Marshfield fourth at fourth leg of Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Tigers tied for third overall with three meets remaining
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Marshfield boys golf team fell into a tie for third place in the overall standings with its second consecutive fourth-place finish at the fourth leg of the seven-meet Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Wausau Country Club.
Zach Hanson tied for ninth place with an 82 to lead Marshfield to a team score of 347, which was 12 shots behind third-place D.C. Everest. Stevens Point won the meet, its third in a row, with a 314, 17 shots in front of Wausau West.
Derek Michalski had an 86, Brendan Schneider fired an 88, Joe Kirschnik shot a 91, and Grant Michaelis had a 98 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.
Matt Tuman of Wausau East was the meet medalist with a 76, one shot ahead of Stevens Point’s Charlie Okray. All five Stevens Point golfers finished in the top eight overall.
The fifth leg of the tournament is Friday at Stevens Point Country Club. Marshfield hosts the sixth meet on May 16, and the tournament concludes May 19 at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2017 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Meet No. 4, May 9, at Wausau Country Club (Host: Wausau West)
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 314; 2. Wausau West 331; 3. D.C. Everest 335; 4. Marshfield 347; 5. Wausau East 351; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 354; 7. Merrill 375.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: 1. Matt Tuman (WE) 76; 2. Charlie Okray (SP) 77; 3. Josh Yang (WW) and Mike Schmidt (DC) 78; 5. Evan Thomas (SP), Max Bancker (SP) and Max Hofmeister (SP) 79; 8. Drew Blair (SP) 81; 9. Russell Dettmering (MER), Zach Hanson (MAR) and Mike LaPree (WE) 82; 17. (tie) Derek Michalski (MAR) 86; 20. (tie) Brendan Schneider (MAR) 88; 26. (tie) Joe Kirschnik (MAR) 91; 29. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 98.
Overall standings through fourth of seven meets
Team standings: 1. Stevens Point 27; 2. Wausau West 25; 3. Marshfield and D.C. Everest 18; 5. Wausau East 10; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 9; 7. Merrill 5.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield golfers: 1. Evan Thomas (SP) 50; 2. Russell Dettmering (MER) 48; 3. Josh Yang (WW) 47.5; 4. Matt Tuman (WE) 47; 5. Max Bancker (SP) 46; 6. Charlie Okray (SP) 39; 7. Ben Langlois (WW) 27; 8. Derek Michalski (MAR) 24; 9. Ben Peloquin (DC) 19; 10. Drew Blair (SP) 18; 13. (tie) Zach Hanson (MAR) 14; 17. (tie) Brendan Schneider (MAR) 6.5; 24. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 1.