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72 holes: Hillmen win five events in five days
14A pla golf
Platteville senior Cade Rohrbach shot a 2-over-par 39 to help the Hillmen win the Platteville SWC meet last Tuesday, then fired a 2-over-par 74 to win medalist honors at last Wednesdays New Glarus Invitational.

PLATTEVILLE — The Platteville golf team has the busiest week in school history, and quite possibly its most successful. 

The Hillmen played 72 holes of golf over a five day span, winning all five events they played.

Junior Nate Busch shot a 1-over-par 38, senior Cade Rohrbach fire a 39 and fellow senior Isaiah Altfillisch carded a 42 to finish first, second and tied for third while leading the Hillmen to a 30-stroke victory on their home course at last Tuesday’s Platteville SWC mini meet.

The first-place Hillmen (ranked fourth in Division 4) won its fifth straight SWC meet with a combined 162, 30 strokes better than runner-up Lancaster (62).

A day later, Rohrbach shot a 2-over-par 74 to lead Platteville to the team title at last Wednesday’s nine-team New Glaurs Invitational at Edleweiss Chalet Country Club.

Busch shot a 79 to tie for third place, while senior Andy Eggers shot an 81 to finish fifth.

Friday the Hillmen, completed a rare, two-city golf doubleheader, winning both events.

The Hillmen shot a 332 to win the Division 2 team title at the Reedsburg Invitational. 

Rohrbach shot an 81 to finished third in D2, while Busch (82) and Eggers (84) finished fourth and fifth at the 18-hole event.

On the way home, Platteville stopped in Spring Green and won the sixth and final regular season River Valley SWC mini meet at the House on the Rock Resort.

The Hillmen shot a 162 to beat runner-up Lancaster (183) by 19 strokes.

Altfillisch finished second with an 38, while Rohrbach and Eggers each shot 41 to tie for third individually.

The Hillmen entered Wednesday’s Southwest Wisconsin Conference Championships at Viroqua Hills with a commanding lead in the league standings with 36 points. Lancaster (28.5) is a distant second.

Altfillisch (1st, 170.5 points), Rohrbach (2nd, 168.5) and Busch (4th, 167.5) are all alive in the race for this year’s SWC Player of the Year honor. 

Eggers is currently fifth in the individual SWC standings with 154 points and is looking to hold on to a first-team all-conference position. 

On Saturday, Platteville helped the SWC defeat the SWAL in the 10th annual Southwest Cup, 11–5. The Cup is a Ryder Cup style match-play event.

Rohrbach, Altfillisch and Eggers each won individual matches to account for three of the SWC’s 11 points. The SWC now holds a 6–4 edge in the 10 years of the Southwest Cup.


Platteville SWC #5

(from Tuesday, May 7 @ Platteville Golf & Country Club, par 37)

Team scores 1.Platteville 162, 2.Lancaster 192, 3.River Valley 199, 4.Dodgeville 209, 5.Richland Center 227, 6.Prairie du Chien 229.

Top individuals 1.Nate Busch (Pla) 38, 2.Cade Rohrbach (Pla) 39, 3(tie).Isaiah Altfillisch (Pla) 42, Noah Kirsch (Lan) 42, Luke Aron (RV) 42.

Platteville (162) — Nate Busch 38, Cade Rohrbach 39, Isaiah Altfillisch 42, Andy Eggers 43, Brandon Weigel 53.

New Glarus Invitational

(from Wednesday, May 8 @ Edelweiss Chalet CC, par 72)

Team scores 1.Platteville 316, 2(tie).Sauk Prairie 351, 2(tie).Portage 351, 4(tie).Lancaster 371, 4(tie).River Valley 371, 6.Kohler 374, 7.Richland Center 400, 8.Dodgeville 412, 9.Darlington 462.

Top individuals 1.Cade Rohrbach (Pla) 74, 2.Max Herwig (Portage) 77, 3(tie).Nate Busch 79, 3(tie).Noah Kirsch (Lan) 79, 5.Andy Eggers (Pla) 81.

