Parker third in scramble
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.
At Evergreen (72)
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.