Freeland’s Avery Pumford, Dow’s Abby Wilson claim girls golf regional medalist honors

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Three Saginaw-area girls golf teams qualified for the state finals, with two players earning medalist honors at the Michigan high school girls golf regionals.

Freeland freshman Avery Pumford shot an 81 at Pine River Country Club in Alma, earning medalist honors and leading the Falcons to a second-place finish in the Division 3 regional. Flint Powers won with a 388, followed by Freeland at 400 and Cheboygan with 403.

After Pumford’s 81, Sophie Argyle took 10th with a 103, Kendal Ferchau was 17th with a 107 and Zoey Markey was 20th with a 109.

The top three teams and top three individuals who are not on the top three teams qualify for the Michigan high school girls golf state finals Oct. 15-16. The Division 1 finals are at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, with the Division 2 finals at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek.

The Division 3 and 4 state finals are in East Lansing, with Division 3 at Forest Akers West and Division 4 at Forest Akers East.

Midland Dow claimed the Division 2 regional title Wednesday at the Saginaw Valley Public Golf Course, led by medalist Abby Wilson. The Dow junior shot an 85 to take first place, with Abbey Ieuter shooting a 91 to finish third. Other Dow scorers included Kylie Keefer in fifth place with a 97 and Paige Bernard in 18th place with a 102.

Dow finished with a 375, followed by Petoskey at 395 and Swartz Creek at 409.

In the Division 4 regional at the Mount Pleasant Country Club, Shepherd finished second with a 421 behind Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart’s 411. Central Montcalm was third with a 439.

Grace Bohannon led Shepherd with a second-place score of 89, followed by seventh-place Jenna Gates at 104, 16th -place Anna Lator at 110 and 25th-place Olivia Lawson at 118.

Josie Schrot of St. Louis qualified as an individual, finishing third overall with a 96, with Pinconning’s Tori Shark earning medalist honors with an 83.

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