HARTFORD, Wisc. — Eddie Wajda shot a 2-under par 70 in the final round to win the 114th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen at Erin Hills. Wadja, who plays on the University of Wisconsin golf team, finished at 5-over par, one shot ahead of Mathew Bachmann and Patrick Sanchez.
Wajda was still taking it in an hour after his victory.
“It’s crazy to think this is my fourth State Amateur,” he said. “I remember walking the back nine watching Jack Schultz, who was playing at Michigan at the time, and Chris Meyer from Wisconsin, thinking how cool it was to walk it with them. Winning it today, it’s crazy.”
He knew the course would play tough, but that it would give him a chance to make a move during the final round.
“You can make a double or triple here so quickly. I knew three shots back wasn’t that much to make up in reality,” he said.
Wajda said he did not know where he stood in relation to the field until he finished. “I had no idea until I finished. It turned out all right,” he said.
“It’s pretty crazy. It’s an awesome feeling. It’s unbelievable.”
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