When: Wednesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: Whispering Pines GC-Cadott, par 72.
|McDonell Central Catholic/Regis|
|Black River Falls|
2018 story: West Salem placed three golfers in the top 10, led by senior Ethan Beal's 79, as the Panthers (335) edged Chippewa Falls McDonell Central/Eau Claire Regis (337) for the WIAA Division 2 Arcadia regional team title at Trempealeau Mountain GC in Trempealeau. Neillsville/Loyal (341) grabbed the third sectional qualifying berth while Black River Falls (359) held off Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (361) and Arcadia (364) for the final berth. It took a score of 84 or better to advance to the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Cloverbelt Conference champion Neillsville/Loyal has five golfers capable of breaking 90, led by junior Jared Weber, and will need every bit of that depth to survive a Stanley-Boyd regional that features five teams within nine shots of each other, based on average, coming out of the regular season. Black River Falls won last week's Coulee Conference championship, but the Tigers are seeded behind Coulee rivals Arcadia and Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau entering the regional. The regional could be decided over Whispering Pines' final three holes — a pair of par-5s with a very short par-4 17th hole sandwiched in the middle.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Neillsville/Loyal, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Black River Falls, Arcadia.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Adam Waldusky, Chippewa Falls McDonell/Eau Claire Regis; Myles Fish, Chippewa Falls McDonell/Eau Claire Regis; Ethan Rubenzer, Elk Mound; Milo Koenig, Stanley-Boyd.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Black River GC-Medford, par 72.
2018 story: Maple Northwestern junior Kordell Swanson shot 1-over-par 73 at Indianhead GC in Mosinee to earn medalist honors by two shots, but his Tigers fell in a team playoff to Minocqua Lakeland for the Mosinee regional team title. Medford (333) and Ashland (337) finished third and fourth, respectively, to secure the two remaining sectional berths. It took a score of 86 or better to reach the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Minocqua Lakeland, which finished third at the WIAA Division 2 state tournament a year ago, brings back four of the five golfers off its regional championship team of a year ago and filled in the one void in its lineup with heralded freshman Kaeden Nomm, a former national qualifier in the Drive, Chip & Putt competition. The Thunderbirds have what the personnel to contend for a state title, but the same could be said for a number of teams in this regional. Rice Lake moves over from the Somerset regional after winning its own regional a year ago with a sizzling 302. Regional medalist Ben Resnick graduated to NCAA Division I Stetson, but the next two finishers at last year's regional — sophomore Braeden Resnick and junior Simon Cuskey are back for the Warriors, the fourth-place team at last year's Division 2 state meet who last week knocked off six Division 1 schools to win the Big Rivers Conference title. Maple Northwestern also returns four of its top five golfers from the team that fell in the regional playoff to Lakeland a year ago led by two-time sectional qualifier Kordell Swanson, the Heart O'North Conference champion who finished second to Hayward's Jack Hansen in the season-long chase for HON player-of-the-year honors. Hansen and the Hurricane will have their hands full trying to outdistance Spooner and Ashland for the last of the four sectional berths in what could very well be the deepest regional in the state in any division.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Minocqua Lakeland, Rice Lake, Maple Northwestern, Hayward.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Scott Gregor, Ashland; Jerad Burch, Spooner; Mike Dassow, Medford; Colton Avery, Spooner.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Bristol Ridge GC-Somerset, par 72.
|Saint Croix Central|
|Saint Croix Falls|
2018 story: Senior Ben Resnick shot 71 to lead a 1-2-3 Rice Lake finis at the Warriors placed their four scoring golfers in the top five and won their own regional going away with a 302 total at Turtleback GC. Amery (348) and St. Croix Central (352) had no troubles snagging the next two sectional berths, but Barron (370) needed a pair of pars from Nos. 1 and 2 golfers Mitchell Fornell and Jordan Nevin to send the Bears onto the sectional ahead of Baldwin-Woodville (371) and Ellsworth (372). It took a score of 86 or lower to move on to the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Rice Lake's departure to the Medford regional opens a world of opportunity for the 10 teams in the Somerset regional where the five teams that the Warriors left behind in rolling to the title a year ago will be among those vying for the regional championship this year. St. Croix Central is a heavy favorite, returning four of its five golfers from a year ago and picking up Baldwin-Woodville transfer Matt Mueller, who qualified for the sectional a year ago with an 83. Osceola also returns four of its five golfers from a year ago, but will have its hands full in the chase for the second qualifying berth with Amery, which brings back all five. Baldwin-Woodville should have the upper hand on Bloomer and Prescott in the scramble for the final sectional berth
Projected sectional team qualifiers: St. Croix Central, Amery, Osceola, Baldwin-Woodville.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Johnny Bleskacek, Bloomer; Zachary Mickelson, Barron; Brad Sarauer, Bloomer; Dom Abbott, Somerset.
