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Joe Weber

Wisconsin.Golf photo/Jim Kelsh

OREGON -- There was something very different -- but very rewarding -- about the way Joe Weber won the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship Tuesday.

The Onalaska golfer won this one without Kyle Murphy or Josh Dirks. And he won it decisively.

Weber completed his mastery of The Legend at Bergamont GC by shooting a 4-under-par 68 and, with a 36-hole total of 11-under 133, holding off former University of Wisconsin golfer Garrett Jones by three shots for his first WSGA individual title. Weber won the 2012 WSGA State Bestball Championship with Murphy and the 2014 and 2016 2-Man Team Championship with Dirks.

"Winning really means a lot," Weber wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.Golf. "I have three WSGA team titles, but this is my first individual. It was a goal, for sure. Hopefully, it won't be the last."

Winning in the convincing manner he did against a golfer with the resume of Jones, the Madison Men's City champion who contended at last month's Wisconsin State Open, also gave Weber a measure of satisfaction.

After making five birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 65 in Monday's first round, Weber parred the first eight holes he played Tuesday. Jones, however, bogeyed No. 1 and parred his next seven holes before matching Weber's birdie to make the turn three strokes behind.

In fact, it was Josh Thomas of Phoenix, who plays out of Sand Valley GC near Wisconsin Rapids, who made the biggest move. He twice cut the gap to one only to have Weber match his birdies at Nos. 9 and 11, a pair of par-5s.

"I play pretty conservative overall but my putter was cold on the front," Weber said. "Garrett got hot on the back nine (with four birdies in a five-hole stretch) so they switched roles. Knowing Garrett was making birdies helped me focus."

Weber made three birdies in a row starting at No. 13 to put some distance between himself and Thomas, who bogeyed Nos. 14 and 17 coming in. He seemed destined to win without a bogey on his card over two rounds, but three-putted the 18th green for his only blemish of the week.

"I was definitely thinking about it and was very disappointed that I three-putted the last hole," said Weber, a former Marquette golfer who now works as a dentist in West Salem. "I was obviously happy with the win, but that would have been fun to go bogey-free."


