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Crandon's Ferk wrapping up career at stateSubmitted: 06/09/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


CRANDON - For 38 years, Crandon's golf team has been coached by one man - David Ferk.

This week will be the final time Ferk will coach the Cardinals.

He told the team earlier this year, he was stepping down. It was simply time.

How did the Cardinals respond? Last week, they captured their first sectional title. It earned the team's first trip to the state meet. Before then, only one player from Crandon has ever qualified for state. In 2010, Tyler Sekel earned the trip.


Ferk's 45-year coaching career includes a stint as the volleyball coach. He also coached JV baseball at one time.

But now, his 38-year run as the golf coach ends with a trip to state.

"I had already talked to the team before," Ferk explains. "Other things are going on. I'm a little older now."

To see his last team playing at the state meet in Madison is a wonderful way to cap off a career.

"This is fantastic," Ferk points out. "This was a dream come true. It's what everyone seems to want to do. I didn't think happen to me and there it is."

"He's such an awesome guy," Crandon junior Thomas VanZile adds. "He adds a lot of humor. He's a mentor - our hero. We're glad we were the team to do it (make it to state). Here we are."

Monday was the opening round of the state golf meet at University Ridge - just outside of Madison.

Crandon finished the first round in eightth place in the D3 team standings. The Cardinals finished with a 387. Lancaster leads with a 317. Brady Weber went +18 to lead Crandon's efforts.

Two area players also competing in the D1 individual event.

Wausau East's Matt Tuman finished at +7 (79), 11 strokes off the lead after the first day.

Joe Benbow of Wisconsin Rapids is at +8.

Final round is Tuesday.


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