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CEDARBURG — In his acceptance speech after winning his fourth Wisconsin State Senior Open on Wednesday, Jim Schuman dropped a mini bombshell when he said he didn’t know how much longer he would continue to compete. Well, if this is a Jim Schuman in decline, he could have fooled the other 90 competitors in the State Senior Open. Read more >

CEDARBURG — One of the names atop the leaderboard after the first round of the Wisconsin State Senior Open is familiar to just about anyone who follows golf in our state. Jim Schuman has been arguably the best player in the Wisconsin PGA Section for the better part of three decades. And the other name? Brad Lanning? The Hortonville resident is a relative newcomer to the state golf scene, but the guy has a golf resume a mile long. Read more >

Kevin Cahill of Waukesha described himself as a “knucklehead” and a “choking dog” and worried that he was going to “puke away” a chance to win his second Senior Amateur title. In the end, the 62-year-old former professional tennis player was holding the trophy, which tells you that it was one crazy finish at Blackhawk Country Club. Read more >

As Steve Stricker did what tournament champions do in the moments right after a victory, his support team gathered behind the 18th green Sunday at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich., with smiles that spoke volumes about how good everyone involved felt about his ninth… Read more >

The three-time WSGA Player of the Year will lead a trio of qualifiers into the U.S. Mid-Amateur Sept. 10-15 at Erin Hills, with Blue Mound Golf & Country Club serving as the co-host course for the stroke-play portion of the competition. The other qualifiers at Merrill Hills were Nathan Colson of Mequon, a former Marquette University golfer who shot a 68, and Ryan Zikeli of Hartland, who shot a 71. Read more >

MEQUON — Daniel Mazziotta has done just about everything there is to do in golf, short of playing on the PGA Tour. He’s played north of the border (PGA Tour Canada). He’s won south of the border (twice on PGA Tour Latinoamerica). Name a mini-tour, and he’s played it. Name a break, good or bad, and he’s experienced it. Read more >

MEQUON — So, who’s going to win the 102nd Wisconsin State Open? The truth is, any one of the 15 players within six strokes of the lead have a chance. All it will take is two great rounds in the 36-hole finale Wednesday, on a course on which the line between birdie and bogey is razor-thin. “Pars are going to be good,” co-leader Zach Burry said. “Just whoever can grind it out and get after it.” Read more >

Jordan Niebrugge of Shorewood was in fourth place alone with a 67, and there was a four-way tie for fifth at 68: former Marquette University standout Hunter Eichhorn of Carney, Mich., who made a rare double-eagle on No. 2; former University of Wisconsin golfer Sam Anderson of Stoughton; Sam Weber of Hartland, a caddie at Erin Hills; and Zach Burry of Appleton, the State Open runner-up last year. Read more >

This is undeniably a big week for Mequon native Jordan Niebrugge, who has moved back home and is living in Shorewood after being based in Florida for several years. He has played little tournament golf this summer, and with Korn Ferry Tour Q School looming next month, a strong State Open performance would go a long way. Read more >

The Brookfield golfer has a chance to secure Korn Ferry Tour status in 2023 by finishing among the top five in the PGA Tour Canada standings and so will play next week in Winnipeg, Manitoba instead of at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon. At the State Open, he would have been competing to become the first golfer to win the tournament three consecutive years. Read more >

Brandon Cloete shot 65, Sam Van Galder shot 67 and John Wright shot 68 Monday at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison. They will compete Sept. 10-15 in the 41st U.S. Mid-Amateur, the national championship for amateurs 25 and older, at Erin Hills. "If I could play in one tournament per year, and only one tournament, it would be this event,” said Wright. Read more >

Some of Jerry Kelly's greatest golf shots have led to some of his greatest victories on the PGA Tour Champions. Others have merely led to some of his 58 top-10 finishes in 119 career starts on the senior circuit. And then there was his his signature moment Sunday from a greenside bunker on the 15th hole during the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic, where he notched his 11th victory on the tour. Read more >

When William Harned played his way into the final group going into the third round of last month's Wisconsin State Amateur, the 16-year-old had already exceeded expectations for his week at Sand Valley. The same could not be said of his expectations going into the final round of the Wisconsin State Junior Boys Championship. Read more >

WAUKESHA — Going into qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur, Bob Gregorski had played in 15 USGA championships. Rocky Sperka had played in one. Both were equally thrilled Friday after shooting 2-under 70s at Morningstar Golfers Club to tie for medalist honors and earn the two available spots in the U.S. Senior Amateur, Aug. 27-Sept. 1 at The Kittansett Club in Marion, Mass. Read more >

Playing with four buddies at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine on Wednesday, Tom Boockmeier was 2-over par through six holes — “kind of a crummy start,” he said — when the group was forced to seek shelter from a passing storm. The clouds soon parted and the sun reappeared, but the lightning and thunder were just getting started. Read more >

With the wind blowing non-stop out of the southwest and gusts reaching 30 mph-plus, only two players broke par. Thirteen of the 69 players who made the cut failed to break 80. “It was definitely a bit of an adventure today,” said co-leader Blake Wisdom, who fought back from a triple-bogey on the ninth hole to shoot a 2-under 70. Read more >

TOWN OF ROME — Adam Garski, a rising junior at UW-Milwaukee, and Tyler Obermueller, a left-hander who won his State Am as a member of the University of Wisconsin golf team, have compelling stories. The co-leaders of the 121st Wisconsin State Amateur Championship are at different stages of life, one a 22-year-old who has started showing up on leaderboards on a regular basis, the other a 35-year-old who has been there, done that. Read more >

TOWN OF ROME — Jack Schultz turned a visit to Sand Valley Resort in May into a first-degree assault on Old Man Par, blistering Mammoth Dunes with a 62 and firing a 66 at Sand Valley. Thirty-six holes. Seventeen under par. One very loud statement. The three-time WSGA player of the year from Whitefish Bay picked up where he left off Monday. Read more >

With 2021 winner Piercen Hunt of Hartland playing a national amateur schedule in lieu of defending his title and the four champions before him all having turned professional since this time a year ago, the door is wide open. Here's how the 156-golfer field was determined for the 121st Wisconsin State Amateur Championship Monday-Thursday at Sand Valley. Read more >

Before they teed off Thursday morning at 7:30 in the 18-hole finale of the Wisconsin Men's Senior Match Play Championship, JT Johnson and Mitch Bowers agreed to divide in half the $575 in pro-shop earnings they had coming their way as the two survivors in the 32-man senior bracket and just p… Read more >

"Right when we left in the car, she just said it doesn't matter what happens, just go out there, just have a positive attitude and it's going to come to you," Jerry Kelly said after winning the Bridgestone Senior Players for the second time in three years by playing his final six holes in 3-under-par. "I kept on saying, 'OK, I'm going to smile when I miss this one and it's going to come to me.' And they ended up coming at the end." Read more >

Jerry Kelly spent much of the front nine chasing Steve Stricker during moving day Saturday at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club. And then Stricker spent much of the back nine chasing Kelly. Of course, it wouldn't be the first time the two Madison golfers have chased each other near the top of a leaderboard on the PGA Tour Champions, including here in Akron, Ohio. Read more >