Alt ties for third with 75
By Paul Lecker
BLACK RIVER FALLS — Columbus Catholic/Spencer golfer Ben Alt will move on to sectionals after shooting a 75 to finish tied for third at the WIAA Division 2 boys golf regional on Tuesday at Skyline Golf Course.
Alt, a senior, earned one of four individual sectional spots reserved for the top four finishers not on the top four teams that qualify for sectionals automatically.
Columbus Catholic/Spencer finished ninth in the 10-team regional with a score of 392.
Derek Porter had a 103, Josh Rudolph had a 106, and Matt Olson and James Hinrichsen each had 108s to round out the scoring for Columbus/Spencer.
Alt will compete at the Division 2 sectional at Lake Wissota Golf Club in Chippewa Falls on May 31. The top two teams and top three individuals not on those teams at the sectional qualify for the 2016 WIAA State Boys Golf Tournament at University Ridge Golf Club in Verona on June 6-7.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
WIAA Division 2 Boys Golf Regional
May 24, at Skyline Golf Course, Black River Falls
Team scores: *1. Chippewa Falls McDonell/Eau Claire Regis 326; *2. Arcadia 333; *3. West Salem 345; *4. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 346; 5. Neillsville 376; 6. Black River Falls 378; 7. Nekoosa 385; 8. Altoona 389; 9. Columbus Catholic/Spencer 392; 10. Elk Mound 400.
Top 10, sectional qualifiers, and Columbus Catholic/Spencer golfers: 1. Thomas Longbella (MR) 69; 2. Grant Sandberg (MR) 73; 3. Nick Anderson (GET) and *Ben Alt (CCS) 75; 5. Spencer Greiner (WS) 77; *6. Grant Curtis (ALT) and TR Norris (GET) 79; 8. Logan Lisowski (ARC) 80; 9. Ty Sobotta (ARC) 82; *10. Paul Miller (NEIL) 83; *12. Jack Fendt (BRF) 85; 36. (tie) Derek Porter (CCS) 103; 42. (tie) Josh Rudolph (CCS) 106; 45. (tie) Matt Olson (CCS) and James Hinrichsen (CCS) 108.