RECENT CONFERENCE HISTORY: NORTH SHORE
|2019||Cedarburg||Cedarburg||357||Hartford||371||Elise Hoven, Cedarburg||80|
|2018||Cedarburg||Cedarburg||344||Hartford||357||Maddie Wilke, Cedarburg||81|
|2017||Homestead (Mequon)||Homestead||348||Cedarburg||363||Speedy Kent, Homestead||80|
|2016||Homestead (Mequon)||Homestead||339||Cedarburg||364||Speedy Kent, Homestead||75|
|2015||Homestead (Mequon)||Homestead||339||Not available||NA||Clare Matkom, Whitefish Bay||75|
Top 2019 WIAA finishes
Team: Cedarburg shot 373-352 at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament at University Ridge Golf Course. The Bulldogs' 36-hole total of 725 was 74 shots behind champion Middleton. Individual: Cedarburg junior Elise Hoven shot rounds of 75 and 76 and with a 7-over-par 151 total finished third at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament, two shots behind repeat champion Jo Baranczyk of Bay Port.
When They Are Playing: North Shore
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Preseason top three
Mequon Homestead, Cedarburg, Slinger.
Preseason fall all-conference
First team: Elise Hoven, sr., Cedarburg; Isa Pierri, sr., Glendale Nicolet; Eleanor Potter, jr., Mequon Homestead; Chloe Sileno, sr., Mequon Homestead; Lily Valimont, so., Whitefish Bay.
Second team: Kate Bogenschutz, so., Cedarburg; Cassidy Fish, jr., Cedarburg; Hailey Matenaer, jr., West Bend East/West; Emma Raimer, so., Slinger; Sam Pendowski, sr., Slinger.
What to watch
How much of a load can Elise Hoven handle? That might determine the biggest question in comparing Cedarburg's talent at the top of its lineup vs. the depth and experience perennial power Mequon Homestead returns throughout the lineup.
The North Dakota State recruit leads a Bulldogs team that is trying to find a way to replace three seniors key to the program's back-to-back WIAA Division 1 state appearances. Junior Cassidy Fish, the only golfer with state tournament experience, and sophomore Kate Bogenshchutz have been steady behind Hoven and No. 5 golfer Morgan Webber has been a pleasant surprise in rounding out the Cedarburg scoring in each of the first two North Shore Conference mini-meets last week.
That was good for a 1-0-1 record against Homestead, which has six golfers capable of breaking 50 but only senior Chloe Sileno and junior Eleanor Potter have shown an ability to break 40 and neither able to take it as deep into the 30s as Hoven. The Highlanders, who finished sixth at the Oshkosh West sectional a year ago, will need to find two more golfers willing to embrace the bogey-golf concept critical at the back of the lineup if Homestead is to thwart Cedarburg's title hopes.
Hoven has designs on a WIAA state championship individually with two-time defending champion Jo Baranczyk of Bay Port playing her senior season in the WIAA's alternate season next spring. The individual talent in the North Shore should prepare Hoven for what lives ahead.
Homestead's Sileno shot 38 at Fire Ridge GC in Grafton in the front end of last week's two-day mini week to come within two strokes of Hoven. Nicolet's Isa Pierri and Whitefish Bay's Lily Valimont are also capable of breaking 40 in nine-hole matches as Pierri illustrated last week in matching Hoven's 79 over 18 holes at the Hartford Invitational at Washington County GC.
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▶ North Shore Championship: Sept. 23 (Washington County GC-Hartford).