When: Wednesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: Mascoutin GC-Berlin, par 72.
|Fox Valley Lutheran|
2018 story: Senior Mason Gardner, the only golfer among the 49 in the field to break 80, shot 73 as Waupaca fired a 340 at Mascoutin GC in Berlin to win the regional by seven shots over Appleton Xavier (347). Little Chute (349) and Winneconne (353) captured the other two sectional berths. An individual qualifier needed a score of 88 or lower to have a shot at advancing to the sectional.
2019 skinny: Winneconne has Bryce Peters, Appleton Xavier has Charlie Schubbe, Little Chute has Justin Job and Waupaca has Eli Bartel. Those No. 1 golfers at their respective schools will carry a lot of weight as their teams jockey for the top honors on a tough regional track at Mascoutin GC in Berlin. Winneconne, a state qualifier a year ago, might have the edge in experience with four of its five golfers back — including senior No. 1 golfer Bryce Peters, who is expected back in the lineup after missing the East Central Conference Championship last week. Xavier also has a strong front-runner in sophomore Charlie Schubbe and four golfers behind him who can all break 85.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Appleton Xavier, Winneconne, Waupaca, Little Chute.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Dylan Hughes, Wautoma/Wild Rose; Bradley Lentz, Fox Valley Lutheran; Sam Yeomans, Ripon; Alex Hendrickson, Wautoma/Wild Rose.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Golden Sands GC-Cecil, par 71.
|Menominee Indian/Gresham Community|
2018 story: Senior Bryce Jacobson shot 73 to successfully defend his regional title as Peshtigo fired a 328 to win the Bonduel regional at Golden Sands GC in Cecil by 14 shots over runner-up Marinette, which went 2-3 individually with junior Matt Wagner (75) and freshman Ty Kretz (76). Amherst (349) and Oconto (359) also advances to the sectional. It took a score of 89 or better to reach the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Things are starting to come together for Marinette, which had two other golfers break 90 behind veterans Matt Wagner (81) and Ty Kretz (75) at the top of the lineup in winning last week's North Eastern Conference championship with a 329 total. Peshtigo, however, remains the team to beat despite graduating its top two golfers off last year's regional championship team. The Bulldogs also have a strong 1-2 punch at the top of their lineup in Trent Carriveau and Jordan Carvenough and, like Marinette, last week got strong showings from senior Ty Davis (83) and sophomore Adam Bauman (82). Mosinee moves over from the Hayward sectional after finishing fifth at its own regional a year ago and has a regional medalist contender in Stanford Swid.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Marinette, Peshtigo, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Mosinee.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Vince Omernik, Amherst; Clayton Rathsack, Oconto Falls; Henry Van Ess, Seymour; Carter Siolka, Bonduel.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Northbrook CC-Luxemburg, par 71.
2018 story: Three Luxemburg-Casco golfers finished in the top 10 as the Spartans shot 360 and held off Wrightstown (369) to win their own regional at Northbrook CC. Two Rivers (374) qualified third for the sectional tournament while Sturgeon Bay (382) edged Freedom (383) for the final berth. Valders senior Bennett Braun (78) was the only golfer to break 80 and it took a score of 92 or better to get to the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Luxemburg-Casco and Wrightstown, who battled for the 2018 regional championship, look to be the teams to beat again. The Spartans, of course, not only have the home-course edge but five golfers who are capable of breaking 90 led by senior Andrew Spengler and are coming off a runner-up finish to Marinette at the North Eastern Conference Championship. Wrightstown finished tied for third in the NEC and have three of its top five golfers back from a year ago.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Luxemburg-Casco, Wrightstown, Freedom, Brillion.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Dakota Rezachek, Two Rivers; Jared Linskins, Southern Door; Cameron Owens, Chilton; Austin Ertel, Valders.
