impact in his first Wisconsin State Amateur
Championship. Meyer, who hails from
Edina, transferred from the University of
Minnesota to the University of Wisconsin
last season and has three years of eligibility left with the Badgers.
His home course is University Ridge in
Verona, the UW golf course.
“Madison is now home for me,” he said.
Meyer shot 69 in the third round to get
to 1 under par and lock down a spot in the
final pairing. But he shot 77 to fall into a
tie for seventh at tournament’s end.
third round and
eventually tied for
seventh place. One
pairing back, Dave
Foley, Shawn’s dad,
shot 76 in the third
round and finished
the tournament in a
tie for 27th. Dave
was aided along the
way by his dad,
72-year-old Jim Foley
who served as
“He caddied for Shawn the first two
days,” Dave Foley said of his dad. “He
said if we both made the cut, he would
caddie for whoever had the low score.
And I beat Shawn the first two days. So he
caddied for my son the first two days and
for me the next two, which is pretty cool.”
Everything worked great until Shawn
began to make a run on the back nine in
the final round, and neither his dad nor
granddad were able to see it.
“My dad is on my bag with me,” Dave
said, “and both of us are like, ‘Hey, we
don’t want to be here. We want to go
Shawn Foley, of Western Lakes GC in Pe-
waukee, is a member of the Northern Illi-
nois University golf team. Dave Foley plays
out of Brown Deer Park GC in Milwaukee.
GOPHER ON THE COURSE
Minnesota native Chris Meyer made an
STATS AND STUFF
Maple Bluff CC, measuring just short of
6,400 yards, held up quite nicely, thank
you very much, playing to a 76.89 average
through 72 holes. The highest stroke aver-
age came in the first round (78.31), when a
soaking early morning storm rendered the
thick rough nearly unplayable.
Only one hole, the par- 4 first, played
under par for the week, and it was by the
slimmest of margins. The 290-yard first
played 0.01 strokes under par for the week.