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Ironwood girls golf team runner-up at U.P. Finals


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Ironwood’s Korrie Trier watches a shot at Wednesday’s Division 2 U.P. Finals at Oak Crest in Norway.

NORWAY — The Ironwood girls finished runners-up at the Division 2 U.P. Finals at Oak Crest in Norway Wednesday.

Coach Mark Kukowski said his research didn’t unearth a past U.P. champion or runner-up from Ironwood in girls golf.

Ironwood carded a 458, champion Iron Mountain a 421. Manistique was third at 466.

“We’ve been waiting for one of these for a long, long, long, long time,” Kukowski said.

He said it’s a nice testament to the hard work of this group and to those that have come through the program in years past.

The runner-up finish came in a season Ironwood didn’t have a home meet and only competed for a couple of weeks due to the endless winter.

“I give our girls a lot of credit for hanging in there,” Kukowski said. “They put their stamp on Ironwood history.”

Korrie Trier led Ironwood with a 100. She took fourth overall and medaled. Maighlin Kolesar finished with a 105.

“It was nice for Korrie,” Kukowski said. “Maighlin has been so darn close over the years. I’ve been proud of how hard she’s worked. For Korrie to work hard and get that selection, I’m proud of her as well.”

Iron Mountain’s Cassie Feira and Katelynn Johnson had the day’s low scores at 96.

Hancock won the boys meet with 324. Ironwood took seventh at 397. Bryant Rowe led Ironwood with a 96 and Luke Hewitt had a 97.

“Our inexperienced guys had a nice round,” Kukowski said. “They had a chance to see what it’s going to take to get to the next level. I know they’re going to work hard this summer. There are good things to come for Ironwood golf.”

L’Anse’s Tristen Leaf carded the low score of 74.

U.P. Division 2 golf tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway


Standings — Hancock 324, Norway 325, Iron Mountain 330, West Iron County and L’Anse 349, Manistique 374, Ironwood 397, Ishpeming 408, Stephenson 440.

HANCOCK — Tanner Kearly 79, Kyle Hauswirth 77, Tony Fisher 83, Matthew Sanregret 85.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Austin Blomquist 83, Nate Markell 78, Tony Ward 85, Matt Willman 84.

Ironwood — Jon Erickson 101, Bryant Rowe 96, Luke Hewitt 97, Robert Burchell 103.

ISHPEMING — Matt Kilberg 86, Cody Kugler 98, Joe Nault 115, Jon Tapio 109.

L’ANSE — Tristen Leaf 74, Raymond Miron 90, Andre Richards 89, Brett Martinez 96.

MANISTIQUE — Alex Anderson 90, Zach Powers 91, Tanner Watson 97, DK Boyd 96.

NEWBERRY — Mackenzie Newby 80, Jacob Gaberdiel 94.

NORWAY — Austin Hansen 77, Justin Anderson 78, Mike Zygiel 85, Bryce Kelly 85.

STEPHENSON — Travis Wangerin 102, Austin Grinsteiner 120, Tyler Kass 97, Josh Eckert 121.

WEST Iron County — Austin Waara 77, Alec Schmelebeck 89, Riley  Thomson 92, Max Maloney 91.


Standings — Iron Mountain 421, Ironwood 458, Manistique 466, Norway 502, Stephenson 556.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Katelynn Johnson 96, Maria Pirkola 114, Cassie Feira 96, Marti Pirkola 115.

Ironwood — Maighlin Kolesar 105, Korrie Trier 100, Caitlyn White 128, Rachel Pallin 125.

L’ANSE — Alyssa Norback 97, Breanna Dudo 115.

MANISTIQUE — Hailey Hoholik 116, Rachel Ryan 111, Ashley Menominee 124, Abby Milavec 116.

NEWBERRY — Trista Burton 105.

NORWAY — Shelby Matonich 104, Sam Schultz 150, Lane Broden 129, Nicole Glanville 119.

STEPHENSON — Rachael Starzynski 106, Katelyn Klatt 139, Amelia Starzynski 156, Tori Wangerin 155.

WEST Iron County — Megan Quayle 184, Erin Angeli 128, Monica Eagloski 130.


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