Sami Krutz, Brookfield Central

Sami Krutz, Brookfield Central

MADISON — If the main event is anything as good as the preview, the race for the WIAA Division 1 state championship next month will be a thriller.

Brookfield Central's Sami Krutz won a scorecard playoff over teammate Sarah Balding after both shot 2-over-par 74s at University Ridge Golf Course and the host Lancers won what is being called the University Ridge Invitational with a 318 total. Top-ranked Middleton (320) was second and defending Division 1 state champion Kettle Moraine (336) was third in the 12-team event, played on the same course that annually plays host to the state tournament.

Krutz, who went birdie-eagle to begin the front nine and had four 3s on her scorecard by the time she left the fifth green, shot even-par on the front and would have matched it on the back nine were it not for a double-bogey 6 on the 18th hole. That dropped her into a tie with Balding, who birdied two of the three par-5s on the front nine to turn in 1-under 35 but shot 39 on the back.

Brookfield Central, which was ranked second in the most recent Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Division 1 poll, also counted an 84 from No. 5 golfer Kyley Wipper and an 86 from No. 4 golfer C.J. Romero. The Lancers, who would tie Mequon Homestead for most state tournament appearances if they qualify next month, have gone the last nine years in a row and 16 of the last 17, but have not won a state championship since 2003, when they claimed their only gold trophy.

Middleton got a 75 from No. 4 golfer Ellie Frisch and a 77 from senior Kate Meier to earn the runner-up position. Kettle Moraine's five golfers all shot between 81 and 86 with Jenna Anderson's 81 leading the way for the Lasers.

Brookfield Central and Middleton will see each other again Saturday when they compete at the Middleton Invitational at Pleasant View GC in Middleton.

The 2019 WIAA state girls golf tournament is Oct. 14-15 at University Ridge.

