The Rhinelander High School varsity golf team earned a third-place finish on Tuesday when they competed in the sixth leg of the Great Northern Conference meet. The Hodags finished with a 339 at the Timber Ridge Golf Course in Minocqua.
Medford had the top team score, finishing with a 326, 13 strokes ahead of Rhinelander. Lakeland finished in second with 333. The Hodags finished ahead of Antigo (350), Mosinee (357), Tomahawk (364), and Northland Pines (378).
Spenser Scholl of Medford earned the medalist of the day, marking his second straight top finish in GNC action. Scholl finished with a 75 on the par-72 course. Jack Shinners of Antigo finished in second with a 77. While Nick Twite of Rhinelander tied for third place with Adam Lazaroff of the Thunderbirds, each shooting an 80.
Zach Olds and Twite were the only two RHS golfers to earn top-10 finishes in the GNC meet No. 6. Olds recorded an 84 and tied for 10th place on the day. Will England finished with the third best Rhinelander score with an 87 and Joe Schmitz right behind finished with an 88. Matthew Reinthaler rounded out the top five for RHS finishing with a 95.
Looking at the conference standings, after six completed meets, Medford sits in first with 39 points and Lakeland is runner-up with 36 points. The Hodags remain in third with 31 points.
In the individual point standings, Scholl leads the way with 54 points. While John Birnbaum of Mosinee in second is five points behind at 49. Ryan Perrin of Medford is currently in third with 37 points. Two RHS golfers are in the top-10 for individual points; Twite and Olds. Twite is in eighth place with 18.83 points and Olds is in ninth at 18.33 points. Reinthaler is just outside the top-10, sitting in 11th with 10.5 points, and England is in 17th.
The Hodags will be on the road to close out their final Great Northern Conference meet at Medford on Friday at the Black River Golf Course. Then Rhinelander will focus on post season play as they host the WIAA Division 1 Regionals at the Northwood Golf Course on Tuesday, May 23rd.
In arguably the toughest Great Northern Conference course, the Hodags' still were able to finish mid-pack with a third-place finish. The Hodags finished with a 366 on Friday at the Northwood Golf Course.
It was a tough day for a majority of the golfers, with only 10 of the 35 golfers breaking a 90 in the par-72 course. Spenser Scholl of Medford was the medalist on the day, shooting a 74, 2-over par. John Birnbaum (Mosinee), and Ryan Perrin (Medford) would tie for second place- nine strokes behind Scholl with an 83.
Medford also took the top team score, finishing the day with a 336. Lakeland finished runner up with 353. The Hodags in third place finished one stroke better then Mosinee who finished fourth with a 367. Northland Pines (383), Tomahawk (385), and Antigo (393) rounded out varsity teams.
Rhinelander had two golfers finish in the top 10 on the day. Nick Twite was in a three-way tie for sixth place with an 87. And Matthew Reinthaler only one stroke behind Twite and tied for ninth with an 88. Joe Schmitz finished with a 93, while Zach Olds shot a 98 to round out the Hodags' team score. Will England finished with a 102.
With the victory, the Raiders remain in first place in the GNC standings with 32 conference points. While Lakeland sits in second place with 30 points. Rhinelander is third place in the GNC with 26 points.
Individually Scholl leads the GNC with 44 points. While Perrin is not far behind in second, just one point shy of Scholl. Perrin is in third place with 34.5 points. RHS has two golfers in the top-10 of the individual standings; Olds and Twite. Olds is currently in seventh with 18 points and Twite is in 10th.
Two other Hodag goflers are not far from the top-10 standings, Reinthaler is currently in 11th with 10.5 points and England is in 15th place. Rhinelander will have a chance to advance in standings as they have 36 holes remaining.
The Hodags travelled to Merrill on Saturday and competed in the Bluejay Best Ball Invitational. RHS finished in fourth place in the 10-team invite. Lakeland won the invite with a 330. Wausau East (331), and Merrill (335) finished ahead of Rhinelander.
The Hodags in fourth finished with a 336, just one stroke behind the Bluejays. Merrill freshman Russell Dettmering earned the medalist of the day shooting 6-under par with a 66.
Rhinelander will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Minocqua to take part in the sixth leg of the GNC meet that will be held at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
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