Taking part in only their second meet of the year, the Milton boy’s golf team competed well, taking seventh place out of the 24-team field with a combined score of 346. Marquette topped the field with a 302, while Waunakee shot 316 for second and Reedsburg finished in third with 321.
Junior AJ Gray again led the Red Hawks, shooting a 75, earning him fifth place overall. Matt Zimmerman of Janesville Parker had the lowest score on the day, shooting a 70. Jake Schroekenthaler of Monona Grove and Jack Lutze of Marquette followed with 72 and 73, respectively.
Ryan Nelson shot an 85 for Milton, followed by Michael Koppa with a 91. Tucker Dunk, in the No. 2 position, shot 95 on the day. Elliot Christianson stayed in double-digits with his round of 99.
“The season is about as expected, cold,” head coach Kirk Wieland said. “The weather has definitely not helped us or any golf team out yet, but we will have to deal with these conditions and hopefully we will be better and tougher later in the season”
Wieland said that while there are things to work out, all the pieces are there.
“AJ had a real nice round at The Oaks finishing 5th with a round of 75,” he said. “Ryan and Tucker are both seniors competing since their freshman year and both have got off to slow starts. They will figure it out and for us to make a move at the end of the season they will have to step their games up. Michael Koppa and Elliot Christianson are playing their first year as varsity regulars and are doing their best to improve each match. We will continue to work hard and get better and hope for some decent weather down the road.”
The Red Hawks had meets Monday (at Blackhawk in Madison) and Tuesday (at The Oaks in Cottage Grove) but both were postponed due to weather.
Milton will head to Watertown Thursday.