Milton rolls to golf title
Milton (350), Janesville Parker (383), Lake Geneva Badger (385) and Elkhorn (423) advance to next Tuesday’s sectional at Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn. The top two sectional teams and top three individuals qualify for the state tournament Oct. 11-12 at University Ridge in Madison.
The top four individuals advancing to Evergreen from Grand Geneva include Fort Atkinson’s Mara Simonson (92) and Abby Knutson (98), along with Beloit Memorial’s Brittany Collins (95) and Ederlin Samson (100).
Milton senior Ashton Stair shot a 42-39—81 for regional medalist honors. Her sister, Stephanie, a sophomore, carded an 41-43—84 for second place. Karlee McCue added a 46-44—90, and Laura Stair shot a 44-51—95 to complete Milton’s team total.
Jennifer Polglaze shot 50-53—93, and Amanda Becker had a 47-47—94) to lead second-place Parker into the sectional, where the Vikings will bid for a second straight trip to state. Maggie O’Leary added a 51-46—97, and Taylor Utzig shot a 50-49—99 to complete Parker’s regional total.
Janesville Craig posted a 435 team score to finish sixth. Ashley Hermanns had a 52-55—107 for the Cougars’ low round.
Milton coach Andrea Wieland gave a cautious review to the Red Hawks’ landslide victory.
“We’ll find out on Tuesday how good we are,” Wieland said of the sectional. “The entire golf season comes down to one day.
“I’d like to think we’re as good as they say we are,” she said. “If this would have been the sectional, we would have come up short because other teams at the sectional are better.”
Wieland told the Red Hawks the regional play was a rehearsal for the decisive sectional.
“We talked about it at length,” Wieland said. “It’s was a rehearsal for Tuesday.’’
Ferrell regional medalist
Edgerton High sophomore Brooke Ferrell carded a 1-under-par 39-34—73 for medalist honors Wednesday in the WIAA Division 2 girls golf regional at the Lancaster Country Club.
Ferrell had four bogeys, but she smoothed them over with five birdies.
Ferrell has been on a roll, posting sub-par rounds and victories in three recent tournaments. Along with Tuesday, she carded a 3-under 68 to win the Cardinal-Spartan Invitational at Pleasant View in Middleton and a 1-under 71 to win the Parker Invitational at Riverside in Janesville.
“I’m doing a lot of things well,” said Ferrell, also the Rock Valley Conference medalist. “I work on my game, and some days you just walk out and you have it.’’
Ferrell led Edgerton (364) to a second-place regional finish behind defending state champion Madison Edgewood (320). The Crimson Tide finished second at state last year.
Lancaster (376) and McFarland (382) round out the top four finishers in the Lancaster Regional. Those teams will join Edgewood and Edgerton in the Edgewood Sectional next Tuesday at Yahara Hills West in Madison.
Ferrell, who placed fifth in the state last season, is eager to play the sectional course.
“I’m excited for Yahara,” she said. “I’ve played it a ton, and I hope to go under (par) again.’’
Brianne Lintvedt carded a 48-42—90, Emma Stolen added a 51-46—97, and Megan Dorn shot a49-55—104 to boost Edgerton into the No. 2 spot in the regional.
The four individual qualifiers advancing to Yahara Hills include Darlington’s Nellie Black and Naomi Black, Turner’s Kate Engler and Lakeside Lutheran’s Mikaeka Vomhof.
The top two teams and top three individuals at the sectional advance to the Division 2 state tournament at University Ridge.
At Grand Geneva,
Highlands (Par 71)
Milton 350, Janesville Parker 383, Lake Geneva Badger 385, Elkhorn 423, Fort Atkinson 423, Janesville Craig 435, Beloit Memorial 456, Delavan-Darien 494.
Elkhorn defeated Fort Atkinson, 24-25, in one-hole playoff for fourth place.
Ashton Stair (Milton), 81; Stephanie Stair (Milton), 84; Karlee McCue (Milton), 90; Mara Simonson (Fort Atkiinson), 92; Jennifer Polzglaze (Janesville Parker(Parker), 93.
