Janesville Parker opened its girls golf season by finishing third in the Elkhorn Invitational at Evergreen on Thursday.

The event was a four-player scramble. Brookfield East finished first with a 66, while Badger was second with 69.

Parker seniors Taylor Utzig, Maggie O'Leary, Nicole Fugate and Stephanie Ahrens combined to shoot a 72 for a third-place finish.

Parker coach Mary Ross said the play of Fugate and Ahrens was impressive.

"Maggie and Taylor are always in the mix," Ross said. "It's a new year, and we lost a couple of senior leaders from last year, so I was proud of the way (Fugate and Ahrens) played. All the seniors played well together.

"We left a couple of putts out there, but it was a good start."

Badger golfers were Annie Gaugert, Lana Weiseman, Kate Russell and Allison Paleka.

East Troy and Elkhorn each finished in a tie for fifth with 74, and Lakeside Lutheran finished seventh.

The Vikings will participate in the Edgewood Invitational today at Yahara Hills.

ELKHORN INVITATIONAL

At Evergreen (72)

(Four-person scramble)

Team Results

Brookfield East, 66 (Sierra Gurske, Sarah Heppesla, Kristy Steulingson, Nora Whettes) Lake Geneva Badger, 69; Janesville Parker, 72; Racine St. Catherine's, 73; (tie) East Troy and Elkhorn No. 1, 74 each; Lakeside Lutheran, 76; Waterford, 81; Wilmot, 82; Union Grove, 85; Elkhorn No. 2, 87; Delavan-Darien, 99.

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