By Jared Schmeltzer
On Tuesday morning the Merrill golf team played in the regional golf tournament, hosted at the Merrill Golf Course. The Jays had a good showing placing fifth out of eight teams scoring 348, two points higher than fourth place Marshfield, however it is not enough to advance as only the top four teams move on.
Sophomore Russell Dettmering led the charge for the Jays and was the lowest scorer in the tournament, shooting at 73 (+1). With that score Russell qualififed as an idividual to advance to sectionals. Hunter Wallace had a nice day on the course, shooting an 87, good enough for a tie for 16th place. Michael Casper tied for 29th with teammate Nicolas Roman who both shot a 94. Mitchael Cammack rounded out he Bluejay golfers, placing 32 with a score of 95.
Although the Merrill team will not be able to advance, Russell Dettmering will be going on to play in the sectional tournament at Stevens Point Country Club on Tuesday, teeing off at 9:00 a.m.