STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN RAPIDS, TWO MARSHFIELD GOLFERS ADVANCE TO SECTIONAL AT WIAA REGIONAL
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Marshfield juniors Anna Weis and Morgan Meyer advanced to next week’s sectional with top individual performances at the WIAA Division 1 girls golf regional tournament on Wednesday at the Ridges Golf Course.
The top four teams and top three individuals not on those teams move on to the Division 1 sectional Tuesday, Oct. 8, Stevens Point Country Club.
Weis finished tied for ninth with a 92 and Meyer finished 13th with a 96 to earn the top two individual qualifying spots at the sectional. Emily Nelson of Holmen was the other individual qualifier, as she had a 102 to tie for 17th.
Stevens Point won the team title with a 350, five shots better than Tomah. Onalaska was third with a 379 and Wisconsin Rapids took fourth with a 420. Marshfield was fifth with a 429.
Abby Nickel of Stevens Point was the individual regional champion, shooting an 83, one shot in front of Tomah’s Brin Neumann. Ally Nickel of Stevens Point was third with an 87.
Riley Pechinski had an 89 and Leah Earnest had a 91 for Stevens Point’s two other scoring competitors.
Dylan Gruszynski had a 101, Faith Cour shot a 102, Abby Wangen had a 107, and Kadisyn Ceplina had a 110 for Wisconsin Rapids’ four scoring golfers.
Sophie Lee shot a 120, Bryssa Lenz had a 121 and Tia Campbell had a 150 to round out Marshfield’s scoring.
The top two teams and top three individuals not on those teams at the sectional will qualify for the 2019 WIAA State Girls Golf Tournament at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison on Oct. 14-15.
WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf Regional
Oct. 2, at Ridges Golf Course, Wisconsin Rapids
*Denotes sectional qualifier
Team scores: *1. Stevens Point 350; *2. Tomah 355; *3. Onalaska 379; *4. Wisconsin Rapids 420; 5. Marshfield 429; 6. Holmen 432; 7. Sparta 475; 8. Westby/Viroqua 500.
Top 10 individuals, and Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Marshfield finishers: 1. Abby Nickel (SP) 83; 2. Brin Neumann (TOM) 84; 3. Ally Nickel (SP) 87; 4. Sarah Peterson (TOM) and Riley Pechinski (SP) 89; 6. Jayda Zhu (TOM), Sophie Pokela (TOM) and Leah Earnest (SP) 91; 9. *Anna Weis (MAR) and Amber Nguyen (ON) 92; 13. *Morgan Meyer (MAR) 96; 16. Dylan Gruszynski (WR) 101; 17. Faith Cour (WR) 102; 21. Megan Bonikowske (SP) 105; 22. Abby Wangen (WR) 107; 23. Kadisyn Ceplina (WR) 110; 28. Lauren Ontl (WR) 117; 34. Sophie Lee (MAR) 120; 36. Bryssa Lenz (MAR) 121; 40. Tia Campbell (MAR) 150.