LUDINGTON–Ludington junior Emma McKinley has been chosen as one of two Local Sports Journal golfers of the month during October.

McKinley finished ninth overall at the MHSAA Division 3 girls golf finals.

McKinley finished the season with a scoring average of 78.8. She was a top 10 medalist in all 7 invitationals in which she participated. She was the individual medalist at three invitationals, with scores of a personal best 71 at Tullymore, 74 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club and 78 at White Lake Golf Course. 

She won the West Michigan conference championship with a 75 at Lincoln Golf Club. She was the league’s top golfer with an average of 38.3.

She was the individual medalist at the Region 13 regional at Katke Golf Course with a 76.

She helped the Ludington Orioles team win the West Michigan Conference, the Ludington Invitational and qualify for the state championship.

Emma is the daughter of Bill and Becky Jo McKinley. Emma currently has a 4.1 grade-point-average.