BRIGHTON – Area girls’ golf teams competed in their respective regional tournaments last Thursday for a shot at competing in the state tournament. The top-three teams as well as the top-three individuals not on a qualifying team would advance.
Carman-Ainsworth elected to not compete in a regional tournament this year, but had they competed, they most likely would have been placed in the Region 6 tournament held at Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton.
State-ranked Brighton ran away with the tournament, finishing with a 309. Hartland took second with a 339, Grand Blanc was third with a 353, Lapeer fourth with a 366 and Grand Ledge fifth with a 367. Davison finished sixth with a 380, Holt was seventh with a 392 and Saginaw Heritage was eighth with a 408.
Lapeer’s Brooke Gibbons was the top individual not on a qualifying team, reaching the state tournament as an individual with a round of 81. Grand Ledge’s Kaylee Hirschman and Holt’s Nateda Her will join Gibbons after both carding a pair of 84s.
The state finals will be held tomorrow and Saturday with Division 1 schools competing at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, Division 2 at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek, Division 3 at Forest Akers West at Michigan State University and Division 4 at Forest Akers East at MSU.