Edgerton’s girls golf team appears to have found a new nickname.
After a dramatic turn of events Tuesday at Oak Ridge Golf Course, the team may drop the word “Crimson” for a few weeks and call themselves the “Scrappy Tide.”
The Tide edged East Troy on the first hole of a playoff to capture the Rock Valley Conference tournament title. That victory, and Jefferson’s third-place finish, vaulted Edgerton ahead of the Eagles by 1.5 points in the final season standings.
Edgerton’s scrappy golfers grabbed two titles in one soggy round.
“It’s just absolutely fabulous,” Edgerton coach Mary Gallup said. “These girls, I’ve had these three seniors since they were freshmen, and they did a fabulous job today. Everybody pulled together and had great scores, so I’m real proud of the girls.”
East Troy’s Caroline Christiansen shot an 88 to earn medalist honors and lead the Trojans to a tie with Edgerton, with each team shooting 396 on the par-71 Oak Ridge course. East Troy was fourth in the conference standings.
MaKenzie Suhr shot 93 to lead Edgerton and finish fourth individually. Mali Kruckenberg shot 98, while Alexis Deavers (102) and Ale Bitner (103) posted the other counting scores on the day. Maddie Perkins shot 104.
“We were close with Jefferson (all year),” Gallup said. “It was horrible today—the rain and the mosquitoes.
“But we had to win today to win conference. And we did it!”
Jefferson finished third with a 402, just ahead of Lakeside Lutheran at 403.
With the 18-hole round counting for double the usual points in the season standings, Edgerton picked up 16 to finish with 74.
Jefferson’s 12 for finishing third left the Eagles with 72.5.
The Tide hope their performance at conference is a momentum-builder to start the postseason. They take part in the WIAA Division 2 Prairie du Chein Sectional on Sept. 26.
“This really gives us some hope,” Gallup said. “We’re going to go over to Prairie du Chien and do a practice round Tuesday. We’re going to get out of there and go to sectionals. for sure.”
Rock Valley Conference golf meet
At Oak Ridge (71)
Edgerton 396, East Troy 396, Jefferson 402, Lakeside Lutheran 403, McFarland 430, Cambridge 437, Clinton 449, Turner 477
Edgerton won on first hole of playoff
Caroline Christiansen 45-43—88, Maya Heckmann (LL) 44-46-90, Bre Deblare (Jef) 47-44—91, MaKenzie Suhr (Edg) 44-49—93, Mali Kruckenberg (Edg) 51-47—98
FINAL CONFERENCE SEASON POINTS STANDINGS
Edgerton 74, Jefferson 72.5, Lakeside 57.5, East Troy 48.5, McFarland 38.5, Cambridge 33, Turner 18, Clinton 18