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Peshtigo Wins Packerland Opener at Vernon Hills
Issue Date: May 3, 2018
Trent Carriveau earned medalist honors as the Peshtigo Bulldogs topped the field at Monday's Packerland Conference golf event at Vernon Hills.
The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 165, 16 shots better than the next best team, Sevastopol. Every Bulldog shot a 45 or better on the par 36 course. "Our team has stayed both positive and motivated throughout this historically difficult spring and weather delaying the start of our season," said Bulldog Coach Kyle Cheney. "They have practiced with purpose, and not lost track of our team goals and their individual objectives. Today's successful results from our Packerland Conference opener demonstrated that our team was prepared, focused and exited to compete."
Carriveau led all golfers by hitting for a par 36. He was below par until holes seven and eight, which he bogeyed.
"It felt good to get back to playing competitively," Carriveau said. "It was big for me to grab medalist and get me off to a good start. I hit almost every shot where I wanted to except for hole 8, where I went in the weeds but managed to escape with a bogey.
Bryce Jacobson was second among 35 golfers with a 40, which included a two-shot sixth hole. Tyler Lund was sixth with a 44, and both Adam Bauman and Ty Davis finished with 45s.
Jacobson and Lund both commented on the effect that the wind had on the day.
"Cramer's is a really challenging golf course and playing in this wind made it even tougher," Jacobson said, praising Carriveau for "carrying the team to victory."
Lund said the conditions on the course were "tough," but said "it was great to get out and golf against new people and new teams on a new course. I'm very proud ofTrent for shooting even par in the challenging conditions we faced."
Oconto was third of seven teams with a team score of 189. Andrew Westphal shot a 42 to lead the team and secure a third-place finish. Spencer Leary shot a 45, Will Sherman finished with a 48, Collin Ebben carded a 54 and Jacob Delzer tallied 58 shots.