VERSAILLES — Behind senior Emily Knouff’s 75, the Fort Loramie girls golf team finished third in the Division 2 Girls Sectional Tournament Wednesday at rainy Stillwater Valley Golf Course in Versailles, thereby earning a trip to the district tournament next week.
Fort Loramie shot a 396 to finish behind first-place Versailles (373) and runner-up Bellefontaine (394). The top four teams advanced and grabbing the fourth spot was Arcanum with 419.
Knouff’s 75 was second-best in the tournament behind the 72 of medalist Sarah Willis of Eaton.
Fort Loramie also got a 98 from Megan Koppin, 108 from Riley Middendorf, and 115 from Amy Eilerman.
Versailles was led by senior Lauren Heitkamp, who shot an 89. Lauren Dunham added a 92, Jorja Pothast 94 and Morgan Heitkamp 98 for the 373 total.
In addition to the top four teams advancing, the top four individuals not on a qualifying team also advanced, and grabbing the fourth qualifying spot was Riverside High School sophomore Dana Jones, who finished with a 95.
They will all play at Pipestone in Miamisburg next Wednesday in the district, from which the top three teams and the top three individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the state tournament.
Russia’s Maddie Borchers just missed out on qualifying, shooting a 96.
Riverside was eighth overall with a 456, and Russia was 12th with a 487.
Final team standings (top four to district) — 1. Versailles 373, 2. Bellefontaine 394, 3. Fort Loramie 396, 4. Arcanum 419, 5. Triad 431, 6. National Trail 432, 7. Miami East 445, 8. Riverside 456, 9. Tri-Village 467, 10. Ben Logasn 475, 11. Covington 485, 12. Russia 487, 13. Franklin Monroe 492, 14. Valley View 548, 15. Indian Lake 570.
Medalist — Sarah Willis, Eaton, 72.
D-2 at Celina
CELINA — The Minster girls golf team finished third in the Division 2 Sectional held at Fox’s Den in Celina Tuesday.
Only the top three teams advanced to the district.
St. Henry was first with a 379, Lincolnview second with a 386, and Minster was third with a 390.
The Lady Wildcats will compete in the district on Monday at Sycamore Springs in Findlay, hoping to finish in the top three and earn a berth in the state tournament.
Minster was led by junior Hannah Koenig, who shot an 87 Wednesday. Sarah Huwer added a 98, Taylor Homan 99 and Lisa Borges 106.
New Bremen was seventh with a 457 and led by Caylie Hall’s 110 and a 113 by Marcella Travis.
Marion Local placed ninth with a 477 and was led by Marah Kremer with 116 and Chloe Nagel with 117.
Final team standings (top three to district) — 1. St. Henry 379, 2. Lincolnview 386, 3. Minster 390, 4. Lima Catholic 406, 4. Wayne Trace 423, 6. Parkway 447, 7. New Bremen 457, 8. Coldwater 460, 9. Marion Local 477, 10. Fort Recovery 509.
Medalist — Jill Schmitmeyer, St. Marys, 75.
Division 2 boys
The Versailles boys golf team was playing in the D-2 sectional at Pipestone in Miamisburg Wednesday whe play was suspended due to the weather.
The tournament will resume today.