East Lansing — Despite conditions considerably worse than in Friday’s first round, Plymouth improved its total by 10 strokes on Saturday and won its second consecutive Division 1 girls golf championship.
Plymouth shot 348 for a 36-hole total of 706 at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing.
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek also shot 348 and finished second at 710. Troy was third at 711.
Lily Pendy of Grosse Pointe South was medalist with a 6-over par 150 (74-76). Elayna Bowser of Dearborn was second with a 156 (78-78).
Plymouth was in first place after Friday’s first round with a score of 358. Stoney Creek was fifth at 362.
Plymouth coach Dan Young is in his second season and said he tried to keep things simple after Friday’s round.
“We focused on routine, shooting for our targets and grinding,” he said. “We didn’t get into anything more specific than that. (Tournament officials) moved back the tee boxes this year and the course played at about 5,600 yards. It was tough. When we got up (on Saturday) it was 43 degrees with a consistent rain. We had a light rain from noon until 12:30. It cleared up after that and got colder. The kids did a remarkable job.”
Junior Sydney Murphy shot 77 on Saturday after a sub-par total of 86 on Friday for a two-day total of 163. Katie Chipman improved her total by two strokes (84-82) and shot 166 and Kayla Whatley shot 89, a seven-stroke improvement over Friday’s round.
Birmingham Seaholm scored a one-stroke victory over Okemos to capture the Division 2 girls golf championship. Seaholm finished at 663; Okemos 664. Megan Lam shot a 78 for Seaholm.