2018 WIAA Division 3 state boys golf | Doyle Kelly, Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs

St. Mary's Springs' Doyle Kelly 

Cumberland sectional

Cadott regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Whispering Pines GC-Cadott, par 72.

School 
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Durand
2033
12
169.4167
Eleva-Strum
3038
17
178.7059
Spring Valley
2165
12
180.4167
Cadott
2852
15
190.1333
Fall Creek
3035
15
202.3333
Thorp
2328
11
211.6364
Mondovi
1362
6
227.0000
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser
3509
15
233.9333
Colfax
2112
8
264.0000

2018 story: Spring Valley senior Tyler Leach, the eventual 2018 WIAA Division 3 state champion, and Eleva-Strum senior Drew Severson shot matching 73s to share medlaist honors, but Osseo-Fairchild — behind a 76 from senior Colin Sumner — shot 325 to edge Eleva Strum by five shots for the Cadott regional team title at Whispering Pines Golf Course. Durand (334) and Spring Valley (341) also advanced to the sectional as teams. It took a score of 89 or better to qualify for the sectional individually.

2019 skinny: Significant graduation losses at Eleva-Strum and Spring Valley and the move of Osseo-Fairchild to the Madison Abundant Life/Country Day sectional leave Durand as the heavy favorite to rule the Cadott regional. The Panthers return their top three golfers in seniors TJ Tulip and Julia Hayden and sophomore Dawson Kurth. Hayden is the only girl in the Cadott field likely to make it through to the Cumberland sectional. Fall Creek junior Ariel Heuer qualified second out of this regional a year ago.   

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Durand, Eleva-Strum, Cadott, Spring Valley.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Ariel Heuer, Fall Creek; Seth Fermstad, Mondovi; Alex Tyznik, Thorp; Joe Slagoski, Thorp.

Chequamegon regional

When: Monday (noon). | Where: Park Falls CC, par 70.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Flambeau
2624
13
201.8462
Ladysmith
3856
19
202.9474
Chequamegon
2700
13
207.6923
Prentice
2504
12
208.6667
Winter
1222
5
244.4000
Mellen
1302
5
260.4000

Also competing: Individuals from Bruce and Washburn.

2018 story: Senior Brady Stephenson shot 75 and grabbed medalist honors for the second year in a row as Washburn (360) rolled to a 34-stroke victory at the Birchwood regional at Tagalong Golf Resort. Chequamegon (394), Birchwood (419) and Prentice also advanced to the sectional. It took a score of 96 or lower to move on to the sectional individually.

2019 skinny: The graduation of Stephenson left two-time defending regional champion Washburn with just three golfers so the Castle Guards will not field a full team this year, opening the door for a new regional champion. In fact, the top three individuals from last year's tournament have graduated, leaving Washburn junior Chase Stephenson — Brady's brother — as the top returning golfer. Flambeau, which finished fifth at the regional a year ago and, therefore, did not qualify for sectionals, brings the top regular-season stroke average into the regional among the six teams that will be in the running for sectional berths.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Ladysmith, Flambeau, Prentice, Chequamegon.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers:  Chase Stephenson, Washburn; Luke Peters, Mellen; Wyatt Berge, Winter; Jack West, Bruce.

Cameron regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Turtleback GC-Rice Lake, par 72.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Grantsburg
1590
9
176.6667
Luck/Frederic
2480
14
177.1429
Unity
1720
9
191.1111
Glenwood City
1997
10
199.7000
Turtle Lake/Clayton
2607
13
200.5385
Webster
2651
13
203.9231
Birchwood
1837
9
204.1111
Cumberland
3371
16
210.6875
Clear Lake
2741
13
210.8462
Cameron
2624
12
218.6667

2018 story:  Junior Ethan Alexander shot 79 and sophomore Logan Lillehaug shot 83 as Luck/Frederic shot 343 and cruised to victory over Grantsburg (371), Unity (372) and Glenwood City (382), who also advanced to the sectional. It gook a score of 91 or better from this regional to reach the sectional indivdiually. 