Milton (350)—Ashton Stair, 42-39—81; Stephanie Stair, 41-43—84; Karlee McCue, 46-44—90; Laura Stair, 44-51—95.
Parker (383)—Jennifer Polglaze, 50-43—93; Amanda Becker, 47-47—94; Taylor Utzig, 50-49—99; Maggie O’Leary, 51-46—97.
Badger (385)—Angie Gaugert, 51-43—94; Claire Schneider, 47-47—96; Lana Wieseman, 50-47—97; Laura Fortner, 47-51—98.
Elkhorn (423)—Maggie Luchsinger, 49-53—102; Allison White, 58-55—113; Rebecca Russell, 51-49—100; Emily Grobelny, 59-49—108.
Fort Atkinson (131)—Abby Knutson, 49-49—98; Mara Simonson, 45-47—92; Amanda Ciske, 57-51—108; Marta Kotz, 63-62—125.
Craig (435)—Ashley Hermanns, 52-55—107; Laura Squire, 61-49—110; Bailey Green, 55-54—109; Hayley Arneson, 54-55—109.
Beloit (456)—Ederlin Samson, 51-49—100; Brittany Collins, 49-46—95; Deaun Shim, 63-63—126; Brittany Mutchler, 67-70—135.
Delavan-Darien (494)—Macie Breidenstein, 57-55—112; Brittany Beldon, 52-57—109; Meghan Smith, 61-73—134; Nichole Densmore, 72-67—139.
n Milton, Janesville Parker, Lake Geneva Badger Eklhorn, Fort Atkinson’s Mara Simonson and Abby Knutson, Beloit’s Brittany Collins and Ederlin Simonson advance to the Elkhorn Sectional in Division 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Evergreen.
At Lancaster CC
Madison Edgewood 320, Edgerton 364, Lancaster 376, McFarland 382, Darlington 401, Lakeside Lutheran 423, Prairie du Chien 455, Turner 513, Hazel Green Southwestern 527.
Brooke Ferrell (Edgerton), 73; Amanda Kelm (Edgewood), 75; Claire Reichenbacher (Edgewood), 78; Lexi Greytak (Edgewood), 83.
Edgewood (320)—Claire Reichenbacher, 40-38—78; Lexi Greytak, 43-40—83; Amanda Kelm, 39-36—75; Maren Beckman, 45-39—84.
Edgerton (364)—Brooke Ferrell, 39-34—73; Emma Stolen, 51-46—97; Brianne Lintveldt, 48-52—90; Megan Dorn, 49-55—104.
Lancaster (376)—Shannon Farrey, 48-40—88; Danielle Hentrich, 50-48—98; Katie Landon, 47-43—90; Leslie Larson, 44-56—100.
McFarland (382)—Annie Culver, 42-42—84; Hallie Siebert, 50-44—94; Erin Culver, 48-45—93; Amanda Neumann, 57-54—111.
Darlington (401)—Nellie Black, 43-41—84; Shelby Poss, 56-58—114; Naomi Black, 48-42—90; Erica McComish, 57-56—113.
Lakeside (423)—Mikaela Vomhoff, 54-43—97; Amy Greiling, 52-47—99; Carly Wilke, 61-55—116; Kirsten Ulm, 61-50—111.
Prairie du Chien (455)—Allie Clausen, 56-49—105; Cierra Steiner, 54-54—108; Paige Stovey, 63-61—124 Cierra Nicholson, 66-52—118.
Turner (513)—Katie Engler, 42-46—88; Hannah Grinke, 53-52—105; Jackie Rogers, 73-91—164; Cjay Larson, 81-75—156.
Southwestern (527)—Miranda Timmerman, 56-52—108; Nicole Brotzman, 68-58—126; Becca Frank, 71-62—113; Megan Bell, 76-84—160.
n Madison Edgewood, Edgerton, Lancaster, McFarland, Darlington’s Nellie Black and Naomi Black, and Lakeside Lutheran’s Mikaela Vomhoff advance to the Edgewood Sectional in Division on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Yahara Hills West.