The DeForest boys golf team closed out the 2019 season with an eighth-place finish at the WIAA Division 1 Mukwonago Sectional at Edgewood Golf Course on May 28.
The Norskies finished with a score of 341.
“After the third-place finish at regionals we were excited for the opportunity to advance to the state meet again,” DeForest coach Scott Siemion said. “The day was chilly and the course was very wet like many of our events this season. The par was reduced to 69 because of two holes being shortened to par threes. The sectional event produced the same type of results we have shown over the last two weeks.”
Badger claimed the sectional title with a 301, which put them two strokes over both Mukwonago and Sun Prairie. Mukwonago won a playoff over the Cardinals to earn the second team spot at state.
Joe Brethouwer led the Norskies with an 80, which put him in 24th place. He shot a 39 on the front nine holes.
Thanks to a 41 on the front nine, DeForest’s Beau Blackdeer finished with an 84.
Jack Creger was the only other Norski to break 90. He finished with an 87, which was helped out by a 42 on the back nine.
“Jack Creger stepped up with a very consistent final round,” Siemion said.
Sam Galvin and Mike Buchanan both shot a 90 for the Norskies, but only one round factored into the team score.
The sectional meet wrapped up a solid season for the Norskies.
“This season we showed wonderful improvement,” Siemion said. “We lowered our scoring average by 20 strokes from start to finish. However, we thought our numbers would start the season where they actually finished. With that said, we showed improvement and started to develop more consistency. With four varsity players returning for next season, doing the work needed in the off-season, next year could be very special.”