Event University Ridge Invite
Site University Ridge
Date September 3, 2019
Color Tees Red
Conditions Overcast and misty
Par by Hole 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Arrowhead                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Lauren Patterson 5 4 2 6 3 5 5 3 7 40 5 4 2 4 5 5 6 4 5 40 80
2 Ellie Kaiser 4 5 2 5 3 7 5 4 8 43 5 7 4 6 5 4 8 3 6 48 91
3 Kyline Lanza 6 7 3 6 4 6 5 2 7 46 7 5 4 4 5 3 6 4 5 43 89
4 Jada Chang 3 5 5 4 4 7 6 4 7 45 5 7 7 6 5 4 7 5 6 52 97
5 Kaitlyn Amtmann 6 6 4 5 5 5 4 3 8 46 7 6 4 4 5 4 5 4 6 45 91
174 351
Badger                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Holly Murphy 5 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 38 6 5 3 6 4 4 5 3 5 41 79
2 Annie Murphy 6 6 3 5 4 4 5 3 6 42 7 6 5 6 5 6 5 6 4 50 92
3 Kimmy Chappell 5 7 4 5 5 6 6 3 7 48 5 7 3 5 5 5 5 4 6 45 93
4 Kristin Walczynski 6 6 3 8 5 9 5 6 7 55 6 6 4 6 6 6 8 5 8 55 110
5 Sarah Teske 7 6 4 8 5 5 5 5 6 51 # 6 4 6 5 9 9 3 7 59 110
179 374
Bay Port                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Jo Barancyk 4 4 3 5 3 7 5 3 5 39 6 7 2 4 4 5 5 3 5 41 80
2 Avery Dudra 5 4 3 5 3 5 6 3 6 40 5 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 37 77
3 Abbey Beranek 6 5 4 3 4 4 6 3 4 39 6 6 3 6 4 4 7 3 5 44 83
4 Brittney Koeberl 7 7 4 7 3 9 6 5 6 54 8 6 4 6 # 4 5 4 5 52 106
5 Maddy Peters 6 6 3 6 7 6 6 3 8 51 7 6 4 6 5 7 5 5 6 51 102
169 342
Brookfield Central                                          
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Sarah Balding 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 4 4 5 4 4 6 3 5 39 74
2 Sami Krutz 3 3 3 4 3 6 5 3 6 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 6 38 74
3 Erin Rosencrantz 5 7 3 5 4 6 7 6 8 51 6 5 3 5 4 6 7 3 5 44 95
4 CJ Romero 5 5 3 7 2 7 4 3 6 42 5 5 4 4 4 6 7 4 5 44 86
5 Kyley Wipper 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 3 7 42 5 5 4 4 6 5 5 3 5 42 84
155 318
Catholic Memorial                                          
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Meridith Boos 5 5 3 6 3 5 5 3 5 40 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 38 78
2 Ashley Stanislawiski 4 4 4 5 4 6 4 4 6 41 8 5 4 4 5 4 6 3 5 44 85
3 Claire Kormanik 5 7 4 5 3 8 5 3 7 47 5 6 3 7 5 4 7 5 7 49 96
4 Alex Nines 6 7 4 6 8 7 7 6 7 58 6 7 4 5 5 7 9 7 7 57 115
5 Audrey Fryda 7 8 5 6 7 # # 6 9 68 7 # 8 6 6 6 7 6 8 64 132
186 374
DePere                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Jolie Guyette 5 7 3 6 4 5 5 3 7 45 5 6 3 4 4 4 6 4 5 41 86
2 Ellie Schneider 6 7 3 5 3 7 4 3 6 44 6 5 4 5 6 4 5 5 7 47 91
3 Abbey Manske 5 # 4 6 4 6 7 4 6 52 6 6 4 4 5 5 6 5 4 45 97
4 Abby Busick 7 8 3 7 5 5 6 3 7 51 7 8 3 5 4 6 8 3 5 49 100
5 Kate Ruthmansdorfer 7 7 4 6 3 6 5 2 7 47 7 6 3 9 6 5 7 3 5 51 98
187 372
Franklin                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Claire Fugate 6 4 3 7 4 7 7 3 7 48 6 7 3 5 6 5 6 5 5 48 nb
2 Sophie Hoffman 6 9 3 9 2 8 6 4 8 55 7 6 4 6 5 8 6 4 6 52 107
3 Kayla Dudor 6 7 5 5 5 7 5 4 6 50 7 7 4 6 7 6 7 4 5 53 103
4 Kjerstin Bartell 7 6 5 6 4 7 5 5 7 52 7 7 5 5 5 7 5 3 6 50 102
5 Stella Ruffalo 6 6 4 7 4 # 5 5 7 55 5 7 6 5 5 4 7 # 3 53 108
205 420
Kettle Moraine                                          
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Julia Schilling 5 6 3 4 5 3 5 3 5 39 5 8 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 45 84
2 Jenna Anderson 5 5 4 3 5 5 4 2 6 39 6 6 3 4 5 6 5 3 4 42 81
3 Madeline Fiebig 5 6 4 4 6 5 4 3 6 43 5 6 3 5 4 5 5 4 6 43 86
4 Reagan Stuke 5 4 3 6 4 6 6 3 5 42 5 4 4 5 4 5 8 4 4 43 85
5 Isabella Gaudion 6 5 3 6 3 6 5 3 6 43 4 6 4 7 5 4 5 4 4 43 86
163 336
Middleton                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Kate Meier 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 37 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 40 77
2 Glenna Sanderson 6 5 2 5 3 5 4 4 6 40 4 6 3 5 4 4 5 3 7 41 81
3 Makenzie Hodson 5 5 3 4 3 6 6 3 7 42 6 6 3 5 5 7 6 3 4 45 87
4 Ellie Frisch 4 6 4 3 5 6 3 3 6 40 5 5 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 35 75
5 Milanne Dahmen 5 # 4 5 6 6 5 3 7 51 5 6 3 4 5 7 6 3 9 48 99
159 320
Milton                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Hannah Dunk 5 5 3 3 3 5 6 4 6 40 6 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 5 42 82
2 Reagan Moisson 5 5 2 6 4 6 5 3 5 41 5 7 4 5 4 4 5 5 6 45 86
3 Molly Jaeggi 4 9 4 5 4 8 7 7 8 56 5 7 4 6 6 5 7 4 5 49 105
4 Anna Pember # 9 5 7 6 9 # 6 # 75 8 7 8 5 8 7 7 6 # 66 141
5 Desi Dorcey 9 8 5 5 3 7 6 4 6 53 7 7 4 5 5 4 8 6 8 54 107
190 380
Notre Dame Academy                                          
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Ellese Martin 4 7 4 5 3 6 5 3 6 43 5 7 4 5 4 6 5 3 5 44 87
2 Grace Durkin 3 5 4 6 3 6 5 3 4 39 5 6 4 3 7 5 6 3 4 43 82
3 Maddie Vincent 5 5 4 6 5 6 5 3 6 45 6 7 3 6 6 6 6 5 5 50 95
4 Abby VanOoyen 3 5 5 7 5 6 5 3 5 44 6 5 3 4 5 6 7 3 5 44 88
5 Tara Janas 5 6 4 5 5 5 6 3 6 45 7 7 3 4 5 5 6 4 7 48 93
171 350
Onalaska                                            
Player   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 In # # # # # # # # # Out Total
1 Amber Nguyen 4 4 3 4 4 6 4 3 5 37 5 6 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 40 77
2 Allison Balduzzi 6 5 3 6 4 7 5 3 8 47 4 9 6 7 5 4 5 4 4 48 95
3 Kiya Bronston 5 5 5 5 5 6 3 4 7 45 6 5 4 4 6 5 7 4 5 46 91
4 Malia McGarry 7 6 4 6 2 5 7 3 8 48 5 7 3 7 6 5 7 4 7 51 99
5 Lily Tobbert # 5 4 7 4 6 6 4 7 53 6 7 5 6 # 6 7 6 6 61 114
177 362