Jo Baranczyk | FINAL 2020 women am

Jo Baranczyk | 2020 Wisconsin Women's Amateur  


De Pere regional


School Total # of 9s Average
Bay Port 2476 15 165.0667
Stevens Point 1345 7 192.1429
De Pere 2039 10 203.9
Ashwaubenon 1689 8 211.125
Pulaski 1071 5 214.2
Green Bay Preble Co-op 1305 6 217.5
Eau Claire Memorial 721 3 240.3333
Eau Claire North 724 3 241.3333

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Where: Ledgeview GC-De Pere.

What they did in 2019: Bay Port junior Jo Baranczyk shot 75 at Brown County GC in Hobart to share medalist honors with Pulaski's Sadie Kelly at the WIAA Division 1 Bay Port sectional and lead the Pirates to the team title by eight strokes over the Green Bay Preble co-op. Baranczyk went on to win her second straight WIAA Division 1 state championship while Bay Port finished fourth as a team. It took a score of 96 to advance to sectionals individually.

What they missed in 2020: Green Bay Notre Dame was the only school in the Fox River Classic Conference to compete during the traditional fall season. The Tritons shot 365 to finish second at the Wausau East/West regional and 350 to win their own sectional and advance to the WIAA state tournament at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, where they placed sixth out of eight teams.

What they face in 2021: Baranczyk, a North Dakota State recruit, begins her quest to become just the second golfer in WIAA state history to win three straight Division 1 titles and the Pirates have the depth, talent and experience to make a run at their first state team championship. Avery Dudra, one of the top golfers in the Class of 2022, returns from that team as do No. 3 golfer Abbey Beranek and No. 5 Brittney Koeberl while freshman Adalyn Johnston — one of the top golfers in the Class of 2024 — fills in the No. 4 spot with the potential to give Bay Port a fourth sub-80 score. Johnson shot 80 behind Baranczyk (75) and Dudra (75), co-medalists at last week's Fox River Classic Conference Championship, while Beranek came in with a 78 to give the Pirates a 308 winning score. ... De Pere senior Jolie Guyette, who is headed to Mesa Community College, and Stevens Point sophomore Riley Pechinski could challenge Baranczyk and Dudra for individual honors. ... Eau Claire Memorial and Eau Claire North, the only Big Rivers Conference schools competing in the alternate season, will make the three-hour drive across the state for this regional, after going 2½ hours north to Superior for its regional in the fall of 2019.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Bay Port, De Pere, Stevens Point, Green Bay Preble co-op.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers:  Sadie Schmitt, Ashwaubenon; Sheridan Flauger, Pulaski; Isabelle Campbell, Eau Claire Memorial; Arika Braaten, Eau Claire North.

Fond du Lac regional


School Total # of 9s Average
Sheboygan North/South 2293 13 176.3846
Sun Prairie 1134 6 189
Oshkosh North 1177 6 196.1667
Appleton North 1181 6 196.8333
Appleton West 1686 8 210.75
Fond du Lac 1517 7 216.7143
Monona Grove 1355 6 225.8333
Oshkosh West 1225 5 245

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday. Where: Rolling Meadows GC-Fond du Lac.

What they did in 2019: Sheboygan North/South sophomore Ava Wittstock was the only golfer of the 45 in the field at the WIAA Division 1 Fond du Lac regional to break 80 with a 77 as she led three other teammates in the top 10 — Hannah Miller (83; third), Taylor Peper (84; fourth) and Zjeneexa Vang (88; eighth) — as the co-op shot 332 and easily outdistanced Kimberly (393), Kaukauna (394) and Kewaskum/Campbellsport (397) for the team title. Sheboygan went on to qualify for the WIAA Division 1 state tournament where it shot rounds of 367 and 370 to finish 11th out of 12 teams at University Ridge GC in Madison.

What they missed in 2020: Kimberly (368) and Kaukauna (402) led the way at the WIAA Division 1 Hartford regional at Washington County GC in Hartford where it took a team score of 424 to advance to the sectional. Kimberly senior Madeline Kiley, a UW-Stout recruit, shared medalist honors with West Bend West/East junior Hailey Matenaer with matching 88s.

What they face in 2021: Sheboygan North/South not only returns its entire lineup from its 2019 state team, but senior Kayla Hendrikse has worked her way into the No. 4 spot for the regional along with Wittstock, Vang, Miller and junior Kenyon Place, who is subbing for Peper (AP exam). The co-op placed second to Bay Port at last week's Fox River Classic Conference Championship. ... Oshkosh North seniors Grace Miller, Hailee Brunk and Taylor Rammer, who each qualified for the sectional as individuals in 2019, have the Spartans in position to lead the scramble for second place with Sun Prairie, which has a pair of much-improved sophomores in sisters Sophia and Isabel Royle back from a team that qualified for the DeForest sectional in 2019, and Appleton North, which has played this spring without Ashleyjen Powell — a state qualifier as a freshman who, according to an Appleton Post-Crescent story, has been battling a lingering foot injury. ... Fond du Lac senior Shefali Bhatt, who was a regional runner-up as a sophomore, returns for her final postseason run after sitting out her junior season.

