Scheer back as coach of WolfPack golf team

Tyler Richter, Staff Writer

After taking a leave of absence during the 2012 season, WolfPack head golf coach Bill Scheer is back for his 13th season.

During his career as coach, Madison College has won six district and five state titles and Scheer has won state coach of the year five times.

Scheer said while coming back, it was actually smooth transition because he has already coached golf for so many years.

He said the challenge lies in constantly replicating the success year in and year out with the kind of quick turnover that exists at the junior college level. Because of this, Scheer said learning to work with what you have, work on the short game and making practice fun is crucial down the stretch.

Scheer said he believes the season is going well so far, noting that everyone seems to be gelling and working hard. He said this is a team that is very determined to succeed. As a result, he said the team was improving game to game. They hope to achieve a high level of consistency and peak at the right time heading into the tournament.

In its most recent action, the golf team competed in the two-day Illinois Valley Classic at the Senica Oak Ridge Golf Course in Lasalle, Ill.

The WolfPack finished 14th out of 20 teams with a team score of 662. Nick Satina and Devin Lysne led the team, both shooting a 158 for 36 holes and finishing tied  18th overall. Brady Ohlin finished tied for 31st with a 165.

Earlier this month, the WolfPack finished second out of four teams in the College of DuPage Tournament on Sept. 14, posting a team score of 321. That followed a strong performance at home in the Madison College Invitational on Sept. 7, where the team placed second out of four teams with a score of 325.

Madison College next plays in the Midwest Elite Golf Challenge in Spring Green, Wis., on Sept. 27. The regular season concludes in the Prairie View Classic in Byron, Ill., on Oct. 4.