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Marines Cap Season With 4th Place Sectional Finish
Marinette's golf season ended at the Catholic Memorial Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 3 following a fourth-place finish of eight teams.
Of 48 golfers at the sectional, senior Mariah Chenier took 11th, shooting a 90. Sophomore Auburn Waloway tied for 16th (95), sophomore Cerina Grawey tied for 24th (99), Kailyn Chenier came in 26th (100) and junior Ashley Laprise took 46th (120).
Marinette Coach Charlie Siem said the Marines played their best round of golf all year.
"[That] is all I could ask of them," he said. "We gave ourselves a chance on our first nine holes and hung in there with practically every team."
The team shot a 189 on the front nine, their best nine of the year. Catholic Memorial (354) and Fox Valley Lutheran (357) advanced to state from the sectional, with Xavier (379) taking third.
Grawey and Waloway had their best scores of the year, on a personal note.
"I'm pleased to have finished fourth and just a few back of third," Siem added. "I can't give the girls enough credit for giving it their best effort and going out and enjoying the day. They're finding if they just go out and enjoy themselves that typically they play better and have more fun doing it as well."
Marinette advanced to the sectional by taking third of eight teams at the Little Chute Regional at Mid-Vallee Golf Club in De Pere on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
The team shot a 388, finishing only behind Fox Valley Lutheran (369) and Xavier (375).
Mariah Chenier shot a 92 at the regional to take fifth of 39, Waloway tied for eighth with a 95, Kailyn Chenier shot a 99 for 12th, Grawey carded a 102 for a tie for 13th and Laprise placed 26th (115).
Siem said he was proud of his team after their regional performance.
"I couldn't be prouder of their effort and mindset as they prepared for today, and how they went about their business," Siem said. "We played a practice round on Sunday in which the girls performed well and felt good about the layout."
The front and back nine of the regional event were the only two times this year the team shot under 200 on a nine, shooting 195 on the front and 193 on the back.
Oconto Falls took seventh (471). Senior Megan Richter took 23rd (112), senior Kiara Spillane took 31st (118), junior Samantha Strickland placed 32nd (119), junior Savanha Seidl took 33rd (122) and senior Payge Strenn took 34th (124).
Oconto took eighth (504). Junior Jaden Stenstrup took 25th (114), senior Hatie Gering tied for 35th (126), sophomore Leanna Coshenet took 37th (129), junior Liddy Hearley took 38th (135) and junior Morgan Ratajczyk carded a 143 for 39th.