Another Danielson wins state golf title; Hayward finishes third
Since the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association divided girls golf into two divisions in 2003, only two girls have claimed more than a pair of individual state titles.
Both athletes competed in Division 2; both played for Osceola; and both had the last name Danielson.
Osceola’s Casey Danielson joined her sister, Lindsay, Tuesday as the only Wisconsin girls to claim four straight individual golf titles.
Casey Danielson finished five under par in the two-day competition to win the WIAA Division 2 state meet by 14 strokes.
On day one, she had nine birdies and three bogies to finish six under par at 66. She finished one over par on the day two with two birdies, an eagle and five bogies.
Danielson’s 66 on the first day was her best 18-hole performance in her four appearances at state. Her 139 two-day total this year was one stroke behind the 138 she carded in her sophomore season.
With her latest win, Casey Danielson has now taken the individual girls golf title for the past four seasons. Lindsay Danielson was the champion from 2005-08.
In team play, the Hayward Hurricanes improved their place by one from last year as they finished third with a two-day total of 711.
The Hurricanes took fourth as a team in 2011 with a score of 717.
Brittany Neff led Hayward with a sixth-place finish (80-82—162).
This year’s state meet was held at the Cherokee Country Club in Madison. The University Ridge Golf Course, which usually hosts the event, was closed for greens resurfacing.
WIAA Division 2 State Meet
at Cherokee Country Club
1. Edgewood, 347-327—674; 2. The Prairie School, 352-323—675; 3. Hayward, 363-348—711; 4. Fox Valley Lutheran, 384-375—759; 5. Osceola, 392-378—770; 6. Edgerton, 392-380—772.
(Top 5 plus Hayward)
1. Casey Danielson, Osceola, 66-73—139; 2. Brooke Ferrell, Edgerton, 78-75—153; 3. Sienna Chapman, The Prairie School (Racine), 84-71—155; 4. Nikki Isaacson, The Prairie School (Racine), 80-77—157; 5. Mikayla Smith, Xavier (Appleton), 85-76—161; 6. Brittany Neff, Hayward, 80-82—162; 10. Emilee McCusker, Hayward, 81-84—165; 19. Aly Tremblay, Hayward, 97-83—180; 29. Ashley Hansen, Hayward, 105-99—204; 35. Bowen/R. Radcliffe, Hayward, 111-104—215.