Wednesday, June 5, 2013


from today-s Waukesha Freeman -


Catholic Memorial Division 2 champ   
Crusaders overtake Edgerton
 Freeman Staff

MADISON – Dylan Allen summed up his team’s Monday night demeanor in one word: “Depressing,” he said, A day later, his teammate, Matt Petre, struggled to find words to describe his feelings.

“It’s unexplainable,” Petre said.

After a disappointing first round, the Catholic Memorial High School boys golf team roared back to win the WIAA Division 2 state title at University Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday.

CMH shot a 297 in Tuesday’s second round to erase a 12-stroke deficit after Day 1 and top first-round leader Edgerton 616-627 in the final team standings.

“The first day, there’s always a little bit of nerves,” CMH coach Steve Plechaty said. “It’s a little different when there’s 100 people watching you. Once we got by that, they just started playing golf.

“This is by far our best round of the year. To put it together in the state championship on the second day, that’s a highlight of not only the year but your life as far as golf goes.”

All five Memorial golfers broke 80 Tuesday, with Allen shooting an even-par 72. He tied for sixth in the individual standings with a two-day score of 152.

“We had too many double
bogeys (in the first round), and we took most of those out today. That was key,” said Allen, a junior. “Last year we did really poorly (fourth place), and we really wanted it this year. We did not want to do what we did last year..”

Petre, a senior, shot 73 Tuesday, while junior Joel Stanislawski shot 75, senior Eric Heyrman 77 and junior Conor Farrell 78.

Stanislawski tied for 10th at 153, Petre tied for 15th at 154 and Farrell and Heyrman tied for 23rd at 158.

“It’s kind of how we drew
it up in the hotel room,” Plechaty said of his team’s second round. “You talk about how every guy has to make up three strokes on the guy in front of them and we would have a chance.

“We just wanted to cut into the lead on the front nine and see if we could put some pressure on (Edgerton). Our guys just kept going with it.”

CMH had cut into the lead by the turn, and through 15 holes CMH had overtaken Edgerton for good.

“After the first day we knew we had the chance of winning, but to pull it off was incredible,” Stanislawski said.

Memorial’s 2 through 5 golfers outperformed their
Edgerton counterparts Tuesday, and No. 1 Allen matched Edgerton’s Andrew Morrison at 72. Morrison won the individual title with a two day score of 145.

“We thought that we had to do our own thing and let Edgerton do whatever,” Petre said. “We knew we could do it. We all knew we left a lot of shots on the course (Monday).”  


Photo credit: Mary Langenfeld/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Matt Petre chips onto the green at University Ridge on Tuesday. 

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