Norse finish second in DC golf

What looked inevitable became official last week as the Whitehall golf team finished second in the Dairyland Conference.

The Norse had taken second in all but one meet this season, including last week Monday’s 18-hole DC Championship meet at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Course. Whitehall shot a 388, behind first-place and wire-to-wire DC champion Cochrane-Fountain City, but well ahead of the rest of the pack. C-FC shot a 353, third-place Eleva-Strum finished with a 408 followed by Alma/Pepin, 439; Independence, 545; Augusta, 565 and Gilmanton, 698. 

For the season, C-FC scored 126 points while Whitehall came in at 107 and E-S finished with 89. A/P was fourth, 74 followed by Independence, 46; Augusta, 38 and Gilmanton, 22.

Gus Poulos led Whitehall at last week’s meet, shooting a 91. Keanu Estenson was second on the team with a 96 while Kaehl Baken shot a 100 both Lyle Orsch and Grant Olson came in with 101s and Drake Jurowski finished with a 109.

Independence had four golfers, led by Charlie Baize’s 113 while Mitch Halverson shot a 125; Max Dejno, 146 and Ethan Bouzek, 162. 

C-FC’s Cameron Lipinski had the top score in the competition with a 78, he also claimed the individual title for the season with 134 points.

Whitehall’s top golfer for the season was Estenson, who tallied 81.5 points, good for sixth in the DC. Poulos (46.5), Jurowski (37), Olson (30) and Baken (24.5) finished 11th-through-14th in the conference standings. 

Postseason competition began on Tuesday of this week as Whitehall and Independence both competed at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Three C-FC regional. The first four teams and four members who are not on those teams will advance to the Mineral Point sectional this coming Tuesday. 

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