgeway CC teaching professional Ryan Helminen joins Milwaukee's Aiden Antony in advancing to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at August National GC the week before the 2018 Masters Tournament.
The Marquette University recruit from Carney, Michigan, who spent the last five years driving 3½ hours or more each way to junior golf tournaments in Wisconsin, wins the last one he'll ever play against friends he'll remember forever.
Hunt, who hit 12 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in a final-round 69, finishes the 72-hole championship at 5-under-par 283 -- 17 shots behind winner Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, who shot a National PGA Junior-record 61 earlier in the week.
Hlinak shot 1-under 35 on the back nine Monday to hold off Wauwatosa's Jack Blair while Cavaiani shot even-par 36 on the back nine to pull away from Middleton's Alexis Thomas.
ST. ALBANS, Missouri -- With the field cut to the low 70 plus ties, the remaining girls golfers in the National PGA Junior Championship were treated like professionals Friday at the CC of St. Albans. For better or worse.
The incoming senior shoots 73 to make the cut by three shots while Oregon's Taylor McCorkle misses by one and Milton's Mia Seeman misses by five.
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