Written by Ozaukee Press
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 15:05
The Grafton golf team continued to occupy a familiar place when it finished sixth for the third straight time in a North Shore Conference nine-hole meet at Tripoli Country Club Monday.
However, the Black Hawks are edging closer to a higher finish, shooting a 178 that left them just nine strokes out of fourth place.
â€śWe shaved 11 strokes off our score in the last conference meet,â€ť Grafton coach Phil Trottier said.
â€śI was pleased with the way the guys played. We worked on course management, and it paid off.â€ť
Josh Wimmer shot a 41 to lead the Hawks, who also got a 43 from Austin Hayburn and 47s from Ryan Hartwig and Ty Chopp. Emmett Schautâ€™s 51 wasnâ€™t counted.
Homestead won the meet with 160, led by Jordan Niebruggeâ€™s medalist 35.
Germantown and Whitefish Bay shared second place at 167, followed by Cedarburg and Nicolet (both 169), Grafton, Milwaukee Lutheran (194) and Port Washington (202).
Port was led by Jacob Schowalterâ€™s 47. The Piratesâ€™ other scores were Joey Henkle with a 49, Steven Wick at 52 and David Szpara and Kyle Williams with 54s.
Grafton takes 2nd in scramble tournament
The Hawks turned in a strong performance at the Campbellsport Scramble on April 30, earning runner-up honors in an eight-team field.
Grafton shot a seven-under-par 65 on the Auburn Hills course, trailing only Milwaukee Marquetteâ€™s 62.
The Hawks lineup included Hartwig, Wimmer, Schaut and Hayburn.
Grafton and Port will both continue play this week.
After participating in the Manitowoc Lutheran Invitational on Thursday at Fox Hills, the Pirates will host the annual Port Washington Invitational at 8 a.m. Friday at Hawthorne Hills. Grafton will be among the 18 teams scheduled to play.
Both local teams will resume conference competition at the next NSC nine-hole meet May 9 at Ozaukee Country Club.