Panthers’ Knaus has strong state meet

CADE KNAUS, Plymouth senior, focuses on his tee shot on the 10th hole in Monday’s first round of the D-1 state golf meet. – Submitted photo CADE KNAUS, Plymouth senior, focuses on his tee shot on the 10th hole in Monday’s first round of the D-1 state golf meet. – Submitted photo VERONA – Senior Cade Knaus of Plymouth fired an evenpar 72 in round two to highlight his strong showing at the Division 1 boys state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the University Ridge Golf Course.

Knaus, who carded an opening round 81 on Monday, finished in a six-way tie for 19th place with a 36-hole score of 153. The D-1 field included 104 golfers. The state meet included two 18-hole rounds.

“Cade had a great showing at the state meet – an amazing way to finish your senior year and high school career,” said PHS head coach Dan Knaus, Cade’s father.

“Cade hit the ball well both days but the big difference was his putting from day one to day two. Cade struggled with the speed of the greens on day one but did a nice job of figuring them out on day two.

“I’m really proud of the way he came back on day two to finish high in the Division 1 field,” said coach Knaus.

Knaus was making his second straight state appearance. He played on the Panthers’ team last year which placed 10th in the D-1 state tourney. It was incorrectly reported in the June 6 Review that Knaus had earned his first state berth this year.

Sophomore Piercen Hunt of Hartland Arrowhead won his second straight D-1 championship – winning a two-hole playoff against Adam Garski of Wauwatosa East/West. Hunt and Garski tied for first in regulation play with 2-under-par scores of 142.

Milwaukee Marquette won the D-1 championship with an outstanding 598. Sheboygan North tied for eighth with Kettle Moraine (Wales) at 625.

Saint Mary’s Springs (Fond du Lac) won the D-3 title for an impressive fourth year in a row. The Ledgers shot 642 to win by an amazing 50 strokes over runner-up Abundant Life/Madison Country (692).

Sheboygan Lutheran finished fifth in the D-3 meet with 711. The Crusaders’ Drake Wilcox placed third in the medalist standings with 154 (79-75). Tyler Leach of Spring Valley was the medalist with a 150 total.

Plymouth’s East Central Conference rivals Kewaskum, Waupun and Winneconne competed in the D-2 meet. Kewaskum placed fifth at 661, Waupun was seventh with 676 and Winneconne took eighth with 706. Madison Edgewood won the title by 39 strokes – outscoring Edgerton, 605-644. The D-2 medalist was Lukas Heckmann of Lakeside Lutheran (Lake Mills) with 147.

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