Golfers third at regionals

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Rob Reischel
Mike Wiebe and Middleton’s boys golf team were third at regionals Tuesday./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

It’s been a year filled with turbulence for Middleton’s boys golf team.

But as the Cardinals’ plane nears its touchdown, perhaps they’ve found a level of serenity.

The Cardinals finished third at the Middleton Regional Tuesday held at Pleasant View. Middleton advanced to the Sparta Sectional, which will be held Tuesday at River Run Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m.

Madison Memorial won the regional with a 312 team score, while Verona (319), Middleton (320) and Stoughton (325) also advanced to sectionals.

The top two teams at the eight-team Sparta Sectional will advance to the state tournament June 3-4.

“Anything can happen in one 18-hole tournament,” Middleton coach Tom Cabalka said. “Our goal was to get to the Sparta sectional and play well.

“We know the course and played well at the Sparta Invite earlier this spring. We don't have to win it. We have to be better than six other teams.”

Middleton was good enough at regionals to keep its season alive.

Senior Mike Wiebe shot a 6-over par 78 to lead the Cardinals. Freshman Brady Thomas shot a 79 and freshman Emmet Herb carded an 80. Both junior Josh Haunty and freshman Joey Levin shot 83.

Middleton also was fourth at last Monday’s Spartan Invite at Blackhawk Country Club and split a triangular with Madison Memorial and Madison La Follette last Tuesday at Yahara.

Haunty led Middleton with a 79 at the Spartan Invite.

“We are struggling to get our guys from recording big scores on too many holes,” Cabalka said.

Middleton came back with a solid 305 in the Madison La Follette triangular. Madison Memorial was first at 291, while the Lancers were a distant third.

Wiebe led Middleton with a 74, while Haunty carded a 76. Herb added a 77 and Thomas shot a 78.

“Our three freshmen have emerged into the top five,” Cabalka said.


May 21

WIAA Division 1 Middleton Regional

At Pleasant View, par 72

Team scores: Madison Memorial 312, Verona 319, Middleton 320, Stoughton 325, Waunakee 332, Oregon 336, Sauk Prairie 338, Madison West 352.

Middleton scores: Mike Wiebe 78, Brady Thomas 79, Emmet Herb 80, Josh Haunty 83, Joey Levin 83.


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