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Casper Leads Coleman With 3rd Golf MVP
Issue Date: June 20, 2019
Coleman and Crivitz dominated the M&O all-conference golf team this spring, finishing eight of the conference's top 10 golfers.
For Coleman, Kasey Casper, Dylan Marquardt and Peyton Deering were the team's top three golfers and the top three golfers in the conference, respectively.
Coleman coach George Laitinan said he was sure Casper would be one of the best golfers in the state, but having all the talent he had this season was even better.
Deering made the jump from second team last season, with Laitinan saying "he played steady golf all season and was a huge part of the team's success."
Marquardt was a "huge surprise," Laitinan said.
"His game improved every week and he became someone we knew we could count on week to week," Laitinan said.
Conner DeWitt also earned all-conference honors on the second team, finishing as the conference's seventh-best finisher.
"He played steady all season," Laitinan said, noting his improvement from week to week.
While Coleman had three first teamers and one on the second team, Crivitz offered some challenge with three second-teamers and one first-team finisher.
Eli Lawrence was the team's representative on the first team, finishing fourth in the M&O field on the season.
"Eli is one of the hardest working kids I have ever had the pleasure to coach," Wolverines coach Brad Taylor said, referencing time put in on the range before meets and after meets and practices, to the point where Taylor would have to send him home because it was too dark to see and he had school the next day.
"Eli really wanted to be one of the best he could be out there," Taylor said. "His work ethic is second to none."
On the second team for the Wolverines were Jayden Christiansen, Ryley Bemis and David White.
Alex Powers of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy rounded out the first team, finishing as the conference's fifth-best golfer.
"Alex started to take some steps in the right direction on the golf course this year," coach Budde Fifarek said. "Every now and then, players come along that hit the "ooh' or "aah' or "whoa' shots. He hit several this year. He has the potential to become a solid player if he puts in the time this summer."
Wausaukee's Peyton Betts was a second-teamer as well.