The 94th Annual State Boys Golf Tournament produced team and individual champions in three divisions at University Ridge Golf Course Tuesday. Morning storms caused the Divisions 2 and 3 tournaments to be reduced to 27 holes.
The Division 1 tournament completed the scheduled 36 holes. Marquette won the Division 1 team championship for the second year in a row and for the third time in the last four seasons. The Hilltoppers scored a four-player, 36-hole total of 594 for 18-over-par. Middleton finished runner-up 20 strokes back at +38.
Merrill’s Russell Dettmering sizzled on the second day of competition, going six-under-par to earn the Division 1 individual championship with a -7 score of 137 for 36 holes. It’s the lowest score in the State Tournament since Jordan Niebrugge of Homestead fired a 136 to win the Division 1 title in 2012. Jack Blair of Marquette finished second at -1 with a 143 after placing sixth last season. Former two-time champion Piercen Hunt of Arrowhead finished tied for sixth at +3.
Edgewood captured its third straight Division 2 team title and its fifth overall. The Crusaders shot +32. with a four-player, 27-hole score of 464. Three Crusaders finished within the top individual standings. Lakeland finished second, four strokes back with a +36 score of 468.
Senior Joe Forsting Edgerton won the individual gold medal, shooting a 27-hole score of 108 for even par. He finished tied for 13th last season. Junior Simon Cuskey of Rice Lake finishes runner-up after an eighth-place finish a year ago. He shot a one-over-par 109. Senior James Gilmore of Edgewood, who placed fifth in 2018, and Ty Kretz of Marinette tied for third at +2. Lukas Heckmann, the champion in 2018, finished tied for seventh at +8.
Roncalli won the Division 3 team title, and its first since winning its only other championship in 2009. The Jets scored a 463 to go 61-over-par as a team. Abundant Life Christian/Madison Country Day finished runner-up for the second straight season. The Challengers finished 11 strokes behind Roncalli with a score of 504.
Junior Drake Wilcox won the individual championship with a one-over-par 109 for 27 holes. He improves on last season’s third-place finish. Senior Jack Rollins of Abundant Life Christian/Madison Country Day finished three strokes back at +4 after placing 13th last year, and senior Doyle Kelly, who was runner-up last season, finished tied with senior Ian Behringer of Roncalli for third at +6.
You can see the full results at the WIAA website by clicking here.