VERONA — Lancaster senior Brooke Marcue concluded a sensational prep golf career this past Tuesday afternoon at the WIAA Division 2 State Girls Golf Meet held at the University Ridge Golf Course.
Marcue, who is a four-year varsity golfer for the Flying Arrows advanced to this week’s state meet after earning the third individual qualifying spot at last week’s Wisconsin Dells Sectional, where she shot a 91 to finish fifth overall.
At University Ridge this past Monday and Tuesday, Marcue shot a two-day score of 194, shooting a 96 on Monday and a 98 on Tuesday. She finished in a tie for 21st place among 39 total competitors in the Division 2 field.
During her first round of competition this past Monday, the Lancaster senior shot a 13-over-par round of 49 on the front nine, recording three pars, one bogie, three doubles and two triples.
On the back nine, she shot an 11-over-par round of 47, which included two pars, three bogies, and four doubles.
With her first-day score of 96, Marcue was sitting in 22nd place among the 39 division 2 competitors, while Lori Meyer of Freedom held the top spot with a first-day round of 74.
On Tuesday, Marcue and the rest of the Division 2 field started off on the back, where she shot a nine-over-par round of 45 with two pars, six bogies and just one double.
With a good start to her final round, it looked as if Marcue was set to climb the leader board as she entered the front nine.
Under windy conditions, Marcue found the front nine tougher than the back, as she recorded one par, three bogies, two doubles and three triples for a 17-over-par 53.
In all, Marcue finished the tournament at +50 with a two-day score of 194.
Winning the Division 2 Individual state title was Sarah Busey of Racine St. Catherines, who shot a 75 on Monday, followed by a 76 on Tuesday, for a two-day total of 151.
Busey was sitting in second place after the first day of competition, but Meyer gave up the top spot on Tuesday with her round of 81.
Marcue concluded her high school golf career as this year’s Conference Player of the Year, after earning first-team all-conference honors a year ago.
Last season she was a member of the sectional qualifying team and finished with a league-best nine-hole average of 47.2 in conference action.
She earned medalist honors at this year’s regional and conference meets after sharing medalist honors at last year’s conference meet and shooting a team-best 91 at last year’s Jefferson Regional to place third overall.
Marcue is one of two seniors on this year’s Lancaster golf team, along with Brandi Taylor, who concluded her season at the D2 Wisconsin Dells Sectional a week earlier.
With only sophomore Lindsey Wolf and junior Sydney Kwallek returning to next year’s team, a new group of freshmen golfers will be needed to keep a strong golfing tradition alive at Lancaster High School.