WISCONSIN GOLFER l SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011
Scholarship winners named
Walker, Doyle agree ... on golf
Six winners of 2011 Sportsman Scholarships have been announced by the
Lou Warobick Junior Golf Foundation. The recipients graduated from high
school in the spring and are beginning college this fall. They are:
Leo Buser Cedarburg H.S. UW-Washington County _____________________________________________________________________
It may have gone unnoticed in this summer of unmatched political unrest across the great state of Wisconsin, but there’s evidence that the Badger State’s two most
recent governors actually agree on something.
Amy Hurwitz Nicolet H.S. UW-Madison _____________________________________________________________________
Isabella Lambert Catholic Memorial H.S. Butler University _____________________________________________________________________
Erin Isaacson Shawano H.S. Viterbo University _____________________________________________________________________
At U.S. Amateur media day on July 25 at Erin Hills in Erin,
Jim Reinhart, general chairman of the championship, took
a moment to salute various governmental entities that have
leant their support.
Casey Nan LaBarbera Marinette H.S. Northern Illinois University _____________________________________________________________________
The town of Erin. Check.
Brendan Ahern St. Mary’s Springs UW-Madison
Washington County. Check.
The state of Wisconsin. Check.
The scholarships are awarded annually to college-bound Wisconsin boys
and girls who exemplify good sportsmanship and contributions to their
schools and communities. High school students are nominated for the
scholarships by golf coaches, high school athletic directors, golf professionals
and other golf officials.
The scholarships are intended to promote good sportsmanship in junior
golf and are given in honor of the late Lou Warobick, longtime PGA professional and member of Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame.
Reinhart told the story about how he took some United
States Golf Association officials to see then-Gov. Jim Doyle
in Madison a few years ago to discuss the U.S. Amateur
coming to Wisconsin. Doyle, he said, promised whatever
resources the state could muster in support of the event.
And Gov. Scott Walker has reaffirmed that level of support
since taking office at the beginning of the year.
“So (Doyle and Walker) don’t agree necessarily on a lot
of political issues, but they do agree that championship
golf in the state of Wisconsin is great for the state’s economy, and that’s been a big part of making this happen,”
Reinhart said. “They have bent over backwards to make
championship golf out here a success.”
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