THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dufrane Captures Sectional Medalist Honors; Returns To WIAA State Golf Classic
Marinette junior linkster Abby Dufrane is heading to state for the third straight year after shooting a sectional medalist score of 73 at the Division 2 meet on Tuesday at Mid Vallee in DePere.
Dufrane was a member of the state qualifying Marinette team in 2010, earned an individual in 2011 and finished 11th before making her way back this year as the sectional medalist.
The lone Marinette golfer to earn a state berth, Dufrane carded rounds of 36-37 to finish atop the leader board. Her 18 hole score included birdies on the 5th and 9th holes along with a rare double eagle on the par-5, 11th hole.
The score of 73 shot by Dufrane was three shots ahead of runner-up Sienna Chapman of The Prairie School with a 76.
Third place was shared by 4 golfers with scores of 80...Kayla Priebe of Fox Valley, Meaghan Carney of Denmark, Nikki Isaacson of the Prairie School and Mikayla Smith of Xavier.
Dufrane, Carney and Smith all moved on as individual qualifiers.
The top two teams advance to the state meet as The Prairie School carded a 325, Fox Valley Lutheran 349, Xavier 356, Marinette 359, Denmark 373, Freedom 386, Saint Thomas More 390 and Kewaskum 404.
Following Dufrane for the Marines were Kayla Parthie in 13th place at 93 (48-45), Cassie Hilbert 21st 95 (50-45), Rachel Erickson 30th 98 (48-50) and Lily Kallestad 34th with a 102 (56-46).
The WIAA state meet is slated for Cherokee Country Club in Madison October 8-9.