WISCONSIN DELLS – Lancaster senior Brooke Marcue will be concluding her prep golf career in style at the WIAA State Meet held at University Ridge Golf Course next Monday and Tuesday in Madison.
Marcue, who was a member of last year’s sectional qualifying team, placed fifth overall at this past Monday’s Division 2 Wisconsin Dells Sectional and was the third of three individual qualifiers advancing to state.
Playing at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells, Marcue shot a seven-over-par round of 43 on the Arbor Course, then finished with a 12-over-par round of 48 on the Lake Course, for an 18-hole score of 91.
On the Arbor Course, Marcue shot par on four holes, bogied four and tripled the par-4 sixth.
On the Lake Course, Marcue shot par on two holes, while taking a bogey on four, doubling two and taking a seven on the par-3 sixth.
Medalist honors went to Aquinas sophomore Annie Balduzzi, who shot an impressive round of 79, while the Bluegolds took top team honors with a score of 377. The second-place team advancing to state was Arcadia, who shot a 381.
Joining Marcue as the three individual state qualifiers not on a qualifying team were Edgewood Sacred Heart freshman Grace Welch with an 86, and Stanley-Boyd senior Katie Kiraly with an 89.
Also competing at Monday’s sectional meet was fellow Lancaster senior Brandi Taylor, who shot a 104 and finished tied for 26th of 47 golfers.
Taylor was also a member of last year’s sectional qualifying team, and concluded an outstanding prep career at this year’s sectional meet.
Marcue and Taylor advanced to Monday’s sectional meet after finishing among the top four individuals not on a qualifying team to come out of the Edgewood Regional held at Odana Hills Golf Club in Madison last Wednesday.
Marcue took medalist honors at the regional meet with an impressive round of 90, while Taylor tied for ninth overall at 104.
As a team, the Flying Arrows placed fifth with a score of 454, getting a 105 from sophomore Lindsey Wolf and a 155 from junior Sydney Kwallek.
Teams advancing from the Edgewood Regional included: Edgewood Sacred Heart, Darlington, Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City and Edgerton.
D2 Edgewood Regional
(from Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Odana Hills Golf Club, Madison. Par 72)
Team scores - 1. Edgewood Sacred Heart 394 2. (Tie) Darlington 426, Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City 426; 4. Edgerton 429; 5. Lancaster 454; 6. Prairie du Chien 465; 7. Cambridge 467; 8. Clinton 509; 9. Turner 516.
Medalist - Brooke Marcue (Lancaster) 44-46=90.
Lancaster - 1. Brooke Marcue 44-46=90; T9. Brandi Taylor 51-53=104; T12. Lindsey Wolf 53-52=105; 41. Sydney Kwallek 71-84=155.
D2 Wisconsin Dells Sectional
(from Monday, Oct. 3, at Trappers Turn, Wisconsin Dells. Par 72)
Team scores - 1. Aquinas 377; 2. Arcadia 381; 3. G.E.T. 382; 4. Stanley-Boyd 383; 5. Edgewood Sacred Heart 393; 6. Southwestern/Benton/Cuba City 411; 7. Darlington 418; 8. Edgerton 423.
Medalist - Annie Balduzzi (Aquinas) 79.
Area Individuals - 5. Brooke Marcue (Lancaster) 43-48=91; T26. Brandi Taylor (Lancaster) 55-49=104.