21 hours ago
Saturday, June 12, 2010
To quickly recap Parker's golf season: As a team, the Hillmen finished 1st in the conference, won the conference meet, won their Regional, finished 3rd in their Sectional (quick yip here: a few years ago the WIAA allowed PRIVATE schools into the public school association--up until then the private schools had their own association with its own, separate tournament system. Now, in many sports, these private schools (who have the ability to recruit and offer scholarships to outstanding athletes) have overtaken the tournaments: football, basketball, tennis, golf and more. In our division, 5 of the 8 schools represented were private) the top 2 teams from the sectional go, so we missed by one =(
Individually Parker had a fabulous year as well. In the Platteville invitational he finished 3rd in his flight (of 17 schools, I believe). In the SWAL/SWC conference playoff he and his partner won their match and a share of the title. At Whistling Straits he carded the second best score of the team. He finished 14th in the entire conference in points, JUST missing making all-conference (had he not missed a meet due to the flu, his coach is certain he would have made it). He lettered again and was voted most improved by his teammates for taking about 5 strokes off of his score. WooHoo =)
**The letter and golfbag pin he received last year. This year he added the bar for lettering again, the medals are for conference, SWC/SWAL playoff and P-ville invitational.