SCENES FROM NO. 11
WISCONSIN GOLFER l SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011
1;The tricky par-3 11th hole at Maple Bluff CC dashed the hopes
of many State Amateur Championship contenders during the
final round on July 21. The hole measures a manageable 191
yards from the back tees, but it is virtually surrounded by trees
and the green is guarded by a deep bunker on the front-left
edge. As it turned out, No. 11 did a good job separating the title
contenders from the pretenders during the final round.
2;Mike McDonald of Blackstone Creek GC was one of many
players who found the deep bunker on the left edge of the
11th green. McDonald hit a beautiful bunker shot, tapped in for
par and a short time later won his first Wisconsin State
3;Jack Schultz of Fire Ridge GC chose 6-iron off the tee and
ended up in an awkward spot next to cart path right of the 11th
green. He shanked his chip shot to the behind the green and
eventually two-putted for double bogey. Schultz tied for second.
4;Ricky Hearden of Horseshoe Bay GC missed the 11th green
on the right with his tee shot. But a successful up-and-down
for par kept him in the running, and he settled into a tie for
5;Chris Meyer of University Ridge GC surveys his options after
his tee shot on No. 11 hit a tree branch and bounded to the
right near the ninth fairway. He scrambled to save bogey, but his
final-round 77 dropped him into a tie for seventh place.
6;Todd Schaap of Ives Grove Golf Links two-putted from the front
edge for his par on No. 11 and eventually tied for fourth place.
7;John Gullberg of Johnson Park GC moved into a tie for fourth
place with a final-round 70. Along the way he saved par from the
bunker on No. 11.
8;Anthony Aicher of Wausau CC needed a couple of swings to get
out of the sand on No. 11 after his tee shot ended up in a nasty
lie in the bunker. Aicher made bogey and tied for 21st place.
9;Mike Sorenson of Chenequa CC found the bunker with his tee
shot and failed to get up and down for par. His bogey sent him
into a tie for 15th place.
10;Two-time State Amateur champion Bob Gregorski of North
Shore GC hit this pretty bunker shot on No. 11 to escape with
his par. Gregorski tied for 27th.