Tigers finish fifth in overall team standings
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — Marshfield finished fifth with a score of 355 and dropped to fifth place in the final standings after the seventh and final meet of the 2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament on Friday at Wausau Country Club.
Derek Michalski cemented his spot in the individual standings for the Tigers as he shot an 80 to finish fifth on Friday and ended up sixth in the overall standings to earn second-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors.
Zach Shortess struggled to a 95 on Friday but still ended up 10th in the overall standings to give Marshfield two second-team all-conference performers.
Brandon Nikolai and Jordan Schlinsog each shot 90s to round out the Tigers’ scoring as they finished with 355, five behind D.C. Everest. The two teams entered the final leg of the seven-meet tournament tied for fourth place.
Stevens Point won the meet with a score of 317, 12 shots ahead of Wausau East. Wausau West was third with a 347. Those three finished in the same order in the final team standings.
Wausau East’s Matt Tuman earned medalist honors with a 76, one shot better than Stevens Point’s Cristian McDonald. Tuman ended up as the individual champion for the season, and Derek Tomczik of D.C. Everest placed second. Other first-team all-conference finishers were Taylor Thomas and McDonald of Stevens Point and Josh Yang of Wausau West.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament Meet No. 7
May 22, at Wausau Country Club
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 317; 2. Wausau East 329; 3. Wausau West 347; 4. D.C. Everest 350; 5. Marshfield 355; 6. Merrill 362; 7. Wisconsin Rapids 363.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: 1. Matt Tuman (WE) 76; 2. Cristian McDonald (SP) 77; 3. Max Bancker (SP) and Taylor Thomas (SP) 78; 5. Derek Michalski (MAR) 80; 6. Derek Tomczik (DC) 82; 7. Josh Yang (WW), Jake Hofmeister (SP), Jake Wolfgram (WE) and Sam Crispell (WE) 84; 22. Brandon Nikolai (MAR) and Jordan Schlinsog (MAR) 90; 29. Zach Shortess (MAR) 95; 33. Zach Hanson (MAR) 98.
Team standings: 1. Stevens Point 48.5; 2. Wausau East 36.5; 3. Wausau West 34; 4. D.C. Everest 28.5; 5. Marshfield 27.5; 6. Merrill 12.5; 7. Wisconsin Rapids 8.5.
First-team all-WVC (top five): 1. Matt Tuman (WE) 91.5; 2. Derek Tomczik (DC) 82; 3. Taylor Thomas (SP) 78.5; 4. Josh Yang (WW) 76; 5. Cristian McDonald (SP) 69.5.
Second-team all-WVC (sixth through 10th place): 6. Derek Michalski (MAR) and Max Bancker (SP) 57; 8. Jake Hofmeister (SP) 46.5; 9. Jake Wolfgram (WE) 41; 10. Zach Shortess (MAR) 32.
Honorable mention all-WVC (11th through 15th place): 11. Sam Hauser (SP) 25.5; 2. Andy Leiser (WR) 20.5; 13. Brad Goetsch (DC) and Ben Langlois (WW) 19; 15. Adam Parsells (WW) and Gabe McGinnity (WE) 18.
Other Marshfield finishers: 18. Jordan Schlinsog (MAR) 14.5; 22. Brandon Nikolai (MAR) 8.5.