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November 19, 2012

MIGCA names All-State teams

By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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MIGCA names All-State teams
Utica High senior Taylor Clark was named to the MIGCA’s statewide Super Team after finishing runner-up at the Division 1 state finals. Teammates Killian Casson and Julia Montgomery, meanwhile, were All-State honorees.

The Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association named its All-State teams, and athletes from C & G Newspapers’ coverage area have plenty of representation on the lists.

According to the MIGCA website, the All-State selection committee took into account scores, tournament finishes, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and behavior off the golf course in its naming of All-State athletes.

Here is a look at the local golfers who received high honors in each division — All-State and honorable mention — and the Super Team, made up of the top shooters from across all four divisions.

Super Team
Utica High senior Taylor Clark led the way as the lone local athlete named to the Super Team.

She finished as the Division 1 runner-up in the state final and helped lead the Chieftains to a third-place finish in the state.

Division 1
Clark’s teammates, Killian Casson and Julia Montgomery, were also recognized with All-State honors for their play. Casson finished ninth in the state final.

Farmington Hills Mercy’s Brenna Hammond led her squad to a second-place finish while placing 10th as an individual.

Grosse Pointe South’s Tenly Shield and Lily Pendy did their parts in a fourth-place finish for the Blue Devils. Individually, they placed fifth and tied for sixth, respectively.

Rochester High’s Jazmin Haque and Troy Athens’ Jennifer Yang joined them on the honor team.

Mercy’s Gillian Hickey and Sarah Montone, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek’s Chloe Guschewski, and North Farmington’s Sophie Kollin were named honorable mention.

Division 2
Birmingham Seaholm dominated the All-State list in D-2.

Helping the Maples to place fourth-place finish, Megan Lam, Jordan Michalak and Rachel Wilson were all named All-State.

Seaholm’s Jamie Greene was also recognized, being named honorable mention. Auburn Hills Avondale’s Mackenzie Blomberg joins Greene on the honor team.

Division 3
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s Cordelia Chan and Greer Clausen were two key components in the Cranes finishing second in the state. Individually, they finished second and sixth, respectively, and earned All-State honors.

Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day’s Ellie Miller also helped propel her squad to a third-place finish in the state. On her own ball, she finished tied for seventh.

Country Day’s Monika Hedni and Piumi Jayatilake, and Bloomfield Hills Lahser’s Suzanne Miller made the All-State honor team.

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