Walworth Big Foot regional
When: Tuesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: Grand Geneva Resort/Highlands Course-Lake Geneva, par 71
Also competing: Individuals from Walworth Big Foot.
2018 story: Mount Horeb senior Tyler Crubaugh shot 2-over-par 73 and shared medalist honors with junior teammate Kasen Fager and Edgerton junior Kyle Willie and lead the Vikings (308) to a three-stroke victory over the Crimson Tide (311). Edgerton junior Joe Forsting was fourth with a 76.
2019 skinny: Mount Horeb's move to Division 1 leaves Edgerton without a serious threat in the chase for the regional team championship. The Crimson Tide have a veteran duo at the top of its lineup in seniors Joe Forsting and Kyle Wille, who will be teammates again next season at Iowa Central Community College. The battle for the final three sectional berths could prove interesting as Monroe is the only team with a sub-200 scoring average that made it through a year ago. Monticello/Belleville, which finished seventh in its WIAA tournament debut as a co-op program a year ago, has a strong No. 1 golfer in Peter Gustafson, who could provide a significant boost in getting his team to the Platteville sectional.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Edgerton, Monroe, Monticello/Belleville, Clinton.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Dayton Oliver, Brodhead; Jake Trosclair, Walworth Big Foot; Noah Sweet, Beloit Turner; Zach Paulson, Beloit Turner.
River Valley regional
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: House on the Rock Resort GC-Spring Green, par 72.
|Cuba City Co-op|
Also competing: Individuals from Viroqua, Prairie du Chien.
2018 story: Senior Zach White and junior Cade Rohrbach shot matching 78s at Prairie du Chien CC to share medalist honors and lead Platteville (323) past Lodi (343) for the Prairie du Chien regional title. Westby (363) and River Valley (364) plucked the final two sectional berths away from host Prairie du Chien (368). It took a score of 92 or better to earn a spot in the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Lodi's move to the Adams-Friendship regional leaves Platteville as the heavy favorite to win the regional. The Hillmen have experience at the top of their lineup in seniors Cade Rohrbach, Isaiah Altfillisch and Andy Eggers and junior Nate Busch and, with the sectional on their home course at Platteville G&CC, should be in position for their first state berth since 2007. River Valley should make a push for the runner-up spot on its home course ahead of Westby, which finished third in the Coulee Conference; and Mauston, the runner-up in the South Central Conference.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Platteville, River Valley, Mauston, Westby.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Ryan Schlimgen, West Salem; Max Goetz, West Salem; Tyler Bradley, Dodgeville; Eli Hardy, Dodgeville.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Northern Bay Resort-Arkdale, par 72.
2018 story: Seniors Rory Gierhart and Matthew Phelan shot matching 73s at Northern Bay Resort to share medalist honors at the Adams-Friendship regional as Madison Edgewood (304) rolled to victory by 32 shots over Watertown Luther Prep. Lakeside Lutheran (338) and Columbus (339) also qualified for the sectional. It took an 85 or better to earn a sectional berth individually.
2019 skinny: Three of Madison Edgewood's top five golfers graduated after the Crusaders won their second straight WIAA Division 2 state title, leaving them to make their run at a seventh straight state tournament berth with James and Karl Gilmore as their only golfers with WIAA postseason experience. After a successful regular season in which it added another Badger South Conference title to its collection, Edgewood comes into regional play once again seeded No. 1 ahead of Capitol Conference runner-up Columbus and South Central Conference champion Wisconsin Dells. Reigning WIAA Division 2 state medalist Lukas Heckmann of Lakeside Lutheran begins his final run toward the state tournament at this regional.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Madison Edgewood, Columbus, Lodi, Wisconsin Dells.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Lukas Heckmann, Lakeside Lutheran; Mitch Vogel, Jefferson; Brian Semmann, McFarland; Zach Mauer, McFarland.
Sheboygan Falls regional
When: Tuesday (9 a.m. start). | Where: The Bull at Pinehurst Farms GC-Sheboygan Falls, par 72.
|Winnebago Lutheran Academy|
Also competing: Individuals from North Fond du Lac.
