Jo Baranczyk | WPGA Junior | Day 1

Jo Baranczyk | WPGA Junior | Day 1

Looking back

2018 conference champion

All five Bay Port golfers broke 100 as the Pirate shot 350 and topped Green Bay Notre Dame by 30 shots at Wander Springs Golf Course in Greenleaf to win the Fox River Classic Conference Championship. Sheboygan (383) was third.

2018 conference medalist

Bay Port sophomore Jo Baranczyk began a postseason to remember by shooting 72 at Wander Springs GC and earning medalist honors at the Fox River Classic Championship by 17 shots over Zjeneexa Vang of Sheboygan.

Top 2018 WIAA finishes

Team: Bay Port shot 356-370 at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament and, with a 36-hole total of 726, finished ninth, 75 shots behind champion Kettle Moraine (318-333). Individual: Bay Port sophomore Jo Baranczyk shot 72-70 at the Division 1 state tournament and, with a 36-hole total of 142, won the individual championship by one stroke over 2017 champion Emily Lauterbach of Hartland Arrowhead.

Looking ahead

Preseason top three

Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay Notre Dame.

Preseason all-conference

First team: Jo Baranczyk, jr., Bay Port;  Jolie Guyette, jr., De Pere; Sadie Kelly, sr., Pulaski; Ellese Martin, sr., Green Bay Notre Dame; Ellie Schneider, sr., De Pere.

Second team: Abbey Beranek, so., Bay Port; Lauren Bonetti, sr., Green Bay Preble co-op; Avery Duda, so., Bay Port; Abby Manske, sr., De Pere; Emma Onesti, sr., Green Bay Preble co-op; Madelyn Peters, sr., Bay Port.

What to watch

Bay Port keeps inching its way up the leaderboard at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament, finishing ninth last year after placing 10th in its state debut in 2017. The Pirates figure to blow the roof off of all expectations with four of its top five golfers back from a year ago led by defending state champion Jo Baranczyk. In addition to her, their depth at Nos. 2 through 5 makes them a tough team to beat. If anyone can make a run at Bay Port, though, it's De Pere. The Redbirds return four of their top five golfers, too, led by junior Jolie Guyette, who played a heavy summer schedule on the Wisconsin PGA Junior Tour, and Ellie Schneider, a senior who placed 40th at the state tournament last season. Of course, Green Bay Notre Dame is never to be counted out, even though the Tritons return only their Nos. 4 and 5 golfers from 2018.

Circle these dates

Sept. 3 — Brookfield Central University Ridge Invitational (University Ridge GC-Madison). Sept. 5 — Fox River Classic Conference Mini-Meet #1 (Branch River CC-Cato). Sept. 7 — Middleton Invitational (Pleasant View GC-Middleton). Sept. 9 — Sheboygan Invitational (Town and Country GC-Sheboygan). Sept. 10 — Fox River Classic Conference Mini-Meet #2 (Thornberry Creek at Oneida GC-Green Bay). Sept. 11 — Madison Memorial Invitational (Blackhawk CC-Madison). Sept. 12 — Marinette Invitational (Little River CC-Marinette). Sept.  14 — Fond du Lac Invitational (Rolling Meadows GC-Fond du Lac). Sept.  16 — Madison Edgewood Crusade for the Cure (Maple Bluff CC-Madison); Green Bay Metro Tournament (Oneida G&RC-Green Bay). Sept.  17 — Fox River Classic Conference Mini-Meet #3 (Brown County GC-Green Bay). Sept.  21 — Appleton West Invitational (Winagamie GC-Neenah). Sept. 23 — Green Bay Notre Dame Invitational (Thornberry Creek at Oneida GC-Gren Bay). Sept. 25  Green Bay Preble Invitational (Royal Scot GC-New Franken). Sept. 27  Fox River Classic Conference Championship (Wander Springs GC-Greenleaf).