2019 WSGA state match play

Don't let the blue sky fool you; conditions were brutal for the qualifying round of the WSGA Match-Play Championship at West Bend CC

WEST BEND — To hear Eagle River's Garth Gilster tell it, stroke-play qualifying for the Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship was an epic example of making the best of a really bad situation.

"It was blowing a gale!" Gilster wrote in a Twitter message to Wisconsin.golf after shooting possibly the best 3-over-par 75 of his life and finishing in a tie for fifth. "I was in the (afternoon) wave and I think we got the better end of the deal... maybe 15-20 mph winds where I think the morning guys had 25-30+ (winds) and gusting! The greens were extremely firm to boot. Even with a short iron or wedge it was difficult to hold the green."

By the end of the day, only four golfers bettered his score led by former Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs golfer Patrick Treichel, who shot the only sub-par round (a 71). Treichel played club golf at Ferris State University and is now enrolled in graduate school at Arizona State University.

Edgewood College golfer Dawson Hinz of Baraboo and Benjamin Shafer of Brookfield shot 73s and Marquette golfer Tyler Leach of Spring Valley added a 74. An 84 was good enough to be among the top 64 and earn a spot in Tuesday's opening round of match play. 

A who's-who of golfers with glowing resumes, some of whom had been playing this spring — such as recent WIAA Division 1 eighth-place finisher Brock Hlinak of Kaukauna (85), U.S. Open sectional qualifier Ryonen Faris of Fond du Lac (85), former University of Wisconsin golfer and 2015 Wisconsin State Amateur champion Eddie Wajda (87), recent WIAA Division 1 third-place finisher Blake Wisdom of Lake Geneva (87), recent WIAA Division 2 third-place finisher James Gilmore of Madison (88) — all struggled mightily among the tough conditions and, yes, there were other recognizable names who shot scores north of 90.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo of Burlington, who made two starts this spring on the PGA Tour, had enough after 13 holes and withdrew, according to the WSGA scoring website. He shot 46 on the front nine (but was 1-under on the back) and was locked in a battle with his 62-year-old father, Ramiro, who did finish with an 85, for low Romo.

"West Bend is just a beauty, though," Gilster wrote. "(It's) the type of place you’d never tire of because the setup can be so different from day to day with such big undulating greens."

First-round matches begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday with Treichel playing UW-Green Bay golfer Max Pasher among the early matches. Second-round matches begin at 1 p.m.

The tournament continues through Thursday when the semifinals are scheduled for 8 a.m. and the finals for noon.