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Sheboygan North/South, Oshkosh North, Sun Prairie, Appleton North.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers:  Shefali Bhatt, Fond du Lac; Greta Hiltgen, Appleton West; Lucy Nielsen, Fond du Lac; Sage Wesenberg, Oshkosh West.


Jefferson regional


School Total # of 9s Average
Middleton 2439 15 162.6
Jefferson 928 5 185.6
Mount Horeb 1608 8 201
Madison West 213 1 213
Madison Memorial 1081 5 216.2
Cambridge 1566 7 223.7143
McFarland 1346 6 224.3333
Oshkosh West 1225 5 245

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Where: The Oaks GC-Cottage Grove.

What they did in 2019: Juniors Ana Kielley (88), Bridget McCarthy (89) and Jilli Newman (96) all finished in the top 10 as Madison Memorial shot 376 and topped runner-up Stoughton (394), which had the 1-2 finishers in cousins Myranda and Caylie Kotlowski, to win its own WIAA Division 1 regional at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison. Jefferson (425) and Fort Atkinson (432) also advanced. Memorial would miss out on a state berth by seven strokes at the DeForest sectional at The Oaks, but the Kotlowskis and Jefferson junior Courtney Draeger would qualify for state tournament individually. ... Middleton won the Baraboo regional and DeForest sectional on its way to a 13-stroke victory at the state tournament. ... Cambridge reached the WIAA Division 2 Prairie du Chien sectional, shot 416 and missed advancing to state by 13 shots as a team, although Blue Jays senior Mary Hommen did advance to University Ridge GC in Madison individually.

What they missed in 2020: A dearth of Madison-area teams competing in the traditional fall season left those who were teeing it up to get to the state tournament via the Portage regional and Tomah sectional. Waunakee (328) edged Tomah (339) at the regional only to have Tomah (341) turn the tables on the Warriors (344) at the sectional. Waunakee held the upper hand at the state tournament at Blackwolf Run in Kohler where it rallied to earn a share of runner-up honors.

What they face in 2021: Middleton brings back three of the five golfers who led the Cardinals to their 2019 Division 1 state championship, led by top-20 state finishers Glenna Sanderson (ninth) and Ellie Frisch (T-18). Sopohmore Milanne Dahmen is also back while freshman Vivian Cressman and sophomore Amanda Beckman have filled in graduation gaps nicely and positioned the Cardinals for a successful state championship defense. ... Senior Courtney Draeger, a Viterbo recruit, and freshman Payton Schmidt should allow Jefferson to get through to the sectional while senior Ellie Lombardo should keep Mount Horeb a step ahead of Madison West and Madison Memorial, which will have played a limited spring schedule. Memorial enters the postseason without Ana Kielley and UW-La Crosse recruit Bridget McCarthy, who are both skipping their senior season, but the Spartans still have a solid 1-2 punch in Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) recruit Jilli Newman and junior Natalie Rauwolf.  

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Middleton, Jefferson, Mount Horeb, Madison Memorial.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Angelina Myhr, Madison La Follette; Ava Downing, Madison West; Brooklyn Fleming, Madison West; Alyssa Pero, Cambridge.

Janesville Craig regional


School Total # of 9s Average
Janesville Craig 2432 14 173.7143
Oregon 936 5 187.2
Stoughton 1145 6 190.8333
Milton 1756 9 195.1111
Turner 1980 9 220
Clinton 1549 7 221.2857
Edgerton 1597 7 228.1429
Janesville Parker 1605 7 229.2857

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday. Where: Glen Erin GC-Janesville.

What they did in 2019: Junior Kallie Lux shot 79 to finish second individually as Janesville Craig shot 362 and qualified third out of the WIAA Division 1 Mukwonago regional at Edgewood GC in Big Bend. Milton (372) qualified fourth behind regional champion Kettle Moraine (333) and runner-up Lake Geneva Badger/Williams Bay (345). It took a score of 100 to advance to sectionals individually.

What they missed in 2020: The Kettle Moraine regional went on without Janesville Craig and Milton last fall with Kettle Moraine (334), Westosha Central (360), Badger/Williams Bay (380) and Mukwonago (393) earning sectional berths. A score of 102 or better was good enough to reach the sectional.

What they face in 2021: Janesville Craig should have the upper hand and not just because the regional is on its home course at Glen Erin. The Cougars will be looking to ride senior Kallie Lux and freshman Mya Nicholson to its first state tournament berth and should easily clear the first leg of the journey. ... Oregon (Alyssa Schmidt), Stoughton (Caylie Kotlowski) and Milton (Hannah Dunk) all have proven No. 1 golfers who should carry their teams to the sectional. ... Beloit Memorial won't field a full lineup, but freshman No. 1 Sarah Ramsden should lead the four individual sectional qualifiers.  

Projected sectional team qualifiers: Janesville Craig, Milton, Oregon, Stoughton.

Projected sectional individual qualifiers: Sarah Ramsden, Beloit Memorial; Taylor Peterson, Clinton; Kendall Peterson, Beloit Turner; Sarah Zimmerman, Janesville Parker.

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