Six area girls high school golf teams competed on Wednesday in the season-opening Mona Shores Invitational at Stonegate Golf Course.

Whitehall’s Karli VanDuinen lines up her putt during Tuesday’s action. Photo/Leo Valdez

The invitational occurred on the first day of varsity sports competition involving any area teams since all school sports were shut down in March due to the COVID-19 emergency.

East Grand Rapids won the event with a team score of 362. Lila Henkel of EGR was the medalist, running away from the field with a sizzling score of 60. Her teammate, Anna Fay, finished second overall with a 75.

Montague finished second in the team standings with a 358 score, followed by East Grand Rapids (367), Mona Shores (391), Whitehall (394), North Muskegon (419), Spring Lake (433), Reeths-Puffer (451), Jenison (453) and Grand Rapids West Catholic (583). 

The top local golfers were Whitehall’s Karli VanDuinen, who finished third with a 78; Montague’s Orianna Bylsma (81, fourth place); North Muskegon Georgette Kersman (86, tied for fifth); Montague’s Megan Brown and Whitehall’s Kennedy Woodring (88, tied for eighth); and Montague’s Gabby Moreau (89, 10th).

Individual team scores (Muskegon area schools)

Mona Shores’ Riley Trygstad. Photo/Leo Valdez

Orianna Bylsma 81 
Megan Brown 88 
Gabby Moreau 89 
Katie Unger 100
Mackenzie Goudreau 100
Claire Meachem 106

Olivia Kasher 93
Lily Miller 101
Riley Trygstad 92
Dezmin Merwin 112
Elise Houle 105
Taylor Quick 113

Karli VanDuinen 78 
Kennedy Woodring 88 
Katie Ferris 107
Ava Garcia 121
Lacey Herbert 130
Chloe Essenbaggers 145

Georgette Kersman 86 
Greta Goszkowicz 105
Kennedy Hoppa 108
Onna Heikkila 120
Riley McEvoy 132
Gabby Gaston 135

Kelsey Megley 106
Clara Saunders 111
Kassidy Vanover 112
Kayden Fritsche 118
Gabby Vasquez 105
Clare Stempky 111

Paige Anderson 103
Emma Homfeld 108
Tifffany DeMaio 121
Olivia Harris 119
Michaela Beidler 125