Craig golfers lose twice; Parker third at Portage Invitational
JANESVILLE-Madison Memorial's girls golf team dominated play Wednesday in a Big Eight Triangular at Riverside.
The Spartans, behind a 3-over par 74 from Robyn Blanchard, finished with a 325 team total. Madison West had a 401 total and Janesville Craig finished at 410.
Haley Arneson shot 97 to lead the Cougars.
Big Eight Triangular
At Riverside (Par 71)
MEMORIAL 325, WEST 401, CRAIG 410
Memorial (325)-Robyn Blanchard, 39-35-74; Tatum Jones, 44-43-87; Megan Elmes, 43-42-85; Mackenzie Femrite, 40-39-79.
West (401)-Monica Hellmer, 45-45-90; Anna Buna, 43-46-89; Song Kim, 54-60-114; Valerie Hellmer, 50-58-108.
Craig (410)-Hayley Arneson, 47-50-97; Sarah Holford, 48-51-99; Kelsey Hackett, 47-56-103; Savannah Ryder, 55-56-111.
-- Parker third at Portage Invitational-Micayla Richards shot an 82 to lead Janesville Parker's girls golf team to a third-place finish at the Portage Invitational on Wednesday at the Portage Country Club.
"I really want to give kudos to Micayla," Parker coach Mary Ross said. "She had good sand play. She is coming into her own."
Ross said Verona, which won the team title, and runner-up Stoughton have strong 1-through-3 players, and finishing third was not a disappointment.
"We've never played this tournament, so it was a new experience," Ross said. "We're trying to challenge them this year. All in all, the kids managed very well."
Verona, behind a 1-under par 71 from medalist Jessica Reinecke, won the 14-team title with a 332 total. Stoughton was second at 336 and Parker third at 342.
Taylor Wyss added an 85 for Parker, Kailey McDade shot 87 and Lindsey Ahrens finished with an 88.
The Vikings resume Big Eight Conference play Tuesday against Middleton and La Follette at Monona at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the Vikings will play in the Madison Metro Invite at University Ridge.
Portage Country Club (Par 72)
Verona 332, Stoughton 336, Janesville Parker 342, Oregon 362, Portage 363, Monona Grove 380, Osseo-Fairchild 382, Waunakee 385, Wisconsin Dells 403, Sun Prairie 404, Edgerton 423, Lancaster 431, Reedsburg 447, Fort Atkinson 518.
1. Jessica Reinecke (Verona), 71; 2. Becky Klongland (Stoughton), 74; 3. Morgan McCorkle (Oregon), 75; 4. Mikayla Hauck (Monona Grove), 77; 5. Jayde Curley (Portage), 81; 6. Micayla Richards (Parker), 82; 7. Bailey Smith (Verona), 82; 8. Shanie Steen (Osseo-Fairchild), 84; 9. Taylor Wyss (Parker), 85; 10. Ashli Stolen (Stoughton), 85.
Parker (342)-Taylor Wyss, 85; Micayla Richards, 82; Kailey McDade, 87; Lindsey Ahrens, 88.
Edgerton (423)-Lauren Sputter, 92; Erica Richardson, 97; Cianna Kruckenberg, 105; Megan Gillman, 129.