Janesville Parker senior Matt Zimmerman was named the Big Eight Conference's player of the year in boys golf Tuesday.
The Vikings shot 317 as a team Tuesday, trimming seven strokes off their first-round score to finish 10th in the Division 1 field. Parker jumped past Big Eight Conference-champion Verona during the second round and finished six strokes ahead of the Wildcats.
Bolstered by a hot start on the front nine, Parker shot an opening-round 324 at University Ridge. That’s good enough to tie for 11th place heading into Tuesday’s second and final round.
The Vikings—especially seniors Matt Zimmerman, Michael Henry, Nik Sitter and Spencer Orley—experienced close calls, both as a team and as individuals. This week, their journey will end where they feel like it always should have—with a pair of rounds at University Ridge.
Janesville Parker's boys golf team is returning to state for the first time since 2012 after winning the Division 1 Parker Sectional on Tuesday at the Janesville Country Club.
The top four teams from Wednesday's regional play will compete at the Parker Sectional at the Janesville Country Club next week.
Edgerton High's boys golf team shot 311 on Tuesday at the WIAA Division 2 Big Foot Regional to finish second behind Mount Horeb (308). Monroe (355) was third, followed by Beloit Turner, which shot 369 to finish fourth and advance to sectionals as a team for the first time this century.
Michael Henry, Matt Zimmerman and Spencer Orley all shot 79 at Evansville Golf Club on Thursday to help the Parker boys golf team take second at the Big Eight Conference tournament.
Edgerton High's boys golf team rolled to its second straight Rock Valley Conference Tournament title Wednesday at Riverside.
Matt Zimmerman fired a 6-over 78 to lead the Janesville Parker High golf team in its final meet of the regular season Monday at Sun Prairie Golf Course.
Piercen Hunt was dialed in Saturday at the Ashenfelter Invitational at Riverside Golf Course. The Hartland Arrowhead sophomore shot a 5-under par 67 to lead the Warhawks to the Divison 1 team title.
Janesville Craig's boys golf team beat Madison West and Beloit in Big Eight Conference play in Beloit.
Kade Salemi shot a 5-over 76 and Anthony Schrader stepped up with an 80 from the No. 4 spot to lead the Cougars to a convincing dual win over Madison Memorial at Glen Erin Golf Course
Blake Wisdom was medalist with a 73, and Badger shot 311 to beat Sun Prairie by 11 strokes at Krueger-Haskell on Friday. Milton finished third, Parker fourth, Elkhorn fifth and Craig seventh.
Matt Zimmerman and Nik Sitter each shot 7-over 79 to lead the Vikings to a third place finish in the 14-team meet. Parker shot 329 as a team to finish behind Saint Mary's Springs (314) and Kewaskum (326).
Janesville Parker's boys golf team had hoped to get the upper hand Tuesday in the race for a Big Eight Conference dual meet title.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, Middleton spoiled the plans with a impressive round of 309 at Glen Erin in beating both Parker and Janesville Craig.
Janesville Craig's Dan Thomsen and Janesville Parker's Matt Zimmerman each finished seven over par to lead the city's golf teams Monday at the Madison Edgewood Invitational at Blackhawk Country Club.
Five notable performances over the past week of high school sports and five games/events to watch for over the next seven days.
Parker followed up Friday's program-record round of 294 with a 303 at Glen Erin Golf Club on Saturday, breaking the 600 mark and cruising to the Tri-City Championship with a 597 two-day total. Janesville Craig was second at 657.
Senior Matt Zimmerman shot a 4-under 67 to help Parker's boys golf team to a team record-setting round of 294, opening up a sizable lead after the first round of the Tri-City Championship at Glen Erin on Friday.
Five notable area high school sports performances from the past week and five events to watch for over the next seven days:
Matt Zimmerman is dialed in.
With the Janesville Country Club hosting a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet, the Janesville Craig and Parker boys golf teams have set their sights on qualifying for state later this spring.
The Badgers have qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state meet three years in a row and have the talent returning to make it four straight.