Kraft finishes tied for 76th place at state golf tournament
Superior’s Rob Kraft finished in a tie for 76th place at the 111th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship golf tournament, which took place at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha.
He wrapped up play on Thursday with an 83, to finish with a four-day total of 312.
The Mankato-State Minnesota golfer opened with a 78 on Monday and was tied for 72nd place. He cut six strokes off his score for a 72 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 150, which was six-over-par and tied for 29th place. He then carded a 79 on Wednesday for a three-day total of 229 (13-over-par).
Brady Strangstalien of Viroqua Hills Golf Course played an even par final round and finished at 6-under par to win the state amateur championship. With the other four players in the top five shooting over par in the final round, an even par round from Strangstalien was all he needed to capture the coveted state title.
Strangstalien, a former member of the Winona State golf team, opened his fourth round with four consecutive birdies starting at the second hole. That stretch gave him an early lead as he moved to 10-under par. His lead took a hit early in his back nine when he bogeyed the par-four 10th hole and made a double bogey on par-three 12th hole. He would make another bogey on the 18th hole but captured the championship when Sam Frank missed a birdie putt from the fringe on his final hole that would have sent the two players to a playoff.
This is the first WSGA title for Strangstalien, who finished runner-up in the WSGA State Match Play Championship earlier this summer.
Kraft advanced to state with a second-place finish in the District 1B tournament recently at the Luck Golf Course. Charlie Danielson of Osceola finished first with a 76. Kraft finished tied for second with Green Bay’s Casey Harrill.