Milton wins Edgewood girls golf invite
Milton junior Taylor Hakala tied for medalist honors with a 1-under-par 71, and teammate Mia Seeman shot 72 as the Red Hawks paced a talented field at the Edgewood Invitational on Friday.
Hakala lost in a three-hole playoff to Homestead's Speedy Kent.
Hakala recorded three birdies at Madison’s Yahara Hills Golf Course to tie Kent for 18 holes..
Milton shot 319 as a team, beating second place Brookfield Central by four strokes for the team title.
Janesville Parker’s Sophia Dooman shot 77, and the Vikings finished 13th in the 20-team field, which included five teams ranked in the top 10 in the state according to a preseason coaches poll.
Parker coach Mary Ross is developing a young squad that only has seven players, after losing four seniors from last year’s squad.
Dooman, a junior, shot a personal best score, which included a birdie on No. 11. Ashlyn Burdick, who saw limited varsity action last year, also shot a personal best with an 88.
Ross said she saw improvement from the team’s showing in the season-opening meet Thursday.
“What I like is we concentrated on steady play, staying in the moment, concentrating and staying level,” Ross said. “They all did that. As a young team, shooting 365 is very respectable, and we still have plenty of room for improvement.”
Parker opens Big Eight play with a double dual match against Madison West and Madison East on Monday morning.
At Yahara Hills Golf Course (72)
Milton 319; Brookfield Central 323; Homestead 325; Arrowhead 327; Kettle Moraine 330; Divine Savior 331; Middleton 341; Madison Edgewood 342; Oregon 352; Waunakee 357; Green Bay Notre Dame 361; Verona 363; Janesville Parker 365; Stoughton 368; Sun Prairie 371; Madison West 382; Janesville Craig 388; Edgerton 400; Portage 413; Waukesha South 435.
Hakala (Mil) 71; Kent (Hom) 71; M. Seeman (Mil) 72 (Kent wins playoff on third hole)
AREA TEAM SCORES
Milton—Taylor Hakala 71; Mia Seeman 72; Claudia Seeman 85; Holly Gunnink 91.
Janesville Parker—Sophie Dooman 77; Ashlyn Burdick 88; Bria McDade 96; Lauren Reid 104.
Janesville Craig—Kallie Lux 86; Sara Nerad 95; Maria Lynch 103; Morgan Christoph 104.
Edgerton—Mackenzie Suhr 96; Johanna Brown 96; Mali Kruckenberg 102; Maddie Perkins 106.