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BROOKFIELD – Winning the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship has been high on Piercen Hunt’s list of goals since 2018, when he tied for fourth at Minocqua Country Club as a precocious 16-year-old and hung around to watch Harrison Ott beat Thomas Longbella in an epic eight-hole playoff. “That was the point,” he said, “where I knew my game could hold its own against a lot of the guys older than me.” Read more >

Piercen Hunt, a rising sophomore at the University of Illinois from Hartland, shot an even-par 70 on Wednesday, a day that produced just one sub-par round, a 68 by Jack Schultz. Hunt was at even-par 210 through 54 holes, five shots ahead of Cameron Huss (72-215), six ahead of Adam Garski (72-216) and seven ahead of Adam Miller (71-217). Read more >

Westmoor has a history of producing both great champions and over-par winning scores. The scoring average Tuesday in the second round of the 120th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship was a robust 80.09 and only 11 players in the field of 154 broke 75, a staggering statistic. The field combined for 1,109 bogeys and 491 double-bogeys, and the 36-hole cut fell at 16-over par. Read more >

The rising sophomore at UWGB carded a bogey-free round in competition for the first time in his career and chose the first round of the 120th State Am to do it. He had six birdies on a day when only 28 golfers in the 156-player field at Westmoor Country Club had more than two. "It was a good day overall," Kulka said. Read more >

With nine past champions dating back to 1995 ready to tee it up, along with competitors from 10 different qualifying sites over the past month, here's how the 156-golfer field was determined for the 120th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship to be played Monday-Thursday at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield. Read more >

"The definition of a rollercoaster," Piercen Hunt, the University of Illinois golfer from Harland, wrote via text message to Wisconsin.Golf after making 15 birdies, 14 pars, six bogeys and a double-bogey, shooting 68-67 and — with a 36-hole total of 7-under-par 135 — edging Nekoosa's Adam Miller (70-66) by one shot for medalist honors at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland. Meanwhile, in Iowa, Harrison Ott earned his fourth U.S. Am berth. Read more >

Garrett Jones of Fitchburg and Matt Tolan of Eau Claire made their share of mistakes. The golf wasn’t always spectacular, though at times – and especially down the stretch – it was heroic. The finalists were just about dead even in terms of talent, desire and toughness, and anytime that happens in match play – particularly when a title is on the line – the competition is bound to be special. Read more >

Garrett Jones of Fitchburg, a former University of Wisconsin golfer from Fitchburg, faces Aidan Lafferty, a redshirt sophomore on Marquette University’s golf team from Downers Grove, Ill., in one semifinal Thursday. Former Marquette golfer Nick Nelson of Milwaukee tees it up against Eau Claire’s Matt Tolan, who recently exhausted his eligibility at the University of South Dakota, in the other. Read more >

Jim Reinhart, an influential leader with the USGA and Masters Tournament and someone who played an important role in Erin Hills becoming a U.S. Open course, and Mike Muranyi, the longtime Monroe Country Club head golf professional who won the 1983 Wisconsin State Open and qualified for the Greater Milwaukee Open seven times, have been elected to the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame. Read more >

The former University of South Dakota golfer advances to the 16-player bracket for the knockout rounds that begin Wednesday in the four-day WSGA Match Play Championship at Hawks Landing in Madison. Also playing in the knockout rounds are current and former Badgers and Golden Eagles, seasoned mid-am golfers and two of the semifinalists from last year's championship. Read more >

MADISON — The two years Max Schmidtke spent at the University of Illinois-Springfield "wasn't a settle," the Sheboygan native said Monday, because the time spent at the NCAA Division II school allowed him to grow significantly as a golfer and fix a birth defect in his kidney that often made … Read more >

The lucky pair are Patrick Koenig, 41, of Laguna Beach, Calif., and recent University of Wisconsin grad Bobbi Stricker, 22, who were selected from the hundreds of applicants from 25 different states who sought any golfer’s ultimate summer gig. For 10 weeks, they will play some of Wisconsin's top courses for free and get paid for their creativity in promoting them on social media. Read more >

Greg Daggett had the round of his dreams Wednesday in U.S. Senior Open qualifying at Washington County Golf Course. A public links player who had never made the cut in the Wisconsin State Amateur or won anything of note, he shot a 1-under 71 in howling wind and then survived a 3-for-1 playoff with Michael Crowley of Milwaukee and Michael Genovese of Loxley, Ala., to advance to this summer's U.S. Senior Open. Read more >

Also advancing Wednesday at Hidden Glen in Cedarburg were minitour professional Peter Webb of Madison and amateurs Evan Myers of Northbrook, Ill., and Ricky Kuiper of Racine, who shot 2-under 70s, and amateur Tyler Cleaves of Kaukauna, who had a 71. The five players move on to 36-hole sectional qualifying with a shot at the U.S. Open June 17-20 at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Read more >

Calling it "America's No. 1 Internship," the WSGA drew quite a reaction this week when it put out the call for applicants to the 10-week position on its social media channels. The summer "job" is as much unbelievable as it is straight-forward: Play golf for free all summer and get paid for your creativity on social media. Read more >

Jim Schuman had just turned 50 when he suggested to his family that it would be fun to try to earn player of the year honors in the Wisconsin PGA Section in both the member and senior divisions. After all, he was healthy, loved to compete and still had a lot of game. “They just chuckled at me, like, ‘Are you kidding me?'" Read more >

If you don’t know the name John Pallin, it’s only because he started winning tournaments 50 years ago and stopped winning pretty much at the dawn of the Internet age. If he came along today, he would be a YouTube sensation. “I can’t describe, truly, how far John hit the ball," says fellow Wisconsin golf legend Archie Dadian. Read more >

Kevin Cahill shot a 3-under-par 69 at Minocqua CC and rallied to win the Wisconsin State Senior Amateur Championship for the first time after two painful near-misses. His 4-under-par 140 total was good for a one-stroke victory over Onalaska's Tom McClintock, who birdied three of his last four holes to match Cahill's 69 but was undone by a three-putt bogey from 80 feet on the next to last hole. Read more >

On the signature shot that would propel Jason Manke into a playoff Friday at the Wisconsin State Par 3 Championship, the Baraboo golfer hit "a running pitching wedge" from 127 yards around a bunker, onto the green and within birdie range on No. 16 at The Sandbox — the penultimate hole on the… Read more >

It is Jim Rollefson's habit to not only walk off his putts, but those of his opponent. So all it took Wednesday afternoon was some quick math to figure out what Dan Wubbels did to change the complexion of their Super Senior championship match at the WSGA Senior Match Play Championship. Read more >