Middleton golfers keep going low

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Rob Reischel
Middleton standout Kip Sullivan shot a 5-under-par, 67 at the Janesville Parker Triangular last week./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

One month from now, Middleton’s boys golf team hopes to be at University Ridge, chasing a WIAA Division 1 state championship.

If the Cardinals qualify for state — something that’s not a given considering they play in one of the state’s toughest sectionals — this much is clear: they’ll be able to play with anyone out there.

Middleton proved that again last Friday, finishing second at the 18-team Onalaska Invite. Homestead won the tournament with a 315, while Middleton was second at 317 and defending state champion Milwaukee Marquette was third at 323.

“We played with Marquette and Edgewood so it was a great opportunity to play with two good teams head to head and beat them,” Middleton coach Tom Cabalka said. “We've been beaten by Homestead twice now, both by two strokes. So we know we've got some work ahead of us in the coming weeks.”

Jacob Beckman led the Cardinals and captured medalist honors with a 74. Beckman finished with back-to-back birdies to earn the win.

“That was an awfully impressive round,” Cabalka said of Beckman’s big day. 

Carson Frisch and Kip Sullivan both shot 80, and Tommy Kriewaldt added an 83.

Middleton also shot a blistering 2-under-par, 286 and won the Janesville Parker Triangular at Riverside Golf Course on April 23. Janesville Parker was second at 333 and Madison La Follette was third at 384.

“Shooting a team score of 2-under was very impressive,” Cabalka said.

Sullivan had the round of his life, firing a 5-under-par 67. Sullivan opened his round with a par, followed by five straight birdies. He finished with nine birdies, five pars and four bogeys.  

“Kip's 67 was phenomenal,” Cabalka said. “It was something you might see every so often on the PGA tour.”

Beckman added a 71, Frisch shot a 72 and Tim O’Malley carded a 76. 

“That is really, very good golf,” Cabalka said. “Course and weather conditions were great and all five of our guys played well.”

• On deck: Middleton was at the Waukesha South Invite Tuesday, then was scheduled to host a Big Eight Conference triangular Wednesday.

Middleton is at University Ridge Thursday for the Morgan Stanley Invite that begins at 12:30 p.m. The Cardinals then head to the Hartland Arrowhead Invite at Erin Hills Golf Course Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.


April 23


Team scores: Middleton 286, Janesville Parker 33, Madison La Follette 384

Middleton — Sullivan 67, Beckman 71, Frisch 72, O’Malley 76. Janesville Parker — Milner 74, Kleman 76, Skoglund 88, Zimmerman 95. Madison La Follette — Philbin 86, Counts 90, DeVries 99, Peetz 109.

At Riverside GC, Janesville, par 72.



Team scores: Mequon Homestead 315, Middleton 317, Milwaukee Marquette 323, Hudson 324, Menomonee Falls 326, Madison Edgewood 330, Holmen 334, Sheboygan North 337, Brookfield Central 338, River Falls 344, Tomah 352, Oregon 359, Onalaska 368, Madison Memorial 373, Hartford 386, Eleva-Strum 396, Sparta 413, La Crosse Central 456.

Top individuals: Teplin, MH, 74; Beckman, Mid, 74; Blair, MM, 77; Lutze, MM, 77; Schmidtke, SN, 77.

Middleton — Beckman 74, Frisch 80, Sullivan 80, Kriewaldt 83.

At La Crosse CC, par 72.



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