Columbus Catholic/Spencer’s Ben Alt comes up one shot short of state boys golf meet
Alt loses playoff at WIAA Division 2 sectional
By Paul Lecker
ASHLAND — Columbus Catholic/Spencer boys golfer Ben Alt lost a playoff for the final individual spot at next week’s state meet on Tuesday at the WIAA Division 2 boys golf sectional at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club.
Alt, a junior, shot an 80 to tie for fourth place overall and for the third and final individual state meet berth. He lost a playoff to Will Gauper of Somerset.
Bloomer won the team title with a score of 338, three shots better than Hayward. The two teams move on to the 2015 WIAA State Boys Golf Championships at University Ridge Golf Club in Verona on June 8-9.
Sparta’s Brett VonRuden had a 78, and Nick Anderson of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau had a 79 to secure the top two individual qualifying spots. The top three individuals not on the top two teams also earn a spot at the state meet.
Andrew Zillmer of Bloomer had a 78 to tie VonRuden for medalist honors.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 WIAA Division 2 Boys Golf Sectional
June 2 at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, Ashland
Team scores: *1. Bloomer 338; *2. Hayward 341; 3. Somerset 343; 4. Rice Lake and Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 351; 6. Arcadia 352; 7. Sparta 360; 8. Medford 361; 9. Lakeland 365; 10. Amery 368; 11. Ellsworth 370; 12. Black River Falls 383.
Top 10 individuals: 1. Andrew Zillmer (BL) and *Brett VonRuden (SP) 78; 3. *Nick Anderson (GET) 79; 4. *Will Gauper (SOM) and Ben Alt (Columbus Catholic/Spencer) 80; 6. Bennett Orton (HAY), Hunter Inverson (SOM) and Noah Price (BL) 81; 9. Alex Wolfe (Osceola), Derek Krejci (Neillsville) and Grant Curtis (Altoona) 82.