Solberg wins state women’s golf title

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Gazette Staff
Thursday, June 23, 2011
— Lindsey Solberg of Verona struggled with her driver in the final round of the Wisconsin Women’s State Open Championship. Then her putter started acting up in a sudden-death playoff.

She managed to keep her composure in the rain, however, and finally emerged with a hard-fought victory over Lindsay Danielson of Osceola on the sixth playoff hole at SentryWorld Golf Course on Wednesday.

Allyssa Ferrell of Edgerton, Solberg’s teammate at Michigan State, couldn’t sustain the momentum from her first-round 71, shot in 25 mph winds. She had a 77 and finished third at 148.

Ferrell’s sister, Brooke, a junior at Edgerton High this fall, recovered from her first-round 90 to post a 4-over 76 to finish at 166 and tied for 27th. Milton High 2011 graduate Ashton Stair, the reigning WIAA Division 1 state champion, closed with an 81 for a 159 and 16th place.

Solberg, 21, who will be a senior at Michigan State University, managed to shoot a 2-under-par 70, tying the women’s course record set by LPGA great Betsy King, who shot the same score during an exhibition in the mid-1980s.

Danielson, 20, who will be a junior at Wisconsin, shrugged off a double-bogey on the 15th hole to shoot an even-par 72.

On No. 15, the sixth playoff hole, Danielson made the first big mistake, pushing her drive into a fairway bunker. She had 185 yards to the green out of wet sand and decided to lay up to 100 yards. But then she left her wedge short and pitched 6 feet past the hole.

That left an opening for Solberg, who missed the green short but chipped to 5 feet and rolled in the par putt to claim the title.

Wisconsin Women’s State Open

At SentryWorld (Par 72), Stevens Point


145— x—Lindsey Solberg, Verona, 75-70; Lindsay Danielson, Osceola, 73-72.

148—Allyssa Ferrell Edgerton, 71-77.

154—Alyssa Elliott Madison, 76-78.

155—Rheba Mabie Wausau, 81-74; Kris Yoo Schaumburg, Ill., 80-75; Isabella Lambert, Big Bend, 79-76; Jenna Peters Kohler, 80-75.

156—Jessica Urban, Hartland, 77-79; Kate Machado (p), Phoenix, 77-79; Jessie Gerry, Merrimac, 75-81.

157—Katie Tabbert, Onalaska, 82-75; Sydney Wells, Menominee, 81-76.

158—Jennifer Konop, Green Bay, 81-77; Jaclyn Shepherd, Delafied, 76-82.

159—Ashton Stair Milton, 78-81.

161—Carolyn Barnett-Howe (p), Appleton, 81-80; Debbie Zamprelli (p), Verona, 81-80; Maggie Leef, Brookfield, 80-81; Missy Hazelwood, Waukesha, 81-80; Rachel Montaba (p), Plymouth, 79-82.

162—Katie Pokrandt, Eau Claire, 81-81.

163—Casey Marschall Marshfield, 81-82.

164—Brittany McNett-Emmerich, Fitchburg, 87-77.

165—McKenzie Parks, Oregon, 85-80; Ahna Hendrickson (p), Lodi, 85-80.

166—Brooke Ferrell Edgerton, 90-76; Mary Welch, Madison, 87-79; Abby Busler, Oregon, 81-85.

167—Rocco Pallin, Kenosha, 84-83.

170—Mary Donohue, Endeavor, 88-82; Katie Falk, Milwaukee, 86-84.

172—A. J. Selig, Hortonville, 82-90.

175—McKenna Prestigiacomo, Madison, 90-85.

176—Allison Van Heuklom, Middleton, 92-84.

177—Olivia Lindsley, Green Bay, 93-84.

178—Paytan Saari, Sheboygan, 86-92; Alexandra Lake, Madison, 82-96.

179—Jessica Staed, Green Bay, 93-86; Renee Christensen, Greenleaf, 90-89.

181—Michelle Madden, Waunakee, 95-86.

182—Stephanie Gerber, Sheboygan, 95-87; Grace Abitz, Appleton, 93-89.

x—Solberg won a six-hole playoff

183—Jaime Elsen, Kenosha, 91-92.

184—Lexi Greytak, Sun Prairie, 95-89; Ashley Madden, Waunakee, 95-89.

187—Ellyn Subak, Madison, 93-94.

191—Claudia Rhein, Racine, 97-94.

193—Sammi Grunder, Pardeeville, 103-90.

196—Jacqueline Staed, Green Bay, 99-97.

198—Lauren Lauterbach, Hartland, 100-98.

202—Nancy Seymour Stoughton, 101-101.

Last updated: 5:35 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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