Rob started covering the state's golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. He joined Killarney Golf Media in 2015 and helped develop Wisconsin.Golf's extensive coverage of junior, high school, college, amateur and pro golf.
MADISON — At one point during another triumphant afternoon Tuesday, Chad Salay had checked all the boxes a high school golf coach could possib…
The Falcons hoisted the gold trophy for the first time in program history after shooting 319 during the final round and, with a 36-hole total of 637, holding off Hamilton (Sussex) by seven strokes to top the Division 1 competition. Stevens Point junior Riley Pechinski turned the race for medalist honors into something of a rout after shooting a 2-under-par 34 on her inward nine.
MADISON — As the closest thing to a cagey veteran when it comes to dealing with all the emotions of a WIAA state girls golf tournament, twin s…
MADISON — The whites of her eyes were about the only thing visible Monday evening when Ava Salay walked off the 18th green at University Ridge…
In the fall of 1972, Mary Hafeman would win the first WIAA state girls golf championship, shooting 92 in what was then an 18-hole event played at Winagamie Golf Course. Her West Bend East team finished second to Madison West and Linda (Stack) Hughes, who would become Hafeman's future college teammate and a lifelong friend. As the 50th WIAA state girls golf tournament begins today, both will be monitoring the activity with great interest.
Prescott golfer Ava Salay and coach/father Chad pose with the 2021 WIAA Division 2 sectional plaque.
Following 2020 when COVID-19 forced the WIAA girls state championship to be split into a traditional fall and alternate spring season, the tournament is back at University Ridge Monday and Tuesday to determine the 2021 team and individual champions. Rob Hernandez provides his analysis and predictions.