Milton collects regional golf title
JANESVILLE Milton High's quest for a third straight trip to the Division 1 girls state golf tournament got off to a good start Wednesday.
Thanks to a 77 from medalist Maddie McCue, the Red Hawks won the Janesville Craig Regional with a 329 score at Riverside Golf Course. Janesville Parker was second with 343 to automatically advance to Monday's Badger Sectional, along with Burlington (403) and Fort Atkinson (408).
Janesville Craig finished fifth, one spot away from qualifying for the sectional meet, but Ashley Hermanns and Hayley Arneson both advanced for the Cougars as additional qualifiers.
The top four teams and the top four individuals, who are not members of one of the top four teams, advanced to the sectional meet.
McCue, a sophomore, paced the Craig Regional with her 5-over par round. Teammates Stephanie and Laura Stair were right behind with an 81 and an 83, respectively. CheyAnn Knudsen rounded out the scoring for Milton with an 88.
Junior Micayla Richards had an 83 to pace Parker. Kailey McDade fired an 84, Taylor Wyss an 87 and Lindsey Ahrens an 89 to round out Parker's scoring.
"Today, we came out of a little slump that we've been having lately," Parker coach Mary Ross said. "We played with a lot of Parker pride today and had a real consistent round as a team.
"Our goal today was to break the school scoring record of 338, and we came close with a 343. Hopefully, we can build off of this and bring it to the sectional meet on Monday."
Abby Knutson shot 89 to lead Fort Atkinson.
In Division 2 play on Tuesday at Yahara Hills in Madison, Edgerton's Brooke Ferrell finished second overall to lead the Crimson Tide to a second-place finish at the Edgewood Regional. The host Crusaders won the meet with 311, while Edgerton was second at 360.
Ferrell shot a 74 to finish second to Edgewood's Lexi Greytak, who had 73. Other Edgerton scores were Lauren Splitter's 90, Shelby Weger's 92 and Erica Richardson's 104.
At the Prairie School Regional on Wednesday, East Troy's Ali Kruger and Morgan Woyak earned berths in the Little Chute Sectional as additional qualifiers.
At Riverside (Par 72)
Milton 329, Janesville Parker 343, Burlington 403, Fort Atkinson 408, Janesville Craig 411, Elkhorn 412, Badger 484.
1. Maddie McCue (Milton), 77; 2. Stephanie Stair (Milton), 81; 3. Laura Stair (Milton), 83; 4. Micayla Richards (Parker), 83; 5. Kailey McDade (Parker), 84.
Milton (329)—Laura Stair, 42-41—83; Stephanie Stair, 42-39—81; Maddie McCue, 37-40—77; CheyAnn Knudsen, 47-41—88.
Parker (343)—Taylor Wyss, 44-43—87; Micayla Richards, 42-41—83; Lindsey Ahrens, 44-45—89; Kailey McDade, 40-44—84.
Burlington (403)—Sarah Eulgen, 53-52—105; Tess Lavieri, 49-52—101; Ellen Stang, 48-48—96; Jenn Stevens, 51-50—101.
Fort Atkinson (408)—Abby Knutson, 41-48—89; Jackie Keating, 52-53—105; Dani Meyer, 53-52—105; Maile Aalto, 56-53—109.
Craig (411)—Ashley Hermanns, 47-46—93; Hayley Arneson, 48-52—100; Laura Squire, 52-57—109; Sarah Holford, 53-56—109.
Elkhorn (412)—Hannah Grobelny, 46-47—93; Riley Shirk 50-50—100; Sally Lesnia, 56-53—109; Sarah Rowe, 51-59—110.
Badger (484)—Allison Paleka, 61-61—122; Kate Russell, 55-58—113; Sydney Davis, 65-63—128; Emma Domke, 61-60—121.
-- Milton, Parker, Burlington, Fort Atkinson, Craig's Ashley Hermanns and Hayley Arneson, Elkhorn's Hannah Grobelny and Brianna Collins of Beloit Memorial advance to the Badger Sectional on Monday, Oct. 1 at Grand Geneva.
At Yahara Hills
Madison Edgewood 311, Edgerton 360, Cambridge 381, McFarland 389, Darlington/Cuba City 398, Lancaster 426, Southwestern 433, Prairie du Chien 461, Beloit Turner 496.
1. Lexi Greytak (Edgewood), 73; 2. Brooke Ferrell (Edgerton), 74; 3. Caroline Lake (Edgewood), 74; 4. Tess Hackworthy (Edgewood), 78; 5. Erin Culver (McFarland), 84.
Edgewood (311)—Lexi Greytak, 35-38—73; Tess Hackworthy, 38-40—78; Caroline Lake, 37-37—74; Libby Luedtke, 46-40—86.
Edgerton (360)—Brooke Ferrell, 36-38—74; Lauren Splitter, 44-46—90; Shelby Weger, 49-43—92; Erica Richardson, 56-48—104.
Cambridge (381)—Abbey Schrader, 42-45—87; Amanda Jensen, 47-44—91; Sydney Smith, 47-50—97; Lachen Michalski, 54-52—106.
McFarland (389)—Erin Culver, 42-42—84; Ann-Marie Zahn, 48-47—95; Anna Dunn, 52-51—103; Katie Moore, 64-61—125.
-- Edgewood, Edgerton, Cambridge, McFarland, Darlington/Cuba City's Naomi Black, Sami Poss, Kayla Paquette and Prairie du Chien's Cierra Nicholson advance to the Wisconsin Dells Sectional on Monday, Oct. 1 at Trappers Turn.
Prairie School Regional
At Johnson Park
The Prairie School 339, Denmark 391, St. Thomas More 408, Kewaskum 421, East Troy 446, Lakeside Lutheran 472, Racine St. Catherine's 495.
1. Sienna Chapman (Prairie School), 72; 2. Nikki Isaacson (Prairie School), 81; 3. Meagahn Carney (Denmark), 85; 4. Kirsten Maki (Prairie School), 93; 5. Taylor Denman (Prairie School), 93.
East Troy (446)—Morgan Woyak, 50-53—103; Ali Kruger, 53-49—102; Lili Haskens, 66-57—123; Emma Harris, 63-55—118.
-- The Prairie School, Denmark, St. Thomas More, Kewaskum, East Troy's Morgan Woyak and Ali Kruger, Lakeside Lutheran's Kirsten Ulm and Racine St. Catherine's Marie Howard advance to the Little Chute Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Mid Vallee.