MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) -- Merrill's Russell Dettmering has been crowned a state champion. Dettmering shot a 71 (-1) on day one of the tournament, but he followed it up with an outstanding 66 (-6) to finish the tournament with a 137.
Dettmering won the tournament by six strokes. He also shot the the third lowest Division 1 score in WIAA history over 36 holes. The record is held by Andy Hansen of Homestead in 2006 and Jordan Niebrugge of Homestead in 2012 who both shot 136.
Dettmering is the first state champion from the WSAW viewing area since Wausau East's Anthony Aicher in 2009.
Russell Dettmering of @MerrillBluejays sinks this putt for par on Hole 18 to cap a brilliant day to finish the tournament with a -7 score of 137 on 36 holes. He has an eight-stoke advantage in the clubhouse. pic.twitter.com/iqC8RM1qz4— WIAA State Tournaments (@wiaawistate) June 4, 2019