Bauman Earns Packerland Player of the Year Honors

Peshtigo’s Grant Bauman wrapped up his Packerland Conference Player of the Year award with a medalist round of 77 at the Packerland Conference Championship, his second straight year winning the title.
Bauman was again the medalist, his fifth time doing that this spring, to finish with 266 strokes for the season, 23 strokes up on any other Packerland contender.
Two rounds of 34 at Vernon Hills and Little River helped to separate him from the rest of the conference and he never looked back.
“Grant was a great team leader and player this season. His consistency and focus really stood out,” Peshtigo coach Kyle Cheney said. “He is prepared and ready to start the final phase in getting back to the state tournament.”
As a team, the Bulldogs were third in the Conference Championship and third on the year. Sturgeon Bay won the Packerland team crown.
After Bauman, Peshtigo’s Peyton Demmith shot a 103, Mark Pesch carded a 116, Achal Gowda shot a 125, and Maddox Levknecht’s 128 was dropped. The Bulldogs tallied a 421.
Oconto shot a 429, sixth at the Packerland Championship. The Blue Devils were fourth for the season.
Connor Huggett (100) had the team’s low score, followed by Marc Perrizo (105), Eli Bahrke (110), Jacob LeMere (114), and Owen Hornblad (124).

Panthers Finish
Third at Stu
Anderson Invite

Oconto Falls hosted seven other teams for the Stu Anderson Invitational, tying Pulaski for third in the field.
Marinette was fifth. Seymour and Notre Dame were the two top teams at the competition.
Panther sophomore Kadyn Riel and Marinette sophomore Brady Eastman tied for second in the field with 79s, just behind Seymour’s star freshman Vince Sigl, who shot a 74.
For Falls, Caden Leonhardt shot an 87, Trevor Metzler shot a 91, Cy Vizelka carded a 92, and Carson McDermid scored a 92.
Marinette’s Dominic Smerchek shot an 87, Henry Bailey carded an 88, and both Bryce Gamelin and AJ Behnke shot 96s.

Rebels Edge Wildcats
at Crivitz Invitational

Lena was beaten only by Laona-Wabeno at Friday’s Crivitz Invitational at Hunter’s Glen.
The Wildcats shot a 343 over 18 holes to come up just seven strokes short of the Rebels and four strokes up on third-place Three Lakes.
Braden McVane’s 76 was one stroke from medalist honors, won by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy’s Kaiden Bailey, who shot a 75.
McVane was four over par. He was one under on the front nine, shooting birdies on holes two, six, and nine.
Mason Belongia shot an 84, Mason Spice shot an 88, and Drake Dionne finished with a 95. Vance Turcek’s 97 was dropped.
Crivitz was fourth of eight teams with a 368, paced by two sub-90 scores from Kaden Klaver (82) and Kade Thoma (87). TJ Mueller carded a 95, Jack Bauer shot a 104, and Liam Lazansky scored a 111.
Coleman and Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy scored 407s.
Bailey shot a 75, with a 37 on the front nine and a 38 on the back.
“It was nice to see Kaiden Bailey win the Invitational on Friday. He had a very consistent round and scored very well,” STAA coach George Hayes said. “The course was set up to use the black tees, making the course longer. For Kaiden to score that well shows that he is playing quite well as the regular season winds down.”
Theron Thayer shot a 97, Henry Piasecki carded a 101, and Tayen Schwartz carded a 134, including a 59 on the front nine.
“Theron Thayer continues to play well. Playing from the black tees on Friday and scoring below 100 was good to see,” Hayes said. “Henry Piasecki had some difficult holes early but rebounded well to finish with some really nice holes as the round progressed. Henry has lots of potential and could be a significant member of our team as we approach the postseason matches.”
Coleman’s leader was Thomas Rhode at 94, followed by Sawyer Seefeldt’s 101, Cameron Kimmel’s 104, Evan Hockers’ 108, and Scott Brazeau’s 111.
After Crandon’s 418, Gillett shot a 426. The Tigers got two 105s from Aydin Franti and Elsa Limberg and two 108s out of Tyler Frank and Katelyn Sturm. Laney DeBauch shot a 139.
Next was Oconto with a 443. Marc Perrizo (106) and Connor Huggett (107) led the way, followed by Eli Bahrke’s 113 and Jacob LeMere’s 117.
Niagara recorded a 463 team score and Goodman/Pembine shot 469.
Nate Olson shot a 108. Mason Richtig shot a 115, Oren Loukus shot a 117, Alex Tripp carded a 123, and Aiden Colenso scored a 134.
The Patriots’ Josh Knutson shot a 96, Pietro Ipsa shot a 106, Josh Wysocki shot a 132, Jasmine Slawinski carded a 135, and Marley Seeverson’s 155 was dropped.

