All three of Wisconsin's full-time PGA players have qualified for the Fed-Ex Cup playoffs.
Jerry Kelly of Madison just barely made the Field-of-125. He's at 122nd in the point standings, after he tied for 50th in the rain-delayed Wyndham Championship that was completed yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kelly shot a four-under-276 for the tournament - 14 strokes behind the winner, Sergio Garcia.
Kelly, Steve Stricker of Madison, and Pewaukee native Mark Wilson will all compete in the first of four Fed-Ex playoff events, the Barclays which begin on Thursday at Bethpage State Park in New York. Stricker is 10th in the Fed-Ex point standings, and Wilson is 30th. Both were unchanged from a week ago, while Kelly dropped two places in the point totals.
Former University of Wisconsin men's golf coach Jim Schuman has the lead after the opening day of the State Open in Racine. Schuman, of Verona, shot a five-under-par 66 yesterday at the Racine Country Club. He birdied five straight holes after a bogey on Number-seven. Ben Bendtsen III of Racine is in second place at 67. Charlie Brown, Anthony Aicher, Andrew Steinhofer, and Keegan Drugan are all tied for third at three-under-68. Thunderstorms delayed play for almost two hours. Eighteen golfers were on the course when play was suspended for the day. The second round will begin this morning when the first round is completed. The final two rounds are both set for tomorrow.