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Schmus goes low to win Wisconsin Mid-Amateur title
Pine Hills CC (Pine Hills photo)
Pine Hills CC (Pine Hills photo)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (Sept. 11, 2018) – A 2-under 69 was exactly what Ryan Schmus needed Tuesday in the final round of the Wisconsin Mid-Amateur Championship. Schmus, a Brookfield, Wisc., resident, used a final-round score in the red to take the Mid-Amateur title by two shots.

Schmus, as it turns out, was the only golfer to go under par in the final round at Pine Hills Country Club. His day began with a double bogey on No. 2, but he rebounded with two birdies – which sandwiched a bogey – to finish the front nine. Schmus had three birdies for a back-nine 33 that effectively sealed the title. Schmus had started the day tied for third, six shots off the pace.

Chad Isken, a Sheboygan local, and Jim Doing, the first-round leader from Verona, tied for second at 2 over. Doing had a rough day with seven bogeys – including two on the closing holes – and only one birdie in a 6-over 77.

Joe Weber, last year’s champion, was fourth at 5 over after rounds of 74-73.

ABOUT THE Wisconsin Mid-Amateur

In 2014, the Director's Cup Championship and Governor's Cup Championship were combined into the Mid-Amateur Championship. This statewide 36- hole tournament is conducted for players age 25 and older. The championship trophy is awarded to the player with the lowest 36-hole gross score. Additionally, players compete in two age divisions, representing the formats of the former Director's Cup and Governor's Cup Championships. Players age 25-39 will compete in a Director's Cup division and players age 40-54 will compete in a Governor's Cup division. Prizes are also awarded in both gross and net divisions. To be eligible, players must have a WSGA Handicap Index of 11.4 or less.

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