Whitehall 8th, G-E-T 11th in golf sectionals

G-E-T 11th at golf sectional

The golf season ended for local Coulee Conference schools as the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealau team finished 11th at the Antigo sectional last week.

The Red Hawks would’ve needed to rack the top two as a team in the Division Two Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sectional, but their score of 376 didn’t make the cut. They finished three strokes better than Bloomer in the 12-team competition. 

Caleb Lightfoot led G-E-T with an 84, which was four strokes away from tying the final individual qualifier, Ethan Oricchio of Ellsworth. Boden Bratberg shot a 92 for the Red Hawks while Christopher Wagner came in with a 98, Lance Jumbeck a 102 and Nic Jumper, 125.

Also competing in the sectional as an individual was Arcadia’s Cole Sobotta, who shot an 87.

The competition at the top was tight as Amery won with a score of 331 and Antigo was the runner-up shooting a 334, one stroke better than Northwestern while McDonnell Catholic/Regis and Medford both shot 336 and Saint Croix Central came in with a 339. Ellsworth (353), Hayward, (358), Osceola (360) and Black River Falls (365) also finished ahead of G-E-T.

Norse eighth at golf sectional

The Whitehall golf team had one member break 100 as they finished eighth at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division Three Markesan Sectional last week Tuesday.

The Norse shot a 420, 26 strokes behind seventh-place Onalaska Luther. Mineral Point won the sectional with a 335, while Lancaster also advanced to the state tournament with a 357. Only the top two teams and three individuals who are not on those teams advance to the state tournament from the sectional.

Also representing the Dairyland Conference was Cochrane-Fountain City, which finished fourth with a score of 373. 

Keanu Estenson shot a 47 on the front nine and a 52 on the back to lead the Norse with a 99. Matthew Poulos came in with a 105, Adam Kleinhans, 107 and Drake Jurowski, 109. Kleinhans and Jurowski both had scores of 55 on the front nine, before the former finished with a 52 and the latter a 54. Poulos had a 54 on the front and a 51 on the back.

The team’s fifth golfer was Kaiden Gaier, who shot a 58 on the front and a 71 on the back. 

The three individual qualifiers were Jonah Curtis from Princeton/Green Lake with a 77, Trey Oswald from Parkview with a 79 and Nolan John of Neillsville with an 84.

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