Two days of golf are in the books at University Ridge in Madison, and the WIAA has crowned six boys champions.
In Division 1, Marquette University School led from start to finish, winning their first ever championship with a team total of 598. The Hilltoppers +22 score was eight strokes better than Middleton.
However, Middleton senior Emmet Herb carded the best individual round of the tournament. Herb posted a six-under 138 to take medalist honors by seven shots.
The Division 2 championship belongs to Waukesha Catholic Memorial for the third time in the last four years. The Crusaders rallied from third place to start Round 2 and finished at +45 (621), a dozen clear of Edgewood.
Individually, Sheboygan Falls senior Matt Bachmann was the top returning finisher from 2015, and took another step forward with a three-over-par 147 to take medalist honors by three shots.
St. Mary’s Springs was the lone team to succesfully defend it’s team championship, winning the Division 3 title for a second consecutive year. (Defending champs Arrowhead and Lodi were in the field in Divisions 1 and 2, respectively.) The Ledgers ran away Cochrane-Fountain City by shooting a 53-over-par 629, 27 shots in front.
The individual winner was Tyler Leach of Spring Valley, whose two-over-par 146 was good enough for a six stroke victory. Leach placed in third the year before.
The 2016 WIAA State Spring Baseball Tournament field has been set after sectional play was completed statewide on Tuesday. The tournament will be held at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, June 14-16.
The Big 8 Conference boasts three of the eight Division 1 quarterfinalists, including defending champion Janesville Craig. The Cougars will face Burlington, while Middleton takes on Green Bay Preble and Sun Prairie squares off with Arrowhead. Also, Eau Claire North meets Kimberly.
Defending Division 2 champion Milwaukee Lutheran is back and opens against 2013 champion Lodi, while West Salem and Waupaca meet in the other semifinal.
In Division 3, Prairie du Chien battles Markesan and Unity faces St. Mary’s Catholic.
The Division 4 field pits Ithaca against Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran and Pepin/Alma opposite Rib Lake.
Tuesday, June 14
Division 1 Quarterfinals – 8 a.m.
Game 1 – Green Bay Preble vs. Middleton
Game 2 – Janesville Craig vs. Burlington
Division 1 Quarterfinals – 1 p.m.
Game 3 – Eau Claire North vs. Kimberly
Game 4 – Sun Prairie vs. Arrowhead
Division 1 Semifinals – 6 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4
Wednesday, June 15
Division 4 Semifinals – 8 a.m.
Game 1 – Ithaca vs. Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran
Game 2 – Pepin/Alma vs. Rib Lake
Division 3 Semifinals – 1 p.m.
Game 1 – Prairie du Chien vs. Markesan
Game 2 – Unity vs. St. Mary’s Catholic
Division 2 Semifinals – 6 p.m.
Game 1 – Lodi vs. Milwaukee Lutheran
Game 2 – West Salem vs. Waupaca
Thursday, June 16
Division 4 Finals – 9 a.m.
Division 3 Finals – Noon
Division 2 Finals – 3 p.m.
Division 1 Finals – 6 p.m.