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Marine Golfers Finish 5th at Home Invite
Improved play by the Marinette girls golf team lead to their best finish in the young 2017 season. The Marines shot an 18 hole score of 430 to finish 5th out of 13 teams. Bay Port won the event with a 385 eight strokes better than runner up Waupaca.
"I was really happy with 430 today, finishing 5th. We got some more personal best rounds and steady play. The course was set up difficult, the greens were very fast and with the distraction of the eclipse, it made for a little bit more interesting day," said Marinette head coach Charlie Siem.
Mariah Chenier led the Marines firing a 92 which was good for third place overall. "Mariah continues to have a really good start to her season. She shot 40 on the front nine with all 4's and 5's on her scorecard, which around there is outstanding," commented Coach Siem.
Kailyn Chenier fired a 107 for a 22nd place finish. "Kailyn had a couple rough holes, but she's understanding her swing when she makes a bad swing and has a better feel for it," said Coach Siem.
Auburn Waloway returned to the line-up and posted a 114. Coach Siem has high hopes for his young sophomore. "Auburn is shaking off the rust and is working hard on her short game and consistency. Those things are all that's holding her back from some good scores. When she puts things together, she'll shoot another score for our team to make us more competitive."
Cerina Grawey rounded out the Marinette scoring with a 117. "Cerina is getting more comfortable with her game, and her score is showing that. She's making good progress," said Siem.
Ashley Laprise added a round of 120 and was praised by the Marines head mentor for a personal best. "Ashley shot her two lowest nine hole scores today, and to do that at Riverside makes that even more impressive."
Bay Port's Jo Baranczyk took medalist honors with a score of 82, one shot better than Waupaca's Markie Ash who finished nine strokes clear of the rest of the field.
Marines Finish Second
at Waupaca Triangular
The Marines visited Waupaca Country Club on Tuesday finishing second with a 9 hole score of 223. Host Waupaca won the event with a team total of 186. Led by medalist Markie Ash who fired a 38. "Waupaca is a tough team to beat on their home course, and their games travel pretty well as evidenced by their score in our invitational." Said Marinette head coach Charlie Sien. Wrightstown was third with a score of 255. Marinette was once again led by Mariah Chenier who carded the second best score of the day with a 45 and her sister Kailyn who shot a 51. Head Coach Charlie Sien likes the consistent effort he gets from the Chenier sisters. "Mariah has found her groove this season and comes ready to play each and every day. A very good and consistent round with one double bogey, one par, and the rest bogeys. A good score on a course we're unfamiliar with. Sien said. Kailyn also played pretty well. The two of them are consistently putting up some solid rounds that will be good score to count towards our team total". Auburn Waloway posted a 61 for Marinette followed by Cerina Grawey with a 66 and Ashley Laprise who added a 67.
Marines Golfers Edged
in NEC Triangular
The Marinette girls golf team fired a 239 at the first NEC Triangular of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Irish Waters Golf Course. Freedom won the nine hole event with a 222. Wrightstown nipped the Marines carding a team score of 236.
Mariah Chenier lead Marinette with a 49 which proved to be the second best score of the day. "Marian played another solid round. She had one slip-up on the second hole, otherwise she would have been where she expects to be, in the mid to low 40's," said Marine Head Coach Charlie Siem.
Kailyn Chenier showed improvement finishing two strokes behind her sister with a 51 which caught the attention of her coach. "Kailyn played really good holes today, and she figured out that if she strings together a few good holes, her score will come down quite a bit."
The Marinette scoring was rounded out by Cerina Grawey with a 69, and Ashley Laprise with a 70. Lily Langer added a 74 for Marinette. Siem said, "Ashley, Cerina, and Lily are still playing in some of their first varsity matches and are getting the hang of hos things work and what they need to work on."