Marshfield’s Shah earns sectional spot after placing 20th at WIAA Division 1 girls golf regional
Tigers finish fifth in team standings
By Paul Lecker
STEVENS POINT — Marshfield senior Roma Shah earned the final of four individual sectional berths by finishing in a tie for 20th at the WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf Regional on Wednesday at Stevens Point Country Club.
The top four teams and top four individuals not on those teams qualified for the Division 1 sectional, which is Monday, Oct. 2, at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
Shah shot a 109 to earn the fourth and final individual berth for the Tigers.
Marshfield just missed out qualifying as a team, shooting a 456, 14 shots behind fourth-place Westby/Viroqua. Onalaska (358), Stevens Point (395), and Tomah (398) also earned team spots in the sectional.
Erin Ericson of Onalaska was the meet medalist, shooting an 82. Ginny Yahnke of Sparta (88), Madison Strangfled of Wisconsin Rapids (100), and Grace Amundson of La Crosse Central/Logan (105) earned the other individual sectional berths.
Morgan Meyer had a 113, Isabelle Jensen and Anna Weis shot 117, and Leia Linzmeier had a 125 to round out the scoring for Marshfield.
The top two teams and top three individuals not on the qualifying teams move on to the 2017 WIAA State Girls Golf Tournament, which will be held Oct. 9-10 at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2017 WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf Regional
Sept. 27, at Stevens Point Country Club
*Top 4 teams and top 4 individuals not on qualifying teams move on to sectional at Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 2
Team scores: *1. Onalaska 358; *2. Stevens Point 395; *3. Tomah 398; *4. Westby/Viroqua 442; 5. Marshfield 456; 6. La Crosse Central/Logan and Sparta 462; 8. Wisconsin Rapids 489.
Top 10 individuals, sectional qualifiers and Marshfield finishers: 1. Erin Ericson (ON) 82; 2. Brooke Knutson (WV) 86; *3. Ginny Yahnke (SPA) 88; 4. Alyssa Achenreiner (ON) 89; 5. Molly Larsen (TOM) 90; 6. Amber Nguyen (ON) 92; 7. Jessica Barber (STP) 93; 8. Katie Chafoulias (ON) 95; 9. Allison Kovatch (STP) 99; *10. Madison Strangfeld (WR) and Abby Nickel (STP) 100; 15. Grace Amundson (LC) 105; 20. Roma Shah (MAR) 109; 24. Morgan Meyer (MAR) 113; 27. Isabelle Jensen (MAR) and Anna Weis (MAR) 117; 33. Leia Linzmeier (MAR) 125.