Comets win season’s only home meet
By Greg Seubert
The schedule allowed for the Waupaca boys’ golf team to have only one home meet this season.
The Comets made the most of the familiar surroundings of the Waupaca Country Club May 9, as the team won a 10-team North Eastern Conference meet.
Waupaca’s Mason Gardner tied Freedom’s Brett Schaeuble for medalist honors with a round of 38.
Team scores were Waupaca (162), Marinette (164), Freedom (168), Luxemburg-Casco (173), Oconto Falls (174), Wrightstown (177), Denmark (186), Little Chute (187), Fox Valley Lutheran (193) and Clintonville (217).
Other scores for Waupaca were Isaac Wright (40), Noah Carrick (41), Elliot Crisman (43) and Logan Bunge (46).
“This win now sets us up to play in the final grouping with Marinette and Freedom May 18 in the conference tournament at Thornberry Creek in Oneida,” coach Tom Noltner said. “As a team, we played extremely well and shot our low round as a team for the year.
“I was very proud of the way the team played in the windy conditions,” he added. “They were satisfied to play safe on the holes that the wind was against them and took advantage of the holes that the wind was with them. A great win for the team and now they have positioned themselves to finish the year in the top three in the conference with an outside chance of possibly winning the conference.”
Waupaca also tied for fifth May 6 at the Freedom Invitational at Irish Waters Golf Club.
Winneconne won the meet with a 142, followed by Xavier (146), Freedom (147), Wrightstown (152), Waupaca and New London (153), Neenah (156), Little Chute (158), Denmark (162) and Oshkosh West (180).
Wright and Gardner teamed up to shoot a 73, followed by Carrick and Crisman with an 80 and Bunge and Alex Panzenhagen with an 81.
The Comets also won a five-team North Eastern meet May 3 at Clintonville’s Riverside Golf Course.
Team scores were Waupaca (174), Wrightstown (176), Little Chute and FVL (194) and Clintonville (201).
Gardner led Waupaca with a 39, followed by Wright (42), Carrick (45), Bunge (48) and Crisman (50).