Coach says Lakeview golfers ‘exceeded expectations’


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lakeview’s Bramyn Payne gets ready to hit on the second hole at the Lakeview Invitational May 1.

LAKEVIEW — Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season.

So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”

Corwin saw his Wildcats reached second in the CSAA, losing the conference only to Chippewa Hills. Lakeview also was one of six teams that qualified for regional play in Division 3 from the Montague district.

“I feel the season exceeded our expectations,” Corwin said. “We wanted to improve one or two places in conference and we improved three places, we wanted to qualify for regionals, we accomplished that as well.”

That wasn’t all, Corwin noted.

“Our league play was far more consistent than I thought we could do,” he said. “We were able to win two jamborees this year which was a very nice compliment to the season. Our team also qualified for Academic All-State recognition as well as having Kameron Gilbert qualify for individual Academic All-State and RK Boomer qualify for honorable mention individual Academic All-State.”

Boomer and Gilbert also were team leaders, Corwin noted.

“Boomer and Gilbert provided the senior leadership that the team needed,” he said.

Those two and junior Jon Wandel were the standouts on the Wildcats, “all contributed in different ways,” Corwin noted.

“Wandel was our leading scorer and could always be counted on for a round in the low 80’s or better,” he said. “RK could also throw a round in the mid 80’s to help out the team on any given day. Kameron could be counted on for a round right around 90 just about every time he teed it up.”

Although Corwin knows who will be returning next season, he said 2014 is “a little unknown on this time.”

“Jon Wandel will return for his senior season and I will have a trio of juniors who will return in Benett Tomandl, Ben Outman and Seth Kanouse,” he said. “I expect Jon to pick up where he left off this season and hopefully the upcoming juniors will play a lot over the summer season to improve their games. As a team we will be dependent on how our juniors perform next season.”

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