Former Wisconsin State Amateur champion Matt Tolan, a University of South Dakota golfer from Eau Claire, will be the No. 1 seed for next week's new-look Wisconsin State Golf Association Match-Play Championship.
The announcement was made Friday evening via a YouTube video that unveiled the 16 top seeds for the 64-player field and the three other golfers in their pods, who were randomly chosen out of a hat. Those golfers will play each other in a three-round format Monday and Tuesday at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha with the top golfer from each pod advancing to the knockout round, which begins Wednesday.
University of Toledo golfer Nate Thomson of Greendale, former University of Wisconsin golfer Garrett Jones of Madison, former UW-Green Bay golfer Joe DuChateau of Fond du Lac and Marquette University golfer Tyler Leach of Spring Valley rounded out the top five seeds determined by their position on the 2019 WSGA player-of-the-year points standings.
University of St. Thomas (Minn.) golfer Emmet Herb of Middleton leads Nos. 6 through 10 seeds. Defending champion Ben Shafer of Brookfield (No. 13) and runner-up Jakob Schroeckenthaler of Cottage Grove (No. 15) are both seeded outside of the top 10.