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Jo Baranczyk | Bay Port | 2019 Crusade Fore a Cure

Division 1

DeForest sectional

When, where: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Legend at Bristlecone GC-Hartland.

Teams: Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Madison Memorial, Middleton, Reedsburg, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee.

Individuals: Sophie Denure, Portage; Ashley Fleming, Madison West; Carson Eccles, McFarland; Ellie Lombardo, Mount Horeb; Ava Downing, Madison West; Angelina Myhr, Madison La Follette; Carly Moon, Baraboo; Andrea Schleeper, Verona.

2018 story: Waunakee and Middleton shot matching 347s before Middleton won a scorecard playoff based on its back nine score to be crowned the WIAA Division 1 Reedsburg sectional champion. Junior Kate Meier (82) and sophomore Glenna Sanderson (85) led the way for the Cardinals; senior Sam Soulier (80) and sophomore Aly Kinzel (85) paced Waunakee. Stoughton sophomore Caylie Kotlowski (73) earned medalist honors by seven shots over Waunakee's Soulier and joined Baraboo's Carly Moon (82) and Monona Grove's Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye (83) in advancing to state individually.

2019 skinny:  Despite playing without junior Glenna Sanderson due to a foot injury, top-ranked and 2018 WIAA Division 1 state runner-up Middleton remains the overwhelming favorite to win this sectional. Sophomore Milanne Dahmen, the No. 6 golfer on last year's tournament run, has moved into the No. 4 spot of late and last week shot 83 at the Baraboo regional, counting second in the Cardinals' 340 team score behind senior Kate Meier (82). The Oaks GC, despite a couple of tricky holes, usually yields low scores, but will take a strong showing by Madison Memorial, Sun Prairie or Reedsburg to catch Waunakee for the second spot. Individually, season-long trends suggest that cousins Myranda and Caylie Kotlowski will lead the charge for the three state individual berths, but the third spot figures to be a shootout between Baraboo senior Carly Moon, Portage junior Sophie Denure, Sun Prairie senior Sydney O'Hearn, Verona senior Andrea Schleeper and Madison La Follette sophomore Angelina Myhr.

Projected state team qualifiers: Middleton, Waunakee.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Myranda Kotlowski, Stoughton; Caylie Kotlowski, Stoughton; Carly Moon, Baraboo.

Green Bay Notre Dame sectional

When, where: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Thornberry Creek GC at Oneida.

Teams:  Appleton North, Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay Notre Dame, Green Bay Preble, Hortonville, Waupaca, Wausau West/East.

Individuals: Alyssa Cayer, West De Pere; Auburn Waloway, Marinette; Sadie Schmitt, Ashwaubenon; Sadie Kelley, Pulaski; Lydia VandenHouten, Luxemburg-Casco; Dalanie Langlois, Marinette; Rylie Severson, Ashwaubenon; Taylor Johnson, Shawano.

2018 story: Bay Port (343) and Kaukauna (350) earned the two WIAA state tournament berths ahead of De Pere (356) in a deep Green Bay Preble co-op sectional in which six of the eight schools broke 400. Bay Port's Jo Baranczyk, the eventual state champion, shot 72 to earn medalist honors by nine shots over Ashwaubenon's Rylie Severson (81), who joined De Pere junior Ellie Schneider (84) and Appleton East senior Olivia Reichardt (84) in punching their tickets to the state tournament individually.

2019 skinny: Bay Port senior Jo Baranczyk continued to show signs of hitting stride down the stretch last week as the reigning WIAA Division 1 state champion shot 75 to share medalist honors at the Bay Port regional with Pulaski's Saide Kelley at Brown County GC. That came one week after Baranczyk shared medalist honors with teammate Avery Dudra at the Fox River Classic Conference Championship after both shot matching 77s on a tough Wander Springs GC in Greenleaf. Baranczyk and Dudra not only give the Pirates a chance to run away with this sectional, but they make Bay Port a threat to challenge for the state championship next week at University Ridge GC in Madison. The battle for the final spot, however, could prove to be a tense one. De Pere has two strong front-runners in Jolie Guyette and Ellie Schneider, but will need strong contributions from the back of the line-up to beat the depth at Green Bay Notre Dame and the Green Bay Preble co-op, who don't have a golfer likely to flirt with a sub-80 score but will have five golfers capable of shooting 85 to 95. Individual berths will hinge on which of those three teams survive the battle for the second spot, meaning golfers such as Pulaski's Kelley, Ashwaubenon's Riley Severson, Appleton North's AJ Powell, Wausau East/West's Jasmine Yang and Hortonville's Ava Downie will have to go low in the early waves and wait nervously to see if it holds up. 

