Mona Shores girls golf team makes history with fourth straight state championship

Local Sports Journal

The Mona Shores girls golf team won its fourth straight Division 2 state golf championship on Saturday, and in the process, set a record for a girls high school golf team in the Lower Peninsula.

The Sailors finished the two-day event with a 666 team score at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University in Allendale and became the first school to ever win four straight state championships.

The Sailors, who won the past three state titles by 27, 26 and 15 strokes, topped that this season by beating runner-up Battle Creek Lakeview by 41 shots.

Led by medalist Hailey Hrynewich, the Sailors carded rounds of 341 in the first round and a 325 team score in the final round.

Hrynewich led a group of four seniors, who made up the scores for the Sailors with rounds of 79 and 79 for a two-day total of 158.

Morgan Smith (82-79-161), Kelsey McKinley (90-83-173) and Britni Gielow (90-84-174) rounded out the scores for the Sailors, while Rylee George (101-97) also competed for the Sailors.

Reeths-Puffer’s Breanna McCarthy competed as an individual and finished with rounds 84 and 100 to finish with a 184 total.

MONA SHORES: Hailey Hrynewich 79-79-158; Morgan Smith 82-; 79-161; Kelsey McKinley 90-83-173; Britni Gielow 90-84-174; Rylee George 101-97-198.

REETHS-PUFFER: Breanna McCarthy 84-100-184.

Final Team Standings
1, Mona Shores 341-325-666; 2, Battle Creek Lakeview 354-353-707; 3, Okemos 358-353-711; 4, Birmingham Seaholm 358-354-712; 5, South Lyon 369- 358-727; 5, Fenton 365-362-727; 7, Flushing 371-363-734; 8, East Lansing 373-370-743; 9, Traverse City Central 382-371-753; 10, Greenville 382-381 -763; 11, Forest Hills Central 389-378-767; 12, Dexter 395-395-790; 13, Lapeer East 416-409-825; 13, Grosse Pointe North 421-404-825; 15, Farmington 486-445-931

Top Individuals
1, Hailey Hrynewich, Mona Shores 79-79-158; 1, Elle Nichols, Okemos 81-77- 158; 1, Kristyn Crippen, East Lansing 82-76-158; 4, Samantha Moss, Fenton 83-76-159; 5, Morgan Smith, Mona Shores 82-79-161; 5, Danielle Little, Battle Creek Lakeview 78-83-161; 7, Gabby Brackrog, Milford 84-79-163; 8, Jessica Heimonen, Portage Central 87-80-167; 8, Courtney Dye, Traverse City Central 83-84-167; 10, Britta Bernth, Greenville 87-81-168

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