The Stoughton girls golf team struggled with the layout of the Riverside Golf Course in the Janesville Parker Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Janesville.
The Vikings shot a 444 to finish 14th out of 17 teams. Stoughton (2-4) was looking to bounce back from a 173-228 Badger West Conference loss to Milton on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Coachman’s Golf Resort in Edgerton.
“We didn’t put our best foot forward,” Stoughton coach Seth Petersen said. “I think they knew Milton would be a really good team and that got to them a little bit. We have played a lot of golf the last couple of weeks and I think they just got worn out.”
Janesville Parker Invitational
Dulce Gefke tied for 39th place in the Janesville Parker Invitational Sept. 18 at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.
Gefke shot a 93 to tie Jefferson’s Annika Bilau and Middleton’s Abby Schroeder. The Viking shot a 444 as a team and took 14th out of 17 teams. Middleton captured the team title 308-317 over Union Grove, which clipped Westosha Central for runner-up honors on a scorecard tiebreaker.
Stoughton’s Samantha Austin shot a 110 and freshman Grace Braund carded a 120. Ashtyn Anderson shot a 121.
Janesville Craig’s Mya Nicholson shot a 2-under-par 69 to win the individual title. She shot a 33 on the back nine that broke the tie between her and Union Gorve’s Norah Roberts, who shot a 34 on the back nine.
Milton 173, Stoughton 228
Each of Stoughton’s golfers shot a little over their average in a conference loss to the Red Hawks Sept. 16, at Coachman’s Golf Resort.
Gefke shot a team-best 12-over-par-47. Both Austin and Braund carded a 59. Anderson shot a 63.
Austin made a 15-yard putt on No. 5 for bogey. The putt hit the pin and then dropped in. Another highlight for the Vikings was when Braund sank a 20-foot putt from the fringe on No. 1 for bogey.