ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Osseo-Fairchild Golfer Matt Sieg

Osseo-Fairchild's Matt Sieg has found success at the state golf tournament. Leading the Thunder to team title last year in division three and finishing in the top ten individually the last three years. This year he hopes he double up with team and individual title.

"Definitely individual state champion, that has been a goal of mine, fell short last year by just a few strokes, so that would be nice to take home both"

State competition is tough, but Sieg faces stiff competition in his own conference with Altoona standout out Gabby Curtis and McDonell's Thoma Longbella just to name two.

"We make each other better, just by playing against each other and with each other. It's good week in and week out, you get good competition and we have fun with each other too, we enjoy playing together"

In Osseo that Matt honed his skills to become a division one talent, next year he'll attend Missouri-Kansas City on a golf scholarship.

"It means a lot, i grew up watching my brother in golf and he went onto play at Marquette and ever since he did that it was goal of mine to do that too and it happened this and I am really thankful for that.

Though Wisconsin might not have a reputation nationally as a golfing hot bed, Sieg knows there is plenty of talent in the state..

"grown a lot of friendships throughout golf in Wisconsin, just meeting new people and stuff. People sleep on golf in Wisconsin, but we are pretty good. We don't get a lot of attention but there is a lot good golfers in Wisconsin."

As Sieg wraps up his high school career, he is driven to keep improving his game.

"Successful in whatever I do in golf whether it's in college or hopefully at the pro level and to stay competitive with it and have fun with it."


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