Willis, Jones head to state


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



National Trail’s Makenna Jones and Eaton’s Sarah Willis are all smiles after finishing the Southwest District Division II tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at PipeStone Golf Course. Jones will be making her first trip to the state tournament next week, while Willis makes her second appearance.


MIAMISBURG — A pair of Preble County lady golfers earned trips to the state tournament next week thanks to their performances at the Southwest District Division II tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at PipeStone Golf Course.

Eaton junior Sarah Willis will be making her second trip to state after claiming the individual title at the district by shooting a low round of 74. Willis shot a 4-over par 40 on the front nine then regrouped to fire a 2-under par 34 on the back nine to win the tournament by three strokes.

Willis, also a state qualifier as a freshman, will be joined at state by National Trail freshman Makenna Jones, who tied for second with a school record 77.

Jones began play on the back nine where she shot a 41. She calmed her nerves and shot a 36 on the front side to round out her day. Jones lost in a playoff to Lemon-Monroe senior Sammi Blackburn for the second spot.

Versailles claimed the team title, shooting a 366, and they, Carroll (373) and Chaminade Julianne (373) earned the three team spots.

The state tournament is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at The Ohio State University Gray Course.

Results:

Team Place: * Indicates qualifying team.

1. Versailles* 366 (Lauren Heitkamp 86, Lauren Durham 92, Jorja Pothast 93, Morgan Heitkamp 95, Anna Groff 108); 2. Carroll* 373 (Brittney Blaschak 84, Haley Hentrich 102, Grace Mackey 99, Hannah Davis 98, Mackenzie Donaldson 92); 3. Cham. Julienne* 373 (Blake Wogoman 89, Aryana Sutton 88, Sara Bowman 93, Brooklyn Thompson 103, Karah Jackson 109); 4. Alter 380; 5. Ft. Loramie 388; 6. Kenton Ridge 390; 7. Bellefontaine 398; 8. Fenwick 400; 9. Arcanum 406; 10. McNicholas 412; 11. Wyoming 420; 12. Clinton-Massie 424; 13. Greenon 0; 14. Miami Valley 0; 15. Cin. Hills Christian Aca. 0; 16. CNE 0; 17. Seven Hills 0; 18. Triad 0; 19. Monroe 0; 20. Catholic Central 0; 21. National Trail 0; 22. Eaton 0; 23. Riverside 0;

Individual Scores: * Indicates qualifying individual.

1. Sarah Willis*(Eaton) 74; 2. Makenna Jones*(National Trail) 77, Sammi Blackburn*(Monroe) 77; 4. Emily Knouff(Ft. Loramie) 80, Bree Wilson (Cin. Hills Christian Aca.) 80; 6. Alyssa Clements(Miami Valley) 82; 7. Brittney Blaschak(Carroll) 84; 8. Jo Wisecup(Greenon) 85, Claire Nikolai(Alter) 85; 10. Gabby Woods(Clinton-Massie) 86, Lauren Heitkamp(Versailles) 86; 12. Lilly Dunning(Miami Valley) 87; 13. Kacey Miller(Kenton Ridge) 88, Aryana Sutton(Cham. Julienne) 88; 15. Blake Wogoman(Cham. Julienne) 89; 16. Macy Linscott (Triad) 91, Sydney Mallaley(McNicholas) 91; 18. Madi O’Daniel(Arcanum) 92, Haley Watkins(Bellefontaine) 92, Mackenzie Donaldson(Carroll) 92, Lauren Durham(Versailles) 92, Layne Greenwood(Kenton Ridge) 92; 23. Jorja Pothast(Versailles) 93, Sara Bowman(Cham. Julienne) 93, Emily McLaughlin(Bellefontaine) 93; 26. Taylour McMullen(Alter) 94, Julia Vogelsang(Fenwick) 94; 28. Morgan Heitkamp(Versailles) 95, Samantha McLaughlin(Bellefontaine) 95; 30. Meghan Utterdyke(Fenwick) 96; 31. Louann Kovach (Seven Hills) 97; 32. Hannah Davis(Carroll) 98; 33. Megan Vosler(Alter) 99, Grace Mackey(Carroll) 99, Madison Sullivan(Catholic Central) 99; 36. Megan Koppin(Ft. Loramie) 100; 37. Franchesca Hackworth(Arcanum) 101, Dana Jones (Riverside) 101; 39. Paige Maratta(Kenton Ridge) 102, Amy Eilerman(Ft. Loramie) 102, Annie Miller(Alter) 102, Skylar Shircliff (CNE) 102, Haley Hentrich(Carroll) 102; 44. Brooklyn Thompson(Cham. Julienne) 103, Elizabeth Hughes(Wyoming) 103, Angela Miller(Clinton-Massie) 103; 47. Avery Dietz(McNicholas) 104, Lucy Walton(Wyoming) 104, Brenna Loxley(Arcanum) 104; 50. Erika Glover(Fenwick) 105, Anna Sponaugle(Wyoming) 105, Allie Transgenstein(Fenwick) 105; 53. Maggie Pascual(Alter) 106, Riley Middendorf(Ft. Loramie) 106, Jessica Finley(Fenwick) 106; 56. Lydia Geygan(McNicholas) 108, Hayley Followell(Kenton Ridge) 108, Anna Groff(Versailles) 108, Addison Burke(Wyoming) 108; 60. Kiley Byrnes(McNicholas) 109, Karah Jackson(Cham. Julienne) 109, Lexi Unger(Arcanum) 109; 63. Kaeler Bard(Kenton Ridge) 111; 64. Taylor Kropp(Clinton-Massie) 116; 65. Ari Hiatt(Bellefontaine) 118; 66. Jezreel Forand(Clinton-Massie) 119; 67. Chrissy Gallick(Wyoming) 122; 68. Emily Fulmer(Bellefontaine) 123; 69. Annabelle Fisher(McNicholas) 129; 70. Kayla Rosengarten(Ft. Loramie) 130; 71. Alex Less(Arcanum) 142; 72. Kelsey Smith(Clinton-Massie) 149;

National Trail’s Makenna Jones and Eaton’s Sarah Willis are all smiles after finishing the Southwest District Division II tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at PipeStone Golf Course. Jones will be making her first trip to the state tournament next week, while Willis makes her second appearance.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2016/10/web1_willis_jones.jpgNational Trail’s Makenna Jones and Eaton’s Sarah Willis are all smiles after finishing the Southwest District Division II tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at PipeStone Golf Course. Jones will be making her first trip to the state tournament next week, while Willis makes her second appearance.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.