Versailles girls golfers cruise to sectional title


Versailles golfers picture of consistency

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Versailles’ Lauren Heitkammp watches her par putt closely on the 10th green Wednesday.


Rob Kiser/Call Photo Versailles’ Lauren Durham chips on to the 10th green.


Rob Kiser/Call Photo Miami East’s Maggie Bergman watches her tee shot on the 10th hole Wednesday.


WEBSTER — The Versailles girls golf team has been a picture of consistency all season.

And the inclimate weather conditions Wednesday for the D-II sectional golf tournament at Stillwater Valley Golf Course didn’t change any of that..

The Lady Tigers were the only team to put four scores under 100 and cruised to a 21-shot victory.

Versailles won with a 373 total, while Bellefontaine was second with 394.

Eaton’s Sarah Willis shot an even-par 72 to take medalist honors, while Fort Loramie’s Emily Knouff was almost as impressive with a 75.

“We set some goals before the season,” Versailles coach Joe Harmann said. “Some individual goals, winning the MAC, some goals we want to accomplish in the postseason.”

And Harmann had one thought for his players as they prepared for the rainy conditions.

“You can’t worry about the weather and what someone else is doing,” Harmann said. “You can only control what you can control, so focus on that.”

Mission accomplished.

MAC Player of the Year Lauren Heitkamp led the way with an 89, followed by Lauren Durham 92, Jorja Pothast 94, Morgan Heitkamp 98 and Anna Groff 105.

“I think it is (a good round) considering the conditions,” Lauren Heitkamp said. “You can’t think about the weather.”

And for the Lady Tigers — who return four of the five who played at the state tournament a year ago — its all about the district tournament next Wednesday at Pipestone Golf Course and earning another trip to Columbus.

“Definitely,” Lauren Heitkamp said. “If the scores fell our way today and we won, that is great. I think last year is (a motivator) for the team. We had so much fun last year (at the state tournament), we want to go back.”

The two Laurens are a big part of that. Heitkamp has a nine-hole average of 44.23 and Durham has a stroke average of 44.78.

“They push each other and make each other better,” Harmann said. “It gives you a lot of confidence when you know you are going to have two scores from high 70s to mid 80s (for 18 holes). Hopefully, we will play well at district next week and get back to state.”

Miami East finished seventh with a 445 total.

Maggie Bergman led the Lady Vikings with a 101.

Other East scores were Emily Rowley 107, Paige Lawson 114, Marissa Kearns 123 and Maci Krites 128.

Covington finished 11th with a 485 total.

Addison Metz and Kelsey McReynolds both finished their careers with solid rounds, shooting 103.

Noelle Gast had a 138 and Megan Alexander had a 141.

Russia finished 12th with a 487 score.

Maddie Borchers had a heartbreaking finish, shooting 96 to miss qualifying for district by one shot.

Other Russia scores were Shae Borchers 108, Raven Boerger 134, Hayley Supinger 149 and Klaryssa O’Reilly 208.

Newton’s Anwen Harris shot 121.

PIPESTONE D-II

Tigers to finish

sectional today

The Versailles golf team was playing in the D-II sectional at Pipestone Golf Course Wednesday.

Play was suspended and will resume today.

SPRINGFIELD D-II

Henley earns

district berth

At Reid Park Tuesday, Miami East teammates Dylan Martinez and Walker Henley had to playoff for the final individual spot at next week’s D-II district tournament after shooting 88s.

Henley won to advance to the district tournament at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati Friday.

Miami East finished eighth as a team with a 388 total.

Other Viking scores were Zac Johnson 96, Jack Runner 116 and Luke Gilliland 124.

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Versailles’ Lauren Heitkammp watches her par putt closely on the 10th green Wednesday.
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Rob Kiser/Call Photo Versailles’ Lauren Durham chips on to the 10th green.
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Rob Kiser/Call Photo Miami East’s Maggie Bergman watches her tee shot on the 10th hole Wednesday.
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Versailles golfers picture of consistency
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