Five Area Team Qualify For Sectional PlayIssue Date: May 24, 2018
Coleman Captures Regional Crivitz and STAA Advance
Coleman won the Crivitz regional on Tuesday, shooting 33 strokes better than any of the other seven teams at Hunter's Glen.
The Cougars were led by medalist Kasey Casper, who fired a 78. The Cougars shot a 346 as a team.
"The front nine was a little slow, but the back nine I started to play better and the putts started to fall," Casper said.
Austin Marquardt's 82 was third in the field and Cody Van Hoff's 85 tied him for fourth. Ryan Terp shot a 101 and Cameron Zirbel finished with 110.
"We played really good. Austin helped a lot," Casper said, adding regarding sectionals, "we're going to have to stay out of trouble and shoot around 350 or so."
After Crandon, the Wolverines were third at their home regional with a 387. Shane Bauer's 80 was the second-best score of the day among all golfers, working around a nine on the 13th hole.
"I played pretty solid," Bauer said. "Shooting an 80 with a nine is not that bad."
Eli Lawrence shot a 94, Abby Barley had a 104, Mason Marvin finished with 109 and Travis Giese had 111.
Florence took fourth of eight teams to advance with a 402. Evan Beaster had a 90 to lead the team, Matt Dishaw carded a 94, Tommy Podnar had a 103 and Matt Johnson totaled 115 strokes. Logan Doda had a 165.
Wabeno/Laona took fifth, eight strokes from qualification. Grace Warrner did qualify individually, tying for fourth with an 85. Jack Chitko and Connor Monnot had 104 and 105, respectively, missing the individual mark of 102. Evan Eggert finished with a 116 and Kayla Clark shot a 132.
Wausaukee took sixth with a team 455. While the team did not qualify, Cooper Rollo's 102 was enough to get him 15th place and a spot in the sectional competition.
Alex Wojcik carded 107 for the Rangers, Peyton Betts shot a 122, Gerard Elfering finished with a 124 and Johnathon Haynes had a 153.
Pembine was seventh with 463 strokes. Wyatt Marcy qualified for sectional competition as an individual with his 87, sixth in the field.
The next-best Pembine golfer was Kadin Betka with a 114, followed by 131 from Evan Metras and Kayley White. Gabe Seidel shot a 158.
Niagara shot a 524, placing eighth. Cole Brown was three strokes away from the final individual qualifier's score with a 105. Josh Goudreau had a 112. Brooke Schwedersky and Julia Brown finished with 153 and 154, respectively and Jon Phillips carded 200 strokes.
Third Place Regional Finish Sends STAA to Sectional
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy advanced from the Lena Regional and Parkway Golf Course in Pound on Tuesday with a team score of 395.
Manawa and Sevastopol shot 332 and 368, respectively, with Lena taking third of seven teams.
Tyler Stuart led the Cavaliers with an 86, the day's fifth-best score. Christian Hornick had a 94, Alex Powers carded a 99 in his first playoff competition and Dominic Poasecki shot a 116. Jack Farley had a 124.
Suring and Lena did not have full teams for the regional, but each had three golfers.
For Suring, Greg Shafman shot a 129, Johnathan Heroux carded a 155 and Cole Watts shot a 166.
Lena's Dalton Thompson shot a 148 and Brance Bethke had a 166. Both are freshmen.
Cougars Capture Crown
at Oneida Invite
Coleman won the Oneida Invite at Thornberry Creek on Thursday, May 21.
The Cougars shot a 379 as a team, led by Cody Van Hoff, who shot an 84. Casey Casper had an 85, Ryan Terp finished with a 96 and Cameron Zirbel had a 114. Peyton Deering shot a 115.
Crivitz had a 397 to take second. Shane Bauer had a 78, the day's best score. Mason Marvin carded a 100, Eli Lawrence finished with a 102 and Abby Barley had a 117. Travis Giese shot a 123.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy was third with a 420. Christian Hornick carded a 90 to lead the Cavaliers. Tyler Stuart finished with a 97, Alex Powers had a 113 and Jack Farley scored a 120. Dominic Poasecki carded a 126.
Oneida's home 497 took fourth, one stroke better than Wausaukee. For the Rangers, Peyton Betts had a 114, Alex Wojcik had a 122, John Haynes shot a 129 and Cooper Rollo shot a 132.
Niagara was sixth with a 501. Josh Goudreau's 109 was the top score for the team. Cole Brown had a 118, Julia Brown shot a 133 and Brooke Schwedersky shot a 141. Jon Phillips finished with 77 on the front and back for a 154.
Gillett/Suring had a 538 team score. Caleb Lallay had a 109 and Greg Shafman had a 139, while John Heroux and Cole Watts each finished at 145.
Menominee Girls Take
Second at GNC Meet
Menominee's golfers were second at Monday's Great Northern Conference meet in Iron Mountain at Pine Grove Country Club.
The Maroons were second only to Escanaba. Arikah Bellisle's 49 was the Maroons' best and the day's third best score. Emma Hofer and Olivia Badker each had 52 and Josie Hofer carded a 59.
