Sawyer Anderson, Osseo

Sawyer Anderson of Osseo-Fairchild High School.

Sawyer Anderson

Osseo-Fairchild senior Sawyer Anderson shot rounds of 93 and 46 in the weather-shortened, 27-hole WIAA Division 3 state tournament in 2019 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. His 31-over-par 139 total was good for a tie for 30th place as the Thunder finished fifth in its first state appearance since 2014 and 20th overall.

1What was your most memorable high school golf highlight or accomplishment? For me, it was shooting 78 at the (WIAA Division 3 Madison Abundant Life) sectional (from the No. 4 position) and going to state with the team.


2Besides golf, what were you best known for at your high school? Being a funny guy and being friends with everyone.


3How did you get your start in golf? What age? Who were your early influences? My earliest memories are of me, my dad and my brother golfing at our nine-hole course in town.


4What do you remember about your first varsity match in high school? I don't remember where it was held, but I do remember the ride over in the van. I had the jitters, but when I got going I was OK.


5Who was your most influential high school teammate and why? Drew Vold. He and I grew up together and most of that was done on the golf course. The amount of hours we spent working on our game over the years is ridiculous.


6What was your favorite high school tournament and why? I always looked forward to the Northern Bay Invitational (in Arkdale) because playing the replica holes always had a different feeling than playing a regular course. I didn't even care what I shot, it was jut fun to play some of the holes you see on TV.


7What did you miss most without high school golf this spring? I missed practices the most. Four of our guys are seniors this year that were all on the team that went to state last year. It's going to be tough not seeing them once we go our separate way after high school.


8What did you miss most about not going to school for classes this spring? I had a really set-up schedule with all of my friends and it was looking to be a fun last trimester.


9What are your plans for this fall? What college do you plan to attend? I plan on going to Chippewa Valley Technical College for automation engineering.


Trevor Hammer, Osseo

Trevor Hammer of Osseo-Fairchild High School.

Trevor Hammer

Osseo-Fairchild senior Trevor Hammer shot rounds of 92 and 42 in the weather-shortened, 27-hole WIAA Division 3 state tournament in 2019. He finished 25th at 26-over-par 134 and helped the Thunder finish fifth in its first state appearance since 2014 and 20th overall.

1What was your most memorable high school golf highlight or accomplishment? Being a part of the state tournament at University Ridge was easily the most memorable accomplishment of my high school golf career. I am proud to say I hit the fairway on Hole 1 with a huge audience around the tee box.


2Besides golf, what were you best known for at your high school? I think most people would know me for being one of the rare people who enjoys math. I also was a part of our basketball team that made a state appearance in 2019 as well.


3How did you get your start in golf? What age? Who were your early influences? My family isn't huge into golf, but they golfed casually. The biggest influence on me beginning to golf a lot would have to be my teammate and elementary school close friend Drew Vold. He golfed a lot in the summer and I started to tag along.


4What do you remember about your first varsity match in high school? I remember being incredibly nervous until I realized that I was playing as the No. 5 spot and most of the people I played with weren't very good. It really helped ease off the pressure.


5Who was your most influential high school teammate and why? Drew Vold was my most influential teammate because I think if he wasn't my friend I would've been a high school baseball player and not a golfer. I started golfing often with him, and it helps that his dad is our varsity coach.


6What was your favorite high school tournament and why? My favorite tournament (besides state) was my junior season match at the Eau Claire Golf &  Country Club. The other two guys in my group were people that I'd been golfing with for a few years, and it was just a really fun time that didn't feel like a competition. We got to the point where nobody was even taking practice swings or lining up putts, but we were still playing well. I think I ended up shooting mid 80s but it was a lot of fun.


7What did you miss most without high school golf this spring? I miss absolutely everything about high school golf. From actually competing to being obnoxious and annoying to our coach in the van on the way to a match. It really sucks to know that with four of our top five golfers returning from last year that we don't know what could've been. I wish we would've at least had the satisfaction of knowing that last year's state tournament was our last match as high school golfers.


8What did you miss most about not going to school for classes this spring? Home-school sucks. I feel like I learned a lot less than I could've as well. Everyone I talk to says the last three months of their senior year is the best, and we won't get to experience that.


9What are your plans for this fall? What college do you plan to attend? I plan to attend UW-Stout and major in packaging engineering.


Drew Vold, Osseo

Drew Vold of Osseo-Fairchild High School.

Drew Vold

Osseo-Fairchild senior Drew Vold shot rounds of 95 and 45 in the weather-shortened, 27-hole WIAA Division 3 state tournament in 2019. He finished tied for 32nd at 32-over-par 140 and helped the Thunder finish fifth in its first state appearance since 2014 and 20th overall.

1What was your most memorable high school golf highlight or accomplishment? Making it to (University) Ridge my junior year.


2Besides golf, what were you best known for at your high school? Being gone a lot.


3How did you get your start in golf? What age? Who were your early influences? I was very young when I was first introduced to golf. My aunt had been the Osseo-Fairchild golf coach for many years and she really got me to love the game. Some of my early influences in golf include my dad, my aunt and some PGA professionals.


4What do you remember about your first varsity match in high school? I remember being extremely nervous. I was a freshman playing Christmas Mountain in the (Wisconsin) Dells. I walked up to the first tee practically shaking. My first drive was a bomb right down the middle. And everything after that is history.


5Who was your most influential high school teammate and why? My friend Sawyer Anderson. He and I have grown up together our whole lives. From the time we were young, we dreamed of making a name for ourselves and completing the goal of getting to The Ridge (and the state tournament).


6What was your favorite high school tournament and why? Our sectional match my junior year at The Oaks (Golf Course in Cottage Grove). The match was loaded with some great teams. We played our game and came out in second (place) to (Madison) Abundant Life. That was the match that sent us to state.


7What did you miss most without high school golf this spring? I miss it all. I miss my teammates. I miss the guys I used to compete with; they made me the player I am today.


8What did you miss most about not going to school for classes this spring? I miss not seeing some of my classmates. I also miss the teachers who helped me out so much.


9What are your plans for this fall? What college do you plan to attend? I plan on attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (in Menomonie).

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