Projected state team qualifiers: Bay Port, De Pere.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Sadie Kelley, Pulaski; Riley Severson, Ashwaubenon; Jasmine Yang, Wausau West/East.

Kettle Moraine sectional

When, where: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Legend of Bristlecone GC-Hartland.

Teams: Burlington, Janesville Craig, Kettle Moraine, Lake Geneva Badger/Williams Bay, Milton, Racine Case, Union Grove, Westosha Central/Somers Shoreland Lutheran.

Individuals: Afton Malvitz, Elkhorn; Emma Schlagenhaft, Wilmot; Caroline Christiansen, East Troy; Brianna Knuth, Kenosha Indian Trail; Bria McDade, Janesville Parker; Cameron Lee, Kenosha Tremper; Ellie Craig, Mukwonago; Ava Litkey, Kenosha Bradford/Ruether.

2018 story: Northern Michigan-bound Taylor Hakala and junior Claudia Seeman shot 81s as Milton shot 359 and cruised to the Lake Geneva Badger sectional title by 20 strokes over Lake Geneva Badger (379), which edged Janesville Parker (382), Union Grove (384) and Union Grove (384) for the second berth in the state tournament. Badger junior Holly Murphy won medalist honors with a 74 by a seven-shot margin over the Milton duo. Janesville Parker senior Sophia Dooman (84), Union Grove sophomore Veronica Parco (87) and Janesville Craig sophomore Kallie Lux (87) earned their way to the state tournament individually as the top three golfers not on state-bound teams. .

2019 skinny: Defending state champion Kettle Moraine comes into the sectional looking for some much-needed momentum going into the WIAA Division 1 state tournament where Middleton, Brookfield Central and Bay Port figure to be significant hurdles to a repeat state championship for the Lasers. Kettle Moraine had it going at the Classic 8 Conference Championship where it shot 316 and won by 17 strokes, but struggled at the Mukwonago regional, one of seven in Division 1 to be postponed to Friday by weather. Still, it will take a strong effort by the rest of the sectional field to challenge the Lasers. The scramble for the second state berth will be a different story. Lake Geneva Badger/Williams Bay has a state title contender in senior Holly Murphy, a North Dakota State recruit, and should have the upper hand, but Union Grove, Janesville Craig and Milton, which did play five golfers at the regional, could be in position to pick up the berth if the Badgers should falter. 

Projected state team qualifiers: Kettle Moraine, Lake Geneva Badger.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Hannah Dunk, Milton; Norah Roberts, Union Grove; Veronica Parco, Union Grove.

Stevens Point sectional

When, where: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens Point CC.

Teams: Eau Claire Memorial, Hudson, New Richmond, Onalaska, River Falls, Stevens Point, Tomah, Wisconsin Rapids.

Individuals: Haley Cronin, Eau Claire North; Alexis Hoffman, Holmen; Kaleigh Ripley, Chippewa Falls/McDonell Central; Erika Baaten, Eau Claire North; Emily Nelson, Holmen; Morgan Meyer, Marshfield; Elli Anderson, Eau Claire Regis/Altoona; Anna Weis, Marshfield.

2018 story:  New Richmond (358) and Onalaska (361) survived a spirited battle for the two state berths ahead of Stevens Point (371) and River Falls (378) at the WIAA Division 1 New Richmond sectional. The host Tigers rode junior Jessica Hagman (79) and senior Maggie Veenendall (84) to the team title. Eau Claire Memorial's Lexi Meade, a Drake recruit, earned medalist honors with a 78 and earned one of three individual state berths along with Stevens Point's Abby Nickel and Sydney Brown of Eau Claire North, who shot matching 86s to get through to University Ridge.

