'Unknown' leads Fischer
The Monroe native and recent Edgewood College graduate failed to turn the entry form in on time and had to rely on a couple of player withdrawals to get a spot in the 200-player field.
Thanks to a blistering opening-round 65 on Friday, Quade’s name now sits atop the leaderboard.
Quade leads Holmen’s Keegan Drugan (66) by one shot. Janesville’s Sam Van Galder (67) and Edgerton’s Dan Ozga (67) are two shots back. Eight of the top 10 scores came in the morning round as players took advantage of ideal conditions.
A torrid start fueled Quade’s round. He was 5 under through five holes, including an eagle at the par 5, fourth.
“I made a long birdie putt on one, and that kind of got things going for me,” said Quade, who just completed his senior season on the Edgewood College golf team. “I haven’t swung well lately or played well, but I like this course, and the quick start today got me going.
“I’m not a real scientific player. Whatever club is working, I try to stick with it. And today that was my ancient relic, my driver.”
Van Galder tied his lowest competitive round at Riverside thanks to seven birdies. The recent UW-Whitewater graduate was confident after shooting 64 earlier in the week at Riverside.
“I’ve been playing pretty well the last couple of weeks,” Van Galder said. “The biggest thing is that I’ve been keeping the ball in the fairway.
“To win this thing, you have to go at least 4 under every round. So today was a good start.”
Janesville’s Matt Behm, the 2006 champion, opened with a 76.
With the 2011 NFL season in limbo, Burlington native and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo continues to hone his golf game. Romo opened the tournament with a par 72. His round consisted of four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey on the par-3 third hole.
“I was hoping to go a little lower, but I couldn’t chip,” Romo said. “But I’m in the hunt, and there’s a lot of golf left to play.”
Ryan Coffey, a former Janesville and Madison city champion, opened with a 2-under 70.
The field will be cut to the top 70 plus ties after today’s second round. Sunday’s finale will be 36 holes.
State Medal Play
At Janesville Riverside
65—Brent Quade (Madison), 31-34.
66—Keegan Drugan (Holmen), 32-34.
67—Sam Van Galder (Janesville), 34-33; Dan Ozga (Edgerton), 31-36.
68—Ryan Prickette (Neenah), 33-35; Robert Gregorski (Menasha), 34-34; Todd Schaap (Kenosha), 33-35.
69—Jordan Wetsch (St. Charles), 36-33; Shawn Foley (Pewaukee), 36-33.
70—Cody Strang (Madison), 34-36; Andrew Troyanek (Burlington), 31-39; Miles McConnell (Middleton), 34-36; Paul Jacobsen (Racine), 36-34; Kevin Van Rossum (Hartland), 37-33; Ed Dzirbik Jr. Brookfield), 36-34; Mike Riek (Green Lake), 33-37; Michael Masik Jr. (Racine), 35-35; Kelly Kretz (Antigo), 36-34; Steve Grusczynski (West Allis), 35-35; Duaine Olson (Luck), 35-35; Erik Mayer (Appleton), 35-35; Ryan Coffey (Janesville), 34-36; Daniel Simonsen (Milwaukee), 34-36; Mike Lund (Stoughton), 34-36; Brent Wong (Franklin), 36-34; Ben Brooks (Beaver Dam), 34-36.
71—Brady Strangstalien (Westby), 37-34; Joshua Udelhofen (Platteville), 34-37; Max Hosking (Madison), 34-37; Jim Scharnberg (Greendale), 37-34; Robert Jacobsen (Racine), 36-35; Matt Gorman (Waunakee), 36-35; Tom Halla (Colgate), 35-36; Jason Zahradka (New Richmond), 35-36; Tyler Leis (Eau Claire), 36-35; Anthony Aicher (Wausau), 33-38; Jonathan Fall (Milwaukee), 36-35.
