Marshfield boys golf ties for third at final Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament meet
Michalski, Hanson earn all-conference honors for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Marshfield tied host Wisconsin Rapids for third place with a score of 345 to wrap up the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament at the seventh and final leg of the tournament Friday at Ridges Golf Course.
Marshfield finished two shots behind second-place Stevens Point and eight in back of meet winner Wausau West.
Stevens Point won the WVC team title for the seventh-straight season as it won five of the seven meets. Marshfield finished third, and Wausau West took second.
Marshfield senior Derek Michalski, who signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) earlier this week, led the Tigers with an 82, tying Josh Yang of Wausau West and Marshfield teammate Grant Michaelis for sixth place.
Russell Detterming was the meet medalist with a 75, and the Merrill freshman wrapped up an individual championship as well with the first-place finish.
Michalski ended up eighth in the overall standings to earn second-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors.
Zach Hanson had a 92 to finish in a tie for 22nd and ended up tied for 15th in the overall standings to grab honorable mention all-conference accolades for the Tigers.
Brendan Schneider shot an 89, and Joe Kirschnik had a 99 to round out the scoring for Marshfield.
Marshfield will compete at a WIAA Division 1 regional at Northwood Country Club in Rhinelander on Tuesday.
The top four teams and top four players not on those qualifying teams move on to the D-1 sectional at RiverEdge Golf Course in Marshfield on May 30.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Meet No. 7, May 19, at Ridges Golf Course, Wisconsin Rapids
Team scores: 1. Wausau West 337; 2. Stevens Point 343; 3. Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids 345; 5. Wausau East 352; 6. D.C. Everest 361; 7. Merrill 368.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: 1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 75; 2. Mike La Pree (WE) 77; 3. Dawson Simon (WR) 80; 4. Matt Tuman (WE) and Max Bancker (SP) 81; 6. Josh Yang (WW), Derek Michalski (MAR), and Grant Michaelis (MAR) 82; 9. Hunter Ricklefs (WW) and Spencer Sparks (WR) 84; 17. (tie) Brendan Schneider (MAR) 89; 22. (tie) Zach Hanson (MAR) 92; 30. Joe Kirschnik (MAR) 99.
Final overall standings
Team standings: 1. Stevens Point 47; 2. Wausau West 44; 3. Marshfield 31.5; 4. D.C. Everest 26; 5. Wausau East 20; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 19.5; 7. Merrill 8.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield golfers: 1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 88.5; 2. Matt Tuman (WE) 86; 3. Max Bancker (SP) 80.5; 4. Evan Thomas (SP) 79; 5. Josh Yang (WW) 76; 6. Charlie Okray (SP) 59; 7. Ben Langlois 56.5; 8. Derek Michalski (MAR) 50; 9. Mike LaPree (WE) 35; 10. Ben Peloquin (DC) 28; 15. (tie) Zach Hanson (MAR) 16; 20. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 10; 23. (tie) Brendan Schneider (MAR) 6.5; 26. (tie) Ben Baur (MAR) 4; 29. Joe Kirschnik (MAR) 2.