Cougars Lead Area
Teams at Pioneer Invite

Coleman was the top local finisher at the Pioneer Invite hosted by Sevastopol.
The Cougars shot a 389, good for sixth place of 11 teams. Kimberly ran away with the team win, shooting a 279.
The Papermakers had the top four individual scores in the field before Peshtigo’s Grant Bauman broke into fifth with a 74.
Peshtigo was 10th with a 428 and Oconto took 11th with a 438.
Coleman’s top golfer was Thomas Rhode with a 91, good for 21st in the field. His teammate Cameron Kimmell was 22nd with a 92, Sawyer Seefeldt shot a 98, and Evan Hockers carded a 108. Scott Brazeau’s 112 was dropped.
After Bauman in the Peshtigo lineup were Mark Pesch and Peyton Demmith with 111s and Maddox Levknecht’s 131.
Oconto’s Connor Huggett shot a 105, Eli Bahrke and Marc Perrizo shot 110s, Jacob LeMere shot a 113, and Owen Hornblad scored a 118.

Maroons Compete
in Multiple GNC
Nine Hole Events

Menominee’s golf teams competed at three Great Northern Conference nine-hole meets over the past week.
In Escanaba, the Menominee girls were third, led by Mackenzie Doyle, who took second place with a 49. Lexi Marineau was fourth with a 52.
The Menominee boys were fourth, with Jonah Slawinski and Matt Mellinger each carding 44s.
On Monday, the Maroons played two nine-hole meets in one day in Kingsford. One was counted as the Kingsford nine and the other was a makeup for Marquette’s outing, which was canceled due to snow.
The Menominee boys were fifth on the Kingsford portion and fourth on the Marquette half.
Connor Coduti shot a 48 to lead the way on the Kingsford half and Slawinski led Menominee’s totals on the Marquette nine with a 45.
The Menominee girls were fourth in both. Marineau was fifth with a 48 on the Kingsford nine and third with a 47 on the Marquette half. Mackenzie Doyle carded a 55 on the Marquette half to tie for 10th.
Doyle sits in the top 10 in the GNC after Monday’s events and Marineau jumped from fifth to third overall.
“Not our best numbers yesterday but there were some bright spots,” Menominee coach Tony Hofer said, noting that Ava Chouinard and Anna Axtell both shot career-best numbers.
“Jonah Slawinski again had a steady day. Hope to have him take that next step soon as he continues to play more,” Hofer said.
Monday wrapped up the GNC nine-holes. Next up is the Esky Invite this Thursday, May 18 and the 18-hole GNC finals at Gladstone next Thursday, May 25.

Wildcats Win M&O
18 Hole Match at
Thornberry Creek

Four sub-90 scores paced Lena to another M&O Conference victory at Thornberry Creek on Monday.
The Wildcats shot a 341 as a team, with Braden McVane’s 80 tying him for medalist honors. Mason Belongia shot an 85, Drake Dionne carded an 87, Evan Vanderzanden carded an 89, and Mason Spice shot a 96.
Crivitz was next with a 363, led by 87 from Kaden Klaver and 88 from Kade Thoma. TJ Muellerntz shot a 93, Jack Bauer carded a 95, and Liam Lazansky recorded a 106.
Coleman shot a 384, with 92 from Sawyer Seefeldt, 95 from Thomas Rhode, Cameron Kimmell’s 96, and a 101 by Evan Hockers. Scott Brazeau carded a 114.
Oneida shot a 410, and after was Gillett’s 428. Gillett’s best score was Tyler Frank’s 101. Elsa Limberg shot a 108, Laney DeBauch shot a 109, Katelyn Sturm shot a 110, and Aydin Franti carded a 116.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy’s Kaiden Bailey tied for the medalist round to lead the Cavaliers to a 430.
After Bailey were Theron Thayer (99), Chase Gromala (122), Tayen Schwartz (129), and Ryan Tuch (147).
Niagara shot a 478, with qualifying scores from Mason Richtig (106), Nate Olsen (122), Oren Loukus (115), and Alex Tripp (135). Nick Krueger’s score was dropped (137).


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