The South Lyon women golf crew gained its first Division 2 state title Friday at Forest Akers West in East Lansing, beating three-time defending state champion Forest Hills Northern, by three factors.
The Lions, scoring 335, had been led by senior Katie Potter, who completed second total, capturing a 73 — one stroke over par — whereas sophomore Gabriella Tapp completed sixth with an 80.
Senior Bella Campbell (85), junior Sophia Joseph (97) and junior Logan Faust (101) rounded out the scoring for the Division 2 state champion.
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For South Lyon head coach Dan Skatzka, this title has been a very long time coming, having led the Lions to a state remaining for 12-consecutive seasons, every time leaving and not using a trophy.
“We now have been runner-up twice, and completed within the high 5 most of these years, however to really win all of it could be very particular,” Skatzka mentioned.
Farmington Hills Mercy completed in eighth place with a 367.
After Potter birdied the primary gap, South Lyon stretched its result in as many as 11 strokes early on. The senior posted two extra birdies on the entrance 9, ending three strokes below par after 9 holes.
Tapp completed the entrance 9 at two-over par, finally getting her rating right down to one-over, whereas Campbell, who Skatzka mentioned was taking part in the “finest golf of her life” was two-over par within the entrance 9.
Because the match neared its end, South Lyon’s lead shrunk to 3 strokes. Skatzka mentioned the final 4 holes had been performed like match play, with every of his gamers struggling to hold on to or regain a lead over the participant they had been paired with.
“What made it much more aggravating is that every woman actually had an as much as the minute scoreboard in entrance of her with the scoring on her telephone,” Skatzka mentioned. “As every woman waited to tee off on the subsequent gap, they may see as much as the minute scoring as they posted their rating on their telephone.”
However Joseph closed it out, cementing the victory for the Lions for the primary state title in class historical past.
Marian takes residence Division 3 state title
After incomes this system’s first state title a season in the past, Marian added to its trophy case Saturday, successful its second-straight Division 3 state championship with a 312, 15 factors forward of Lutheran North.
Marian senior Shannon Kennedy introduced residence her third particular person state title in 4 years, tying Grand Rapids Christian’s Ryann Breslin in regulation at 70 earlier than securing the victory on the primary playoff gap.
A senior-heavy group led the Mustangs again to a different state title.
Seniors Lauren Sass (70), Sarah Kuredjian (81) and Laura Emerson (91) added to Marian’s rating, whereas junior Ashley Carroll shot an 82 to safe the victory.
Cranbrook Kingswood completed in fourth place with a 340, whereas Detroit Nation Day completed in twelfth place with a 380.
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