Bonduel repeats as CWC golf champions

2 Bears, 2 Chargers on all-conference 1st team
Morgan Rode
Sports Editor

UPDATED: May 17, 7:35 p.m.

The Bonduel High School boys golf team won the fourth and final Central Wisconsin Conference meet on May 16 at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau to comfortably win the conference crown.

Bonduel posted a team score of 348 at Greenwood Hills to finish 4-0 at CWC meets this spring.

“Winning our conference as a team two years in a row is a huge confidence booster for our whole team,” said Bonduel’s Jake Dreyer. “We lost our top golfer last from last year, but it is great to see that we still have what it takes to compete at high level.

“A lot of new golfers stepped up on our team and they did great. Reed (Luepke), Colin (Margelofsky) and I also remained shooting well enough to go back to back. I love seeing the passion our younger players have toward the game and I think we’ll be good for awhile.”

Wittenberg-Birnamwood placed second with a 364. Marion came in ninth after tallying a team score of 447, while Gresham/Menominee Indian took 11th after firing a 510 as a team.

Bonduel had a combined team score of 1,403 during the CWC meets, with Witt-Birn in second after tallying a 1,476. Marion (1,861) was ninth, while Gresham/Menominee Indian (2,206) was 11th.

Luepke and Dreyer led the Bears to their top finish in the final conference meet with 18-hole rounds of 86. Both players made the all-conference first team, with Luepke taking second overall and Dreyer third.

“I tried to stay consistent all season and not get myself in trouble,” said Luepke. “I focused a lot on my short game, which really has become one of my strengths. I also feel that with such good golfers on this team, it really pushes all of us to be better.”

“I found the most important thing about my game was my consistency,” said Dreyer. “Every round this year, I shot between 83 and 88. I felt that my game was very well rounded and it was a relief to see that I did well at all my meets. It was fun to see my improvement this year and I can’t wait to see where my game takes my going forward.”

Margelofsky and Jaxon Bogacz fired rounds of 88 for Bonduel. They both made the all-conference second team, with Margelofsky taking sixth and Bogacz ninth overall.

Charlie Tauchen was Bonduel’s fifth golfer, posting a round of 97.

“Being back-to-back conference champions and still being a relatively young team is really great, but we also understand we have bigger goals we want to achieve this year,” said Luepke. “I feel we have big things ahead of us as a team and as a program, but we have to continue to work and move forward.”

Witt-Birn was led by Dylan Resch in the final CWC meet. Resch tallied a round of 87. He made the first team, taking fourth overall.

“What I did well this season was playing consistently outside of practices and focusing on the weak points in my game,” said Resch. “Coach Bart (Chris Bartletti) was also a huge help in fixing my game when it was needed.”

Joey Seegmiller tallied a round of 91 for the Chargers. He was the conference’s 15-best individual golfer, earning him a spot on the honorable mention team.

August Barke posted a round of 92. Barke landed on the first team, taking fifth overall.

“I had a consistent swing all year and posted consistent scores,” said Barke. “This year I played it smart which allowed me to go low.”

George Seegmiller (94) and Owen Schultz (104) rounded out the five-golfer Witt-Birn team.

Sam Gueths tallied a round of 97 to lead Marion in the final conference meet.

Edward Schoen (105), Gracie Grogan (122), Cameron Buss (123) and Owen Spiegel (126) rounded out the team.

Fynn Bennett was Gresham/Menominee Indian’s top golfer at the final CWC meet, tallying a round of 116.

Jefferson Hoffman (127), Kaidyen Zaitz (133), Gryffin Hoffman (134) and Trentyn Harrison (144) filled out the team.

No golfers from Marion or Gresham/Menominee Indian landed on an all-conference team.