2019 skinny: New Richmond's talent at the top of the line-up will square off with impressive depth at River Falls and Stevens Point and Tomah's youth in an epic showdown for the two state tournament berths. Stevens Point figures to have a significant edge on its home course, redesigned a few years ago after losing hundreds of trees and host to the 2019 Wisconsin State Women's Open. Stevens Point CC allowed just three scores under 400 and only one under 375 when a regional was held here in 2017. Once again, the list of individual qualifiers figures to be full of names from teams who don't survive the quest for team berths.

Projected state team qualifiers: Stevens Point, Tomah.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Paige Hillman, Hudson; Jessica Hagman, New Richmond; Hannah Harper, River Falls.

Division 2

Baldwin-Woodville sectional

When, where: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Pheasant Hills GC-Hammond.

Teams: Barron, Ellsworth, Flambeau, Maple Northwestern, Prescott, St. Croix Central, Somerset, Spooner, .

Individuals:  Jackie Wallin, Ladysmith; Leslie Weyer, Baldwin-Woodville; Jordan Kamish, Luck co-op; Missy Jones, St. Croix Falls; Mary Smith, Hayward; Madi Link, Osceola; Caitlin Tollefson, Grantsburg; Morgan Brotzel, Amery. 

2018 story: Senior Emily Neff shot 78 to grab a share of medalist honors as host Hayward (384) and Maple Northwestern (392), the only two teams to break 400, advanced to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament out of the Hayward regional. Maple Northwestern's Kiernan Smith shared medalist honors with a 78. Colfax junior Abby DeMoe earned her third straight state tournament berth individually with an 83 while Somerset's Hailey Myers and Clayton's Kenndey Patrick grabbed the final two berths with 84s.

2019 skinny: Prescott's Ava Salay has had arguably the most pronounced impact of any freshman in the state and the Cardinals' newcomer, combined with senior Alexis Fredericks, gives the Cardinals enough firepower up top to move to the front of the sectional. Maple Northwestern looks to again ride senior Kiernen Smith to the second state berth, but the Tigers need to be wary of a St. Croix Central team that has been playing much better in recent weeks and is perhaps one more sub-100 score from swiping the second state berth. 

Projected state team qualifiers: Prescott, Maple Northwestern.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Sally Vangsness, St. Croix Central; Mary Smith, Hayward; Hailey Myers, Somerset.

Prairie du Chien sectional

When, where: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Prairie du Chien CC.

Teams:  Arcadia/Independence; Black River Falls; Cambridge; Darlington; Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau; Madison Edgewood; Osseo-Fairchild/Fall Creek; Wisconsin Dells.

Individuals: Ava Pronchinske, Cochrane-Fountain City; Emme Felmlee, Stanley-Boyd; Morgan Cooley, Lancaster; Alexis Deavers, Edgerton; Morgan Schleusner, Colfax; Allison Kennedy, Prairie du Chien; Abby DeMoe, Colfax; Jade Hildebrand, Nekoosa .

2018 story: Three of Madison Edgewood's four scoring golfers broke 85 at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton as the eventual state champion Crusaders shot 337 and coasted to the sectional title by 38 shots over Arcadia. The Raiders were a playoff winner over Edgerton by one shot for the second state berth after both teams shot 375 during regulation. La Crosse Aquinas senior Annie Balduzzi (77) and Edgerton seniors Makenzie suhr (86) and Maddie Perkins (90) were the three individual state qualifiers.

2019 skinny: The sectional returns to Prairie du Chien CC, a demanding layout that a year ago in the regional it hosted served up just one sub-400 score (a 372 to Edgewood one week before its 337). Patience and persistence figure to be two important qualities required for a trip to University Ridge. Edgewood, which won that 2018 regional with four 93s, figures to be a little more spread out in its scoring with UW-Green Bay recruit Grace Welch playing like a golfer with eyes set on the state individual title on top of a repeat visit to the winner's circle with her team. This sectional does have four legitimate contenders for the two state berths in Edgewood, the prohibitive favorite eyeing its 15th state championship; Osseo-Fairchild/Fall Creek; Wisconsin Dells and Arcadia/Independence. Those who don't feel the weight of the pursuit for the two team berths stand the best chance of getting to the state tournament individually.  

Projected state team qualifiers: Madison Edgewood, Osseo-Fairchild/Independence.

Projected state individual qualifiers: Abby DeMoe, Colfax; Rylee Haines, Arcadia/Independence; Maura Alvarez, Wisconsin Dells.

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