1Patrick Treichel  Fond du Lac, WIF *-171 
T2Dawson Hinz  Middleton, WIF *+173 
T2Benjamin Shafer  Brookfield, WIF *+173 
4Tyler Leach  Spring Valley, WIF+274 
T5Matt Polivka  Muskego, WIF+375 
T5Matt Tolan  Eau Claire, WIF+375 
T5Garth Gilster  Eagle River, WIF+375 
T5Shaun Borre  La Crosse, WIF *+375 
T9Derick Disch  Brookfield, WIF+476 
T9Travis Engle  Kenosha, WIF+476 
T11Sam Schlosser  West Bend, WIF+577 
T11George Kneiser  Oconomowoc, WIF+577 
T11Cal Meyers  Richfield, WIF+577 
T11Christopher Colla  Fond du Lac, WIF *+577 
T11Ryan Prickette  Neenah, WIF+577 
T16Adam Garski  Wauwatosa, WIF *+678 
T16Jakob Garstecki  Germantown, WIF+678 
T16Joe DuChateau  Fond Du Lac, WIF+678 
T16Jack Schultz  Whitefish Bay, WIF+678 
T16Jack McKinney  Milwaukee, WIF+678 
T16Matthew Davidson  Mcfarland, WIF+678 
T16Ben Resnick  Rice Lake, WIF *+678 
T16Emmet Herb  Middleton, WIF+678 
T24Matt Elstad  Oconomowoc, WIF+779 
T24Dylan Kline  Neenah, WIF+779 
T24Robert Gregorski  Menasha, WIF+779 
T24Jack (John) Blair  Wauwatosa, WIF+779 
T24Rocky Sperka  New Berlin, WIF+779 
T24Jeffery Lister  GreendaleF+779 
T24Jakob Schroeckenthaler  Cottage Grove, WIF *+779 
T31Matthew Mattioli  Milwaukee, WIF+880 
T31Brady Sarauer  Fond du Lac, WIF *+880 
T31Jim Walkley  Onalaska, WIF+880 
T31Eric Goldapske  Sun Prairie, WIF *+880 
T31Evan VanEnkevort  Appleton, WIF *+880 
T31Barry Fruth  Franksville, WIF *+880 
T31Matt Behm  Valders, WIF+880 
T31Justin Allen  Middleton, WIF+880 
T39Jacob Hildreth  Milwaukee, WIF *+981 
T39Myles Miller  Waukesha, WIF *+981 
T39Greg Alberte  Glendale, WIF *+981 
T39Michael Bielawski  Waukesha, WIF+981 
T39Charles Maleki  Mequon, WIF *+981 
T39Elliott Nielsen  Fond du lac, WIF+981 
T39Nicholas Bauer  Oshkosh, WIF *+981 
T39Eric Smetana-Bartz  Waupaca, WIF *+981 
T39Tim Pridemore  Hartford, WIF *+981 
T39Jack Anderson  Brookfield, WIF+981 
T39Adam Miller  Adams, WIF+981 
T39Nathan Daugherty  Lake Villa, ILF *+981 
T39Jed Baranczyk  Green Bay, WIF+981 
T39Cory Aune  Lake Geneva, WIF *+981 
T53Brent Wiskirchen  Mequon, WIF+1082 
T53Jeremy Weinrich  Mequon, WIF *+1082 
T53Kevin Cahill  Waukesha, WIF *+1082 
T53Jason Jahnke  Kewaskum, WIF+1082 
T53Doyle Kelly  Fond Du Lac, WIF *+1082 
T53Troy Thiel  Combined Locks, WIF+1082 
T53Michael Masik Jr  Mount Pleasant, WIF *+1082 
T53Dane Zachman  Milwaukee, WIF+1082 
T53Kyle Loose  Wales, WIF+1082 
T53Jade Royston  Wisconsin Dells, WIF *+1082 
T53Kenny Rucker  Madison, WIF *+1082 
T64Matt Maus  Brookfield, WIF+1183 
T64Zachary Mindel  Menomonee Falls, WIF+1183 
T64Chris Rasmussen  King, WIF *+1183 
T64Robert Hughes  Milwaukee, WIF+1183 
T64Alex Yost  Hartland, WIF *+1183 
T64Alec Sheaffer  Pewaukee, WIF *+1183 
T64Max Pasher  Mequon, WIF *+1183 
T64Mike McDonald  West Bend, WIF+1183 
T64Matthew Bachmann  Milwaukee, WIF *+1183 
T64Nate Lockhart  Elkhorn, WIF *+1183 
T64George Botts  Madison, WIF+1183 
T64Ben Landvatter  Watertown, WIF *+1183 
T76Danny Behm  Hubertus, WIF+1284 
T76Brock Hlinak  Kaukauna, WIF *+1284 
T76Korey Kenall  Waukesha, WIF *+1284 
T76Matthew Wahl  Oak Creek, WIF *+1284 
T76Nick Robinson  Madison, WIF *+1284 
T76Tony Roberts  West Salem, WIF *+1284 
T82Trent Griesemer  Kewaskum, WIF *+1385 
T82Tyler DeMeuse  Waukesha, WIF *+1385 
T82Colton Duwe  Oconomowoc, WIF *+1385 
T82Chris Kostrewa  Wales, WIF *+1385 
