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. Read more
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.
Now 19, he was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve and, three open-heart surgeries later, his journey made him a prime candidate for only the third "Round of a Lifetime."
The July 10 golf outing at Blackhawk CC in Madison will celebrate memory of former Regents golfer, raise money for the school's golf programs.
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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.
The Missouri State recruit, who turned heads with her 12-under-par 60 at the Classic 8 Conference meet, leads a distinguished first-team all-state squad that includes five NCAA Division I recruits.
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.
Seeman shoots final-round 74 to edge Kettle Moraine's Abby Cavaiani by two shots, but Arrowhead pulls away to capture its fourth state title.
Her even-par 72 put the defending state champion Warhawks atop the leaderboard with a 312 total and a comfortable lead on the Red Hawks.
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 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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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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The Weber State recruit leads North Dakota State recruit Alexis Thomas of Middleton by two shots and Payton Hodson of Middleton by three shots.
HUDSON -- Team Minnesota handled Team Wisconsin for the second year in a row in the PGA Junior Cup Matches, splitting the 24 singles matches on Day 2 of the junior golf competition at Troy Burne GC.
SHEBOYGAN FALLS -- Piercen Hunt and Matthew Raab did a fine job keeping pace with Jed Baranczyk and Hunter Eichhorn for nine holes earlier this week at the WPGA Junior Bestball.
Images from Jerry Kelly's third round at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix CC on Saturday, November 11 at Phoenix CC. Read more
Images from National Signing Day ceremonies across Wisconsin on the first day of the early signing period for high school seniors. Send us the picture from your signing-day ceremony to email@example.com. Read more