2018 story: Four golfers from Waupun's all-senior starting lineup finished in the top 10, led by Owen Theune's third-place showing with a 78, as the Warriors shot 323 and earned the team title at the Campbellsport regional at GC at Camelot in Lomira. Kiel (341), Campbellsport (344) and Oostburg (346) held off Sheboygan Falls (347) for the final three sectional berths. It took an 87 or better to advance to the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Campbellsport has been playing with heavy hearts this spring after their coach Patti Pelischek died last winter of cancer, but the Cougars will be playing with a purpose as the No. 1 seed for this regional. They return four of the five golfers from last year's team, led by regional runner-up Dylan Kurcz. It could be an entertaining shootout at the top of the leaderboard as about six shots separate top-seed Campbellsport (188.28) from fourth-seed Sheboygan Falls (194.61) at the top of this regional, but it drops off quickly after that.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Sheboygan Falls, Waupun, Oostburg, Campbellsport.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Calvin Leverenz, New Holstein; Shaelynn Feuerstein, New Holstein; Trenton Herkstroeter, Winnebago Lutheran Academy; Andrew Heus, Kiel.
Waukesha Catholic Memorial regional
When: Wednesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Broadlands GC-North Prairie, par 72
|Saint Thomas More|
|New Berlin West|
|Racine St Catherines|
Also competing: Individuals from Somers Shoreland Lutheran.
2018 story: New Berlin West sophomore Dominic Martinetti shot 79 to finish second individually to Racine St. Catherine's junior Grant Wininger as the Vikings (328) trimmed Waukesha Catholic Memorial (333) to win the St. Catherine's regional at Ives Grove GL in Sturtevant. Brookfield Academy (343) and Greendale Martin Luther (363) also advanced to sectional with Martin Luther grabbing the final spot by one shot over the host Angels. It took an 88 or better to reach the sectional individually.
2019 skinny: Waukesha Catholic Memorial earned the No. 1 seed with a 174.43 average based on 23 nine-hole rounds, one fewer than the next three teams combined. In other words, outside of the Crusaders, few teams in this regional have played enough golf during this weather-challenged spring to know who might join Catholic Memorial at the sectional. Martin Luther returns all five golfers from the team that survived the regional a year ago with three sophomores and a freshman in the top five. Dominic Martinetti of New Berlin West is back to challenge St. Catherine's Grant Wininger for medalist honors again and the Vikings have the experience to challenge Catholic Memorial for the team title. However, this regional has one of the deepest pools of individual talent of any regional in the state and the four sectional berths could go fast.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Waukesha Catholic Memorial, New Berlin West, Greendale Martin Luther, Milwaukee St. Thomas More.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Grant Wininger, Racine St. Catherine's; Aaron Eimers, Shorewood; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Somers Shoreland Lutheran; Matt Sherlock, Whitefish Bay Domnican.
When: Tuesday (9 a.m.). | Where: Kettle Hills GC-Richfield, par 72.
|Lake Country Lutheran|
|Kettle Moraine Lutheran|
|University School of Milwaukee|
|Watertown Luther Prep|
|St. Johns NW Military Academy|
2018 story: Kewaskum placed three golfers in the top five, led by regional runner-up Jacob Schlosser (72), as the Indians (305) outdistanced University School of Milwaukee (319), Lake Country Lutheran (326) and host Kettle Moraine Lutheran (328) to win the KML regional at Washington County GC in Hartford. It took a score of 91 or better to advance to the sectional.
2019 skinny: Four of Kewaskum's five golfers return from a year ago, when the Indians finished fifth at the WIAA state tournament, and they will need as much depth as they can to keep pace with Lake Country Lutheran in what is shaping up to be another shootout and win another regional title. The Lightning also have four golfers back from a year ago, led by senior Ethan Wilkins, the Midwest Classic Conference player of the year. The scramble for the final two sectional berths is hard to peg. Kettle Moraine Lutheran, which finished third in the East Central Conference, and Grafton, which tied for fifth in the North Shore Conference have the best regular-season credentials. Likewise, Lomira — the third-place team in the Wisconsin Flyway Conference — could also enter the mix as could University School of Milwaukee, whose season average was based off just three nine-hole rounds, but has two solid golfers with postseason experience and a freshman No. 2 golfer who could boost the Wildcats to the next level.
Projected sectional team qualifiers: Kewaskum, Lake Country Lutheran, University School of Milwaukee, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Lake Country Lutheran.
Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Casey King, Lomira; Andrew Wilke, Watertown Luther Prep; Tyler Tsui, Grafton; Jaden Polack, Grafton.