2018 WIAA Division 3 state boys golf | Matt Hach, New Glarus

New Glarus' Matt Hach 

The Machine Tooling Technics program at Madison College is designed to give  future students like Matt Hach the knowledge and skills necessary to "design, build and inspect machined parts, injection mold and stamping die."

Playing for the WolfPack men's golf will give the New Glarus senior a chance to continue another passion and, he hopes, keep that program running like a well-oiled machine, too.

Hach, who tied for sixth at the 2018 WIAA Division 3 state boys golf tournament, announced recently that he had committed to Madison College. He said he was drawn to the school by two-year Machine Tooling Technics program that will allow him to enter the work force following graduation.

He was one of three golfers to announce their commitments to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III school. He joins A.J. Gray of Milton and Ethan Churchill of Sun Prairie in committing to the WolfPack.

"The process of giving my commitment to Madison College to play golf involved some confusion at first because I did not know if this was the path I wanted to pursue," Hach wrote in an email interview with Wisconsin.Golf, saying he had looked into going to Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, before twice touring Madison College's campus with assistant coach Adam Eichstedt.

"Madison College is the right college for me, because not only can I pursue the career field I have chosen and enjoy, but it also gives me a chance to golf at the same time, which is a huge upside. ... I'm grateful I took the second visit with Adam and his dad (second-year head coach Glenn Eichstedt) because I'd like to believe that tour helped me to make my final decision on becoming not only a Madison College student, but also a Madison College golfer."

The WolfPack is gaining a very consistent golfer in Hach, who probably deserves the moniker "Mr. 78."

Hach, who tied for sixth at the Capitol Conference tournament with a 78, helped the Glarner Knights reach the WIAA state tournament for the first time by winning the New Glarus sectional with a 78. Earlier, he tied for fourth at the Mineral Point regional with the same score (78) that he would shoot at the sectional and both rounds of the state tournament at University Ridge.

"I am hopeful that I will fit into the Madison College golf program and that I can be an active and participating member of the team to help further the team to become better as a whole," Hach wrote. "Expectations of being a WolfPack golfer that I have ... (are) to try your best, give it your all, don't get down on yourself and that everyone has bad days ... mostly because that's just the sport of golf."

Boys Class of 2019

The Wisconsin.Golf class-by-class rankings are compiled by digital editor Rob Hernandez based on an analysis of tournament results and overall impact of golfers within their class. Opinions and insight on golfers in this class are welcome and will be used for future rankings; updates on college decisions are also welcome. They can be shared via email at robhernandezdotgolf@gmail.com.  

No. First name Last name High School College choice Nov. 2017 Nov. 2016
1 Brock Hlinak Kaukauna Queens College (N.C.) 1 1
2 Jack Blair Milwaukee Marquette Brown University T1 3
3 Matthew Raab Hartland Arrowhead 6 10
4 Drew Sagrillo Milwaukee Marquette Dominican (Calif.) 8 NR
5 Blake Wisdom Lake Geneva Badger Bucknell University 15 23
6 Austin Thyes Sheboygan North 19 25
7 Zak Kulka Beaver Dam UW-Green Bay 9 9
8 Danny Sanicki Menomonee Falls UW-Parkside 16 18
9 Lukas Heckmann Lakeside Lutheran University of New Orleans 3 14
10 James Gilmore Madison Edgewood 20 17
11 Tyler Cleaves Kaukauna 4 4
12 Sean Murphy Waunakee UW-Eau Claire 7 8
13 Max Schmidtke Sheboygan North Illinois-Springfield 23 7
14 Connor Brown Union Grove 25 NR
15 Jack Anderson Brookfield Central 5 5
16 Doyle Kelly Fond du Lac Springs 10 12
17 Andrew Clement Pewaukee 11 2
18 Steven Sanicki Menomonee Falls UW-Parkside 12 22
19 Ethan Carrick Sun Prairie UW-Eau Claire 13 15
20 Mason Schulz Mukwonago 26 19
21 James Johnson Greendale NR NR
22 Evan Thomas Stevens Point 31 11
23 Billy Peterson Eau Claire Memorial 17 20
24 Zach Bernhardt Eau Claire Memorial 18 NR
25 Kyle Wille Edgerton Iowa Central CC 36 NR
26 Cody Dirks Holmen Iowa Central CC NR NR
27 Nolan Ruffing Franklin 21 13
28 Ian Behringer Manitowoc NR NR
29 Kasey Casper Coleman 14 NR
30 Joe Forsting Edgerton Iowa Central CC 37 NR
31 Zach Walsh Brookfield East NR NR
32 Kody Koehn Mukwonago NR NR
33 Grant Wininger Racine St. Catherine's NR NR
34 Carter Schmidt Germantown NR NR
35 Matthew Hach New Glarus Madison College NR NR
36 AJ Gray Milton Madison College 27 NR
37 Austin Gaby Verona UW-Stout NR NR
38 Ben Baur Marshfield NR NR
39 Taylor Burger Superior NR NR
40 Hunter Robinson St. Croix Falls NR NR
41 Max Schneider Neenah 32 NR
42 Jacob Schlosser Kewaskum 22 NR
43 Ben Peloquin Schofield D.C. Everest NR NR
44 Adam Lazaroff Lakeland (Minocqua) UW-Stout NR NR
45 Ethan Wilkins Lake Country Lutheran NR NR
46 Joe Mazurek Germantown NR NR
47 Boomer Zierath Madison Abunant Life/Country Day 33 NR
48 Jack Rollins Madison Abunant Life/Country Day 33 NR
49 Bryce Peters Winneconne 29 NR
50 Blake Zadra Rice Lake 30 21
HM Ethan Churchill Sun Prairie Madison College NR NR

rob@killarneygolfmedia.com

Rob started covering the Wisconsin golf scene in 1987 at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison & has been the only reporter covering all levels of state golf. He joined Killarney Golf Media in Sept. 2015 & helped launch Wisconsin.Golf in Jan. 2016.