SPARTA – Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point finished in the top four at the WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf Regional at River Run Golf Course on Wednesday, earning a spot in next week’s sectional.
The top four teams and top four individuals not on the qualifying teams advance to the Division 1 sectional meet at Turtleback Golf Club in Rice Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The top two teams and top three not on the qualifying teams advance to the 2021 WIAA State Girls Golf Tournament at University Ridge Golf Club in Madison on Oct. 11-12.
Tomah won the regional title with a score of 331, with Onalaska second at 359, Wisconsin Rapids third at 378, and Stevens Point fourth at 403 to grab the four team spots.
Marshfield freshman Brielle Lenz also earned a spot in the sectional by shooting a 102, and was the fourth and final additional individual qualifier.
Brin Neumann of Tomah and Allison Balduzzi of Onalaska each had 76s to tie for medalist honors.
Stevens Point’s Riley Pechinski had an 84 to finish fourth. Ava Frederiksen had a 98, Bella Nimm had a 110, Clare Viau had a 111, and Skylar Miilan had a 133 for the Panthers.
Dylan Gruszynski was sixth with an 89 and Faith Cour tied for seventh with a 90 to lead Wisconsin Rapids. Logan Vollert added a 99, Kaitlyn Hafermann had a 100, and Claire Ninneman had a 102 for the Raiders.
Marshfield finished sixth in the team standings with a score of 438. In addition to Lenz, Ellie Mechler had a 110, Riana Manlick a 111, Lili Anany a 115 and McKenzie Holm a 117 for the Tigers.
WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf Regional
Sept. 29, at River Run Golf Course, Sparta
(*denotes sectional qualifier)
Team scores: *1. Tomah 331; *2. Onalaska 359; *3. Wisconsin Rapids 378; *4. Stevens Point 403; 5. Holmen 406; 6. Marshfield 438; 7. Sparta 455; 8. La Crosse Central/Logan 463.
Individual scores: 1. Brin Neumann (TOM) and Allison Balduzzi (ON) 76; 3. Sophie Pokela (TOM) 79; 4. Riley Pechinski (SP) 84; 5. Amelia Zingler (TOM) 86; 6. Dylan Gruszynski (WR) 89; 7. Madeline Ewers (TOM) and Faith Cour (WR) 90; 9. Peyton Foster (TOM) 91; 10. Kiya Bronston (ON) and Lily Tobert (ON) 92; 12. *Jayeanna Palm (HOM) 97; 13. Ava Frederiksen (SP) 98; 14. Natalie Schreader (ON), Logan Vollert (WR) and *Madison Wheeler (HOL) 99; 17. Kaitlyn Hafermann (WR) 100; 18. Alex Wayss (ON) and *Payton Jones (SPAR) 101; 20. Claire Ninneman (WR) and *Brielle Lenz (MAR) 102; 22. Brianna Senn (HOL) and Anna Whitford-Hawkins (LC) 104; 24. Emily Nelson (HOL) 106; 25. Trinity Horstman (HOL) 108; 26. Taylor Cook (SP), Bella Nimm (SP) and Ellie Mechler (MAR) 110; 29. Riana Manlick (MAR) and Clare Viau (SP) 111; 31. Siena Folkers (LC), Rebecca Gann (SPAR) and Lily Anany (MAR) 115; 34. Santana Carranza (LC) 116; 35. McKenzie Holm (MAR) 117; 36. Malory Russ (SPAR) 129; 38. Skylar Miilan (SP) 133; 39. Sadie Jansson (LC) 135; 40. Carys Sullivan (SPAR) 140.