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Today is August 4, 2015

Congrats to former WPGA junior Jordan Niebrugge

The WPGA Junior Foundation would like to congratulate Jordan Niebrugge on his great finish at The Open Championship! Its awesome to see a former junior have such great success!

In 2007, a junior golfer from Mequon was winning the 12-13 year old division in a WPGA Junior Tour event. Check out the results from that event here. Jordan Niebrugge was battling the likes of Charlie Danielson and Zach Gaugert in a fierce 12-13 year old division. The senior at Oklahoma State University has been playing great golf since he was 12. On July 20, 2015 he finished T6 at The Open Championship with the likes of Spieth, Rose and Garcia. Its been a amazing journey for Jordan over the past 9 years from playing in junior events to playing in Majors. Some of you might have seen him on TV accepting his medal for low amateur at The Open. He was not only the low amateur but his total of 277 was the lowest 72-hole total by an amateur in Open History!  Jordan also competed in the 2014 Masters Tournament as an amateur by winning the U.S. Public links event in 2013.

We all look forward to seeing what's in your bright future.

Photo courtesy of The Open Championship

See the final results from The Open

See more from ESPN article here on Jordan



Make it 3 Straight for Team Wisconsin

The WI/MN Cup Matches finished day two singles matches today at StoneRidge GC in Stillwater, MN. This event consists of 12 boys and 12 girls from each state to represent their section in a Ryder Cup team event. Team WI lead 7.5 to 4.5 after day one of four-ball matches. They went onto win 15 of 24 matches in the singles matches to claim the Cup with a final score of 23-13. Team Wisconsin holds the overall series lead now at 12-5-1.

Click to View Day 2 results (Singles Matches)

The Junior Foundation would also like to thank the sales reps that donated tee gifts to each player. Thanks to Ted Robbins and Tom Cranwell for donating Titleist golf balls and hats, Michael Chase for donating Footjoy gloves and socks, Matt Flaten for donating the team Adidas shirts each day, and Ron Hurab for donating an RJ Shepherd umbrella and Devant towel to each player. These guys make this event a great experience for all players.


2015 WPGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The Wisconsin PGA is proud to announce the 2015 scholarship winners.  Twenty individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $14,300.  We congratulate all the applicants for their great accomplishments.

College Scholarships
Matthew Miller of Monroe was awarded the Tony Coleman Memorial Scholarship for $1,250.
Tony was the PGA General Manager and COO for Bishops Bay Country Club from 1994-2013.  He led the facility from its development into the first rate operation it remains today.  Tony was a 36 year member of the PGA. Tony’s passion for golf was most evident when working with a junior golfer wishing to excel in the game.  This scholarship was made possible by the generous support of the Coleman family, friends, Bishops Bay CC members and the membership of the Wisconsin PGA.

Peyton Gunnison, Hartland - $800
Hallie Hancock, Eau Claire - $650
Nicholas Heyrman, Colgate - $850
Nicole Isaacson, Racine - $650
Steffen Lake, Madison - $500
Isaac Quella - Appleton - $500



High School Senior Scholarships
David Holzer of Hartford was awarded the Terry Noel Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. Terry was a tribute to golf, but more importantly a tribute to respect and love of mankind and the ability to spread happiness with his kindness and constant smile.   Terry was first and foremost a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend to all he met. Terry was also a proud Army veteran from the Vietnam era, serving most of his time in Germany and at The Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Finally, Terry was an avid, passionate golfer who spread his goodwill on the course and off.

Blake Anderson , Mequon - $500
Abby Chase, Beaver Dam - $850
Jackson Eversoll, McFarland - $800
Molly Field, Marshfield - $850
David Foster, Elm Grove - $900
Ryan Frank, De Pere - $500
Samuel Kuzniewski, Waukesha - $500
Caroline Lake, Madison - $650
Madeline McCue, Milton - $650
Nate Oehrlein, Sun Prairie - $500
Casey Posda, Oak Creek - $900
Mikayla Smith, Appleton - $500




Skibba & Church Victorious at Jr. Champ

The Junior Championship is in the books for the 2015 season. We had a thrilling end to determine the boys player who will represent Wisconsin at the National PGA Junior Championship is August. Adam Miller(Lodi) and Tyler Church (Onalaksa) each finished with a 36-hole total of 145. The playoff ensued on hole 18, when that could not decide it they played hole 10, then hole 11 and that was the final hole. Tyler made a 25 foot birdie putt to end the playoff and move on to the National Junior Championship.

The younger boys division and girls played over at Dretzka Park for round two. Tyler Cleaves (Kaukauna) went wire to wire to win the Boys 13-15 division with rounds of 74-73. He finished 5th in the overall Boys 13-18 division.

Loren Skibba (Verona) captured the girls overall title with rounds of 76-71 to edge the 2014 Player of the Year Mikayla Hauck (Cottage Grove) by two shots. Skibba's 1-under par round in round two was the difference. Sarah Busey (Racine) edged Maria Seeman (Milton) by one shot to win the Girls 13-15 division. Sarah had rounds of 84-75.

We wish Loren and Tyler the best as they represent Wisconsin at the National Championship on August 3-6 at Miramont CC in Texas.The Junior Foundation would like to thank Milwaukee County Parks, Dretzka Park Golf Course, Brown Deer Golf Course and all staff for hosting 350 juniors over two days. The superintendents did a fantastic job with the golf courses and the weather was great. Thanks for playing juniors.

Click Here for Complete Results from the Junior Championship.



Meet the 2015 WPGA Interns

            (Zach Hale, Brendan Paule, Nick Heyrman)

Zach joins the WPGA team from Indianola, Iowa and is a recent graduate of Simpson College where he earned his degree in Sports Administration.  He has played golf competitively since the age of 11 and was a three year letter winner, captain, and Co-MVP in high school and a four year letter winner, co-captain, and MVP in college.  He recently did an internship in 2013 with the Texas Legends Junior Tour and is looking to pursue a career in the golf administration field.  Zach has also helped coach the men’s golf team at Simpson College since 2013.  Outside of golf, Zach enjoys watching Sports Center, the Big Bang Theory, coaching high school basketball, and watching other sports.

Brendan recently finished his sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. He is a triple major focusing on Accounting, Finance, and Management. Brendan went to high school at Menomonee Falls. While in high school Brendan was a part of several athletic teams including Golf, Soccer, and Baseball. Some of Brendan’s highest accomplishments playing high school golf was winning sectionals senior year, and making it to the state tournament twice. Brendan is the Co-founder of the club golf team at Oshkosh and currently holds the treasurer position in the club. One day, Brendan hopes to work for a sports organization and be in a financial position.

Nicholas Heyrman recently completed his sophomore year at Saint Louis University where he studies Sports Business and Accounting. Nicholas is returning for his second year as an intern for the Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation. He has lived his whole life in Germantown, WI and played high school golf for Marquette University High School. In his free time, he likes to golf, listen to music, snow ski, and spend time with friends. During his junior golf career, Nicholas recorded two second-place finishes in Wisconsin PGA Junior tournaments. Nicholas aspires to work for a golf organization after college.



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