Middleton girls golf team

Middleton girls golf team members pose with the Balance & Believe Invitational trophy.

Submitted photo

MADISON -- Kate Meier was in a league of her own Wednesday.

The Middleton sophomore made four birdies and an eagle en route to an even-par 72 and a four-stroke victory over Milton's Mia Seeman at the first Balance & Believe Invitational at Blackhawk CC. 

Meier's round led the Cardinals to the team title with a 346 total, nine strokes ahead of Big Eight Conference rival Verona. Middleton also counted a 78 from Valparaiso recruit Payton Hodson, a 94 from Grace Peterson and a 100 from Danielle Callahan, throwing out a 104 from Allison Richards.

"It was a huge win for us," Middleton coach Becky Halverson said. "I'm so proud of these girls."

Only three golfers among the 90 in the field broke 80. Meier stood out even among that group, making back-to-back birdies at Nos. 3 and 4 after a bogey at No. 2 and adding birdies at two of the next three par-5s to get to 2-under.

After a bogey at No. 14, Meier drove the green on the 265-yard 15th hole and made the putt for eagle to get to 3-under before finishing bogey-par-double.

"It was so fun watching Kate shoot her 72," Halverson said. "I knew she had it in her, but to do it at Blackhawk was simply amazing. She was in her zone and didn't let anything rattle her. The eagle was awesome. She had no clue that she drove the green on 15. Every shot she hit was with complete confidence.

"She has such a nice swing and it's fun to see her play when she is in her groove!"

Lauren & Courtney Shorter

Lauren and Courtney Shorter

Verona placed two golfers in the top 10 in twin sisters Lauren (76) and Courtney (82) Shorter. The Wildcats also counted a 96 from Caitlyn Ott and a 97 from Alexis Gaillard.

Janesville Parker's Sophia Dooman, Oregon's Andi McCorkle and Racine Prairie School's Kate Munro rounded out the top five.  

Team scores

 
PosTeam+/-ThruTotal 
1Middleton+58F346 
2Verona+66F354 
3Franklin+78F366 
4Milton+80F368 
5Oregon+88F376 
6Stoughton+93F381 
7Notre Dame+98F386 
8Waunakee+99F387 
9Madison Edgewood+110F398 
10Madison West+111F399 
11Sun Prairie+112F400 
12Jefferson+116F404 
13Watertown+119F407 
14Monona Grove+123F411 
15Prairie School+124F412 
16Janesville Parker+127F415 
17Portage+145F433

Individual scores

PosPlayer+/-ThruTotal 
1Kate Meier  MiddletonEF72 
2Mia Seeman  Milton+4F76 
3Lauren Shorter  Verona+6F78 
4Payton Hodson  Middleton+8F80 
T5Sophia Dooman  Janesville Parker+9F81 
T5Andi McCorkle  Oregon+9F81 
T5Kate Munro  Prairie School+9F81 
T8Country Matschke  Franklin+11F83 
T8Jo Baranczyk  Bayport Ind.+11F83 
T8Courtney Shorter  Verona+11F83 
11Taylor Hakala  Milton+12F84 
T12Mallory Swartz  Franklin+14F86 
T12Ally Payne  Oregon+14F86 
14Klaire O'Reilly-Dye  Monona Grove+15F87 
T15Katie Romes  Notre Dame+18F90 
T15Grace Welch  Madison Edgewood+18F90 
17Myranda Kotlowski  Stoughton+19F91 
18Bre Deblare  Jefferson+20F92 
19Sydney Grimm  Waunakee+21F93 
T20Lillian Knetter  Madison West+22F94 
T20Zoey Cruz  Sun Prairie+22F94 
T20Grace Peterson  Middleton+22F94 
T23Ashley Fleming  Madison West+23F95 
T23Bre Viken  Stoughton+23F95 
T23Caylie Kotlowski  Stoughton+23F95 
T23Caroline Royer  Madison Edgewood Ind.+23F95 
T23Alexa Owen  Jefferson+23F95 
T23Caitlyn Hegenbarth  Madison Edgewood+23F95 
T29Caitlyn Ott  Verona+24F96 
T29Micah Yaeggi  Watertown+24F96 
T29Grace Pugh  Franklin+24F96 
T32Aly Kinzel  Waunakee+25F97 
T32Josie Sullivan  Notre Dame Ind.+25F97 
T32Alexis Gaillard  Verona+25F97 
T32Emily Conard  Notre Dame+25F97 
T32Hannah Thompson  Watertown+25F97 
T32Claudia Seeman  Milton+25F97 
38Brooke Ehle  Waunakee+26F98 
T39Sam Soulier  Waunakee+27F99 
T39Maddie Woodward  Notre Dame+27F99 
T39Sophie Denure  Portage+27F99 
T39Morgan Jambard  Sun Prairie+27F99 
T43Renee Anderson  Stoughton+28F100 
T43Margo Bush  Madison West+28F100 
T43Maddie Vincent  Notre Dame+28F100 
T43Danielle Callahan  Middleton+28F100 
T47Elena Maier  Waunakee+29F101 
T47Olivia Oehrlein  Sun Prairie+29F101 
T47Melanie Peck  Franklin+29F101 
50Akeeli Noyce  Monona Grove+30F102 
T51Bridget McCarthy  Madison Memorial+31F103 
T51Molly Schneider  Notre Dame+31F103 
T53Brooke McCallum  Oregon+32F104 
T53Brianna Johnson  Madison Memorial+32F104 
T53Allison Richards  Middleton+32F104 
T56Jenny Marshall  Stoughton+33F105 
T56Alyssa Schmidt  Oregon+33F105 
T56Alison Chambers  Prairie School+33F105 
T56Hailey Hotter  Jefferson+33F105 
T56Grace Jaeger  Madison Edgewood+33F105 
T56MacKenzie Roth  Portage+33F105 
T62Jenna Behrens  Sun Prairie+34F106 
T62Kristin Stair  Watertown+34F106 
64Taylor Knudtson  Monona Grove+35F107 
T65Corinna Smith  Madison Edgewood+36F108 
T65Nia Fredrich  Watertown+36F108 
T67Ashlyn Burdick  Janesville Parker+37F109 
T67Anaka Leske  Madison Edgewood+37F109 
T69Bria McDade  Janesville Parker+38F110 
T69Sophia Marquardt  Madison West+38F110 
T71Abby Peterson  Madison West+39F111 
T71Anna Davidson  Portage+39F111 
T71Holly Gunnink  Milton+39F111 
T74Courtney Dreager  Jefferson+40F112 
T74Madeline Susedik  Franklin+40F112 
T76Emily Eitel  Prairie School+41F113 
T76Annie Munro  Prairie School+41F113 
T76Claire Swain  Verona+41F113 
T79Sydney O'Hearn  Sun Prairie+42F114 
T79Callie Hakala  Milton+42F114 
T81Lizzie White  Monona Grove+43F115 
T81Lauren Reid  Janesville Parker+43F115 
T83Sam McKee  Oregon+46F118 
T83Klaire Jones  Franklin Ind.+46F118 
T83Rachel Hepler  Portage+46F118 
T86Baleigh Pajerski  Janesville Parker+48F120 
T86Chloe Thompson  Jefferson+48F120 
88Josie Knoeck  Monona Grove+49F121 
89McKayla McTier  Portage+52F124 
90Lauren Harshbarger  Watertown+55F127