Golfers win Big Eight title

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Rob Reischel
Alec Sosnowski had a hole-in-one to help Middleton's boys golf team clinch the Big Eight Conference dual meet title./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

One goal is in the rearview mirror.

The others seem more and more possible by the round.

Middleton’s boys golfers won the Beloit Memorial Quadrangular last Wednesday and in the process, captured the Big Eight Conference’s dual meet championship. The Cardinals finished league play a perfect 9-0.

“Our first season goal was to win conference and it was done convincingly,” Middleton coach Tom Cabalka said. 

Middleton shot a stellar 306 at Krueger Haskell Golf Course, followed by Janesville Craig (365), Madison West (381) and Beloit Memorial (403).

Kip Sullivan led the Cardinals with a 74 and Carson Frisch carded a 75. Tommy Kriewaldt fired a 77 and Alex Sosnowski shot an 80.

The highlight of the day came when Sosnowski made a hole-in-one at the 170-yard, 11th hole. Sosnowski also shot a sensational 35 on the back nine and his score counted from the No. 5 spot in the lineup.

“Alec's hole in one was a thrill for all of us, probably because he hasn't been a varsity player much this season,” Cabalka said. “The hole (No. 11) played pretty difficult that day as it was pretty windy … and it's never an easy green to hit. 

“He didn't see it go in and actually looked on the backside of the green, didn't find it there and went back to the hole. He quickly became very excited.”

Middleton followed that by winning the 12-team Madison Memorial Invitational Monday afternoon at Blackhawk.

The Cardinals shot a terrific 304 and easily outdistanced runner-up Waunakee (316). Verona (335), Sun Prairie (341) and DeForest (346) rounded out the top five.

Jacob Beckman captured medalist honors for the Cardinals, firing an even-par 72. Kriewaldt and Frisch tied for fifth individually with a 77 and Sullivan was eighth with a 78.

“Very good score on a tough course,” Cabalka said. “Good fast greens and lots of trouble.”

Middleton now heads to the Big Eight Conference meet Thursday at the Evansville Golf Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Cardinals then head to the WIAA Division 1 Waunakee Regional Tuesday at Cherokee Country Club beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“The guys should be very confident going into the Big Eight tournament,” Cabalka said. “However, Evansville has a number of challenging holes and is a very good test of golf. Any number of holes can cause big numbers with an errant swing or unintelligent thinking.  Our guys are playing intelligent and accepting the fact that big numbers on a hole need to be eliminated for the team to score well individually and as a team.”


May 8


Team scores: Middleton 306, Janesville Craig 365, Madison West 381, Beloit Memorial 403.

Medalist: Sullivan, Mid, 74.

Middleton — Sullivan 74, Frisch 75, Kriewaldt 77, Sosnowski 80. Janesville Craig — Thomsen 79, Kelly 89, Lux 94, Porter 103. Madison West — Cranley 89, Buinivicius 93, Wilke 96, Berry 103. Beloit Memorial — Obernder 87, Hoey 99, Bown 102, Wright 115.

At Krueger-Haskell GC, Beloit, par 70.


May 13

Madison Memorial Invite

Team scores: Middleton 304, Waunakee 316, Verona 335, Sun Prairie 341, DeForest 346, Oregon 351, Janesville Craig 356, Janesville Parker 359, Madison Memorial 362, Lodi 364, Madison West 377, Madison La Follette 403.

Middleton results: Beckman 72, Frisch 77, Kriewaldt 77, Sullivan 78.

At Cherokee, par 72






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