Menominee's lone boy, Conrad Berger, shot a 68 for the nine holes.
Menominee Girls Win at Timberstone
Menominee's girls won a three-team meet at Timberstone Golf Course on Thursday, May 17, led by medalist Emma Hofer.
Hofer shot a round-best 51 on the nine-hole course to fire the Maroons past Kingsford and Negaunee.
Josie Hofer wasn't much worse, shooting a 52. Arikah Bellisle followed with a 53 and Olivia Badker carded a 59. Emma Antilla's 71 rounded out the Maroon scores.
Conrad Berger, the only Maroons golfer in the boys' competition, finished with an 83.
Bulldogs Take Regional Title, Marines Move in to Sectional
Marinette County's two teams in the Bonduel regional occupied the top two spots in the competition to advance to sectional play from Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil, with Peshtigo claiming gold.
Peshtigo shot a 328 to win the regional by 14 strokes behind medalist Bryce Jacobson.
He shot a 73 to top the field, just two strokes over par.
"I hit the ball extremely well all day, hitting a lot of fairways to give me chances for birdies," Jacobson said. "On the front nine I took advantage of it but on the back I struggled with getting good looks."
Peshtigo's Trent Carriveau had an 84 and Jordan Carvenough had an 85 in his first playoff action. Tyler Lund shot an 86, not far behind. The trio were eighth, ninth and tied for 10th, respectively.
"I finally had a decent round that I can be happy about," Lund said. "I kept the ball in play and I did what I could to eliminate doubles and triples and that helped me end OK."
Ty Davis shot a 91 to round out the Bulldogs scores.
"I'm glad the team played well to get the win and keep the momentum on for sectionals so we can get to state," Jacobson said.
Coach Jim Dufrane was obviously pleased with how his team performed.
"Bryce had a really nice day at 73 and I think the rest of the team had some challenges on the front nine but we're really proud of the way they came back and hung in there," Dufrane said. "It's not over until you play the 18th hole and they played nice."
He continued to say about the team's depth and comradery, "It's a great team to have. There's some nice depth there and they've all had their good rounds this year so they know what that's like. Some days the putts drop and the thing that I like most about the team is they really do pull for one another. Somebody might not be playing well but they're still really into how their teammate has done. That matters in a team game like this."
Marinette's 342 was good for second. Matt Wagner shot a 75 to take second, followed by third-place Ty Kretz, who joined Carvenough in the top ten as a freshman with a 76.
Wes Knutson shot a 90, Chas Ferm had a 101 and Dan Hengel shot a 116.
"I think we did alright," Marinette coach Pete Kretz said. "Looks like it's good enough to go on, and that's the purpose. The purpose isn't to prove anything to win the tournament, we just wanted to make sure we moved onto sectionals."
Oconto also qualified with their 359 as a team. Andrew Westphal's 77 was good for fourth place overall.
Oconto Falls was eighth of nine teams, beating Clintonville. Ryan Morris pushed through as an individual qualifier with his 86, a score that tied for tenth overall.
Marinette Finishes Third In NEC Play
Marinette took third in the North Eastern Conference, finishing three strokes behind Waupaca at the NEC Championship on Wednesday, May 16. The Marines shot a 347 as a team.
Ty Kretz was the conference's top golfer on the year. He shot a 79 Wednesday, as did Matt Wagner. Wagner was a first team golfer in the conference as well.
Kretz was one under par on the back nine going into the 17th hole, but he bogeyed to bring him to par. The 18th hole was not kind to Kretz, but he still had a strong day.
"I tried to forget about it going into 18 and I hit a three wood off the tee and went right into the woods and ended up making a seven on a par four, but I still played well enough to get conference player of the year," Kretz said.
Wes Knutson, who was an NEC honorable mention, shot an 89.
"I started off hot today, making three pars in a row, but it went downhill after that," Knutson said. "I ended up shooting 12 over on the front nine but played much better on the back."
Chas Ferm finished with a 100 and Dan Hengel had a 112.
Oconto Falls shot a 383 for the day. Ryan Morris and Clayton Rathsack had 88 strokes apiece, Odin Halvorsen had a 98 and Chase Pecha shot a 109. Camden Jackson had a 121.
Kretz Leads Marines
at Spartan Invite
Marinette took third at the William Ehren III Spartan Invite at Northbrook Country Club on Saturday, May 19.
The Marines shot a 357 as a team, bested only by Luxemburg-Casco's 338 and Notre Dame's 346.
Ty Kretz again led the Marines on the tough Northbrook course, shooting an 80 over the 18 holes.
"Northbrook took its toll," Marinette coach Cary Waloway said. "Lots of chip outs after drives."
Matt Wagner had an 85, with 40 on the front nine. Wes Knutson shot an 89 and Chas Ferm's 103 rounded out the Marines' scores.
"Golfers will need to work on their games before next week's regional at Golden Sands," Waloway said.
Oconto Falls shot a 436 as a team. Ryan Morris had an 86 and Chase Pecha shot a 101. Camden Jackson and Joshua Saari had 124 and 125, respectively.
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