Niebrugge takes Wisconsin Match Play
(Wisconsin State Golf Association)
(Wisconsin State Golf Association)

MENASHA, Wisc. (June 20, 2013) — Jordan Niebrugge of The Bull at Pinehurst Farms sank a 25 foot birdie putt on the 15th hole of the championship match to defeat Eric Busalacchi of Fairways of Woodside, 4&3, and win the 2013 WSGA State Match Play Championship sponsored by TaylorMade.

Niebrugge, a member of the Oklahoma State University men’s golf team, played solid all week, with no match going to the 18th hole. His route to the championship included wins over Sam Weber (5&4), Mike Sorenson (2&1), Kyle Kolberg (6&4), Cody Strang (5&4), and Peter Webb (5&4) before beating Busalacchi in the finals.

Niebrugge took control of the match early when he won the third hole with a bogey, and he would never lose the lead. His lead grew on the back nine with a birdie on the 10th hole, and the lead grew to 3 up after he won the 14th hole with a par. His birdie on the 15th hole secured the match and the championship.

This is the first WSGA championship for Niebrugge, who won the Wisconsin State Open in 2011.

The WSGA thanks the members and staff at North Shore Golf Club for their tremendous hospitality throughout the championship. The club was a great tournament host and the course proved to be a tough challenge each day. North Shore Golf Club is scheduled to host the 115th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship in 2016.

The WSGA State Match Play Championship was once again sponsored by TaylorMade, who provided great gifts for the players. The WSGA thanks TaylorMade for their continued support of the event.

ABOUT THE Wisconsin Match Play

When the Wisconsin State Amateur was changed to stroke play in 1971, there was a need for the addition of a State Match Play Championship. The WSGA returned this event to the tournament schedule in 1975. This growing event has been expanded to allow 64 qualifiers to enter into match- play competition following an 18-hole stroke-play qualifying. Five 18-hole pre-qualifying tournaments are held in May and June for all those players who are not exempt. To be eligible, players must have a WSGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or less.

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