The young Shawano Community High School girls golf team regressed, but junior Julia Beck earned a trip to sectionals at Wednesday’s WIAA Division 1 regional tournament at Thornberry Creek at Oneida.
Beck shot a 97, finishing tied with Green Bay Preble’s Sydney Onesti for ninth. Beck had the lowest individual qualifying score, ahead of Ashwaubenon’s Kayley Sjoholm (98), Pulaski’s Emma Jonas (100) and Ashwaubenon’s Dani Neel (100).
“She played pretty well,” Shawano coach Dean Kugler said. “She left a lot of shots out there, too.”
Beck had a solid start, carding 47 on the front nine.
“I think she was hitting the ball from the tee as well as she has all year,” Kugler said. “When I watched her, a lot of chips and putts she left on the course. But, obviously, she played well. I saw her hit some really good drives.”
It will be Beck’s first trip to sectionals.
As a team Shawano finished seventh with a score of 455.