By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls golf team had its strongest finish of the season, taking second place at the final leg of the Clover Valley Golf League Tournament on Thursday at Marshfield Country Club.
The Tigers shot a combined score of 190 to finish in second place, 10 shots behind Stevens Point. Osseo-Fairchild was third by three shots over Eau Claire Regis.
Stevens Point’s team victory, along with O-F taking third, left the two in a tie for the overall conference championship.
Marshfield, the defending Clover Valley champion, pushed its way into fourth place in the overall team standings.
Molly Field again led the Tigers, finishing fifth with a 45. She ended up third in the final individual standings to earn first-team all-Clover Valley honors.
Ana Jensen tied for seventh with a 47, Jordyn Fitzgerald tied for 10th with a 48, and Patty Jo Bloczynski had a 50 for the Tigers.
Jensen ended up 11th and Fitzgerald in a tie for 12th in the final individual standings, and were named honorable mention all-Clover Valley.
Hannah Otteveare of Eau Claire Regis and Amanda Peterson of Osseo-Fairchild tied for the top spot in the individual standings.
Marshfield will compete at the WIAA Division 1 regional next Wednesday at Sparta.
Clover Valley Golf League
Meet No. 6, Sept. 25 at Marshfield Country Club
Team scores: Stevens Point 180, Marshfield 190, Osseo-Fairchild 196, Eau Claire Regis 199, Wisconsin Rapids 204, Stanley-Boyd 205, Neillsville 235.
Top 10 individuals and Marshfield scores: 1. Mary McDonald (SP) 38; 2. Jessica Barber (SP) and Amanda Pederson (OF) 43; 4. Hannah Otteveare (ECR) 44; 5. Molly Field (MAR) 45; 6. Megan Pokrandt (ECR) 46; 7. Ana Jensen (MAR), Cierra Botcher (WR) and Kayla Thomas (WR) 47; 10. Jordyn Fitzgerald (MAR) and McKenzie Wilson (OF) 48; Patty Jo Bloczynski (MAR) 50; Roma Shah (MAR) 64.
Overall final standings
Team standings: 1. Osseo-Fairchild and Stevens Point 70; 3. Eau Claire Regis 64; 4. Marshfield 48; 5. Stanley-Boyd 40; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 30; 7. Neillsville 12.
First-team all-Clover Valley: 1. Hannah Otteveare (ECR) and Amanda Peterson (OF) 48; 3. Molly Field (MAR) 45; 4. McKenzie Wilson (OF) 42; 5. Mary McDonald (SP) 42.
Second-team all-Clover Valley: 6. Megan Pokrandt (ECR) 32; 7. Cierra Botcher (WR) 30; 8. Aly Wedward (OF) and Jessica Barber (SP) 23; 10. Julia Szepieniec (ECR) 22.
Honorable mention all-Clover Valley: 11. Ana Jensen (MAR) 20; 12. Katie Kiraly (SB) and Jordyn Fitzgerald (MAR) 18; 14. Mary Beth Callahan (ECR) 16; Brooke Tuszka (SP) and Kayla Thomas (WR) 13.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).