Panthers/Marines Send Golf Teams to Sectionals With Great Regional Showing

Oconto Falls and Marinette both earned sectional bids from the Luxemburg-Casco Regional at Northbrook Golf Course on Wednesday.
The Panthers were second best of eight teams, with a consistent performance across the board. Seymour dominated, finishing with the top four individual golfers and a 401 team score.
Next was Oconto Falls, which shot a 449. The Panthers didn’t have any golfer finish in the top eight, but they had four golfers between the ninth and 18th spots.
Kate Pytelski took ninth with a 109, Taylor Miller tied for 10th with a 111, Kloeigh Seidl tied for 12th with a 112, and Kenadee Seidl was 18th with a 117. Lexi Nelson shot a 128 to tie for 30th.
Marinette was fourth, the final spot to qualify for sectionals. They were neck-and-neck with Fox Valley Lutheran throughout the whole day, but they ended up with a four-stroke win, 473 to 477. Lux-Casco was also close with a 481.
“The whole day we kept flipping in and out of that fourth spot,” Marinette coach Taylor Pedersen said. “When we made the turn, we knew if every girl could just hang with or beat their FVL girl, that would probably be enough to make it. They all fully accepted that challenge with a competitive fire. That was an awesome experience as a coach.”
Kennedy Polomis took fifth with a 104, Camryn Ferm’s 116 put her 16th, Regan Hermanson was 19th with a 119, and Olivia Henriksen took 33rd with a 134.
“I’m extra proud of Cam and Kennedy for leading this team and recruiting some teammates to play, and Regan and Olivia deserve so much credit for trying a new sport and going out of their comfort zone,” Pedersen said. “This is a really special group and we are excited to get one more guaranteed round together next Tuesday.”
Oconto was eighth as a team, missing out on sectionals. Annika Schlueter shot a 121 to take 20th, Madison Sikora took 23rd (123), Megan Saari was 38th with a 146, and Brooklyn Badendick took 41st (156).
Bonduel was third to join Seymour, Marinette, and Oconto Falls in the qualifying spots.
Marinette and O. Falls
Golf Seasons end
at Sectionals

The fall golf season came to a close for Marinette and Oconto Falls at sectionals on Tuesday.
The top two of eight teams advanced to state competition, with The Prairie School and Wrightstown moving on. Oconto Falls was sixth and Marinette took eighth.
The top rounds were hit by Danielle Bruecker of Wrightstown and The Prairie School’s Sophie Lawler, who paced their teams with scores of 78 and 79, respectively.
Oconto Falls’ leading golfer was Kate Pytelski, who tied for 13th of 45 golfers with a 95. Kloeigh Seidl shot a 97 to tie for 18th, Taylor Miller shot a 105 to take 29th, Kendaee Seidl was 35th with a 107, and Lexia Nelson took 44th with a 120.
All but Miller are seniors and will graduate this spring. Miller is a sophomore.
Marinette’s Camryn Ferm was the top Marine golfer. She shot a 104 and tied for 26th. Regan Hermanson was 40th with a 106, Kennedy Polomis shot a 110 to take 41st, and Olivia Henriksen shot a 117 to take 43rd.
Polomis, Henriksen, and Hermanson are all sophomores and will return next fall. Ferm is a senior.
Represented in NEC
All Conference List

Two golfers from Marinette and four from Oconto Falls earned North Eastern Conference honors this fall.
Oconto Falls saw Kloeigh Seidl make the first team and Kate Pytleski miss out on the first team by one spot, occupying the top spot on the second team.
They finished with 76.5 and 75 points, respectively. Wrightstown’s Danielle Bruecker was the conference’s top golfer with 84.5 points.
Kenadee Seidl and Taylor Miller were each honorable mentions, finishing with 67.5 points apiece, two points short of the second team.
Lexi Nelson fell three points and two golfers short of an honorable mention, scoring a 57.
For Marinette, Kennedy Polomis was the second player on the second team, with 74 points.
Just a sophomore, Marinette coach Taylor Pedersen has high hopes for Polomis over the next two seasons.
“No one out-works Kennedy when it comes to this golf team. She strives for perfection in everything she does, so the golf course can be a challenge since people are rarely always playing their absolute best,” Pedersen said. “She holds herself to a high standard and she loves to win. Making second team all-conference as a sophomore is just foreshadowing of what’s to come for her. I think by the time she’s a senior, she will be a force to be reckoned with in the NEC.”
Marine senior Camryn Ferm took the final second team spot with 69.5 points.
“When I first met Cam, she was so casual about golf that I wouldn’t have been surprised if her peers didn’t even know she was on the team,” Pedersen said. “Now, as a senior, she is a leader and a friend to the younger girls and golf is a big part of her life. She has put so much time into her swing and other team’s players and coaches are constantly in awe of the power she uses to hit the ball. This team loves her and it will be hard to see her go at the end of this season.”
Marinette’s Regan Hermanson missed honorable mention status by just 3.5 points.


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