Stevens Point slips past D.C. Everest, Marshfield to win fifth leg of Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament

MERRILL – Stevens Point took over the overall lead in the team standings after winning the fifth leg of the 2019 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament on Friday at Merrill Public Golf Course.

Stevens Point won with a score of 327, edging D.C. Everest by four shots and Marshfield by five to pull ahead of both teams in the overall standings. The Panthers now have 30½ points, with D.C. Everest (30) and Marshfield (29) close behind.

The seven-meet tournament will wrap up next week with meets at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau on Tuesday and at RiverEdge Golf Course in Marshfield on May 17.

Merrill’s Russell Dettmering won his fourth-straight WVC meet, shooting a 74 on his home course. Stevens Point teammates Evan Thomas and Logan Pechinski tied for second with 77s.

Marshfield freshman Davis Rens had an 80 to take seventh place, Ben Baur was eighth with an 80, and Nate Boson shot an 84 to finish 10th for the Tigers.

Boson is seventh, Baur eighth and Rens 10th in the overall individual standings.

2019 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Meet No. 5 of 7, May 10, at Merrill Public Golf Course
Team scores:
1. Stevens Point 327; 2. D.C. Everest 331; 3. Marshfield 332; 4. Merrill 344; 5. Wausau East 351; 6. Wausau West 356; 7. Wisconsin Rapids 364.
Top 10 and Marshfield golfers: 1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 74; 2. Evan Thomas (SP) and Logan Pechinski (SP) 77; 4. Ben Peloquin (DC) and Sam Hagedorn (DC) 78; 6. Carter Cygan (WE) 79; 7. Davis Rens (MAR) 80; 8. Ben Baur (MAR) 82; 9. Hunter Wallace (MER) 83; 10. Nate Boson (MAR) 84; 12. (tie) Cole Hanson (MAR) 86; 31. Jeffery Berres (MAR) 100.
Overall standings
Team:
1. Stevens Point 30.5; 2. D.C. Everest 30; 3. Marshfield 29; 4. Wausau West 15; 5. Wisconsin Rapids 14.5; 6. Merrill 14; 7. Wausau East 7.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield golfers: 1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 69.5; 2. Carter Cygan (WE) 64.5; 3. Ben Peloquin (DC) 59; 4. Logan Pechinski (SP) and Evan Thomas (SP) 45.5; 6. Sam Hagedorn (DC) 41; 7. Nate Boson (MAR) 38.5; 8. Ben Baur (MAR) 30; 9. Hunter Wallace (MER) 25.5; 10. Davis Rens (MAR) 21; 13. Cole Hanson (MAR) 16.5.