Flushing's Kerrigan Parks rallies to win state women's championship
Kerrigan Parks of Flushing shot 1-under 35 on the back nine to power a 75 for a 150 total and two-shot win over Katelyn Chipman of Canton for the Golf Association of Michigan Women's Championship Tuesday at St. Clair Golf Club.
Park's victory came on her 18th birthday.
"I was thinking how awesome it would be to win it on my birthday," said Parks, who attends Marshall University, "and it is."
Parks also won the Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur and was stroke play qualifying medalist at the recent Michigan Women's Amateur Championship.
Chipman, Grand Valley State University golfer, shot a closing 78 for 152 to finish runner-up. Sarah White of Caledonia shot 76 for 153 and finished third.
Kelsey McDougall of Canton, who shot 75, and Anika Dy of Traverse City, who shot checked in next at 154. Morag Mitchell of Ingersoll, who shot 75, Olivia Reed of Carleton, who shot 78, and Elayna Bowser of Dearborn, who shot 79, finished at 155.