Platteville (316) — 1.Rohrbach 74, 3(tie).Busch 79, 5.Eggers 81, 6.Altfillisch 82, Bradon Weigel 100.


Reedsburg Invitational

(from Friday, May 10 @ Reedsburg CC, par 72)

Division 2 team scores 1.Platteville 332, 2.Osseo–Fairchild 347, 3.Wisconsin Dells 347, 4.River Valley 360, 6.Coulee Christian 363, 7.Lancaster 388, 8.Dodgeville 409, 9.Hillsboro/Wonewoc–Center 468.

Top individuals — 1.Noah Kirsch (Lan) 79, 2.Cade Jacobson (WD) 80, 3.Cade Rohrbach (Pla) 81, 4.Nate Busch (Pla) 82, 5.Andy Eggers (Pla) 84.  

Platteville (332) — Rohrbach 81, Busch 82, Eggers 84, Isaiah Altfillisch 86, Brandon Weigel 115.


River Valley SWC #6

(from Friday, May 9 @ House on the Rock Resort, par 36)

Team scores 1.Platteville 162, 2.Lancaster 183, 3.Prairie du Chien 227, 4.River Valley 181, 5.Richand Center 201, 6.Dodgeville 203, .

Top individuals — 1.Noah Kirsch (Lan) 36, 2.Isaiah Altfillisch (Pla) 38, 3(tie).Cade Rohrbach (Pla) 41, Andy Eggers (Pla) 41.

Platteville (162) — Isaiah Altfillisch 38, Cade Rohrbach 41, Andy Eggers 41, Nate Busch 42, Brandon Weigel 54.


SWC 11, SWAL 5

(from Saturday, May 11 @ Dodge–Point Country Club, par 72)

Individual match play

Simon Mitchell (Mineral Point) def. Nate Busch (Platteville) 5&3

Cade Rohrbach (Platteville) def. Owen Pechan (Barneveld) 8&6

Isaiah Altfillisch (Platteville) def. Danny Pittz (Mineral Point) 3&2

Noah Kirsch (Lancaste) def. Zander Jones (Cuba City/Southwestern) 5&4

Andy Eggers (Platteville) tied Noah Krahenbuhl (Argyle/Pecatonica)

Isaac Farrey (Lancaster) def. Ollie Mitchell (Mineral Point) 2&1

Luke Aron (River Valley) def. Nathan Berning (Cuba City/Southwestern) 6&5

Ty Bradley (Dodgeville) def. Ben Figi (Argyle/Pecatonica) 5&3 

Best Ball Doubles

Eli Hardy (Dodgeville)/Rory Schultz (Richland Center) def. Dayne Evans (Barneveld)/Shaun Cooper (Cuba City/Southwestern) 3&2

Zach Eaton (Argyle/Pecatonica)/Cody Crist (Darlington) def. Jack Peterson (Prairie du Chien)/Eli Johnson (River Valley) 6&5

Jeff Saether(Argyle/Pecatonica)/Justin Carlson (Argyle/Pecatonica) def. Brandon Weigel (Platteville)/Jaret Semanko (Prairie du Chine) 2&1

Payton Lolwing (Lancaster)/Simon Ehlinger (River Valley) tied Skyler Gieseke (Fennimore)/Ethan Harpold  (Barneveld)

Best Shot Doubles

Logan Schmitz (Mineral Point)/Alex Ignatius (Barneveld) def. Matt Gibson (River Valley)/Alex Huehne (Dodgeville) 1up

Allen Cohen (Lancaster)/Ethan Loy (Dodgeville) def. Jaron Wagabaza (Barneveld)/Adam Larson (Fennimore) 3&2

Collin Lull (Lancaster)/Collin Seeley (Prairie du Chien) def. Dillon Koestler (Fennimore)/Sawyer Dobson (Iowa–Grant) 5&4

Alex Harrah (River Valley)/Trey Mohr (Richland Center) def. Brady Palzkill (Mineral Point)/Cameron Pickel (Cuba City/Southwestern) 4&3.