72—Kenny Rucker (Madison), 37-35; Michael Mueller (Fond du Lac), 36-36; Mike Hilton (Muskego), 36-36; Matt Wittchow (Onalaska), 36-36; Mike Covelli (Racine), 36-36; Troy Bilderback (Waunakee), 37-35; Austin Ehlenfeldt (Waupun), 36-36; Michael McDonald, Germantown, 36-36; Tony Romo (Burlington), 36-36; Jordan Brovick (Janesville), 35-37; Joe Blagoue (Fond du Lac), 34-38; Matthew Haase (Wausau), 34-38; Brian Krupo (Kenosha), 37-35; Sean Regan (Madison), 38-34; Robert Kuster (Milwaukee), 36-36; John Staehler (Caledonia), 35-37; Mitch Bowers (Mineral Point), 35-37; Tim O’Brien (Mequon), 35-37; Pat Boyle (South Milwaukee), 36-36; Zach Gaugert (Waunakee), 36-36; Loren Churness (Eau Galle), 37-35;
73—Mike Hesselman (Janesville), 37-36; Jared Delveaux (Milwaukee), 38-35; John Kestly (Pewaukee), 38-35; Nathan Kollath (Green Bay), 39-34; Brian Pella (Burlington), 38-35; Richard Pfeil (Lake Geneva), 37-36; Ryan Schafer (Racine), 35-38; Jim Bachhuber (West Bend), 35-38; Dave Foley (Pewaukee), 36-37; Mike Schlaak (Appleton), 37-36; R.J. Budd (Prairie du Sac), 34-39; Troy Jastal (Stevens Point), 35-38; Samuel Beck (Franklin), 38-35; Kyle Henning (Brookfield), 37-36; Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac), 37-36; Paul Bretl (Green Bay), 36-37; John Pallin (Kenosha), 38-35.
74—Derek Hilmershausen (Wausau), 36-38; Derek Meier (La Crosse), 35-39; Keith Buntrock (Franklin), 36-37; Derek Pirkl (Madison), 37-37; Kevin Cahill (Waukesha), 36-38; Eric Dietrich (Brown Deer), 41-33; Aaron Gavin (South Milwaukee), 38-36; Todd Westrich (De Pere), 34-40; Jake Wisniewski (Sussex), 37-37; Steve Sorenson (Hartland), 37-37; John Johannes (Milwaukee), 38-36; Keegan English (Wauwatosa), 37-37; Paul Zarek (Burlington), 37-37; Christopher Allen (Fort Atkinson), 40-34; Eric Madlung (Wauwatosa), 36-38; Ramiro Romo (Burlington), 37-37; Jon Oaks (Waukesha), 36-38; Jake Mayer (Hartland), 36-38; Jay Halverson (Viroqua), 37-37; Geoff LaFleur ((New Berlin), 35-39; Jon Klemp (Thiensville), 39-35; Dave Ullenberg (Menomonee Falls), 38-36; Geoff Pirkl (Waukesha), 37-37; Tim McCormick (Madison), 36-38; Dan Beard (Cambridge), 38-36; Ryan Garske (Lake Geneva), 37-37.
75—Joe Weber (Holmen), 38-37; Larry Stankewitz (Beloit), 38-37; Landon Vinger (Viola), 37-38; Jack McKinney (Big Bend), 36-39; Jacob LaConte (Waukesha), 39-36; Kevin Riley, Janesville, 38-37; Michael Flynn (Middleton), 39-36; Chad Henry (Lake Geneva), 39-36; Dana Radavich (Middleton), 37-38; Bob Kohl (Waukesha), 39-36; Thomas Komassa (South Milwaukee), 38-37.
76—Thomas Welk (Madison), 36-40; Sean Murphy (Middleton), 43-33; Matt Behm (Jansville), 37-39; Kyle Driscoll (Pewaukee), 35-41; Tyler Prickette (Neenah), 39-37; Michael Small (Madison), 40-36; Ryan Knox (Milton), 38-38; Dick Regenberg (Madison), 38-38; Todd Wuetrich (Fitchburg), 38-38; Ben Metz (Kenosha), 38-38; Steve Johnson (Mequon), 40-36; Kyle Malinger (West Allis), 42-34; Logan Kranz (Madison), 38-38; Alex Gaugert (Lake Geneva), 39-37; Eric Schremp (Wausau), 37-39; Michael Bastian (Oconomowoc), 34-42.
