WISCONSIN GOLFER l JULY/AUGUST 2012
Frank earns Match Play title
Hauser claims first professional win at Geneva National
WSGA MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Former Wisconsin junior player of the
year Sam Frank won the WSGA Match Play
Championship, sponsored by TaylorMade,
in mid-June. Frank, 20, is a member of the
Legend at Brandybrook in Wales.
of Wanaki GC in Menomonee Falls, who
Frank defeated Brady Strangstalien of Vi-
roqua Hills GC, 3 and 2, in the title match,
held during a week of blistering tempera-
tures and blast-furnace winds at Hidden
Glen at Bentdale Farms in Cedarburg.
When the matches began, Frank de-
feated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony
Romo, 1-up, in the first round. Romo, a
native of Burlington, plays out of Meadow-
brook CC in Racine.
Strangstalien led for most the opening
nine of the championship match. He
staked himself to a 2-up lead after making
a birdie on No. 1 and watching Frank
make a bogey on No. 2. But Frank
squared the match with a birdie on the
par-5 eighth hole.
On his way to the final match against
Strangstalien, Frank also beat Eric Schremp
of Wausau CC (2 and 1), Ed Dzirbik Jr. of
Westmoor CC in Brookfield (2 and 1),
Anthony Aicher of Wausau CC (1-up)
and Max Hosking of Yahara Hills GC in
In the other semifinal, Strangstalien beat
Jordan Niebrugge of Ozaukee CC in
Mequon, 3 and 2. Niebrugge shot 71 in
qualifying and was seeded second.
Complete scores are accessible here ______________________________________
Jessica Hauser plays out of a bunker in the
final rund of the Wisconsin’s State Women’s
Open. Right, Match Play champion Sam Frank.
It was all square again on the 12th tee,
but Strangstalien bogeyed the next hole
to go 1-down. Then Frank birdied Nos. 14
and 16 to complete the match.
round included one major miscue, a triple
bogey on the 15th hole. She also recorded
three birdies and three bogeys.
Frank played exceptionally well through-
out the tournament, as he shot 74 in the
stroke-play qualifier in extremely windy
conditions on Monday of tournament
week. Frank earned the eighth seed in the
64-player match-play bracket.
WISCONSIN STATE WOMEN’S OPEN
Jessica Hauser of Hartland claimed her
first victory as a professional at the Wis-
consin State Women’s Open Championship
on the Trevino Course at Geneva National
GC in Lake Geneva.
The tournament turned into a contest
between Hauser and Jackie Shepherd of
Delafield down the stretch. Shepherd, who
will be a senior on the women’s team at
the University of Minnesota this fall, fin-
ished in second place with scores of 73-
76–149. Shepherd earned low amateur
Strangstalien shot 76 in the qualifier,
earning the 22nd seed.
Hauser, a native of Hartland and former
player at Ohio State, shot 72 to take the
first-round lead and closed with a 75 to
finish at 3-over-par 147. Hauser’s final
Tied for third at 156 were pro Carolyn
Barnett-Howe of Appleton, who shot 78-
78, and amateur Pat Roisum of Deerfield,
who shot 76-80.
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