Prep golf: Westwood sweeps WIN outing, Munising takes third at Skyline/CUP Meet

ELY TOWNSHIP – Freshman Lauren Farley shot 56 to earn medalist honors and lead the Westwood High School girls golf team to victory in the WIN Meet held at Wawonowin Country Club on Monday afternoon.

Farley was five strokes better than runner-up Mallory Erva of Negaunee, which didn’t have enough golfers to post a team score.

The Patriots recorded a 32-shot victory over Ishpeming for the team title, 250-282.

“Lauren Farley was one of my highlights, medaling as a freshman,” WHS coach Jared Koski said. “Scores weren’t great since it was windy and no one’s been able to play that much golf this year.”

On the boys side, Negaunee senior Dave Renaldi posted 40 to capture medalist laurels by one stroke over Westwood sophomore Connor Mason, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Miners as they lost the team meet by three strokes, 178-181, to Westwood.

Breaking 50 for the Patriots were Mason with 41, junior Trevor Burke 43 and senior Trevor Swanson 44; for Negaunee was also freshman Carter Mason with 43 and junior Mike Wilber 45; and for Ishpeming, which didn’t have a full team, junior Dominic Suardini with 42 and Matt Kilberg 49.

All four Westwood girls broke 70 as junior Tia Platteborze shot 62, sophomore Olivia Derocha had 63 and freshman Rylee Perry 69.

Erva posted 61 while Negaunee sophomore teammate Mamie Lindeman had 68; and Ishpeming freshman Desiree Neveau had 69 and sophomore Ashley Bertucci 70.

Negaunee is at the Munising Invitational at Pictured Rocks Golf Course today, while all three of Monday’s participants will be at the Marquette Invitational to be held at the Marquette Golf Club on Wednesday morning.

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Skyline/CUP Meet at

George Young

At Gaastra, Munising picked up a pair of third-place finishes as Forest Park swept the Skyline and Central Upper Peninsula conferences championship at George Young Golf Course.

Led by a 98 from Lexi Gussert, the Trojans tallied 434 strokes to hold off Bark River-Harris at 443, even though the Broncos had the two lowest scorers in medalist Savanna Stenberg with 94 and runner-up Hannah Starnes with 96.

Munising was well behind with 510, led by freshmen Bailey Downs with 115 and Marissa Immel with 128.

Forest Park’s boys, with Brett Smithson leading the way at 94, posted a 349 to best runner-up Carney-Nadeau at 357. Medalist Hunter Eichorn keyed the second-place Wolves with a six-over par 78.

Junior Colin Immel of Munising was second individually with 81 as the Mustang boys missed the top spot by 19 strokes with 368. Junior teammates Tyler Tweedale checked in with 87 and Izaak Mahoski 91.

Four Munising golfers were named all-conference – Downs for the girls and Immel, Tweedale and Mahoski for the boys. A total of 11 girls and 10 boys earned this honor.