2019 skinny: This shapes up as a competitive regional with the 1-2 punch of Logan Lillehaug and Ethan Alexander trying to give Luck/Frederic enough of a head start to jump past Grantsburg and the 1-2 punch of Jared Lee and Joey Duncan and repeat as regional champions. The battle for the fourth and final team berth in next week's sectional should be a tight one between Glenwood City and Turtle Lake/Clayton.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Luck/Frederic, Grantsburg, Unity, Turtle Lake/Clayton.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Brice Klabunde, Cameron; Matthew Marcinske, Birchwood; Ethan Sandman, Cumberland; Will Owen, Glenwood City.

Crivitz sectional

Wabeno/Laona regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: McCauslin Brook CC-Lakewood, par 70.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Coleman
2084
11
189.4545
Wabeno/Laona
2145
11
195.0000
Crandon
2122
10
212.2000
Crivitz
1523
7
217.5714
Florence
1834
8
229.2500
Niagara
1471
6
245.1667
Elcho
260
1
260.0000
Wausaukee
1400
5
280.0000
Pembine
1980
7
282.8571

2018 story: Junior Kasey Casper shot 78 and was one of three Coleman golfers to shoot 85 or better as the Cougars shot 346 and rolled past Crandon (379) to win the Crivitz regional at Hunters Glen Golf Club (site of this year's sectional). Crivitz (387) and Florence (402) also qualified for the sectional. It took a score of 102 or better to advance through this regional.

2019 skinny: Kasey Casper, coming off a pair of top-16 finishes at the WIAA Division 3 state tournament the last two years, has Coleman positioned for another regional title despite being the only Cougar returning from last year's regional championship team. Coleman finished second at McCauslin Brook the last time the regional was held there in 2017. Senior Grace Warrner, whose sister Maggie edged Coleman for the regional title two years ago, is hoping to lead her team back to the sectional after qualifying individually a year ago. Crandon and Crivitz appear to have the inside track on the final two sectional berths in a regional in which six of the nine teams posted fewer than 10 nine-hole rounds to the WIAA seeding portal during this weather-challenged spring. 

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Coleman, Wabeno/Laona, Crivitz, Crandon.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Evan Beaster, Florence; Cole Brown, Niagara; Alvaro Candau Maldonado, Niagara; Cooper Rollo, Wausaukee.

Marathon regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Pine Valley GC-Marathon, par 71.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Stevens Point Pacelli
2607
15
173.8000
Manawa
2884
14
206.0000
Marathon
2504
12
208.6667
Owen-Withee
2144
10
214.4000
Wisconsin Rapids Assumption
1717
8
214.6250
Wausau Newman Catholic
1939
9
215.4444
Iola-Scandinavia
1878
8
234.7500
Colby
1897
8
237.1250

Other competing schools: Port Edwards; Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.

2018 story:  Juniors Wyat Struble (87) and Trevor Frane (88) and seniors Zachary Williams (90) and Brad Maes (90) as Stevens Point Pacelli golfers finished 2-3-T4 behind Marathon senior Shane Sonnentag, the medalist with an 83, as the Cardinals (355) topped Marathon (385) for the team title. Stanley-Boyd (406) and Thorp (431) grabbed the other two sectional berths. It took a score of 104 or better to advance to the sectional individually. 

2019 skinny: Wyat Struble and Trevor Frane return to lead a veteran Stevens Point Pacelli that should top its 2018 margin of victory by a wide margin. The Cardinals finished seventh at the WIAA Division 3 state tournament a year ago. The battles for second (between 2018 state qualifier Manawa and Marathon) and fourth (between Owen-Withee, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Wausau Newman Catholic) should be good ones.

Projected sectional team qualifiers:  Stevens Point Pacelli, Marathon, Manawa, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Carson Parks, Port Edwards; Quinn Reeves, Wausau Newman; Christian Johnson, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran; Lucas Geldernick, Owen-Withee.

Oneida Nation regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Thornberry Creek at Oneida GC-Oneida (par 72)

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Oconto
2116
11
192.3636
Gibraltar
1651
8
206.3750
Shiocton
1329
6
221.5000
Marion
3718
16
232.3750
Oneida Nation
722
3
240.6667
Lena
2219
9
246.5556
Saint Thomas Aquinas
1235
5
247.0000
Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran/Providence
1018
4
254.5000

Other competing school: Individuals from Sevastopol.

