WHS golfers third at home meet, second at A/P
The Whitehall golf team came away with a third place finish early last week before taking second later in the week.
The Norse still have an outside shot at overtaking Eleva-Strum for second in the Dairyland Conference, but they trail the Cardinals by six points with the final meet set to be played on Tuesday of this week. Whitehall had a better chance entering last week, but finished third in its home meet on Monday before taking second at Alma/Pepin’s meet on Thursday. Cochrance-Fountain City has run away with the DC title, winning every meet played this season. The Norse sit six points behind the Cardinals and would need E-S to falter way back in the standings on Tuesday to overtake them.
Independence entered the final meet in sixth place, with a shot to move up to fifth. They’re six points ahead of seventh-place Gilmanton.
Whitehall and Independence will begin Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association competition this coming Tuesday at Cochrane-Fountain City. The top four teams at the regional advance to the Markesan sectional a week later.
DC at Whitehall
The Norse scored a 210, well behind E-S and C-FC.
The Pirates won the meet with a score of 173, six strokes ahead of E-S.
Keanu Estenson led the third-place Norse with a 48. Michael Payne came in with a 51, Matthew Poulos, 52; Drake Jurowski and Adam Kleinhans both shot 55 and Brekken Kulig a 61.
Alma/Pepin was fourth with a 275 followed by Augusta, 292; Independence, 296 and Gilmanton, 333.
Adian Gaier led Independence with a 61, one stroke better than Mithcell Halverson. Charlie Baize shot a 73, Max Dejno, 100; Ethan Bouzek, 103 and Michael Onstad, 112.
C-FC’s Cameron Lipinski was the top golfer with a 38.
DC at A/P
Crossing state lines for a conference meet, the Norse surged ahead of a shorthanded Cardinals team.
The Pirates easily won the meet with a 182, while Whitehall shot a 203 and E-S came in with a 241. The Cardinals had just three golfers with the other two open spots filled with scores of 100.
Poulos led Whitehall with a 47, three strokes better than Estenson, Kulig shot a 51, while Jurowski and Kleinhans both shot 55 and Payne finished with a 69.
A/P was fourth with a 251 followed by Independence, 285 and Gilmanton, 334. Augusta did not have a team score or any golfers listed in the results.
Halverson and Gaier both had 61s for Independence and Baize shot a 63.
Two C-FC golfer, Lipinski and Aiden Schmidtknecht shot 43s to take medalist honors at Coffee Mill Golf Course in Wabasha, Minn.