Monday, September 22, 2014

Bellville edged out of WWGA National Junior Championship in quarterfinals

The Granger resident won in 19 holes during the round of 16 for her second straight extra-hole victory, but fell in the afternoon.

Posted on Aug. 1, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

GRANGER — Kari Bellville’s tournament run on her hometown course ended with a narrow quarterfinal loss on Thursday, July 31, in the Women’s Western Golf Association’s (WWGA) 88th National Junior Championship at Knollwood Country Club.

Top-seeded Emily White of Saline, Mich., defeated Bellville two up in Championship Flight afternoon play. Until Bellville dropped the 18th hole, neither player was ever more than one up.

Earlier in the day, the Penn High School graduate and Notre Dame recruit went at least one extra hole for the second straight time, defeating Shawn Rennegarbe of Addieville, Ill., on the 19th in the round of 16. During the opening round Wednesday, Belleville had gone 24 holes to advance.

White; Annika Bovender, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Kelsey McDougall, of Canton, Mich.; and Anika Hitt, of Mequon, Wis., were the final four players remaining heading into Friday’s semifinals and final.

In a Second-Flight quarterfinal showdown of Penn-affiliated players, Penn grad Madison Chesnutt beat Penn junior Cassidy Jurkaites two and one.

 NorthWood, which won its third straight Northern Lakes Conference girls golf title (tying with Wawasee) and went 11-0 in dual matches, added its first-ever sectional title Saturday, Sept. 20, at Warsaw. The Panthers are: (from left, first row) Hope Cripe, Summer Stillson and Madison Richner; (second row) head coach Adam Yoder, Linnzie Richner, Rachel Beebe, Baillie Richner and Alaina Benjamin.
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