77—Andrew Morrison (Edgerton), 38-39; Aaron Rondon (Janesville), 40-37; Andrew Cobb (Marshall), 40-37; Kyler Royston (Wisconsin Dells), 39-38; Eric Knapp (Oregon), 39-38; Bill Crinzi (New Berlin), 38-39; Matt Kamish (Centuria), 39-38; Reid Hansen (McFarland), 36-41; R.J. Schwalbach (New Berlin), 39-38; Jake Downing (Janesville), 40-37; Tom Chambers (Union Grove), 38-39; Michael O’Neil (Wauwatosa), 38-39; Bruce Hansen (Racine), 38-39; Bruce Henning (Brookfield), 37-40; Blaine Lynch (Neenah), 35-42.
78—Eric Busalacchi (Waukesha), 38-40; Scott Syrjala (East Troy), 38-40; Andrew Kirchner (Oregon), 40-38; Sean Sanguansap (Franklin), 38-40; Sam Weber (Hartland), 38-40; Mark Busalacchi (New Berlin), 38-40; Phil Plautz Sr. (Greenfield), 39-39; Douglas Martin (Oak Creek), 41-37; Evan Anderson (Brookfield), 38-40; Chad Bonis (New Berlin), 37-41; John Haines (Mequon), 39-39.
79—Brady Keegan (Eau Claire), 41-38; Greg Romano (Racine), 37-42; Jeb Vachuska (Brookfield), 41-39; Jake Weber, 40-39; Jim Steck (West Allis), 39-41; Ben Schlossman (Milwaukee), 40-39; Gage Maurer (Cottage Grove), 41-38; Tyler Schmidt (Jefferson), 42-37; Sam Frank (Oconomowoc), 39-40; Tyler Breitenfeldt (Green Bay), 42-37.
80—Michael Cabush (Waukesha), 38-42; Pat Dhein (Milwaukee), 39-41; Brad Schlosser (North Prairie), 40-40; Ryan Hilton (Burlington), 43-37; John Bechard (Wind Lake), 36-44; Shaun Jan (Fox Point), 40-40; Adam McCarthy (Waukesha), 42-38.
81—Robert Bamberger (Bayside), 43-38; Ryne Clatworthy (Janesville), 40-41; Tyler Cobb (Marshall), 40-41; Ryan Fleming (Menomonee Falls), 40-40; Dave Preboske (Monroe), 39-42; Eric Hertel (Franklin), 41-40; Sean McFeeley (Waukesha), 42-39; Tyler Krischan (Oconomowoc), 41-40.
82—Ethan Dahlberg (Beloit), 36-46; Bill Kaether (McFarland), 41-41; Eli Belich (West Allis), 42-40.
83—Drew Wellman (Cambridge), 44-39; Jade Royston (Wisconsin Dells), 41-41; Alejandro Perez (Sussex), 39-44; Kevin Hough (New Berlin), 41-42; Brandon Wilson (Monroe), 41-42; Evan Owens (Dousman), 39-44; Austin Foley (Beloit), 39-44.
84—Adam Eggebrecht (Abbotsford), 42-42; Jeff Fromstein (Menomonee Falls), 41-43.
85—Jeff Kaether (McFarland), 44-41; Andrew Beischel (Whitefish Bay), 43-41; Michael Weber (Hartland), 41-44; Noah Hersch (Baywide), 41-45; Mack Wallace (Burlington), 43-42; Archie Dadian (South Milwaukee), 42-43.
86—Nick Weber (Hartland), 41-45; Thomas Roberts (North Prairie), 44-42; Nathan Schwartz (St. Paul), 46-40.