Holmen Boys Golf Team - High School Team of the Year
Coach Paul Laxton
Team Accomplishments (as much detail as possible):
First place team finishes in first two MVC Matches. Tied another MVC match with team record 291 score.
2nd Place Team finish behind early season power house Middleton team at Wisconsin Dells Invite.
1st Place team finish at Sparta Invite (Singh Grewal Invitational)
3rd place finish as a team at 16 team Onalaska Invite - 16 top teams in state.
Top 6 finish as a team at 16 team Brookfield Central Invite in Milwaukee area - 16 of the top teams in state usually get invited - we have been invited for the past 4 years.
1st Place Finish at Reedsburg Invite as a team.
Team Champions of own Holmen Invite.
Runner ups in the MVC Conference.
Placed 2nd to power house Onalaska golf team at Regional Match at Reedsburg CC.
1st Place Finish Sectionals at La Crosse CC.
WIAA State 2012 at University Ridge - Leading team score after first day of tournament. Did not play well on front 9 of second day of tournament - turned things around on back nine to almost catch Arrowhead and held onto second place in Division 1.
*Favorite Sports Memory:
WIAA Division 1 Sectionals - held at La Crosse Country Club. 6 of the teams that qualified for this Sectional were ranked in the top 10 teams in the state throughout the year. Toughest sectional in the state - only two teams advance to state. After falling behind to Middleton and Onalaska after the front nine - the boys responded for each other - talking about "finishing for your team" as we proceeded in to the back 9 - we played the back 9 at 5 over par as a team an over took both Onalaska and Middleton to become Sectional Champions. An unbelievable comeback by the boys to return to state - 3 out of the last 4 years.
WIAA State Tournament - Leading Division 1 after the first day. A wonderful comeback on the back nine to get within 3 strokes of champion Arrowhead and finishing as WIAA 2012 State Runner-Ups. Handing the WIAA State Runner-Up trophy to team leader Senior Bennett Laxton (coaches son), Senior Jeremy Mason, Sophomore's Drew Schroeder and Connor Frawley, Freshman Tyler Church, and Alternate Junior Joel Preeshl.
Efforts by all my golfers this past season - hard work, playing together as a team. 2 golfers on first team all MVC Conference, 3 golfers on 2nd team all MVC Conference. 4 of the HHS golf team members on Wisconsin State Golf Association Honorable mention as individuals. 2 golf team members on Wisconsin State Golf Association's Academic Honors. Scoring HHS Golf Team record with a 291.
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