T82Ryonen Faris  Fond du Lac, WIF+1385 
T82Jacob Sherwood  Davis, CAF *+1385 
T82Chad LaFever  Buttedesmorts, WIF+1385 
T82Matthew Zimmerman  Janesville, WIF+1385 
T82Burke Barsamian  Lake Geneva, WIF+1385 
T82Ramiro Romo  Burlington, WIF+1385 
T82Garhett Kaegi  Verona, WIF *+1385 
T82Ryan Schuelke  Manawa, WIF *+1385 
T82Jim Doing  Verona, WIF+1385 
T82Jason Manke  Baraboo, WIF+1385 
T96Andrew Otto  Kewaskum, WIF+1486 
T96Eli Martin  Elm Grove, WIF *+1486 
T96Bradley Hill  Menomonee Falls, WIF+1486 
T96Garrett Gosh  Wauwatosa, WIF *+1486 
T96James Gunsalus  Brookfield, WIF *+1486 
T96Adam Austreng  Cedarburg, WIF+1486 
T96Ryan Hughes  Cedarburg, WIF *+1486 
T96Daryl Schrader  Pewaukee, WIF+1486 
T96Adam Fazio  Wauwatosa, WIF *+1486 
T96Taylor Ryman  New Glarus, WIF *+1486 
T96Jeremy Banaszewski  New Richmond, WIF *+1486 
T96Michael Jensen  Hartford, WIF *+1486 
T96Michael Spengler  Luxemburg, WIF *+1486 
T96Jonathan Fall  Cedarburg, WIF *+1486 
T110Timothy Guhl  Milwaukee, WIF+1587 
T110Steve Brault  HartfordF *+1587 
T110Phillip Johnson  Colgate, WIF+1587 
T110Eddie Wajda  Ann Arbor, MIF *+1587 
T110Patrick Schmitt  Wauwatosa, WIF *+1587 
T110Blake Wisdom  Lake Geneva, WIF+1587 
T110Eric Hjortness  MenashaF *+1587 
T110Sean Murphy  Middleton, WIF+1587 
T110Joe Knapton  Mt Pleasant, WIF *+1587 
T110Kari Hannula Jr  De Pere, WIF+1587 
T120Joseph Ploch  Oconomowoc, WIF *+1688 
T120Chip Summers  Richfield, WIF+1688 
T120Dylan Brown  Reedsburg, WIF *+1688 
T120Christopher Dupuis  Chicago, ILF+1688 
T120Sean Halverson  Janesville, WIF *+1688 
T120Brennan Fairbairn  De Pere, WIF *+1688 
T120Andy Hagen  Beloit, WIF *+1688 
T120James Gilmore  Verona, WIF *+1688 
T120Jonathan Duggan, Jr.  Lake Geneva, WIF *+1688 
T120Patrick Gorman  East Troy, WIF *+1688 
T120Noah Monty  Wauwatosa, WIF+1688 
T120Steve Schreck  FranklinF+1688 
T132Ben Fetters  MIlwaukee, WIF+1789 
T132Rob Pero  CambridgeF *+1789 
T132Ty Hollingsworth  Sheboygan, WIF *+1789 
T132Steven Tylke  Lisbon, WIF+1789 
T132Steven Young  Brookfield, WIF+1789 
T132Brady Thomas  Middleton, WIF *+1789 
T138Jim Rollefson  Franklin, WIF+1890 
T138Paul Suralski  Winter, WIF+1890 
T138Rory Gierhart  Madison, WIF+1890 
T138Steve Sass  Mequon, WIF+1890 
T138Trey Gnewikow  Warrens, WIF+1890 
T143Kevin Kuklinski  Waukesha, WIF *+1991 
T143Ed Dzirbik Jr.  Brookfield, WIF+1991 
T143Lee Reinke  Brillion, WIF+1991 
T146Nate Holzberger  Jackson, WIF+2092 
T146Jim Gariti  Cottage Grove, WIF+2092 
T146Paul Zarek  Burlington, WIF *+2092 
T146Shane Sweeney  Madison, WIF+2092 
T146Devin Wilde  Eagle, WIF *+2092 
T151Brent Bicigo  Miwlaukee, WIF+2193 
T151Paul Borek  Greenville, WIF *+2193 
T151Brandon Parks-Larson  Mount Horeb, WIF+2193 
T154Dave Ullenberg  Brown Deer, WIF *+2294 
T154Alex Hultman  Green Bay, WIF *+2294 
T154Montana Stewart  Onalaska, WIF+2294 
T154Scott Semingson  Osseo, WIF+2294 
158Bailey VanHandel  Kaukauna, WIF *+2395 
159Jack Riederer  Fond du Lac, WIF *+2496 
T160Aaron Rick  Fond Du Lac, WIF *+2597 
T160Alexander Fons  Milwaukee, WIF *+2597 
162Maxwell Forseth  Dane, WIF *+28100 
WDTony Romo  Burlington, WI+9   
WDTom Schoewe  Sun Prairie, WI+14   
WDGary Dahlke  Germantown, WI    
WDBrad Finger  Waukesha, WI    
WDTom Halla  Colgate, WI    
WDJustin Kutz  Princeton, WI    
JWDAaron Gavin  South Milwaukee, WI