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Eichhorn finally gets his Wisconsin Amateur title
Hunter Eichorn (Wisconsin Golf Association/Twitter photo)
Hunter Eichorn (Wisconsin Golf Association/Twitter photo)

Hunter Eichhorn had, perhaps, some unfinished business at the Wisconsin Amateur this week. The Marquette player had the lead for much of this event a year ago only to lose it in the final round with a closing 78 and end up T-4.

Not this year.

Eichhorn had steady rounds of 73-65-69-74 at the GC of Lawsonia’s Links Course in Green Lake, Wis. But it still didn’t come easily this year. Eichhorn was crusing through his final round at even par after four bogeys and four birdies when he doubled the 17th. A par on the 18th was just enough to keep him afloat, and left him at 7 under.

That was one better than Matt Tolan and Philip Johnson, who tied for second.

Eichhorn won the Big East title for Marquette as a freshman in 2018

ABOUT THE Wisconsin State Amateur

This event has been conducted annually since 1901. The format, originally match play, was changed to a 72-hole stroke-play event in 1971. The State Amateur, contested over four consecutive days, is annually conducted on one of Wisconsin’s finest courses and continues to be recognized as the premier amateur tournament held in Wisconsin. A three-man team competition, the Yule Cup, where players representing the same club compete for the Cup, is also held. To be eligible, players must have a WSGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or less.

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