Amateur golf news: Middleton holds D-1 lead in WIAA State Golf MeetWisconsin Sports
-- Middleton has the Division-One lead going into today’s second-and-final round of the boys’ state high school golf tournament at University Ridge Golf Course.
MADISON - Middleton has the Division-One lead going into today’s second-and-final round of the boys’ state high school golf tournament at University Ridge Golf Course.
Middleton had a combined 308 strokes yesterday. Four-time defending champion Hartland Arrowhead is three strokes back at 311, and Milwaukee Marquette is third at 318. Ben Skogan of Onalaska has the Division-One lead among individuals at even-par 72. Jacob Garstecki of Germantown and Jack McKinney of Marquette are one stroke back at 73.
In Division 2, Green Bay Notre Dame has the lead at 300, with Osceola in second at 315. Two-time defending champion Madison Edgewood is fifth. Charlie Danielson, who’s going for his third straight individual crown, has the lead at 70. Brett Brusda of Notre Dame is in second at three strokes back. Kohler has the Division 3 lead at 333, with Cuba City in second at 350. Kyle Shafer of Spring Valley is the individual leader at 74. Josh Smith of Southwestern High school of Hazel Green is one stroke back.
Four Wisconsin golfers will not play in the U.S. Open, after they failed to advance in sectional qualifying. Keegan Drugan of Holmen had a 147 in his two sectional rounds. Kelly Kretz of Antigo had a 148, and Matt Behm of Janesville scored 156. All three tried to qualify at Saint Charles, Illinois. Andrew Steinhofer failed to advance from the Dallas sectional, where he had a 162. Steve Stricker of Madison and Pewaukee native Mark Wilson earned exemptions to compete in the U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 in Bethesda, Maryland.