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New Richmond golfers take fifth at state meet, Veenendall places sixth overall

New Richmond's Maggie Veenendall is shown while playing at the 2018 WIAA State Championships at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. Photo courtesy Jalen Knuteson

New Richmond senior Maggie Veenendall played one of the best rounds of her golf career in the final round of her career.

Veenendall shot a 75, the third best round in the second day of the WIAA Division 1 Girls Golf State Championships at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison on Tuesday. Led by Veenendall, the New Richmond girls team placed fifth in the Division 1 team competition that was held Monday and Tuesday. The Tigers finished with a two-day team score of 695 to finish in fifth place. Kettle Moraine won the Division 1 state title with a 651 team score.

Veenendall's round of 75 moved her up into a tie for sixth place overall in the state championships. She shot an 81 in the opening round of the state meet on Monday, giving her a two-day score of 156.

New Richmond junior Jessica Hagman and freshman Lanie Veenendall tied for 34th in the Division 1 state tournament. They both finished the tournament with scores of 172.

Senior Ashley Swiggum and freshman Sydney Nolan both bounced back from difficult rounds on Monday to play much better on Tuesday. Swiggum shot a 104 on Monday, but came back with a 91 on Tuesday to finish at 195. Nolan opened the tournament with a 107 on Monday, but came back with a 93 on Tuesday to finish at 200 for the tournament.

Somerset junior Haley Myers played in her second straight Division 2 state tournament. That experience showed as she shot a 91 in both of her rounds at University Ridge. Her 182 score tied her for 13th in the Division 2 individual scoring with Colfax's Abby DeMoe.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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