Heavy rain helped Becky Klongland extend her reign as Wisconsin Women's State Amateur champion to four years when the 2017 tournament was reduced to a 36-hole event after the final round at Westmoor CC in Brookfield was washed out.
Still, it's starting to look like the only thing that might unlock the University of Wisconsin golfer's grip on the event would be if she turned professional.
Klongland became the first golfer to win the Women's State Am four years in a row when she shot 70-75 on opening day and edged 2017 Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame inductee Maggie Leef by two shots for the victory after the final round fell victim to the weather. Only Jessie Gerry (2011, '12 and '13) and Joellyn Erdmann of Kaukauna (1996, '97 and '98) won the event three years in a row. Erdmann is the only other four-time champ, according to Wisconsin Women's State Golf Association records.
The victory highlighted a summer in which she also won a one-day collegiate shootout for a spot in the Monday qualifier at the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. There, she shot 75 and missed a playoff for the final spot in the main tournament field by three shots.
However, she didn't miss a spot on the Wisconsin.Golf list of the top 17 stories of 2017, coming in at No. 14 thanks, in part, to these accomplishments:
Becky Klongland became the first golfer to win the Wisconsin Women's State Amateur Championship four years in a row Wednesday and she didn't h…
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ONEIDA -- Careers on the LPGA Tour are more than a few fairways down the road for University of Wisconsin golfers Becky Klongland and Jessica …