The Northwestern High School girls golf team advanced to next week’s WIAA sectional tournament with a second-place finish at Tuesday’s Spooner regional at the Spooner Golf Club.
Hayward won the team title with a combined score of 342. The Tigers were second at 393. Also moving on were Spooner, which finished third at 405; and Eau Claire Regis, 409.
Hayward’s Brittany Neff was the regional medalist with a 78.
Northwestern’s low score was a 95 by senior Gwen LaPole, which was good for seventh place. Other Tiger golfers were: Marissa Delvas, 96; Reggie Semanko, 100; Molly Lattery, 102; and Lyndi Graff, 107.
Also advancing to Tuesday were the four lowest scoring individuals not on an advancing team. Those golfers are Hailey Seifert, Ladysmith, 87; Taylor Hoesley, Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 93; Aken, Stanley/Boyd, 95; and Emily Anderson, Cumberland, 98.
The sectional tournament is at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Hayward. The top two teams and top three individuals, who are not members of a qualifying team, will advance to the state tournament Oct. 8-9 at Cherokee Country Club in Madison.
WIAA Division 2 Regional
Tuesday, Sept. 25
At Spooner Golf Club
Hayward, 342; Northwestern, 393; Spooner, 405; Eau Claire Regis, 409; Ladysmith, 434; Cumberland, 435; Stanley/Boyd, 445; Barron, 462.
1. Brittany Neff, Hay, 78; 2. Emilee McCusker, Hay, 81; 3. Amanda Eisenhuth, Regis, 86; 4. (tie) Aly Tremblay, Hay, and Haley Seifert, Lady, 87. Northwestern qualifers: Gwen LaPole, 95; Marisa Delvas, 96; Reggie Semanko, 100; Molly Lattery, 102; Lyndi Graff, 107.