By Murray Gleffe
ONEIDA-Tyler Roethlisberger is a three-sport athlete that knows what it takes to perform in the postseason (May 22).
Tuesday was no different as Roethlisberger torched ‘The County’ for a 76 en route to a runner-up finish (out of 40 total golfers) at the WIAA Golf Regional hosted by Ashwaubenon.
His day didn’t start off well with a block out to the right of the first hole.
However, a savvy approach around trees to the front of the green and subsequent par set the stage for good things to occur around the difficult track.
After a bomb on two, that set up another par, Roethlisberger parred four additional holes to make the turn in just 39 strokes.
He was just getting his day started while others were struggling to just make bogey around the tree-lined course.
After two mishaps to start the back nine, Roethlisberger birdied 13, 16, and 18 to come home in 37 strokes and finish the day just four over after 18 holes played (76).
At the time, it put him in the top position.
It would later be surpassed by Sam Nielsen of Fond Du Lac who bettered Roethlisberger by two shots to take medalist honors.
Not to be outdone on the day was Freshman Luke Schroeder who didn’t even start the year on the golf team; let alone on varsity.
Schroeder, who splits his time between track and field and golf, went off in one of the early groups and started with two double bogies.
Schroeder then calmed his nerves and kept his composure to close out the front nine in 47 strokes.
On the back, he parred holes 11 and 13 which were big in the end to advance to Sectionals.
Mark Teske missed the individual qualifying portion by one stroke in firing a 95.
The Jaguars finished with a 372 good enough for a fifth-place finish, but one spot out of qualifying as a team for Sectionals.
WIAA Regional Team Results
1 Fond Du Lac 313, 2 De Pere 341, 3 West De Pere 358, 4 Oshkosh West 360, 5 Ashwaubenon 372, 6 Manitowoc Lincoln 387, 7 Oshkosh North 425, 8 Green Bay East 456
2 Roethlisberger 76, 17 Schroeder 93, 19 Teske 95, 30 Brett Powers 108, 30 Ethan Sauer 108