PosPlayerTodayThruTotalR1R2Total 
1Joe Weber  Onalaska, WI-4F-116568133 
2Garrett Jones  Madison, WI-3F-86769136 
T3Josh Thomas  Phoenix, AZ-2F-56970139 
T3Jack Schultz  Whitefish Bay, WI-4F-57168139 
5Todd Schaap  Kenosha-3F-47169140 
T6James Gunsalus  Brookfield, WI-2F-37170141 
T6Ryan Zikeli  Hartland, WI-3F-37269141 
8Mike Murphy  Fitchburg, WI-3F-17469143 
9Matt Behm  Janesville, WI+3FE6975144 
T10Tony Romo  Burlington, WI+1F+17273145 
T10Rocky Sperka  New Berlin, WI-1F+17471145 
T10John Kestly  Pewaukee, WI-2F+17570145 
13Jason Schroeder  Oregon, WIEF+27472146 
T14Brad Finger  Waukesha, WI+4F+37176147 
T14Paul Zarek  Burlington, WI+2F+37374147 
T14Nick Cocalis  Madison, WI+1F+37473147 
T14Aaron Gavin  South Milwaukee, WI+1F+37473147 
T18Geoff Pirkl  Oconomowoc, WI+4F+47276148 
T18John Stravinski  De Forest, WI+3F+47375148 
T18Derek Pirkl  Madison, WI+1F+47573148 
T21Ramiro Romo  Burlington, WI+5F+57277149 
T21Brian McCall  Middleton, WI+4F+57376149 
T21Chris Kostrewa  Wales, WI-2F+57970149 
24Kevin Cahill  Waukesha, WI+2F+67674150 
T25Chris Wood  Mount Pleasant, WI+7F+77279151 
T25John Johannes  Hartland, WI+6F+77378151 
T25Daniel Benedum  Menomonee Falls, WI+6F+77378151 
T25Cory Aune  Lake Geneva, WI+5F+77477151 
T25Jim Walkley  Onalaska, WI+5F+77477151 
T25Jake Dunn  Trempealeau, WI+5F+77477151 
T25Brandon Wilson  Madison, WI+3F+77675151 
T32Dan Allan  Cedarburg, WI+7F+87379152 
T32Kyler Royston  Wisconsin Dells, WI+6F+87478152 
T34Sam Cianciola  Neenah, WI+6F+97578153 
T34Michael Drugan  Holmen, WI+5F+97677153 
T34Sam Weber  Hartland, WI+3F+97875153 
T37Drew Madelung  Wauwatosa, WI+6F+107678154 
T37Ryan Schmus  Brookfield, WI+5F+107777154 
T39Jay Royle  Marshall+11F+117283155 
T39Tom Schoewe  Sun Prairie, WI+9F+117481155 
T39Eric Goldapske  Sun Prairie, WI+7F+117679155 
T39Matt Roadhouse  Germantown, WI+6F+117778155 
T39Tony Roberts  West Salem, WI+6F+117778155 
T39Montana Stewart  Onalaska, WI+4F+117976155 
T39Jason Jochem  McFarland, WI+2F+118174155 
T46Christopher Weinfurt  Milwaukee, WI+11F+127383156 
T46Paul Borek  Greenville, WI+5F+127977156 
48Alan Thompson  Watertown, WI+4F+138176157 
T49Jacob LaConte  Waukesha, WI+12F+147484158 
T49Daniel Mueller  Kenosha, WI+8F+147880158 
T49Michael Shomo  Lake Geneva, WI+3F+148375158 
T52Matt Elstad  Oconomowoc, WI+12F+157584159 
T52Mark Linton  Chicago, IL+10F+157782159 
T54Robert Martin  Eau Claire, WI+6F+168278160 
T54Scott Rutherford  Middleton, WI+4F+168476160 
56Evan Johnston  Middleton, WI+10F+177982161 
T57Bill Buckles  Stoughton, WI+12F+187884162 
T57Derek Westrum  McFarland, WI+12F+187884162 
T57Nicholas Zellmer  Milwaukee, WI+9F+188181162 
T57George Botts  Janesville, WI+8F+188280162 
T61Mike Aumann  Blue Mounds, WI+11F+198083163 
T61Dave Ullenberg  Menomonee Falls, WI+11F+198083163 
T61Robert Hughes  Milwaukee, WI+10F+198182163 
T61Scott Behring  Franklin, WI+8F+198380163 
T65Charlie Baumann  Monroe, WI+13F+207985164 
T65Matthew Severance  Evansville, WI+10F+208282164 
T65Rick Carl  McFarland, WI+9F+208381164 
T65Karl Reynolds  Barneveld, WI+8F+208480164 
T65Marcus Williamson  Holmen, WI+6F+208678164 
T70Greg Schultheis  Allenton, WI+11F+218283165 
T70Joe Knapton  Mt Pleasant, WI+8F+218580165 
72Mike Bauhs  Verona, WI+7F+228779166 
73Steven Tylke  Lisbon, WI+9F+238681167 
T74Scott Bellefeuille  Stoughton, WI+18F+268090170 
T74Jim Olds  Madison, WI+15F+268387170 
T74Dan Hogan  Waukesha+12F+268684170 
T74Gregg Jaeger  Waukesha, WI+6F+269278170 
78Brian Zager  Wisconsin Rapids, WI+9F+279081171 
T79Nate Korhonen  Sun Prairie, WI+13F+288785172 
T79Nick Tanin  Madison, WI+6F+289478172 
81Michael Cannoy  Barneveld, WI+14F+298786173 
82Lance Gudmundson  Sullivan, WI+19F+308391174 
83Tim Pfister  Sussex, WI+14F+329086176 
T84Larry Donaldson  Stoughton, WI+25F+348197178 
T84Jeff Huebner  Madison, WI+15F+349187178 
86Anthony Groves  Mount Horeb, WI+14F+359386179 
T87Steve Jaeger  Brookfield, WI+21F+388993182 
T87Matthew Schmit  Verona, WI+14F+389686182 
89Eric Lackey  Madison, WI+22F+469694190 
90John Richards  North Prairie, WI+26F+519798195 
91Jason Harder  Dousman, WI+25F+5310097197 
92Mark Kelly  appleton+35F+6299107206 
93Peter Lee  Middleton, WI+33F+64103105208