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Fort’s Schemm to play in Futures event

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Gazette Staff
May 29, 2008

Fort Atkinson’s Molly Schemm has earned a spot in the field of the Aurora Health Care Championship that starts Friday at Geneva National Golf Club.


The Duramed Futures Tour women’s event will feature a purse of $100,000, with the winner earning $14,000 and the runnerup earning $10,000.


Schemm will be one of two amateurs that will compete in the pro event. The 2006 Fort Atkinson High graduate qualified for the tournament during a round Tuesday at Geneva National. Schemm and Green Bay’s Kelsey Verbeten survived a four-player playoff to the two open spots in the Lake Geneva event.


Schemm, who played in the WIAA boys state golf tournament while at Fort Atkinson High, has been at the University of Northern Iowa where she played on the women’s golf team.


She plans to transfer to the University of Wisconsin and join Verbeten on the Badgers’ squad.


The two will join 142 professionals in the 54-hole event.


Sweden’s Sofie Andersson returns to defend her title. Andersson won a playoff to defeat Brandi Jackson and Esther Choe in the 2007 tournament.


A pro-am will be held today.


The field will be cut to the low 70s after the first two rounds. The final round will start at 8 a.m. Sunday.


The top-five money leaders on the Futures tour earn their LPGA tour card.


Tournament Facts

What: Duramed Futures Tour Aurora Health Care Championship.


When: Friday through Sunday.


Where: Geneva National.


Field: 142 professionals and two amateurs.


Tickets: Daily—$7.50. Four days—$15. Family pack (Four tickets, four hot dogs or hamburgers, four soft drinks), $40.


Schedule: First tee times are 8 a.m. each of the three days off tee numbers 1 and 10 on the Palmer Course. Awards ceremony Sunday is 3 p.m.


More information: (262) 245-1398.



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