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Richards goes back-to-back

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JOHN N. BARRY
May 6, 2012
— Dustin Richards hit the Daily Double on Saturday.

No, the Janesville Parker senior didn’t wager on the Kentucky Derby.


Richards, however, did collect on a second straight high school golf invitational title.


Playing on his home course, Richards fired a 2-under par 70 to win the Ashenfelter Invitational at Riverside. Kettle Moraine’s Ryan Franklin was second with an even-par 72.


Kettle Moraine won the Division 1 team title with a 302 total, with Milwaukee Marquette second at 305. Parker was fifth at 316, and Janesville Craig finished seventh at 322.


Waukesha Catholic Memorial, behind medalist Corey Stanislawski (73), won Division 2 with 311.


Coupled with Friday’s playoff win in capturing medalist honors at the Beloit Invitational, Richards pulled off the rare sweep of winning two high quality tournaments on back-to-back days.


“My ball striking has been phenomenal, and on top of that, my putting has been great,” Richards said of his recent surge. “A lot of that comes down to making that second putt for par.”


Parker coach John Zimmerman said winning back-to-back tournaments against some of the best golfers in Southern Wisconsin is impressive.


“For Dustin to win the Ashenfelt is quite an accomplishment,” Zimmerman said. “But to win two tournaments in two days in pretty special.”


Richards, who fired a 3-under 33 on the front nine, is the first Janesville golfer to win the Ashenfelter since Sam Van Galder won for Janesville Craig in 2005.


Parker, which got a 78 from Taylor Braun and a 79 from Peyton Graham, shot its lowest score of the season.


Ryne Clatworthy and Jordan Gagg paced Craig. Clatworthy finished ninth with a 4-over 76, while Gagg was 10th, also with a 76.


Ashenfelter Invitational


At Riverside (Par 72)


Division 1


TEAM SCORES


Kettle Moraine 302, Milwaukee Marquette 305, Kenosha Bradford 310, Hartland Arrowhead 313, Janesville Parker 316, Watertown 321, Janesville Craig 322, Waukesha West 325, Kenosha Tremper 329, Mukwonago 333, Oconomowoc 335, Franklin 339, Madison West 349, Racine Case 349, Racine Horlick 357, Burlington 362, Lake Geneva Badger 366, Racine Park 384, Madison East 385, Waukesha South.


MEDAL LEADERS


1. Dustin Richards (Parker), 70; 2. Ryan Franklin (Kettle Moraine), 72; 3. Matt Ross (Arrowhead), 72; 4. Dylan Patscot (Kettle Moraine), 72; 5. Matt Bible (Tremper), 73; 6. Keegan English (Marquette), 74; 7. Brandon Howard (Bradford), 75; 8. Eli Day (Bradford), 75; 9. Ryne Clatworthy (Craig), 76; 10. Jordan Gagg (Craig), 76.


AREA RESULTS


Parker (316)—Dustin Richards, 33-37—70; Taylor Braun, 37-41—78; Peyton Graham, 37-42—79; Charlie Grafft, 44-45—89.


Craig (322)—Ryne Clatworthy, 38-38—76; Jordan Gagg, 37-39—76; Nolan Moran, 40-41—81; Nick Kyle, 40-49—89.


Badger (366)—Peter Karr, 40-45—85; Keith Schwefel, 41-48—89; Hayden Hochevar, 45-43—88; Tyler Hall, 51-53—104.


Division 2


TEAM SCORES


Waukesha Catholic Memorial 311, Waterford 322, Wauwatosa East 327, Fort Atkinson 334, Grafton 339, Westosha Central 340, Prairie School 340, Beaver Dam 344, Whitnall 351, Cuba City 357, Milwaukee Pius 358, South Milwaukee 370, Delavan-Darien 378, Orfordville Parkview 391, DeForest 401, Racine Lutheran 409, Racine St. Catherine’s disqualified, Beaver Dam Wayland incomplete.


MEDAL LEADERS


1. Casey Stanislawski (Catholic Memorial), 73; 2. Marco Blise (Catholic Memorial), 74; 3. Dakota Maney (Waterford), 74; 4. Adam Gabbey (St. Catherine’s), 76; 5. Alex Stewart (Cuba City), 77; 6. Josh Wimmer (Grafton), 77; 7. Zach Nash (Waterford), 78; 8. Austin Jones (Wauwatosa East), 78; 9. Kaylyn Markiewtcz (South Milwaukee), 79; Sam Watson (Whitnall), 79.


AREA RESULTS


Fort Atkinson (334)—Nate Gilbert, 38-43—81; Nate Ciske, 41-43—84; Luke Stoutenborough, 43-44—87; Mitch Strom, 38-44—82.


Delavan-Darien (378)—Joe Scherer, 40-42—82; Landon Schramski, 48-48—96; Austin Chilsom, 49-52—101; Alex Grover, 49-50—99.


Parkview (391)—Jared Masterson, 44-45—89; Lauri Lehtinen, 46-53—99; Garrett Reinhardt, 47-54—101; Levi Halterman, 55-47—102.



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