CHAMPION - Defending champion Avery Rochester of Marquette didn't compete for medalist honors in the opening round of the 87th Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association Tournament Saturday, but Zoey Woodworth of Calumet did.
She made the most of the opportunity, carding an 80 to take medalist honors in play held at the Wawonowin Country Club.
Woodworth joined Rochester and 14 other competitors in qualifying for the championship flight.
Carley Saint-Onge of Marquette chips onto the green at No. 17 of the Wawonowin Country Club during the 87th Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association tournament on Saturday. She carded an 83 to qualify for the championship flight. (Journal photo by Zach Jay)
Sue Micklow of Marquette lines up a putt at No. 15 at the Wawonowin Country Club during the opening round of the 87th Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association tournament on Saturday. She made the championship flight with an 88. (Journal photo by Zach Jay)
"Avery retained the No. 1 seed as the defending champion, (but) opted not to play for medalist honors," Wawonowin general manager/pro Ryan Tunteri said.
The other 14 making the top flight and their scores follow: Carley Saint-Onge, 83; Doncie Richards, 83; Kym Frustaglio, 83; Karen McCorkle, 83; Cathy Kucharek, 84; Pam Frankin, 86; Leah Faketty, 87; Sandra Collins, 87; Karen Plaisier, 87; Nancy Osier, 88; Lisa LaCasse, 88; Sue Micklow, 88; Anna Mendelin, 90; and Kris Saint-Onge, 92.
The latter - Carley's mother - won a four-hole playoff on the first hole of sudden death to make the championship flight, Tunteri said.
Match play within the nine total flights will begin at 8:30 a.m. today at Wawonowin.
Quarterfinal action is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, with semifinal and championship competition scheduled for Tuesday.
Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.