A season that started out with a lot of optimism after last year’s 5th place finish, ended this past Saturday at the MHSAA Division 3 State Finals with the CC Varsity Girls Golf Team winning the program’s first State Championship! The win brings a 3rd Golf State Championship to CC in the last 3 seasons, following the boys’ team and their title runs in 2021 and 2023.
The weather was less than desirable at The Meadows Golf Course at Grand Valley State University, but that did not hold back the team as they ended the first day of competition 18 strokes ahead of Williamson and last year’s champion Macomb Lutheran North. As Head Coach Kim Napieralski noted after the weekend’s competition: “The good news about this weather is I have mudders for players. They don’t care about the conditions as much as some other teams perhaps. It was hard to get through the puddles of water, but they just kept playing.”
Pacing the team was Junior Ava Wisinski (76/82-158) who finished tied for 6th place out of over 100 golfers competing. Sophomore Kelsey Preston (80/79-159) finished a stroke behind Ava in a tie for 8th place and Senior Katie Cook finished in the top 20 at 173 (87/86). Sophomores Sofia Piccione (92/92) and Margaret Deimel (91/95) rounded out the team’s scoring for a 2-day team total of 673, 12 strokes ahead of Williamson and 23 strokes better than Macomb Lutheran.
Read more from the MHSAA here.