The wind proved to be tough to master on the front nine, but Manitowoc Lincoln’s Sasha Oosting rallied on the back nine to finish with a 5-over 149 and tied for ninth overall in Division 1 at the WIAA State Boys Golf Tournament on Tuesday at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
Oosting entered the day tied for 10th at 2-over, but with strong winds and nerves starting to get to her, she found herself in an early hole.
“I was really disappointed with how I was playing early,” Oosting said. “I should have putted better but I think for the first time all season my nerves got the best of me.”
Ships coach Max Ashenbrener was impressed nonetheless with Oosting’s poise.
“Really incredible,” Ashenbrener said. “She could have given up after struggling but she hung in there, she put together a really good round in the end.”
Her season might have come to a close, but Oosting — a sophomore — is already thinking about next season.
“I’ll be back (to State),” Oosting said.
Roncalli’s Jimmy Albright knew if he wanted to medal he needed to take chances. Those risks just didn’t pan out.
Albright entered the day tied for eighth but finished the tournament with a 15-over 159 to tie for 25th.
“I struggled,” Albright said of his early round. “I tried to get aggressive but it didn’t work for me.”
Jets coach John Haug was satisfied with Alrbight’s performance.
“Just reaching State as an individual is tough,” Haug said. “He regrouped on the back nine and kept it together.”
Albright said he was disappointed to end his Roncalli career the way he did, but is excited to take his game to the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.