GIRLS GOLF: Avondale wins first D-II Oakland County tourney

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PONTIAC — Taking over the girls golf program at Auburn Hills Avondale, Andrea Martin didn’t really know what to expect just a month ago.

The Yellowjackets played in several tournaments during the first couple weeks of the season and shot a season-best 378 with four juniors and one senior on the course at the recent OAA White Division Jamboree.

Perhaps Wednesday’s effort at the Oakland County Division II Tournament was a sneak peak that Avondale might at the start of its best season to date.

The Yellowjackets put together a play-five, count-four team score of 328, which was not only a school record, but good enough to earn the championship trophy at the tournament and earn a berth in the Oakland County Division I County Tournament next season.

“I knew we had some talent, but we haven’t all been on the same page at the same time this season,” admitted Martin, a first-year school teacher in the Avondale District. “I guess we might have to rethink about how good we can be. We blew away our school record and we played our best team golf of the season. Now, if we can be consistent, who knows what might happen.”

CHIP SHOTS: Auburn HillsAvondale junior CourtneyMortonwatches her shot fly towards the green at the Oakland County Division II Tournament.Photo | Larry McKee,,

CHIP SHOTS: Auburn Hills Avondale junior Courtney Mortonwatches her shot fly towards the green at the Oakland County Division II Tournament.Photo | Larry McKee,,

Avondale won the tournament by 24 strokes, as Holly came in second in the 13-school field with a 364 team score — the Bronchos’ best all-time finish at the county tournament. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep claimed third at 376, followed by White Lake Lakeland (376), Ortonville Brnaodn (379), Waterford Kettering (383), Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart (390), Birmingham Groves (399), WaterfordMott (403), Berkley (405), Walled Lake Western (433), Walled Lake Central (433) and Walled Lake Northern (457) rounded out the team scores.

The Division I teams will square of this Wednesday at Pontiac Country Club.

“We talked about goals at the beginning of the season, and we decided to shoot for 360. Well, we beat that by more than 30 strokes,” continued Martin. “I think if we can play at this level for the rest of the season, then we might have a shot come regionals to qualify (for the state tournament.”

Avondale had the top three finishers in the field of 65 competitors, led by medalist Mackenzie Blomberg, who carded a 76. Courtney Morton and Caroline Riley both tied for second with rounds of 80 and Angelina Belotti tied for 14th at 92.

“We had several girls shoot their season lows,” added Martin. “I knew if we all had a good day, that we could be in the top five, maybe top three. But winning it means a lot. I know it will give the girls some confidence that they are a good team.”

Kelsey Edwards of Ortonville Brandon finished fourth with and 84, while Groves’ Katie Quasarano was fifth with an 87.

Holly’s Jenna Pepper, Walled Lake Western’s Jessica Goshorn and Berkley’s Corinne Moses all tied for sixth at 88, while Holly’s Paige Johnson was ninth (89) and Notre Dame Prep’s Maddie McClune placed 10th with a 90.

Landrea Hill shot 92 and Madi McEachern a 95 to aid Holly’s runner-up cause. Emily Daenzer added 94, Samantha Raggio a 96 and Bella Hanna a 96 to help Notre Dame Prep finish third.

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(at Pontiac Municipal, par 72)

TEAM SCORES — 1. Auburn Hills Avondale, 328; 2. Holly, 364; 3. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, 376; 4. White Lake Lakeland, 378; 5. Ortonville Brandon, 379; 6. Waterford Kettering, 383; 7. Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart, 390; 8. Birmingham Groves, 399; 9. Waterford Mott, 403; 10. Berkley, 405; 11. Walled Lake Western, 433; 12. Walled Lake Central, 433; 13. Walled Lake Northern, 457.

TOP 15 INDIVIDUALS — 1. Mackenzie Blomberg (Auburn Hills Avondale) 76; 2. (tie) Courtney Morton (Auburn Hills Avondale) 80; Caroline Riley (Auburn Hills Avondale) 80; 4. Kelsey Edwards (Ortonville Brandon) 84; 5. Katie Quasarano (Birmingham Groves) 87; 6. (tie) Jenna Pepper (Holly) 88; Jessica Goshorn (Walled Lake Western) 88; Corinne Moses (Berkley) 88; 9. Paige Johnson (Holly) 89; 10. Maddie McClune (Pontiac Notre Dame Prep) 90; 11. (tie) Samantha House (White Lake Lakeland) 91; Danielle Frank (Walled Lake Northern) 91; Amy Lynn Komsicks (Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart) 91; 14. (tie) Angelina Belotti (Auburn Hills Avondale) 92; Landrea Hill (Holly) 92.


AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE (328) Mackenzie Blomberg, 76; Courtney Morton, 80; Caroline Riley, 80; Angelina Belotti, 92; Jill Carnacchi, 111.

HOLLY (364) Jenna Pepper, 88; Paige Johnson, 89; Landrea Hill, 92; Madi McEachern, 95; Amanda Pucher, 96.

PONTIAC NOTRE DAME PREP (376) Maddie McClune, 90; Emily Daenzer, 94; Samantha Raggio, 96; Bella Hanna, 96; Reagan Kerr, 98.

WHITE LAKE LAKELAND (378) Samantha House, 91; Megan DeHetre, 94; Jo Jo Creviston, 96; Meaddy Brooks, 91; Erika Dudley, 102.

ORTONVILLE BRANDON (379) Kelsey Edwards, 84; Emily Yeaker, 95; Danni Hart, 99; Sly Kochen, 101; Amanda Roberts, 122.

WATERFORD KETTERING (383) Katie Boyd, 95; Bianca Jerome, 95; Shaya Master, 95; Katie Root, 98; Sidney Spurloch, 117.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS SACRED HEART (390) Amy Lynn Komsicks, 91; Sarah Spangler, 94; Abby Hildebrand, 99; Megan Carroll, 106; Shannon Milner, 130.

BIRMINGHAM GROVES (399) Katie Quasarano, 87; Meredith Hawkins, 93; Julia Trombley, 102; Lily Doolin, 117; JoJo Sandercock, 137.

WATERFORD MOTT (403) Macey Ronquillo, 96; Lexi Upson, 100; Jenna Ciennik, 100; Lauren Ulrich, 107; Kate Blomquist, 120.

BERKLEY (405) Corinne Moses, 88; Danielle Muench, 103; Emily Hessenthaler, 105; Riley Collins, 109; Tayler Jones, 121.

WALLED LAKE WESTERN (433) Jessica Goshorn, 88; Alexis Segal, 105; Shana Murphy, 114; Caitlin Gerwig, 126; Emily Neag, 126.

WALLED LAKE CENTRAL (433) Lexi O’Dette, 95; Abby Claybaugh, 110; Aylssa Wiseman, 111; Abbys Sachs, 117.

WALLED LAKE NORTHERN (457) Danielle Frank, 91; Haley Brown, 114; Hayley Wing, 123; Megan Stoughton, 129; Elyse Bayle, 130.

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