Muskegon Catholic’s Aya Johnson wins Division 4 individual state golf championship

Local Sports Journal

The fourth time was the charm for Muskegon Catholic’s Aya Johnson.

After three straight top 10 finishes at the state finals, including losing medalist honors in a playoff as a sophomore, Johnson finally earned medalist honors on Saturday at the Division 4 state finals at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing.

Johnson, a North Muskegon senior who plays on the co-op team at Muskegon Catholic, needed a playoff to win medalist honors.

Johnson and Lansing Catholic Central’s Jacqueline Setas tied after two rounds with a score of 153.

A par on the first playoff hole earned Johnson medalist honors after firing rounds of 80 and 73.

Western Michigan Christian’s Abbie Alfree competed as an individual and finished with a two-round score of 203 after rounds of 104 and 99.

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