Three individuals whose names resonate in their corner of the Wisconsin golf world were inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday night at Blue Mound G&CC in Wauwatosa.
After gaining five shots on third-round leader Meghan Maclaren of England, on the strength of a 4-under 31 on the front nine, Danielson could get no closer and settled for a share of second place at 8-under 276, two shots behind Maclaren, who shot a 71.
Danielson got there Saturday by shooting a 3-under-par 68, her best round of the week, and moving into a tie for 12th place at the Women's NSW Open. At 3-under 210, she trails England's Meghan MacLaren by seven shots entering Sunday's final round.
At 4-under 284 for 72 holes, Danielson finished six shots behind winner Celine Boutier of France, who won by two shots over Katie Burnett despite a final-round 73.
Another strong trio of state courses will challenge the state's top female golfers for the WWSGA State Match Play, State Bestball and State Women's Amateur, respectively, during 2018.
Lake, a Creighton golfer, and Smith, a Xavier (Ohio) golfer, shot 3-over-par 74 on the Meadow Valley Course at Blackwolf Run and edged Sarah DeKraay of Madison and Ginger Zimmerman of Waunakee
HORICON -- Greg Daggett and his mother, Susan, of Oshkosh birdied two of the four par 3s at Horicon Hills GC Monday en route to a 3-over-par 73 and a scorecard playoff victory over Connor and Cindy Thiel of Hartland at the Wisconsin Women's State Golf Association Mother-Son Championship.
The Xavier (Ohio) junior wins four of the first five holes and, after Beaver Dam's Kulka cuts her lead to 1-up, wins four straight holes with pars to prevail 5-and-4 and become the first repeat winner of this event since Joellyn Erdmann in 1997.
HARTFORD — One-by-one, Ashley Kulka is navigating the alphabetical waters of popular girls names from the late 1990s during the WWSGA State Match Play Championship. The Beaver Dam golfer is stuck on the letter M.
The Ferris State golfer from Union Grove, the No. 15 seed, shocked No. 2 seed and former University of Toledo golfer Allison Schultz, who now lives in the Madison area, 2-and-1 in Sunday's opening matches.
Wells, who plays out of Riverside GC in Menominee, Michigan, shot 80 at Eau Claire G&CC and finished off a 10-stroke victory over Mequon's Susan Kolbe, who shot 87.
Syd Wells of Menominee, Michigan, overcame two weather delays and shot 81 Monday at Eau Claire G&CC and opened a three-stroke lead after one round of the WWSGA State Women's Senior Championship.
Recent UW-Green Bay graduate Avery Steen and her mom Kelly, of Luck, teamed to shoot 75 and win the WWSGA State Mother-Daughter Championship by 12 strokes over two other teams Monday at Blackhawk CC.
Curtis fires 4-under-par 33 on the back nine at Brown Deer Park GC en route to a 5-under 68 and, at 6-under 140, a six-shot win over Xavier (Ohio) golfer Mikayla Smith of Appleton. The win earns Curtis an exemption in this week's PHC Classic, a Symetra Tour event that begins Friday at Brown Deer Park.
ONEIDA -- Brown County is going to see a lot of Ashley Kulka over the next four years. And, if days like Sunday are an indication of what's ahead, she can't wait to get there.
MADISON -- Anyone booking a victory celebration for Sarah DeKraay after her next Madison City Women's Golf Tournament triumph can relax until 2026.
The University of Wisconsin golfer shot her second straight 2-under-par 70 at Mistwood GC and found herself tied for second place after 36 holes of the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open.
The 21-year-old senior-to-be at the University of Wisconsin is able to swing pain free for the first time since 2015 back surgery and Friday she turned back Grand Valley State University golfer Katelyn Chipman of Canton 3-and-2 in the championship match.