Golfers are queens of the conference

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Rob Reischel
Kate Meier and Middleton's girls golf team won the Big Eight Conference's dual meet championship./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Their first goal is in the rearview mirror.

Now, many other aspirations certainly seem achievable.

Middleton’s girls’ golf team won the Big Eight Conference regular season title on Sept. 12, rolling over the competition at the Beloit Memorial Quadrangular and wrapping up a perfect 9-0 league record. The Cardinals shot a 338 to easily outdistance runner-up Madison West (361). Janesville Craig was third at 378 and Beloit didn’t field a full team.

Middleton has now won the Big Eight all six years that Becky Halverson has been its coach. The Cardinals are a remarkable 53-0-1 in that time.

“With such a young team this year it means a lot to win regular season conference,” Middleton coach Becky Halverson said. “I’m so proud of these girls and all of their accomplishments already.”

Cardinals junior Kate Meier continued her terrific season by firing a team-low 80. Ellie Frisch notched an 85, Glenna Sanderson carded an 86 and Milanne Dahman shot an 87.

Middleton also finished in a tie for second at the Janesville Parker Invitational last Saturday.

Milton won the team title with a 327, while the Cardinals and Madison Edgewood shot 330. Stoughton and Waunakee tied for fourth at 342.

Sanderson shot a season-low 77 to lead Middleton and Meier carded a 79. Mackenzie Hodson shot an 86 and Frisch added an 88.

“The Parker Invite was a great day for us,” Halverson said. “Glenna having a personal best in a tournament was a huge confidence booster for her.

“The girls are working hard at their games and it’s starting to show. This is such a great group of girls and I’m excited to see where their talents take them. I’m excited to see them continue to grow and keep improving their games.”

The Cardinals followed that by winning the 25-team Triton Invite at Thornberry Creek in Oneida on Monday.

Middleton fired a 340 and edged runner-up Bay Port (342) for the title. Sheboygan was third at 346, while DePere and Kaukauna (both 358) rounded out the top five.

Meier was second individually with a 74, while Sanderson was 14th with an 87. Middleton also counted an 89 from Hodson and a 90 from Danielle Callahan.

“This was another confidence booster going into the conference tournament and postseason,” Halverson said.

• On deck: The Big Eight Conference meet is Thursday at Evansville Golf Course. Middleton then hosts a WIAA Division 1 regional on Sept. 26 beginning at 9 a.m.

The WIAA Reedsburg Sectional is Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and the state tournament is Oct. 8-9 at University Ridge Golf Course.

 

JANESVILLE PARKER INVITATIONAL

Team scores: Milton 327, Madison Edgewood 330, Middleton 330, Stoughton 342, Waunakee 342, Wales Kettle Moraine 357, Janesville Parker 359, Madison Memorial 365, Union Grove 377, Janesville Craig 378, Edgerton 384, Mukwonago 386, Sun Prairie 394, Westosha Central 424, Racine St. Catherine’s Inc, Beloit Memorial Inc, Racine Prairie Inc.

Top individuals: 1, Hakala, Mil, 75; 2 (tie), Seeman, Mil, and Kotlowski, Sto, 76; 4 (tie), Kotlowski, Sto, Sanderson, Mid, and Dooman, JP, 77; 7, Welch, ME, 78; 8 (tie), Canley, WKM, and Meier, Mid, 79; 10 (tie), Hegenbarth, ME, and Burdick, JP, 80.

Middleton: Sanderson 77, Meier 79, Hodson 86, Frisch 88.

At Riverside GC, par 71.

 

 

 

 

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