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Ray Fisher title won by Schmidtke

MASON SCHMIDTKE has had a busy summer of golf so far. – Submitted photo

North’s Mason Schmidtke was the medalist at the Wisconsin Public Links Association’s Ray Fisher Amateur Championship at the Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.

Schmidtke finished the 72-hole tournament with an 11-under 277 for a one-stroke lead over 195 other golfers.

“The course suits me well and plays to a lot of my strengths, I feel like,” he said. “For the most part, I stuck to my game plan and shots fell my way that day.”

It is also believed he is the first high school golfer to win the Fisher.

“It’s always cool to do something like that,” Schmidtke said. “Looking at the other names on the trophy, you think of all the guys that have won it. … Becoming the first to do anything is always special and means a lot to me.”

The soon-to-be senior recently finished second in the Division 1 state championship, qualified for the U.S. Junior Boys’ Championship and tied for seventh at the Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship.

His brother, Max, finished ninth at the Fisher with a 280. He golfs at South Dakota.

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