2018 story: Senior Ryan Schuelke, a UW-Green Bay recruit, shot 73 and freshman Peyton Schuelke shot 78 as Manawa shot 332 and topped Sevastopol (368) for the Lena regional title at Parkway Golf Club in Pound. St. Thomas Aquinas (395) and Shiocton (414) also claimed sectional berths. It took a score of 106 or better to make it to sectionals individually.

2019 skinny: Manawa's departure to the Marathon regional and personnel losses at Sevastopol have taken the top two teams from last year's regional out of the mix, opening the door for a host of other teams — only two of which posted more than nine nine-hole scores this spring — to extend their seasons on a tough course that could render the regional seedings meaningless. Oconto, a sectional qualifier in Division 2 a year ago, brings back three golfers from that team led by senior Andrew Westphal. After Gibraltar, the scramble for the remaining sectional berths figures to be wide open. 

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Oconto, Gibraltar, Marion, Shiocton.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Alex Krause, Sevastopol; Tyler Kiehnau, Sevastopol; Justin Hill, Oneida Nation; Alex Powers, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Madison Abundant Life/Country Day sectional

Mineral Point regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: Dodge-Point CC-Mineral Point, par 70.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Mineral Point
2006
11
182.3636
New Glarus
1827
10
182.7000
Lancaster
3096
16
193.5000
Argyle/Pecatonica
2543
13
195.6154
Barneveld
1957
10
195.7000
Fennimore
2293
10
229.3000
Darlington
3026
13
232.7692
Iowa-Grant
1641
7
234.4286
Wonewoc Center/Hillsboro
1720
7
245.7143

2018 story: Senior Dalton Collier shot 78 and sophomore Simon Mitchell added a 79 as Mineral Point fired a 330 on its home course at Dodge-Point Country Club and won its own regional by 21 strokes over New Glarus (351). Lancaster (354) and Argyle/Pecatonica (358) grabbed the two remaining sectional berths ahead of Darlington (359), Barneveld (360) and Fennimore (361). It took a score of 81 or better to qualify for the sectional individually

2019 skinny: The home course advantage could again loom large for Mineral Point as it brings a nearly identical average to 2018 state qualifier New Glarus into this regional. Simon Mitchell and Danny Piitz anchor the lineup for Mineral Point; Matt Hach and Jared Martinson bring ample senior leadership for the Glarner Knights. But the depth of this regional again figures to be on full display as Lancaster, Argyle/Pecatonica and Barneveld all have the potential to advance and Fennimore and Darlington have shown flashes of potential, which could surface over the 18-hole regional

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Mineral Point, New Glarus, Lancaster, Barneveld.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Cody Crist, Darlington; Tucker Needham, Wonewoc-Center/Hillsboro; Adam Larson, Fennimore; Cole Roelli, Darlington.

Onalaska Luther regional

When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Drugan's Castle Mound GC-Holman, par 71.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Osseo-Fairchild
2879
17
169.3529
Cochrane-Fountain City
2661
15
177.4000
Onalaska Luther
2445
13
188.0769
Gilmanton
2527
13
194.3846
Blair-Taylor
2168
10
216.8000
La Crosse Aquinas
2364
10
236.4000
Whitehall
3080
13
236.9231
Alma/Pepin
2489
10
248.9000

Also competing: Individuals from Independence, Coulee Christian.

2018 story: Senior Noah Matzke shot 77 and was the only golfer to break 80 on the Forest Hills GC layout as host Onalaska Luther shot 347 and cruised to victory at its own regional. Cochrane-Fountain City (369), Whitehall (385) and Gilmanton (416) gobbled up the three other berths. It took a score of 99 or better to make it through this regional individually. 

