Parker takes second in Big Eight golf meet
EVANSVILLE Janesville Parker’s two-time defending champions fell short of a third straight title, but the Vikings came out of a dense early-morning fog to finish second Thursday in the Big Eight girls golf meet at the Evansville Golf Club.
Parker High placed three players in the top 10 in posting a 367 team total, while Middleton carried over the momentum from its 9-0 dual season to win the 18-hole tournament by 22 strokes with a 345.
Janesville Craig was fourth at 390, led by Sarah Sheldon’s 92, to go two spots higher than the Cougars’ sixth-place dual finish.
“That was our goal going in,’’ Craig coach Dominic Wiegel said of the bid to improve over the dual season. “Realistically, the three teams ahead of us have a lot of talent.”
Madison West’s Brittany McNett-Emmerich, the only player to break 80, was the Thursday’s medalist with a 7-over-par 40-39—79. Madison East’s Alex Douglas won a scorecard playoff for second place after she and Middleton’s Monica Enderlin each shot an 80.
Katie Brossard and Molly Rozeboom led Parker, each with an 87. Brossard won a scorecard playoff to break and three-way tie for sixth place, and Rozeboom finished eighth, while teammate Amanda Becker took 10th with a 91.
Brossard matched the day’s second-best nine-hole total in finshing her round with a 3-over 38 that included a birdie and four pars on the back nine.
“That was a good example of handling adversity,’’ Parker coach John Zimmerman said of Brossard’s round.
Meanwhile, the Vikings matched their second-place dual finish of 8-1 in grabbing the tournament’s No. 2 spot.
“We left some shots out there, and I don’t know if we’re ever satisfied to finish second,’’ Zimmerman said. “But we gave it a good effort in grinding it out, and we’ve had a good season, but we’re not finished yet.’’
Parker and Craig will compete next Thursday in the WIAA Division 1 regional Evergreen in Elkhorn.
Big Eight girls golf tournament At Evansville GC (Par 72)
Middleton 345, Janesville Parker 367, Madison West 370, Janesville Craig 390, Madison Memorial 394, Madison La Follette 399, Madison East 401, Sun Prairie 403, Verona 432, Beloit Memorial incomplete.
1. Brittany McNett-Emmerich (Madison West), 79; 2. Alex Douglas (Madison East), 80; 3. Monica Enderlin (Middleton), 80; 4. Sydney Tokach (Middleton), 85; 5. McKenna Prestigiacomo (Madison Memorial), 86; 6. Katie Brossard (Janesville Parker), 87; 7. Emma Taschwer (Madison East), 87; 8. Molly Rozebooom (Janesville Parker), 87;
Middleton (345)—Monica Enderlin, 42-38—80; Allison Van Heuklom, 43-45—88; Sydney Tokach, 46-39—85; Emily Bollom, 47-45—92.
Janesville Parker (367)—Katie Brossard, 49-38—87; Molly Rozeboom, 44-43—87; Amanda Becker, 46-45—91; Jennifer Polglaze, 53-49—102.
Madison West (370)—Brittney McNett-Emmerich, 40-39—79; Mary Welch, 49-43—92; Libby Luedtke, 53-46—99; Cate Schally, 55-45—100.
Janesville Craig (390)—Lindsey Beals, 53-52—105; Kyleigh Fulton, 52-44—96; Sarah Sheldon, 47-45—92; Lizzy Conley, 48-49—97.
Madison Memorial (394)—Jennifer Habenslaben, 48-46—94; Grace Jones, 51-48—99; Carly Dawson, 54-46—100; Melanie Chang, 57-44—101.
Madison La Follette (399)—McKenna Prestigiacomo, 43-43—86; Morgan LaPlant, 49-48—97; Katie Connell, 57-51—108; Hannah Kennedy, 57-51—108.
Madison East (401)—Alex Douglas, 43-37—80; Emma Taschwer, 46-41—87; Raine Streicher, 54-51—105; Lily Klapper, 66-63—129.
Sun Prairie (403)—Courtney Dudgeon, 50-42—92; Nicole Bourgeois, 54-54—108; Liz Brown, 58-47—105; Taylor Genter, 51-47—98.
Verona (432)—Lauren Pink, 57-48—105; Kelsey Waier, 55-44—99; Emma Cole, 57-60—117; Brittany Schappe, 58-53—111.
Beloit Memorial (inc)—Unica Quillans, 70-58—128; Eddie Samson, 53-49—102; La Breya Johnson, 60-56—116.