Milton golfers collect title
MILTON—Andrea Wieland scrambled to get the Milton Scramble girls golf tournament completed Thursday at Oak Ridge.
The Milton High coach was forced to shorten the 18-hole format to nine holes because of steady rain and a passing thunderstorm, which forced eight of the 14 teams scheduled to compete to withdraw.
The delay didn’t seem to bother the Red Hawks. Led by the two-person best-ball team of Maddie McCue and Natalie Gunnink, Milton won the 6-team title with a 122 total. Mukwonago was a shot behind at 123 and sixth-ranked Janesville Parker was third at 132. Janesville Craig and Edgerton both withdrew.
Despite the disappointment of a depleted field, Wieland said she was glad to get at least nine holes in.
“We talked with all the coaches about pushing this back to next Tuesday, and got six schools that said they could come back and play then,” Wieland. “Two others said they might be able to play next Tuesday, but since we already had six teams that were willing to stick around and play nine today, we went with that.
“It wasn’t the ideal situation, but I think we made the best of it.”
McCue and Gunnink won medalist honors thanks to a birdie on No. 8 and four pars.
Milton’s CheyAnn Knudson and Haley Koehn shot 40, along with Mukwonago’s Abby Martin and Anna Scheibe, and Hannah Schultz and Katelyn Martin.
Kailey McDade and Lindsey Ahrens combined to shoot 42 to lead Parker.
Milton competes at the Onalaska Invitational today.
At Oak Ridge (Par 36)
Milton 122, Mukwonago 123, Janesville Parker 132, Kettle Moraine 140, Oregon 140 Monona Grove 147.
Milton (122)—Maddie McCue and Natalie Gunnink, 39; CheyAnn Knudson and Haley Koehn, 40; Courtney Terrill and Leah Foster, 43.
Mukwonago (123)—Abby Martin and Anna Scheibe, 40; Hannah Schultz and Katelyn Martin, 40; Colleen Krueger and Erin Lawler, 43.
Parker (132)—Taylor Wyss and Jackie Polglaze, 43; Micayla Richards and Keara Richards, 47; Kailey McDade and Lindsey Ahrens, 42.
Kettle Moraine (140)—Carlee Davison and Caitlin Nejedlo, 47; Meghan Lewis and Peyton Fronna, 46; Margaret Renberger and Kathryn Plesna, 47.
Oregon (140)—Morgan McCorkle and Jenny Johnson, 41; Taylor McCorkle and Olivia Davis, 49; Ashley Brechlin and Jessica Nankivil, 50.
Monona Grove (147)—Mikayla Hauck and Ione Dyer, 44; Meredith Halt and Abby Stangler, 50; Madi Gullickson and Pauleen Hill, 53.