- June 22, 2018
- 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
- Brown Deer Park Golf Course 7625 N Range Line Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53209
On Friday June 23, 2017, 27 kids ages 10 – 18 took to Brown Deer Golf Course to try to qualify for the Optimist International Golf tournament in Palm Springs, Florida. After overnight rains made the course a bit soggy, the players played under bright sun and cool temperatures. The outing produced 9 qualifiers for the tournament in Florida that will be held in late July. The low score of the day was 72 from Emily Lauterbach in the Girls’ 15 – 18 years old category. The low Boys score was from Ian Gatzke with a 75, competing in the 16– 18-year-old category. Although I was not able to attend in person, I heard from various volunteers that the golf played by the kids was amazing again. Special thanks to my co-chair Tom Carls, from the Kenosha Noon Optimist Club, who handled the event solo for us. Special thanks also goes out to all the people that volunteered that day to help the event run smoothly: Marcia Hebbring, Larry Hebbring, Bob Wenzel, Pete Olsen from the Mequon-Thiensville Optimist Club, and Jerry Mislang and his two grandsons who helped spot for shots off the tee box. Although the numbers were low, the quality of the event was high. We look forward to the event in 2018.
Girls 11-13 division (2014)
1st Place – Alexa Pano (Lake Worth, FL ) 76-77 153 won the Sudden death playoff
2nd Place – Ariel Sigin Yu (Bradenton, FL ) 72-81 153
3rd Place – Alice Yu (China) 81-78 159
In the Boys 14-15 division (2014)
1st Place – Grant Herrenbruck (Salina, KS) won the sudden death playoff – with score 75-72 147
2nd Place – Thammalack Bouahom (Loas) 76-71 147
3rd Place – Christian Chapman (Victor, NY) 71-77 148
Congratulations to our winners!
Junior Golf Chair: Todd Paulus