2019 skinny: Osseo-Fairchild moves into the Luther regional after winning the 2018 Cadott regional by five strokes over Eleva-Strum, which would eventually finish third at the WIAA Division 3 state tournament. The Thunder brings back four of the five golfers from that squad and brings the top stroke average into the regional. Luther returns three golfers from last year's team that won this regional led by regional champion Noah Matzke, but is seeded behind Dairyland Conference champion Cochrane-Fountain City.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Osseo-Fairchild, Onalaska Luther, Cochrane-Fountain City, Gilmanton.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Josh Stoa, Coulee Christian/Providence; Ben Swift, La Crosse Aquinas; James Breska, Whitehall; Sam Dobbins, La Crosse Aquinas.

Cambridge regional

When: Wednesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Lake Ripley CC-Cambridge, par 70.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Abundant Life Christian/Madison Country Day
2035
12
169.5833
Cambridge
3068
18
170.4444
Palmyra-Eagle
2811
15
187.4000
Randolph
2318
11
210.7273
Pardeeville
2342
11
212.9091
University Lake School
1132
5
226.4000
Horicon
1859
8
232.3750
Cambria-Friesland
1215
5
243.0000
Wisconsin Heights
919
3
306.3333

2018 story: Eventual state runner-up Madison Abundant Life/Country Day got a 71 from Jack Rollins and a 77 from fellow junior Boomer Zierath en route to a 325 and a nine-stroke victory over Cambridge st the Palymra-Eagle regional at Broadlands Golf Club in North Prairie. Palmyra-Eagle (357) and Hartland University Lake School (357) were the only other schools in the eight-team field to break 400 and also advanced to the sectional. It took a score of 92 or better to qualify for the sectional individually.

2019 skinny: Madison Abundant Life/Country Day squeezed out a victory last week at the Trailways South Conference Championship despite being without senior Jack Rollins, who is in the middle of International Baccalaureate testing at Madison Country Day School and will also be unable to defend his regional title. With him, the Challengers might have been up to the task of battling a deep and balanced Cambridge squad for the team title. Instead, the Bluejays figure to be in command on their home course at Lake Ripley Country Club. Rollins, whose freshman brother James has given ALCS/Country Day another solid score at the top of the lineup, will return for the sectional

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Cambridge, Madison Abundant Life/Country Day, Palmyra-Eagle, Hartland University Lake School.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Jackson Pargman, Pardeeville; Caleb LaBlanc, Horicon; Blake Falstad, Pardeeville; Andrew Bartaczewicz, Pardeeville.

Markesan sectional

Waupun Central Wis. Christian regional

When: Tuesday (8:30 a.m. start). | Where: The Rock GC-Waupun, par 72.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Fond du Lac Saint Marys Springs
3384
19
178.1053
Markesan
2658
14
189.8571
Menasha Saint Mary Catholic
1919
10
191.9000
Princeton/Green Lake
1973
10
197.3000
Oshkosh Lourdes Academy/Valley Christian
2253
10
225.3000
Weyauwega-Fremont
2320
10
232.0000
Stockbridge/Hilbert
235
1
235.0000
Waupun Central Wisconsin Christian
1413
6
235.5000
Montello
1938
8
242.2500

Also competing: Individuals from Oakfield.

2018 story: Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs began what would prove to be a successful quest to become just the second school to win four consecutive WIAA state boys golf titles by shooting a 299 on its home course at Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Fond du Lac and winning its own regional by 46 shots over Menasha Saint Mary Catholic. Markesan (368) took the third sectional qualifying berth and Oshkosh Lources Academy/Valley Christian (375) edged Fond du Lac Winnebago Lutheran (376) for the final berth.

2019 skinny: Despite graduating four of the five golfers off the team that made WIAA history last spring, Fond du Lac Springs comes into this regional in a familiar place — seeded first with a 178.10 average — and ready to showcase the depth of a program that has set the standard for Division 3 golf the last four years. Even if he isn't able to return the Ledgers to the top of the Division 3 heap, senior Doyle Kelly is threat to become only the third Fond du Lac Springs golfer to win a WIAA state title, joining Pat Steffes in 2006 and Nate Strigenz in 2010.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs, Markesan, Menasha Saint Mary Catholic, Princeton/Green Lake.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Preston Ruedinger, Oshkosh Lourdes/Valley Christian; Logan Witt, Weyauwega-Fremont; Grant Buwalda, Waupun Central Wisconsin Christian; Mike Kottke, Oakfield.

