Michalski finishes eighth with 80 to lead Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STEVENS POINT — The Marshfield boys golf team finished fourth for the third meet in a row as the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament continued Friday with the fifth leg at Stevens Point Country Club.
The Tigers finished with a team score of 342, six shots behind third-place Wausau East. Stevens Point won its fourth-straight tournament meet with a 319, nine shots ahead of Wausau West.
Marshfield did break its tie for third place with D.C. Everest in the overall team standings as the Evergreens took sixth place.
Derek Michalski shot an 80 to finish in seventh place for Marshfield’s top score. He is now eighth in the overall individual standings.
Joe Kirschnik earned his first individual points of the season by tying for 13th place with an 84, and Zach Hanson, Brendan Schneider, and Ben Baur each had 89s for Marshfield.
The sixth leg of the tournament will be Tuesday at RiverEdge Golf Course in Marshfield. The tournament wraps up May 19 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
Marshfield will compete at the Merrill Invitational on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Meet No. 5 of 7, May 12, at Stevens Point Country Club
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 319; 2. Wausau West 328; 3. Wausau East 336; 4. Marshfield 342; 5. Wisconsin Rapids 349; 6. D.C. Everest 362; 7. Merrill 375.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: 1. Matt Tuman (WE) and Ben Langlois (WW) 76; 3. Josh Yang (WW), Evan Thomas (SP), Max Bancker (SP) and Russell Dettmering (MER) 78; 7. Derek Michalski (MAR) 80; 8. Charlie Okray (SP) and Sam Crispell (WE) 81; 10. Max Hofmesiter (SP) and Andrew Sparks (WE) 82; 13. (tie) Joe Kirschnik (MAR) 84; 18. Zach Hanson (MAR), Brendan Schneider (MAR) and Ben Baur (MAR) 89.
Overall Standings (Through five of seven meets)
Team standings: 1. Stevens Point 34; 2. Wausau West 31; 3. Marshfield 22; 4. D.C. Everest 20; 5. Wausau East 15; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 12; 7. Merrill 6.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield golfers: 1. Evan Thomas (SP) and Matt Tuman (WE) 61.5; 3. Russell Dettmering (MER) 59.5; 4. Josh Yang (WW) 59; 5. Max Bancker (SP) 57.5; 6. Charlie Okray (SP) 46.5; 7. Ben Langlois (WW) 41.5; 8. Derek Michalski (MAR) 33; 9. Ben Peloquin (DC) 19; 10. Drew Blair (SP) and Max Hofmeister (SP) 18; 15. Zach Hanson (MAR) 14; 19. (tie) Brendan Schneider (MAR) 6.5; 26. Joe Kirschnik (MAR) 2; 27. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 1.