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Four golfers qualify for state meet

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Freshman Blake Martinz was among the four Wildcat golfers to qualify for state at Monday’s Region 4 tournament, which was played at Rocky Knolls Golf Course in Custer. Martinz finished 16th with a score of 92.

 

By Jason Ferguson
The young Custer High School boys golf team appears to be saving its best golf for the end of the year, having successfully qualified as a team for the first time in a few years for next week’s state golf tournament.
The top 55 percent scorers of the golfers who competed at the Region 4 meet qualify for the Class A State Tournament, as do the top three teams.
Cole Conard and Lane Robb led the charge for the Wildcats, both posting scores of 88, good enough to place both in the top 10. Also placing in the top 55 percent for the Wildcats were Noah Zacher, who finished in 14th place at 90, and Blake Martinz, who was 16th place with a 92. The other Wildcat golfer to compete was Adam Baker, who finished with a 106.
As a team, the Wildcats finished in third place, with a score of 358, just behind second place Lead-Deadwood at 354. As it has done most of the season, St. Thomas More won the tournament, with a score of 344. More also had the tournament medalist once again in Jeron Laurenti, who posted a score of 79.
“The kids played really well.  We have seen a lot of improvement of them over the season,”â��head coach Paul Kelley said.â��“We aren't long ball hitters by any means, but they are learning to play more to their strengths. “
The ’Cats will now turn their attention to the Class A State Tournament, the final meet of the season. The meet is scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7-8, in Hartford.

The young Custer High School boys golf team appears to be saving its best golf for the end of the year, having successfully qualified as a team for the first time in a few years for next week’s state golf tournament.

The top 55 percent scorers of the golfers who competed at the Region 4 meet qualify for the Class A State Tournament, as do the top three teams.

Cole Conard and Lane Robb led the charge for the Wildcats, both posting scores of 88, good enough to place both in the top 10. Also placing in the top 55 percent for the Wildcats were Noah Zacher, who finished in 14th place at 90, and Blake Martinz, who was 16th place with a 92. The other Wildcat golfer to compete was Adam Baker, who finished with a 106.

As a team, the Wildcats finished in third place, with a score of 358, just behind second place Lead-Deadwood at 354. As it has done most of the season, St. Thomas More won the tournament, with a score of 344. More also had the tournament medalist once again in Jeron Laurenti, who posted a score of 79.

“The kids played really well.  We have seen a lot of improvement of them over the season,”â��head coach Paul Kelley said.â��“We aren't long ball hitters by any means, but they are learning to play more to their strengths. “

The ’Cats will now turn their attention to the Class A State Tournament, the final meet of the season. The meet is scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7-8, in Hartford.

 



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