SPASH'S PECHINSKI WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE AT WIAA DIVISION 1 GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL, QUALIFIES FOR STATE


Stevens Point's Riley Pechinski won the individual title at the WIAA Division 1 girls golf sectional Tuesday at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake. (Zaleski Sports file photo)

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RICE LAKE – Stevens Point’s Riley Pechinski earned medalist honors and a state tournament berth at the WIAA Division 1 girls golf sectional Tuesday at Turtleback Golf Club.


Pechinski fired a one-over par 72 to win the sectional title, finishing two strokes ahead of Tomah’s Sophie Pokela.


Tomah won the team title with a 329 and New Richmond was second with a 331 to earn the two automatic qualifying spots at the 2021 WIAA State Girls Golf Tournament, which will be held at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison on Oct. 11-12.


Pechinski was one of three individual qualifiers for the state meet.