EagleHerald/Brian Bell
Perfect shot
STAA’s Alex Powers watches his tee shot fly during the M&O Conference finals golf meet on Monday at Parkway Golf Course.
EagleHerald/Brian Bell

Perfect shot

STAA’s Alex Powers watches his tee shot fly during the M&O Conference finals golf meet on Monday at Parkway Golf Course.

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KLONDIKE — Coleman’s Kasey Casper wrapped up his Marinette & Oconto Conference senior year of golf by winning his third overall and second straight M&O Golfer of the Year award.

Casper previously won player of the year his freshman year before Peshtigo’s Bryce Jacobsen took the crown in his sophomore campaign. He got back into the top spot last year and defended his crown successfully — and it wasn’t even close.

Heading into the round, Casper had a 58-stroke lead on the next closest competitor, his teammate Dylan Marquardt, and carded an even-par 36 to win player of the year by an even 70 strokes.

“It feels really good to end my senior year with another conference player of the year and another team title,” Casper said. “Now it’s time to start focusing on tournament time.”

Eli Lawrence of Crivitz took second at the meet with a 47, Marquardt’s 48 was good for third, Coleman’s Conner DeWitt carded a 49 for fourth and Ryley Bemis and Mason Marvin of Crivitz shot 51.

Joining Casper on the all-conference first team is Lawrence, Marquardt, STAA’s Alex Powers and Coleman’s Peyton Deering. Niagara’s Alvero Candau-Maldonado was honorable mention first team.

On the second team are Wausaukee’s Peyton Betts, DeWitt, Bemis and Crivitz’s David White and Jayden Christiansen.

Coleman won the M&O team title with its final round of 193 for a total score of 929 on the season. Crivitz was second with a 224 (1091), STAA was third in the meet (242) but fourth overall in the conference (1233) and Lena was fourth in the meet (244) and third overall (1217).

Casper and the Cougars are no strangers to playing deep in the season. The last two years, the team has done well enough in regionals and sectionals to advance down to University Ridge Golf Course near Madison for the state meet, and Casper is looking for one more shot at winning a title.

“I’m hoping to keep my scores around par for the next few tournaments and hopefully get a chance to get back to state and win an individual title,” he said. “As for our team, we really want to make it back. It doesn’t matter what we shoot, we just want to be back.”

Team scores: Coleman 193, Crivitz 224, STAA 242, Lena 244, Wausaukee 276, Oneida 282, Niagara N/A

Coleman: Kasey Casper 36, Dylan Marquardt 48, Conner DeWitt 49, Peyton Deering 52, Kamron Kostrova 55

Crivitz: Eli Lawrence 47, Ryley Bemis 51, Mason Marvin 51, David White 55, Jayden Christiansen 60

STAA: Alex Powers 54, Kianna Bulin 64, Dominic Piasecki 64, Joey Pisani 67

Wausaukee: Gerald Elfering 55, Peyton Betts 58, Dominic Bruette 63, Cooper Rollo 69, John Grutza 80