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Teams, Individuals Crowned State Girls Golf Champions

Monday, October 11, 2021

Teams, Individuals Crowned State Girls Golf Champions

VERONA, Wis. – Team and Individual champions in two divisions were crowned at the State Girls Golf Championships at University Ridge Tuesday.

Westosha Central surged ahead early in the second day of competition and never relinquished the lead, finishing with a four-player score of 637 to win the Division 1 team championship. Hamilton finished second with a score of 644, and Middleton, the alternate season champion in the spring, placed third with 650. 

Riley Pechinski of Stevens Point won medalist honors at -3 with a 36-hole score of 141. Norah Roberts of Union Grove, who placed tied for third last season, and AJ Powell of Appleton North finished in a tie for second place at +2 with scores of 146. 

Prescott won its second consecutive Division 2 team championship, finishing with a score of 671. St. Croix Central finishes second with a score of 720 after placing fourth a year ago. The Prairie School finished third at 723 following a runner-up finish in 2020.

Ava Salay of Prescott won Division 2 medalist honors after placing runner-up the past two seasons. She shot -2 on Day 2 to finish +4 for the tournament with a score of 148. Payton Schmidt of Jefferson was runner-up 14 strokes behind Salay with a 162. Brianna Kirsch of Lancaster placed third with a 165 after a 13th-place finish last season.

Final Results - Division 1
Final Results - Division 2

 

DAY 1 RECAP

VERONA, Wis. –  A soggy first day of the State Girls Golf Championships ended at dusk at University Ridge Monday.

Lanie Veenendall of New Richmond shot 4-under-par with an 18-hole score of 68 to lead all individuals in Division 1 after the first day of competition. She tied for 17th last year. Riley Pechinski of Stevens Point is in second place at -2, and three golfers are tied for third at par.

Middleton and Westosha Central are in a first-place tie in the Division 1 team standings after the first day with a four-player score of 318, which is +30. Hamilton is in third place five strokes back at 323.

Ava Salay of Prescott and Sally Vangsness of St. Croix Central share the lead atop the Division 2 leaderboard at +6. Salay has finished runner-up the past two seasons, and Vangsness placed fifth a year ago and sixth in 2019. Hallie Tulip of Arcadia/Independence is in third place at +9.

Prescott leads in the Division 2 team standings by scoring a 338 for 50-over-par. St. Croix Central is 10 strokes back at 348, and The Prairie School is third at 367 after the first day.

Play resumes Tuesday at 8 a.m. at University Ridge

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