Cougars & Marines Win Conference Titles; Casper & Kretz named Top GolfersIssue Date: May 22, 2019
Bulldogs Take Regional Title/Marines Claim Runner Up Spot
Regional rounds of the WIAA State Golf Tournament got underway on Tuesday with Peshtigo, Marinette and Oconto Falls traveling to Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil for Division 2 competition with the top four teams advancing to the Mosinee Sectional on Tuesday, May 28.
The Bulldogs and Marines finish one-two in the nine team field with Peshtigo posting a team score of 330 followed by Marinette with a 335. Mosinee finished third with a 361 followed by Wittenberg-Birnamwood who shot a 367.
The Bulldogs played consistent golf all day led by Trent Carriveau who finished second overall with a 75. Jordan Carvenough shot an 81 followed by Adam Bauman with an 84, and Ty Davis who finished with 90. On a day with tough course conditions and wind, Peshtigo coach Kyle Cheney thought his teams steady play helped them come out on top. "Our team depth and consistency once again proved to be the difference with four Bulldog golfers in the Top 10," said Cheney. Cheney pointed to Carriveau's exceptional play from tee to green as an important factor in his recent success. Coach Cheney also praised Adam Bauman who after a shakey start quickly righted the ship and shot consistent golf the rest of the way. "Todays win was a very encouraging start towards our team goal of returning to Madison," said Cheney.
After an uncharacteristic shakey front nine, where the Marines lost 10 strokes to the Bulldogs, Marinette rebounded nicely on the back nine. Ty Kretz shot a one under 34 on the inward nine and Matt Wagner fired an even par 35. Kretz shot a 74 on the day to take medalist honors. Wagner tied for fourth with a 79. Chas Ferm and Kelten Hermanson each recorded a 91.
Oconto Falls finished sixth with a 401. The Panthers were led by Evan Jaeger with a 91 who moved on as an individual qualifier. Clayton Rathsack shot 95, Chase Pecha carded a 101 and Bodee Woods and Joey Walters both finished with 114.
Team scores: Peshtigo 330, Marinette 335, Mosinee 361, Wittenberg-Birn 367, Clintonville 397, Oconto Falls 401, Amherst 410, Bonduel 416 and Menominee Indian 537.
Coleman Crushes Field at McCauslin Brook Regional
Coleman ran away with the Division Three golf regional held at McCauslin Brook Country Club on Tuesday posting a team score of 355, 45 strokes better than runner up Wabeno/Laona who shot a 400.
Crivitz was third with 417, followed by Crandon 437, Florence with 446, and Pembine who totaled 579.
Coleman's Kasey Casper shot a 75 to take Medalist honors by 12 strokes. Karson Casper tied for second with an 87. Peyton Deering fired a 93 and Dylan Marquardt finished with 100 to round out the Coleman scoring.
Crivitz was led by Eli Lawrence with a 99, Trey Franzen fired a 102, Mason Marvin shot a 107, and Jayden Christiansen and David White both carded 109.
Wausaukee's Peyton Betts advanced as an individual qualifier. Teammate Cooper Rollo carded a 119 and Gerard Elfering fired a 124.
For Niagara, Jon Phillips finished with 132 and Brook Schwedersky shot a 146. Pembine was led by Kassy Mazur with a 125, Josh Wallechlaege shot a 146, Gabe Siedel carded a 138, and Bella Newlin finished with 170.
The Division Three Sectional will be held at Hunters Glen Golf Course in Crivitz on Tuesday, May 28 with the top four teams from each regional advancing.
Blue Devils Win/ Wildcats 4th at Thornberry Creek Regional
The Oconto Blue Devils came out on top at the Division Three Regional Golf Tournament held at Thornberry Creek in Hobart on Tuesday. The top four teams advance to Tuesdays Sectional held at Hunters Glen Golf Course in Crivitz.
Oconto shot 385 followed by Shiocton with 407, Gibraltar shot 409, Lena came in at 454, Marion carded a 463, STAA finished with 464, Oneida Nation finished with 474 followed by NEW Lutheran with 509.
Oconto was led by Will Sherman who fired an 83, Andrew Westphal came in at 92, Noah Young shot 102 and Collin Ebben and Josh Delzer each carded 108s.
Blayden Anderson topped Lena with a 108, Mason Simonson and Dalton Thomson both carded 113 and Brance Bethke came in at 120.
STAA was led by Alex Powers with a 107, Kianna Bulin shot 115, Joey Pisani finished with 117, and Dominic Piasecki fired a 125.
Cougars Claim M&O Golf Title, Casper is Golfer of Year
The Coleman Cougars claimed the M&O Conference Golf Title on Monday after winning the final nine hole event of the season at Parkway Golf Course. The win gave the Cougars a sweep of the M&O matches for the season.
Monday's event saw Kasey Casper once again finish the day as medalist carding an even par 36. Teammate Dylan Marquardt shot a 48, Connor DeWitt finished with 49, Peyton Deering fired a 52 and Kamron Kostreva came in at 55. The top four scores gave the Cougars a 185 on the day, 19 strokes better than runner up Crivitz. The Wolverines were led by Eli Lawrence with a 47, Mason Marvin fired a 51 as did Ryley Bemis, David White added a 55 for a total of 204.
Third place went to Lena with a 222. Blayden Anderson led the Wildcats with a round of 51, Mason Simonson shot 54, Brance Bethke came in at 56 and Dalton Thomson recorded a 61.
Wausaukee was fourth with a 245 led by a 55 from Gerard Elfering, Peyton Betts fired a 58, Dominic B. shot a 63, and Cooper Rollo chipped in with a 69.
STAA's Alex Powers led fifth place with a 54, Dominic Piasecki and Kianna Bulin shot 64's and Joey Pisani recorded a 67 for a total of 249. Oneida came in sixth with a 267.
The Conference announced their all conference teams following the match. Coleman's Kasey Casper was named Player of the Year having dominated conference scoring all season. Along with Casper first team honors went to Dylan Marquardt, Coleman; Peyton Deering, Coleman; Eli Lawrence, Crivitz; and Alex Powers, STAA. Honorary first team award went to Alevero Candau-Maldonado, Niagara; Second team honors went to Peyton Betts, Wausaukee; Connor DeWitt, Coleman; Ryley Bemis, Crivitz; David White, Crivitz and Jayden Christiansen, Crivitz.
Marines Finish Season Strong to Capture NEC Conference Title
Wednesday wrapped up a strong regular season for the Marinette Marines golf team, as the Marines won the North Eastern Conference and put four golfers among the conference ranks.
The North Eastern Conference Tournament was held at Brown County Golf Course. Marinette shot 329 as a team to beat Luxemburg-Casco (337), a team that provided the Marines with some trouble early in the year. Marinette ended up winning the conference fairly comfortably with some strong play down the stretch.
On Wednesday, Ty Kretz wrapped up his NEC golfer of the year title with a 75 to pace the field. Matt Wagner, the conference's runner-up, shot an 81.
Marinette also had two all-conference honorable mentions in Chas Ferm and Kelten Hermanson, who shot 84 and 89, respectively. Wes Knutson rounded out the Marine scores with a 93.
Oconto Falls tied for eighth on Wednesday with a 396 as a team.
Clayton Rathsack led the Panthers with 93, Evan Jaeger shot a 97, Bodee Woods carded a 102, Chase Pecha finished with 104 and Jacob Holman shot a 112.
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