Golfers close in on Big 8 crown

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Rob Reischel
Middleton’s Alexis Thomas was the medalist at two triangulars last week./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s girls golfers remain the No. 1 ranked team in the state.

Now, the Cardinals are closing in on another Big Eight Conference meet.

Middleton won a pair of triangulars last week and improved to 8-0 in conference dual meets.

Middleton won the Sun Prairie Triangular held at Sun Prairie Country Club last Tuesday. The Cardinals then captured the Madison West Triangular last Wednesday at Odana Hills Golf Course.

Middleton shot a 323 in its win at Sun Prairie. Verona was a distant second with a 371, while Sun Prairie was third at 377.

Middleton senior Alexis Thomas captured medalist honors with a 1-under-par, 72. Senior Morgan Miles carded a 79, junior Peyton Hodson shot an 80 and junior Allison Richards notched a 91.

“I was really pleased with our scores at Sun Prairie,” Middleton coach Becky Halverson said.

Middleton shot a 332 at the Madison West Triangular, while Janesville Parker carded a 380 and Madison West shot a 404.

Thomas again led the way with a 2-over-par, 74. Hodson shot a 79, Miles carded an 89 and freshman Kate Meier shot a 90.

“The girls are all pretty steady right now, but each of them are capable of shooting lower scores,” Halverson said. “We have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be.  Our short game is where we are losing our strokes out there so that is going to be a focus of ours at practice.”  

• On deck: Middleton was at the Morgan Stanley Invite held at University Ridge Golf Course Wednesday. The Cardinals then host a 21-team invite at Pleasant View on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.



1. Middleton

2. Arrowhead

3. Milton

4. Kettle Moraine

5. Racine Prairie

6. Homestead

7. Franklin

8. Onalaska

9. Brookfield Central

10. Eau Claire Memorial

Honorable Mention: Beaver Dam, Oshkosh West, Stevens Point, Hayward, Green Bay Notre Dame, Chippewa Falls



Aug. 30

Team scores: Middleton 323, Verona 371, Sun Prairie 377.

Middleton: Thomas 72, Miles 79, Hodson 80, Richards 91. Verona: Gaillard 89, L. Shorter 90, Olson 93, C. Shorter 99. Sun Prairie: Rudnicki 89, Finucane 92, Ward 93, Wilhelm 103.

At Sun Prairie CC, par 73.



Aug. 31

Team scores: Middleton 332, Janesville Parker 380, Madison West 404.

Middleton: Richards 86, Dooman 88, Glaze 98, Burdick 108. Janesville Parker: Thomas 74, Hodson 79, Miles 89, Meier 90. Madison West: Fleming 96, Kaye 98, Knetter 104, Hellmer 106.

At Odana Hills GC, par 72.



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