It has been an up-and-down season for Milton High’s girls golf team.
The Red Hawks have played well, at times, but also struggled with consistency.
Saturday was a good day.
Led by the one-two punch of Taylor Hakala and Claudia Seeman, Milton won the Parker Invitational team title with a 327 total at Riverside. Middleton was second at three shots back and Madison Edgewood was third. Host Parker shot its low round of the season and finished with a 359 total. Janesville Craig shot 378.
Hakala was the medalist with a 3-over par 75. The senior shot a 1-under 35 on the front nine and said the playing conditions were ideal.
“On a day like this where there is no breeze, you can really control the ball much easier,” Hakala said. “I was able to do that today and played well.”
As much as Hakala enjoyed the individual honors, she was more happy with the team title.
“We’ve had our ups and downs, but then again, most teams do during the season,” Hakala said.
“But we’re also well aware of the great tradition and want to represent our school once again at state. Today shows what our team is capable of.”
Parker shot its lowest round of the season thanks to a 5-over 77 from Sophia Dooman. The senior was one shot off from tying the school record.
“Sophia was right there until she stumbled a little bit at the end,” Parker coach Mary Ross said. “But still it was a great round for her. She’s really been playing well lately.
“And our team is starting to come around, too. Our scores are dropping and this is the part of the season where you want to see that.”
Kallie Lux had an 82 to lead Craig.
“We didn’t have too bad of a day,” Craig coach Alex Schaar said. “The biggest thing right now for us is our depth. We’ve got to get more consistency from the the bottom part of our lineup. But that’s to be expected with a freshman and sophomore playing there.”
Both Craig and Parker compete in the Big Eight Conference Tournament on Thursday at Evansville.
At Riverside (Par 72)
Milton 327, Middleton 330, Madison Edgewood 330, Stoughton 342, Waunakee 342, Kettle Moraine 357, Janesville Parker 359, Madison Memorial 365, Union Grove 377, Janesville Craig 378, Edgerton 384, Mukwonago 386, Sun Prairie 394, Westosha Central 324
1. Taylor Hakala (Milton) 75; 2. Claudia Seeman (Milton) 76; 3. Caylie Kotlowski (Stoughton) 76; 4. Glenna Sanderson (Middleton) 77; 5. Sophia Dooman (Parker) 77.
OTHER AREA RESULTS
Milton (327)—Reagan Moisson 82; Grace Weiss 94
Parker (359)—Ashlyn Burdick 80; Bria McDade 92; Mia Clarquist 110
Craig (378)—Kallie Lux 82; Sara Nerad 90; Morgan Knilans 103; Lauren Dammen 103
Edgerton (384)—Makenzie Suhr 94; Mali Kruckenberg 94; Maddie Perkins 97; Alexis Deavers 99