Sheboygan Area Lutheran regional

When: Wednesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Quit-Qui-Oc GC, par 71.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Manitowoc Roncalli
2317
14
165.5000
Sheboygan Area Lutheran
1523
9
169.2222
Howards Grove
1708
10
170.8000
Kohler
2046
11
186.0000
Sheboygan County Christian
1593
8
199.1250
Reedsville
2747
13
211.3077
Random Lake
1561
7
223.0000
Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah
2502
11
227.4545
Mishicot
801
3
267.0000

Also competing: Individuals from Ozaukee.

2018 story: Four Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah golfers broke 85 as the Resorters made the most of a home-course advantage at Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Club in Elkhart Lake and won their own regional with a 316 score. Howards Grove (332), Sheboygan Area Lutheran (344) and Manitowoc Roncalli (355) also made it through to the sectional with Sheboygan Lutheran using it as a springboard to a sectional runner-up finish and a fifth-place finish at the state tournament. It took a score of 88 or better to reach the sectional individually.

2019 skinny: A wealth of individual talent could impact the order of finish in the chase for the four sectional team berths out of this regional, hosted this year by Sheboygan Lutheran but on the same course as last year's Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah regional. Eastern Wisconsin Conference player of the year Bryce Pautz and UW-Green Bay-bound Ian Behringer, who shot 82 and took eighth in the regional a year ago, have Manitowoc Roncalli in the pole position for this year's regional. The Jets return all five golfers from a team that qualified fourth to the sectional a year ago. Sheboygan Lutheran, which got better each week of last year's postseason, enters WIAA regional coming off a victory last week at Blackwolf Run in Kohler and has both a solid No. 1 golfer in junior Drake Wilcox, a two-time state qualifier, and four other returning golfers behind him. 

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Sheboygan Lutheran, Manitowoc Roncalli, Howards Grove, Kohler.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Levi Kesler, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Eli Bichler, Random Lake; Michael Modahl, Sheboygan Christian; Caleb Zinn, Mishicot.

Burlington Catholic Central regional

When: Wednesday (8:57 a.m.). | Where: Hawk's View GC/Como Crossing-Lake Geneva, par-70.

School
Score
Total
Nines
Total
Season
Average
Orfordville Parkview
1629
9
181.0000
Racine Lutheran
1838
10
183.8000
Racine Prairie School
2206
12
183.8333
Williams Bay
1708
9
189.7778
Jackson Living Word Lutheran
1557
8
194.6250
Kenosha Saint Joseph Catholic Academy
1828
9
203.1111
Kenosha Christian Life
1626
8
203.2500
Burlington Catholic Central
893
4
223.2500

Also competing: Individuals from Williams Bay Faith Christian, Milwaukee Heritage Christian.

2018 story: Seniors Conner Sunday (77) and Josh Hood (80) led the way as Kenosha Christian Life shot 335 and topped Racine Prairie School by four strokes to win the Burlington Catholic Central regional at Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva. Living Word Lutheran (347) edged Racine Lutheran (349) in the battle for third, but both teams advanced to the sectional. It took a score of 91 or better to advance to the sectional out of this regional.

2019 skinny: Don't look now, but Orfordville Parkview is poised to uncork a worst-to-first comeback story behind senior Madi Vine, who missed advancing to sectionals individually by one stroke a year ago when she shot 92. The Vikings not only bring in the top stroke average of the eight schools that will bring full teams to Hawk's View, but they played well in their last outing at the Trailways Conference Championship where they shot 359 and finished fourth out of 15 teams. However, this regional features five schools that bring back at least three golfers from a year ago and — with 12 strokes separating first from fifth on a tough course — no sectional berth is guaranteed.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Racine Prairie School, Racine Lutheran, Orfordville Parkview, Williams Bay.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Luke Sassano, Burlington Catholic Central; Brent Sauer, Jackson Living Word Lutheran; Caleb Stinespring, Kenosha Christian Life; Jared Scott, Kenosha Christian Life.