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GIRLS GOLF: Troy’s blistering 309 tops regional field

| October 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bloomfield Hills, FH Mercy also qualify; Athens’ Jha advances as individual

BY DAN STICKRADT

SENIOR EDITOR

dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com

Twitter: @LocalSportsFans

OAKLAND TWP. – Twin Lakes Golf Club might as well be Troy’s home away from home.

The Colts, who annually play the course 2-3 times a year, felt right at home Thursday as hosts of a Division 1 golf regional at Twin Lakes. Troy also posted one of its top five team scores in school history with a play-five, count-four team score of 309 — the state’s top regional round — to claim a regional trophy and head into the state tournament peaking at the right time.

Troy, ranked seventh, was well ahead of fifth-ranked Bloomfield Hills (327) and 10th-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy (329), which will join Troy as participants at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 State Finals Oct. 16-17 at The Meadows Golf Course on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

The top three teams, plus the top three individuals not on the top three teams, all advance to the state finals.

“We shot 306 earlier this year at Glen Oaks (in Farmington). But to shoot 309 here, on this course, is quite an accomplishment,” smiled Troy coach John Getzan. “We have bounced around the top 10 (in the rankings) this year. I knew we had the players that could do this. But our top four all had a good day at the same time — on a really good course. This is a legit golf course. We played the same distance as we will at the finals.

“We really don’t play a lot of dual matches, and we are here every year for a couple of tournaments,” continued Getzan. “It made sense (to play at Twin Lakes). We have a lot of experience playing here.”

Junior Jennifer Cui carded a two-over round of 73 to earn medalist honors. Sahiba Singh tied for second with a 74, Naomi Kim was sixth at 76 and Rijul Maini tied for 14th at 85 to round out the Colts’ team score.

“I think this year we are playing with more confidence. We learned a little from last season,” said Cui. “This is the year where we thought we could win it.”

Bloomfield Hills rolled to the runner-up slot, led by Abbey Pierce (76), Mikaela Schultz (81), Lizzie Pierce (84) and Katherine Prina (86). All of the Blackhawks’ top four finishers placed in the top 20.

Mercy was paced byJulia Shaw’s fourth-place finish round of 75. Mia Sooch (83), Lilly Blake (84) and Marissa Lobble (87) aided the Marlins’ cause.

Troy Athens finished fourth at 345 to lead the schools being left on the outside looking in, followed by Livonia Stevenson (361). Dearborn (375), Macomb Dakota (394), Sterling Heights Stevenson (413), Grosse Pointe South (419) and Fraser (421) rounded out the top 10 in the 14-school field.

Athens’ Shikha Jha carded a 74 to finish tied for second, while Grace Fiscelli of Dearborn shot an 80 to qualify as individuals. Brooke Symons of Sterling Heights Stevenson and Dearborn’s Molly Morey both carded 82s, while Symons edged Morey on a one-hole playoff to grab the third and final individual qualifying spot.

 

DIVISION 1 REGIONAL

(Oct. 8 at Twin Lakes Golf Club, par 71)

TEAM SCORES – 1. Troy 309; 2. Bloomfield Hills 327; 3. Farmington Hills Mercy 329; 4. Troy Athens 345; 5. Livonia Stevenson 361; 6. Dearborn 375; 7. Macomb Dakota 394; 8. Sterling Heights Stevenson 413; 9. Grosse Pointe South 419; 10. Fraser 421; 11. Utica Ford II 428; 12. Utica 466; 13. (tie) Dearborn Fordson, NTS; Macomb L’anse Creuse North, NTS. 2.

TOP 15 INDIVIDUALS – 1. Jennifer Cui (Troy) 73; 2. (tie) Sahiba Singh (Troy) 74; Shikha Ja (Troy Athens) 74*; 4. Julia Shaw (Farmington Hills Mercy) 75; 5. Abbey Pierce (Bloomfield Hills) 76; 6. Naomi Kim (Troy) 77; 7. Grace Fiscelli (Dearborn) 80*; 8. Mikaela Schultz (Bloomfield Hills) 81; 9. (tie) Brooke Symons (Sterling Heights Stevenson) 82*; Molly Morey (Dearborn) 82; 11. Mia Sooch (Farmington Hills Mercy) 83; 12. (tie) Lilly Blake (Farmington Hills Mercy) 84; Lizzie Pierce (Bloomfield Hills) 84; 14. (tie) Rijul Maini (Troy) 85; Kristen Szabelski (Livonia Stevenson) 85.

TEAM RESULTS

TROY (309): Jennifer Cui 73; Sahiba Singh 74; Naomi Kim 77; Rijul Maini 85; Catherine Noonan 109.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (327): Abbey Pierce 76; Mikaela Schultz 81; Lizzie Pierce 84; Katherine Prina 86; Amanda Bearden 91.

FARMINGTON HILLS MERCY (329): Julia Shaw 75; Mia Sooch 83; Lilly Blake 84; Marissa Lobble 87; Sophie Vanderweele 94.

TROY ATHENS (345): Shikha Jha 74; Jenna Ora 87; Emily Lin 87; Jenna Gaiownik 97; Sarah Buck 105.

LIVONIA STEVENSON (361): Kristen Szabelski 85; Megan Gronau 88; Jackie Green 93; Anna Vento 95; Madison Masnier 108.

DEARBORN (375): Grace Fiscelli 80; Molly Morey 82; Brenna Shelton 100; Jessica Wensley 113; Grace Doverspike 115.

MACOMB DAKOTA (394): Davison Trivett 90; Haley Jennings 92; Mya Wielgosz 95; Selma Syfaka 117; Samantha Eaton 122.

STERLING HEIGHTS STEVENSON (413): Brooke Symons 82; Ava Gardiner 88; Gabrielle Clipfell 119; Jessica Justice 124.

GROSSE POINTE SOUTH (419): Mollie Debrunner 94; Ellie Connors 95; Elizabeth Rauch 106; Alana Maynard 124.

FRASER (421): Grady Anderson 94; Katie Smith 98; Katie Fetterolf 101; Shelby Schwall 109.

UTICA FORD II (428): Becky Schnering 100; Ashley Theier 106; Crystal Schultz 109; Megan Brimey 113; Karly Graham 118.

UTICA (366): McKenna Galui 111; Sienna Schulz 118;  Julia Candella 113; Morgan Aho 124; Emily Lorkowski 134.

MACOMB L’ANSE CREUSE NORTH (NTS): Madison Quick NA; Ireland Pada NA; Lauren Lotts WD.

DEARBORN FORDSON (NTS): Aya Saad 120.

(The top three teams, plus the top three individuals not on the top three teams, all advance to the Lower Peninsula Division 1 state finals OCt. 16-17 at The Meadows Golf Course. An * asterisk denotes and individual state qualifier. Symons edged Morey on a one-hole playoff)golf - in the rough

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